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12
Dec

Maplewood Police work with businesses on crime suppression

As a way of proactively working to reduce calls for service, assist in the reduction of theft-related loss to individuals and businesses, and to increase a sense of community safety, the Maplewood Police Department will launch its 2013 Holiday Crime Suppression Effort.

Mon
09
Dec

Carp-free Casey Lake in North St. Paul benefits east metro watershed


North St. Paul public works staff installed an aerator at Casey Lake on Monday, Dec. 2, to help provide oxygen over the winter to bluegill and bass, which were stocked in the wetland that used to be a breeding ground for thousands of carp. Casey is connected to the Phalen chain of lakes, where multiple groups have been working to get rid of the invasive common carp. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

With ice still too thin to skate on, most of the action at Casey Lake in North St. Paul is bubbling beneath the surface.
City staff recently installed an aeration system at the lake, which is surrounded by sports courts, trails and a playground. Air is now being mechanically pumped into the water to keep up oxygen levels, helping native Minnesota fish stay alive over the winter to boost fishing and keep out the common carp.

Mon
09
Dec

Community to throw fundraiser for hit-and-run victim


Wade Souster, 31, of St. Paul, is shown in recovery with his cousin, Angie Hammerlindl. (submitted photo)

Wade Souster has been making a slow recovery since a vehicle struck him in a hit-and-run collision near Lake Phalen.
The 31-year-old was walking when he was hit in the early hours of Oct. 3 and found by another driver around 4 a.m., lying in the median of Phalen Boulevard, near the intersection of Atlantic Street.
Emergency personnel were called to the scene, and he was brought to Regions Hospital.

Thu
05
Dec

Archdiocese releases list of priests accused of sexually abusing minors

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of 30 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The list also includes an additional four priests who have unsubstantiated claims against them.
Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North gave permission for the names to be released at a hearing Dec. 2, giving the Archdiocese 15 days to do so. The names had previously been sealed under a protective order in a 2009 lawsuit.

Thu
05
Dec

With one lead, Maplewood police still trying to identify burglary suspect

The Maplewood Police Department is still trying to identify a burglary suspect shown in surveillance footage prying a safe off a countertop at a senior-living facility in early November.
Police released videos of the incident recently, asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole a safe full of keys for room doors and storage cabinets at The Homestead at Maplewood, 1890 Sherren Ave., around 2 a.m. Nov. 7.
Upon seeing the released footage, police received a notice from the Edina Police Department that a safe was recovered that might have been the one taken from Homestead, according to Maplewood Deputy Chief Dave Kvam.

Wed
04
Dec

Developer drops proposal for senior housing in Maplewood

A Mahtomedi developer recently withdrew a proposal to build senior housing on city property, and now Maplewood has to find an alternative to using the nearly $2 million from the land sale for a new fire station.
Coventry Senior Living recently proposed razing the inactive fire station at 2501 Londin Lane to build a 148-unit complex on the nearly six-acre plot. But, because of multiple competing projects that popped up in surrounding cities, the developer decided to drop the plan, according to City Manager Chuck Ahl.

Wed
04
Dec

Maplewood police may drop D.A.R.E.

Maplewood may totally cut its more than 20-year-old D.A.R.E. program.
The Maplewood Police Department presented a potential replacement that would continue to build relationships between cops and students to the Maplewood City Council on Nov. 25.

Wed
04
Dec

Bradley leaving downtown North St. Paul; three storefronts will be open

A fixture on North St. Paul’s main street for 12 years, Greg Bradley is finally moving out.
Bradley, who owns the building at 2533-2535 East Seventh Ave., has hosted businesses in its three suites ranging from a plumbing fixtures showroom to retail motorcycle accessories and clothing, a succession of cafés and snack shops, a knitting shop, a collectibles store and a portrait studio.

Tue
03
Dec

North St. Paul police wait for fingerprint analysis from hoax bomb

Nearly three weeks after a report of a suspicious package evacuated a block of commercial buildings in downtown North St. Paul, triggering a visit from the St. Paul Bomb Squad to investigate and dismantle the "hoax device," police officers are waiting for fingerprints to be analyzed in their search for who may have

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