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Tue
27
May

Toy Story


Barbie and friends, and their vintage Dreamhouse, adorn the 1960s living room. (photo by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Minnesota History Center offers a ‘trip down memory lane’
Play Doh. Hot Wheels. And Barbie. Sound familiar? Those toys and a whole lot more are featured in a fascinating interactive exhibit called “Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s” that may take you back to your carefree days as a child; back when you needed a break from the day-to-day worries about bullies, the opposite sex and overdue homework.

Tue
27
May

Serial bank robber sentenced to 3-1/2 years

Ranya Al-Huthaili, 23, of Roseville was sentenced May 21 to 3-1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a bank robbery spree that took place last year.
The 2008 Roseville Area High School graduate hit up five different banks between Aug. 15 and Sept. 9, 2013, each time giving a note to the teller threatening to use a gun if they did not comply, although she was unarmed.

Tue
27
May

Bonding bill allows Harambee to officially join ISD 623

Thanks to provisions in the 2014 state bonding bill, Harambee Community Cultures and Environmental Science School, a kindergarten through fifth-grade magnet school in Maplewood, will officially become part of the Roseville Area School District.

Mon
26
May

Celebrating West St. Paul


The carnival area drew crowds during West St. Paul Days on May 17. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

It’s history: City marks 125 years
West St. Paul celebrated its 125th anniversary with a celebration at City Hall on May 14, and a birthday party on May 17 at the Dodge Nature Center. It was all in conjunction with West St. Paul Days, an annual event that had some extra flair this year, centered around the city’s intriguing history.

Mon
26
May

East Side radio station gearing up

Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.

Mon
26
May

All-women brew crew looks to locate on the East Side


Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.

Mon
26
May

West St. Paul, South St. Paul receive grants

Work on vacant sites set to begin
While plans are still in infant stages, a group of Dakota County cities is planning to freshen up some rundown properties.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency recently awarded more than $900,000 in redevelopment incentive grants to five cities, including West St. Paul and South St. Paul.

Mon
26
May

American Indian wigwam built at Harding High


Students at Harding High School and members of the American Indian tribe Ho-Chunk Nation got together to build a traditional “ciiporoke” wigwam in the school’s courtyard on Friday, May 16. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On a mild Friday at Harding High, a group of American Indian men could be seen erecting a structure the size of a small garage, made of bent tree branches tied together to form a sturdy oval-shaped hut.
The structure will be used to tie in with Harding’s cultural studies classes, as part of St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Month. The hut can be seen out the window of the school’s cafeteria, in the courtyard.

Mon
26
May

District 197 school board discusses failed referendum

Still unclear if requests will be on Nov. 4 ballot
The District 197 School Board is still unsure if it will put another referendum on the ballot in November, after the majority of voters rejected levy and bond requests in a special election this month.
Although district leaders anticipated an easy win May 6, the two-part referendum aimed at increasing technology funding and upgrading facilities and security measures at West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools failed.

Fri
23
May

Man allegedly stole, scrapped cars around Twin Cities, West St. Paul

A Twin Cities man allegedly stole a pickup in West St. Paul, an incident that is possibly connected with dozens of vehicle thefts throughout the metro area, police say.

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