April 2014

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Investors looking to bring pre-paid cell phone store to Payne

Pending city approvals, Swan Leasing is poised to bring in an AT&T pre-paid phone store on Payne Avenue. The store would go in part of the space that used to be Furniture Minnesota at 871 Payne Ave.

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Farmington man killed in Mendota Heights car crash

A car crash early Friday, April 25 in Mendota Heights left one man dead and another injured.

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Apr

Food on a bus?


A retired Metro Transit bus will become a non-profit mobile grocery store on the East Side come summer. The bus will be retrofitted with shelving and coolers and redecorated on the outside with images of fresh produce. (submitted photo)

New mobile groceries will come to East Side
Come June, East Siders could have a pop-up grocery store within walking distance of their homes.
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a project of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, will be cruising around the East Side in an old Metro Transit bus with a variety of fresh groceries on hand. The non-profit project is tentatively scheduled to start in June.

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CP Rail project meeting sees neighborhood opposition in force


Residents examine maps outlining Canadian Pacific Railroad’s proposed plans for an expansion at their yard near Pig’s Eye Lake in St. Paul. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Residents, officials demand more thorough study
Around 80 residents showed up at a public meeting about Canadian Pacific Railroad’s plan to expand its switching yard near Pig’s Eye Lake.
A quick show of hands revealed that nearly everyone was opposed the plan.

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Apr

66-unit senior building will soon break ground in Inver Grove Heights


A rendering of the senior housing project being constructed at Cahill Avenue South and Cheney Trail. (Courtesy of Stevens Construction)

Public housing project will have affordable rents
Construction crews are finally about to begin work on Hillcrest Pointe Senior Living, a public housing facility on Cahill Avenue South and Cheney Trail in Inver Grove Heights.
The 66-unit development initially encountered protests from nearby neighbors who were concerned about the height of the proposed three-story building and worried their home values would drop once it was built.

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District 197 special election is May 6


District 197 Superintendent Nancy Allen-Mastro presents information on why the schools are asking for a renewal and increase in its technology levy and a $11.4 million building levy to upgrade facilities. The school board voted unanimously in February to put the two questions on the ballot in a special election, which is May 6. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Levy, bond would increase student access to technology, upgrade facilities
Third-graders assembled Legos last week at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, building a robot they can then program on a computer to perform certain tasks.
“They live in a digital world,” said Shannon Lawson, a teacher at Somerset Elementary. “If we don’t meet that at school, they won’t want to be there.”

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Apr

Sheriff reports scam calls

Caller impersonating fictitious officer
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about an ongoing scam in Ramsey County.
The sheriff’s office has received over a dozen reports of county residents getting calls from a scam artist.

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28
Apr

Police investigate burglaries at 2 West St. Paul businesses

The West St. Paul Police Department is investigating two recent commercial burglaries, where some cash was taken after hours.
Due to an alarm call, officers were summoned to BYO Burger, 1221 S. Robert St., at 9:35 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, according to Lt. Brian Sturgeon.
“The office was ransacked, and some cash was stolen,” he said.

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South St. Paul adults who were probably terrible at hide-and-seek arrested

South-West Review police reports Apr. 27, 2014

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East Side Review police reports Apr. 3 - Apr. 9, 2014

Thursday, Apr. 3 - Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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