February 2014

Thu
20
Feb

Letter: Opposes addition of franchise fees in Arden Hills

In 2011, Arden Hills Councilmembers David Grant, Brenda Holden, and Fran Holmes wanted higher sales taxes to pay for Zygy Wilf’s Vikings stadium.
Now, they want utility taxes. There isn’t a tax they don’t like. Only Ed Werner is opposed. Taxes on essential services are addictive and can be increased at will.

Thu
20
Feb

Maplewood police investigate ‘troubling’ phone calls to businesses

The Maplewood Police Department is investigating reports of five “troubling” phone calls to businesses, where the caller asked women about their age, hair color and what they were wearing.
The caller reportedly sounded like a male, and identified himself as a police officer from Maplewood, St. Paul or Roseville, according to the department.

Thu
20
Feb

Trevino to appeal murder conviction, sentence

Nearly a year after his wife was last seen alive, East Side resident Jeffery Trevino is appealing a judge’s decision that will have him behind bars for the next 27 years if not overturned.

Thu
20
Feb

St. Paul teacher’s union moves to vote on strike

Contract negotiations between St. Paul Public Schools administration and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers are coming to a head.

Wed
19
Feb

2014 Progress - Bulletin Area - Vol. 1

The Tales Behind The Sales - 2014 Progress. A publication promoting area businesses in Arden Hills, Mounds View, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, New Brighton, Shoreview, St. Anthony and surrounding communities. This edition features MULTICARE ASSOCIATES • PJW • CHANDLER PLACE • FAIRWAY COLLISION AND AUTOMOTIVE • CARDINAL POINTE OF MAPLEWOOD • ALLSTATE INSURANCE - MARY TOSKE • HOLCOMB-HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL • GEORGE'S SHOES & REPAIR • SHOREVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER • MINNESOTA ONCOLOGY • BRAUSEN'S FAMILY REPAIR CENTERS. Progress is a Lillie Printing publication and  supplement to the Bulletin newspapers.

Wed
19
Feb

Girls hockey: Pioneers gain second straight state tournament


Hill-Murray junior goalie Leah Patrick makes a save as sophomore Mekenzie Steffen (12) defends during Section 4AA semifinal action at Aldrich Arena. The Pioneers beat Roseville 4-1 Feb. 11. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Hill-Murray Pioneers are headed to the girls state hockey tournament for the second year in a row.
Seeded No. 1 in Section 4AA playoffs, the Pioneers received a first-round bye.
The Classic Suburban Conference (12-0) champions played their first game in semifinal action against Roseville (4th seed) Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Aldrich Arena and won 4-1.

Wed
19
Feb

Ski Jumping: Norge Ski Club jumper tops field of 45 in Feb. 14 valentine tournament

A field of 45 ski jumpers from throughout the Central Division and one from Decatur, Ga., converged on the St. Paul Ski Club’s Nordic complex in Maplewood on Friday, Feb. 14, to participate in a huge “Valentines Ski Jumping Love In.”

Wed
19
Feb

Wrestling: Tartan gains ‘State’ with Section 4AAA grappling title

In the Section 4AAA wrestling matches, held at Woodbury High School Feb. 15, the Tartan High School Titans went into the day as underdogs.
As the mats were being rolled up and the Titans were boarding the bus to head home, they had spent the day living up to their name and were riding high as the 2014 Section 4AAA champions.   
For only the second time in the history of the Oakdale institution, Tartan was heading to the Minnesota State Class AAA Wrestling Tournament as a section champion.

Wed
19
Feb

Boys hockey: Pioneers sail past Titans in final of CSC play

In a Classic Suburban Conference boys hockey season finale for Tartan and Hill-Murray Thursday, Feb. 13, at Tartan Arena, the Pioneers showed their prowess with a 9-2 trouncing of the overmatched Titans.

Wed
19
Feb

Oliver twins snubbed at CSC All-Conference vote

At the Sunday, Feb. 16, annual meeting of the Classic Suburban Conference boys hockey coaches to select All-Conference candidates, North High School’s two nominees, twins Justin and Tyler Oliver, were inexplicably not selected by the assembled coaches.
“I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe they would be overlooked,” said long-time North coach Jerry Diebel.

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