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Mon
28
Oct

Teens indicted for WSP murder

Three teens have been indicted on first-and second-degree homicide charges in the shooting death of West St. Paul resident Luis David Reyes-Galvan, 31.
Each has been indicted on charges of murder in the first degree while committing aggravated robbery, murder in the second degree -- intentional, and murder in the second degree while committing a felony.

Fri
25
Oct

St. Paul officials critical of new Maplewood Fire Station


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it would look from McKnight Road. (submitted image)

As plans move forward for a new fire station for Maplewood, St. Paul city officials say the city and its residents were left out of the planning process.
“I wish I could unring the bell,” said city council president Kathy Lantry, who represents the St. Paul neighborhood across the street from the proposed Maplewood fire station. “I had no idea.”

Fri
25
Oct

Zombies to invade theater from all directions


Jeffrey Furchner practices his gutteral noises and drunken, wild stagger for his role as a zombie in the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead.” (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The original zombie, back to undead

If you can’t handle an onslaught of zombies -- a zombie from the left, a zombie from the right, a zombie from behind and a zombie head on -- you may want to stay at home, rather than go to the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead” on Halloween weekend.
Scares, gore and a sense of claustrophobia are what Derek Dirlam and Sal Niteo are hoping will pull you into their immersive, live production of the classic 1968 zombie horror flick.

Thu
24
Oct

Mayor, two council seats up in Maplewood Nov. 5

The Nov. 5 Maplewood city election pits a former mayor against a former legislator for leadership of the city, and a number of new candidates against a longtime council member for a pair of council seats.
Each candidate was asked via email to answer questions about what programs she would like to add, expand or cut in Maplewood and what she feels qualifies her for the elective office.

Thu
24
Oct

Ehalt headed for administrator job in Wisconsin

Nate Ehalt, longtime community development director for the City of North St. Paul, is headed to Burnett County, Wisconsin, to be the county’s next administrator.
Ehalt, whose resignation from North St. Paul is effective Oct. 25, says he’s been exploring administrator jobs at other cities and counties “for about 2 1/2 years....This is my third offer in the last year for a position.”

Thu
24
Oct

Highway 36 lane and ramp closures in Pine Springs

Work continues on the new diamond interchange on Highway 36 and Hilton Trail. Intermittent lane and camp closures of the highway between Interstate 694 and DeMontreville Trail during off-peak traffic times will occur through mid-November, a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

Thu
24
Oct

Minneapolis residents charged in Lake Elmo prostitution bust

Washington County prosecutors have charged two Minneapolis residents, a woman and a man, with prostitution-related charges following a bust at a hotel in Lake Elmo.Washington County prosecutors have charged two Minneapolis residents, a woman and a man, with prostitution-related charges following a bust at a hotel in Lake Elmo.

Thu
24
Oct

OVALumination begins a new holiday tradition


The first annual Ovalumination lighting ceremony at the OVAL will be a fun event for families. (submitted photo)

Join in a new  Roseville holiday tradition  - the first annual Ovalumination lighting event - to mark the Guidant John Rose Oval’s 20th anniversary. Hundreds of trees will be illuminated around the OVAL from early November to Jan. 31, and will be free for all to view.
Individuals, community groups and local businesses are invited to chose  a 12-, 20- or 30- foot arborvitae or evergreen from over 300 surrounding the Oval and sponsor the LED lights that will illuminate it during the holidays.

Wed
23
Oct

‘Nice costume — is your tail supposed to be burning?’

The same flame that makes the front porch jack-o-lantern glow eerily can set fire to a costume.
Similarly, the big orange candle in the dining room is harmless until Endora drapes her sleeve over it.

Wed
23
Oct

Q & A with Mounds View School Board candidates

Voters will elect three residents to serve four-year terms on the Mounds View School Board, ISD 621 on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
In that race, incumbents Jon Tynjala, Marre Jo Sager, Greg Madsen and challenger John Hakes will be competing for the three open seats.
On Nov. 5, voters will also decide whether or not the district will continue to receive its $11.5 million annual property tax levy for another 10 years. If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023. ISD 621 currently receives nearly 30 percent of its funding through property taxes.

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