March 2014

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Classic corner bar bites the dust


Yanarelly’s Bar at the corner of Payne and Maryland avenues is closed up for good. The building will be demolished as part of an intersection widening project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

“It seems like all the corner bars are disappearing,” Dickie Yanarelly said from behind his East Side bar.
And indeed, St. Patrick’s Day 2014 marked the last day of Yanarelly’s, a classic East Side watering hole.

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Hmong community TV will hit airwaves

It may be the age of the Internet, but the airwaves are still a valuable resource, says Mitch Lee, founder of St. Paul-based Hmong TV station 3HmongTV.
The station has been chugging along since 2005 when Lee decided he wanted to create a Hmong-oriented TV station, combining his engagement with the Twin Cities Hmong community with his passion for producing video.

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Arlington Hills Library building finds new owner


Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the new East Side Freedom Library, will look forward to setting up in the historic Arlington Hills Library building. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side Freedom Library will fill the space
After a drawn-out process that began over a year ago, the historic Carnegie library building looks to be in good hands.
The St. Paul City Council approved the East Side Freedom Library as the new tenant of the handsome building. The Arlington Hills Library, which just closed March 14, will relocate to the new community building at Payne and Maryland avenues.

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No more smoking at Metro State

In hopes of projecting an image of a healthier campus, Metro State University banned on-campus smoking starting May 1.
The policy prohibits using any smoking and tobacco products on any part of Metro State’s property, indoors and out. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipes.

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Time to become Mr. Clean

As my sister-in-law handed over her cleaning supplies, I felt as if I had inherited Brooks Robinson’s mitt. I held the tools of a master, and couldn’t have felt less worthy.

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Undefeated Johnson Como 10U Girls Win Championship

The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play.  This victory handed them the championship.

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Pothole predictions


Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.

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Helping the Hungry


The Girl Scouts are well on their way to their 1,000-pound goal for Minnesota FoodShare's annual March food drive. As of March 16, the girls collected over 600 pounds of food for their "Worth Our Weight in Food" campaign. (submitted photos)

WSP Girl Scout troop is racking up the pounds - in food shelf donations
Could you donate your weight in food to a food shelf?
That’s what 19 Girl Scouts are trying to do.

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In Memory: Carl E. Covey


Carl Covey

Carl E. Covey, age 59, passed away peacefully on March 16. Carl enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. If he wasn't spending time with family, you could often find him riding his motorcycle, camping, or fishing.

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New gift tax sparks questions for taxpayers

As part of a campaign to educate taxpayers on confusing, challenging and emerging tax issues, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants offers important reminders related to Minnesota’s new state gift tax.
The new tax, effective July 1, 2013, and included in 2013 tax filings, collects 10 percent of a taxpayer’s cumulative lifetime gifting exceeding $1 million. Minnesota is only the second state in the country to enact a state gift tax.

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