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Learning by Heart


The new Visitation School entrance in Mendota Heights at twilight. (submitted photos)

Visitation School celebrates opening of new commons area
March 17 was a historic day for Visitation School in Mendota Heights. For perhaps the first time ever, students couldn’t wait to go to school on a Monday.

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District 197 seeks voter approval for referendum

Money would go to technology upgrades, new building
On May 6, School District 197 will be asking voters to approve a two-question tax-levy referendum that would improve technology, expand early learning and boost the district’s security systems.

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Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot; Shootout spawned form drug deal mishap

The St. Paul Police Department’s SWAT team reported it shot Cory Anthony Lee, 37, after exchanging fire with officers.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to arrest Lee in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. The assault in question took place a few days earlier, on Tuesday, March 18.

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Police in New Brighton search for robbery, burglary suspects

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in identifying suspects from a recent robbery and burglary.
NBDPS Deputy Director Tony Paetznick said officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Circle K gas station on the corner of Silver Lake Road and West County Road E at approximately 5:54 a.m. Friday, March 28. Officers searched the area with a K-9, but were unable to locate the suspects.

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Complaint: Maplewood man shoots, kills son; stabs himself, tells negotiator he'll settle cable dispute in the ‘afterlife’


A criminal complaint filed March 27 says an 84-year-old father allegedly shot and killed his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home in the 1800 block of East County Road B.

An 84-year-old Maplewood man allegedly shot and killed his son after a disagreement over installing cable at their home, and then stabbed himself, telling a police negotiator he would settle the dispute with his son "when they reached the afterlife,” court documents say.

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Maplewood rolls out recycling carts

This month, Maplewood is switching from recycling bins to larger carts with lids.
Through March, Tennis Sanitation, the city’s recycling contractor, will deliver standard carts, which are brown with an orange lid.

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Contractor to help Lake Elmo’s downtown evolve

The University of Minnesota Extension Service will help Lake Elmo get a better picture of its downtown market, and how its business community could grow.
The Lake Elmo City Council March 18 approved a $750 contract with the Extension Service, which offers “Community Economics” analysis and research on business retention and expansion, to help tailor a plan for the downtown’s future. Extension specialists will gather input from city staff, businesses and community leaders to identify who spends money in the city’s downtown and how the city could attract more businesses to set up shop there.

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NTSB: No known cause of fatal helicopter crash in Maplewood


The charred remains of a helicopter could be seen being loaded onto a tow truck the afternoon of June 19, 2013. (File photo)

More than nine months after a helicopter plummeted into a Maplewood garage, exploding into flames and killing the pilot, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
On March 24, the National Transportation Safety Board adopted its final report of the crash that occurred at about 8:15 a.m. June 19, 2013, along the 2700 block of East Seventh Street, which is near the Maplewood Nature Center.

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DeGree, Lohmer to face off again in District 39B race


Tom DeGree, DFL-er from Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo businessman hopes to unseat two-term legislator
Tom DeGree, a small-business owner and teacher from Lake Elmo, recently announced he will again try to unseat state Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Stillwater, also from Lake Elmo, in the District 39B race.

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Maplewood father arrested in fatal shooting of son


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting Maplewood investigors on the case, where a father apparently shot his son during a disagreement Monday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Police anticipate filing charges
The Maplewood man who is suspected of shooting and killing his son Monday, March 24, has been arrested.
Pang Vang, 84, allegedly shot his son, Chue Vang, 36, during a disagreement. After police were called, Pang Vang barricaded himself in a bedroom, and stabbed himself in the chest and neck during a two-hour standoff with police.

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