May 2013

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27
May

Raise a pint to Grand Rapids’ lesser-known culture: HOPS


Founders Brewing Company serves a variety of its beers in this family-friendly (until 9 p.m.) tap room. (photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Founders serves up a rich, creamy oatmeal stout plus a lighter beer along with a bowl of beer cheese dip and chips.

Brewery Vivant is housed in an old funeral home -- hence the tongue-in-cheek “Vivant” or “Life” name -- with the bar where the former nave would have been.

This red door from the old Grand Rapids Brewery is now on display in the new brewery.

The Grand Rapids Brewery serves Silver Foam beer, which was popular in the early 1900s and recently brought back.

Named tops in the nation, breweries in Grand Rapids, Mich. celebrate with Beer Week.

I wonder if my grandparents are rolling over in their graves since their hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., was recently named “Beer City U.S.A.” and one of the “Top 10 Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers.”

Mon
27
May

Judicial Review - Minnesota’s prison system

You probably know that there are two prisons in Washington County:  The Stillwater prison (which is actually in Bayport) and the Oak Park Heights prison.
Did you know that there are also eight other prisons in Minnesota?  Nine are for men. The State’s only women’s prison is in Shakopee.
Why are there so many prisons? Aren’t they all the same?

Sun
26
May

East Side Review police reports May 2 - May 8, 2013

Thursday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 8

Sun
26
May

Who Does It

A Business And Professional Directory of Those Who Serve Your Area!

Sun
26
May

SSP voters agree to bond

South St. Paul residents have approved a $26,675,000 bond that will give their schools a significant facelift.

Sun
26
May

Sticking with it


The Lawsons, left to right, Miles, Layla, Lennon and Shannon, seem happy with their East Side home. Though surrounded by vacant homes, they’re making the most of it and can see the bright side to their neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

When the soon-to-be-wed Lawsons moved into their East Side home on the 700 block of Jessamine in 2005, they were surrounded on every side by “great families and great kids,” Shannon Lawson said.
But what they didn’t realize at the time was the importance of having good neighbors. After all, they were in their late 20s, didn’t have kids and didn’t spend a lot of time in the neighborhood.

Sun
26
May

Teach a boy - or girl - to fish


Clayton not only collected the class’ worm bait, but reeled in one of the many catches of the day.

Derrick and other Castle Elementary Special Education students practice their casting technique from the shore of Silver Lake in North St. Paul.

Sun
26
May

Fourth year for “Art in the Hollow”

The East Side’s beautiful Swede Hollow Park will host its fourth annual free art fest, “Art in the Hollow,” on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Swede Hollow, the event has become larger and more varied each year.

Sun
26
May

SSP rejects bid for levee repairs

Every riverside community hopes its levee will withstand hell and high water, but the fact is that level of durability doesn’t come cheap

Sun
26
May

WSP pastor pleads guilty to sexual conduct with minor

A former West St. Paul pastor will serve five years in prison after carrying on an affair with a 16-year-old member of his congregation last fall.

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