The North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show usually draws more than a thousand vintage cars on Fridays in the summer. That extra traffic tends to benefit area businesses, but also makes parking a challenge for area residents. The History Cruzers and the city of North St. Paul are hosting a meeting on Feb. 22 to hear comments and address attendees’ concerns. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Before car collectors and admirers swarm along East Seventh Avenue this summer, members of the North St. Paul History Cruzers want to make sure those who live in the area year-round are heard and helped.
The nonprofit group and North St. Paul city staff are hosting a community meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Victorian Room of K&J Catering, 2546 E. Seventh Ave.
It has been a busy but successful winter for Irondale High School senior Mattie Watts. Her Nordic skiing prowess took her to Europe recently and last week earned her the biggest prize in prep skiing.
Watts won the state Nordic individual championship on Thursday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. A 23-second lead following the freestyle leg of the competition gave Watts enough of a cushion that she survived a fall in the classic race.
Being the No. 1 seed in Section 5AA for girls hockey is not all its cracked up to be. At least it hasn’t been in recent years.
For the third consecutive season, the Section 5AA champion has been someone other than the top-seeded team. Third-seeded Mounds View sprung a pair of upsets last week to claim the section crown and a trip to the state tournament.
The Mounds View High School girls Alpine ski team capped off its season with an appearance in last week’s state meet. The Mustangs finished eighth in the team standings.
Individually, Juliana Damberg finished eighth in the overall standings. She finished seventh on the blue course with a time of 37.13 seconds and eighth on the red course with a time of 43.44 seconds.
A pair of seniors from District 621 will represent their schools at Saturday’s state gymnastics meet.
Irondale’s Jordana Brady and Mounds View’s Anna House both qualified for the individual portion of the state meet by placing in the top four in the all-around at last week’s Section 5AA meet.
Artful Journeys brought artists Peyton Russell (left) and Wing Young Huie (right) to the Roseville Area School District, funded by a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Grant. The two artists worked with students at Roseville Area High School and Fairview Alternative School and were at the Roseville Library on Feb. 13 to talk about the art projects. The graffiti mural that was created by Roseville Area High School students is on permanent display at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville in the teen area.
The Roseville Area High School wrestling team opened the post-season on Saturday in the Section 4AAA team tournament. The Raiders were the fifth seed and lost 61-12 to fourth-seeded Stillwater in the quarterfinals.
Roseville finishes the season with a dual record of 11-14. Among the highlights were Suburban East Conference victories over Cretin-Derham Hall and East Ridge. The Raiders also beat all six teams it faced from the St. Paul City Conference and picked up wins over Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village, Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy and North St. Paul.
The Roseville Area High School girls hockey team saw its streak of consecutive trips to the section final snapped last week. The Raiders couldn’t make it six straight years.
A familiar playoff foe was responsible for the demise of Roseville’s streak. Hill-Murray and the Raiders have squared off the section playoffs in each of the past five seasons but this year was the first time is wasn’t in the section final.
It’s more than halfway through February, which means that the Roseville Area High School gymnastics team is preparing for the state meet. That’s just what happens at this time of the year.
The Raiders go after their third consecutive and seventh overall state championship on Friday at the Class AA meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.