November 2013

Tue
26
Nov

Who took the clarinet in Falcon Heights?

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Nov. 26, 2013

Mon
25
Nov

Looking backward and forward

Thanksgiving is here and Christmas is coming. Now is the time to be thinking and planning for 2014. How has the year gone physically, emotionally and spiritually in our relationships? Are there changes that can be made to improve in one or more of these areas? Thanksgiving and Christmas can be times of over spending or over committing physically and emotionally. The results can be stressful with regrets.

Mon
25
Nov

Open house to offer info on county park’s master plan  

A 60-day public review and comment period for Dakota County’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan is open until Jan. 18, and the public is invited to weigh in on a variety of plan elements including natural resource restoration projects, improved amenities and trail enhancements.

Mon
25
Nov

Jeffery Trevino sentenced to 27.5 years in prison

Jeffery Trevino of St. Paul was sentenced to 330 months, or about 27 1/2 years, in prison at a hearing in Ramsey County Court Nov. 25.
A courtroom full of family members, volunteer searchers and journalists watched as Trevino entered the room, looking solemn and wearing an orange Ramsey County jail jumpsuit.

Mon
25
Nov

Police warn of phone scam targeting Spanish speakers - South-West

St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District noticed a string of reports of a phone scammer on the prowl.
Police said Spanish-speaking adults have reported someone claiming to be from “Xcel Energy” had called them. The scammer would tell the victims they are past due on utility bills, and that their power will be shut off.

Mon
25
Nov

Police warn of phone scam targeting Spanish speakers - East Side

St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District noticed a string of reports of a phone scammer on the prowl.
Police said Spanish-speaking adults have reported someone claiming to be from “Xcel Energy” had called them. The scammer would tell the victims they are past due on utility bills, and that their power will be shut off.

Mon
25
Nov

Swimming with sharks


submitted photo

Johnson High School principal Micheal Thompson swam with sharks as part of a fundraising effort on Thursday, Nov. 14, Give to the Max Day.
Thompson, along with other principals and faculty, swam in the Sea Life Minnesota aquarium at the Mall of America as Johnson High students watched.

Mon
25
Nov

City identifies East Seventh Street as a starter streetcar route


A map of the Seventh Street streetcar line’s rough outline was drafted by the city. The alignment through downtown is yet to be determined. (submitted graphic)

The East Side could be first in the cue for a streetcar line.
In the final phase of the city’s Streetcar Feasibility Study, the East Seventh Street corridor was identified as a top choice for routes.

Mon
25
Nov

Mendota Heights to tackle Victoria Road project in phases

Faced with one of its most expensive projects in recent memory, the Mendota Heights City Council has decided it will soften the financial blow of its extensive street repairs in the Rolling Green/Victoria Road neighborhoods by  splitting the work into stages.
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the council unanimously voted in favor of an option that would rehabilitate streets in the Rolling Green neighborhood and reconstruct Victoria Road North in 2014, while leaving the reconstruction of Victoria Road South for a later date.

Mon
25
Nov

Dakota County law enforcement warns against marijuana legislation


Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom warned attendees at a forum in West St. Paul Nov. 20 he believed pending legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota would lead to increased public safety hazards. (Luke Reiter/Review)

State legislators behind a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota need to mellow out, according to Dakota County law enforcement officials.
The assessment came as part of a forum on the subject of legalized marijuana hosted by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office at Thompson Park’s Dakota Lodge in West St. Paul Nov. 20. Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom told those in attendance he worried attitudes toward cannabis were growing more lax due to misinformation and apathy.

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