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May

Probation vs. parole; what’s the difference?

You have probably heard the terms probation and parole. Both the news and entertainment media tend to use the terms interchangeably. While they are similar in many ways, they are actually different concepts under the law.

Mon
06
May

Senate budget does not reflect Minnesota values

The finish line is in sight for the 2019 legislative session, with a month to go before adjournment. We are now passing budget bills off the floor in the Senate.

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06
May

SSP police take new approach to rental issues, mental health-related calls

Four months after it was formed, the newest unit within the South St. Paul Police Department gave an update about its work to the city council on April 15.

Mon
06
May

Downsizing as you age: 8 smart organization tips and tricks

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often means decades of stuff.

Mon
06
May

West St. Paul YMCA finds temporary home in Inver Grove Heights

After accepting a purchase agreement with Hy-Vee for its current location, the YMCA in West St. Paul has announced plans for a temporary home.

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01
May

Good Samaritans: Mounds View names citizen, coach of the year


Mounds View Mayor Carol Mueller presented Penny Howard with the 2018 Citizen of the Year award during the city’s April 15 town hall meeting. The award came as a surprise to Howard, who was unanimously selected by the city council out of a pool of fellow nominees. (Bridget Kranz)

Capping some three decades of service in the Mounds View Public School District, retiring Edgewood Middle School Principal Penny Howard was named the 2018 Mounds View Citizen of the Year at the city’s annual town hall meeting. 

Wed
01
May

Oakdale man cited for offering beer to child

The evening of April 16 in the 5000 block of Hadley Avenue near Castle Elementary School in Oakdale, a juvenile said a man offered him beer and invited him to a “hiding place.”

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30
Apr

Neighbors horrified by Myth shooting, but largely OK with venue

The clear March night had an early-spring chill in the air as a crowd poured out of Myth Live following a concert by rapper Lil Baby. 

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30
Apr

Uneasy Maplewood council gives Myth extension for security plan

A pall of deja vu hung over the Maplewood City Council April 22 as it discussed improving security at Myth Live following a recent shooting. 

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30
Apr

Invasive species in for a shock in New Brighton


During recent common carp removal from Long Lake carried out by the Rice Creek Watershed District and researchers from the University of Minnesota, trapped carp were sent through the Whooshh system, which rapidly transported the fish out of the water and into tubs, by suctioning them through a tube. (Bridget Kranz photos)

Conservation experts are hoping to make common carp a little more rare in the Rice Creek Watershed District. 

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