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02
Jun

Looking at a ‘Better Block’


A map of the East Side transit experiment. (photos courtesy of Better Block Project)

On Saturday, June 8, part of East Seventh Street is getting a makeover. Temporarily, at least.
Volunteers will use temporary materials to create bike lanes, widen the sidewalk, add crosswalks, throw up murals and sculptures, and erect businesses between Margaret and Arcade as a sort of street betterment workshop.
The Better Block project is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. It will be located on East 7th Street between Margaret and Arcade.

Sun
02
Jun

Business group propagating


East Side Area Business Association’s Executive Director Tim Herman and Constant Contact’s Jeff Ferrazzo lead a seminar on growing your business with social media at the Culver’s in Sun Ray May 29. (Linda Baumeister/Reveiw)

ESABA sees marked growth in membership

The East Side Area Business Association is growing quickly.

Sun
02
Jun

Curfews to keep kids in line

Summer’s well on its way. And with it, schools clear out, and kids have more free time to roam.
Most St. Paul Public Schools are out June 7, and historically, that has meant large groups of youngsters hanging out past the curfew on the East Side.

Fri
31
May

Thomas Fox found guilty in Lori Baker murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury has found Thomas Fox guilty of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment.

Fri
31
May

Jury heads into deliberations for Thomas Fox murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury tasked with reaching a verdict in the trial of Thomas Fox, accused of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment, has entered into deliberations.

Wed
29
May

Maplewood narrows Police Chief candidates to top three


Left to right: Dave Kvam. Scott Gerlicher. Paul Schnell.

On Monday, May 13, the Maplewood Police Civil Service Commission certified the top three finalists for the city’s vacant chief of police position.
The three candidates are Maplewood Acting Police Chief Dave Kvam, Minneapolis Commander of Strategic Information and Crime Analysis Division Scott Gerlicher and Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell.
Per Minnesota state statutes, the identities of the candidates remained anonymous until the top three finalists were certified.

Wed
29
May

North St. Paul names community development director Nate Ehalt interim city manager

When longtime city manager Wally Wysopal tendered his letter of resignation at the North St. Paul City Council meeting May 7, he endorsed appointing community development director Nate Ehalt to serve as the interim manager.
Wysopal has been with North St. Paul for 15 years and will be taking on the city manager position in Fridley, where he resides, on June 7.

Wed
29
May

Lake Elmo city leaders pledge to ‘Speak their Peace’


The Speak Your Peace project is introduced in Lake Elmo council chambers May 21. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

On Tuesday, May 21, Lake Elmo representatives from the city council and commissions, and other community leaders from schools, churches and volunteer organizations gathered at City Hall to sign the “Speak Your Peace” pledge, promising to practice civility when engaging in discussion.

Wed
29
May

Cultivating a “culture of reading” at Harmony ALC


Shannon Bluhm, a student at Harmony, has immersed herself in books. She read a total of 100 novels this school year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

How many books have you read in the last nine months?
Probably not as many as Harmony Alternative Learning Center student Shannon Bluhm.
Bluhm, a senior at Harmony ALC, recently completed her goal of reading 100 books over the course of this school year. And though Harmony reading specialist Dennis Fendt notes her accomplishment is a school record by far, he added that Bluhm isn’t the only student with reading fever.

Wed
29
May

Sheriff’s office investigating May 21 Lake Elmo shooting

The Washington County sheriff’s office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Lake Elmo.
A motorist called 911 to report that her passenger had been shot near the intersection of state Highway 36 and Highland Trail.

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