April 2014

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Apr

Boys tennis: Titans heading into season short handed in doubles play

As the boys tennis season nears the halfway mark of this unusually cold spring, the Tartan High School team has felt the sting of still looking for its first win.
“We are struggling right now,” stated coach Larry Fronczak. “We are limited in experience at our doubles play.”

Wed
23
Apr

Fire destroys Oakdale home


A home in Oakdale along Helmo and Upper 20th sustained major fire damage on Tuesady, April 22. The fire is believed to have started in the backyard where it breached into the home and quickly spread up the backside of the home and into the attic. (Linda Baumiester/Review)

Boy and dog escape burning structure
The Oakdale Fire Department responded to a report of flames along the outside of a house at the corner of Upper 20th Street North and Helmo Avenue North at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

Wed
23
Apr

Couple charged in multiple bank robberies


Left to right: Rory Alan Mitchell; Kimberly Anne Hillage

Police investigating possible connection to Maplewood Wells Fargo holdup
Burnsville police charged two people Wednesday, April 23, in connection with the robbery of banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove, with one of them suspected to have played a role in Monday's robbery at the Maplewood Wells Fargo.

Wed
23
Apr

Injured Iraq veteran awarded mortgage-free home in Shoreview


Tom Jacobson and his girlfriend, Cassie Hunt, look out a backdoor of his house at his backyard and the parkland behind it. “There's no more highway in back,” said Jacobson, who will be moving into his new house from an apartment in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Retired Lance Corporal Tom Jacobson, a Marine Corps veteran who was injured while serving in Iraq in 2007, received a mortgage-free home in Shoreview from Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) on Wednesday, April 23.

Wed
23
Apr

Rusty the snowman?


North St. Paul’s 44-foot tall snowman welcomes residents and visitors alike with a smile that stretches 16 feet across its cheerful face. (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Does the North St. Paul snowman need a check-up? Mayor Mike Kuehn thinks so. A few months ago, Kuehn asked the North St. Paul Parks and Recreation Commission to look into the “health” of the North St. Paul snowman, which he fears is in danger of toppling over.

Wed
23
Apr

Maplewood breaks ground on fire-police structure


Maplewood Fire Department personnel lend a hand at the April 14 groundbreaking ceremony for a fire department and police substation to be located at 600 McKnight Road. The new station will replace the one currently at 1177 Century Ave. N., and will include a police substation. (submitted photo)

After some early objections from nearby homeowners, the city of Maplewood finally broke ground on a construction project for a new fire and police substation on Monday, April 14.

Wed
23
Apr

Iraq veteran awarded mortgage-free home - photos


Tom Jacobson and his girlfriend, Cassie Hunt, look out a backdoor of his house at his backyard and the parkland behind it. “There's no more highway in back,” said Jacobson, who will be moving into his new house from an apartment in the Prospect Park neighborhood in Minneapolis. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Retired Lance Corporal Tom Jacobson, a Marine Corps veteran, was injured while serving in Iraq in 2007, when the Humvee in which he was riding was hit by an IED, suffering burns, broken bones in his legs, hearing loss and brain damage.

Wed
23
Apr

Oakdale business owner arrested while trying to flee to China


Stephanie Lasch was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport the morning of April 10, while trying to flee the country to China. She was charged with felony identity theft the folowing day. (submitted photo)

Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at approximately 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 10, just minutes before a plane she and her husband were on departed for China.
She was transported by police to the Anoka County Jail and charged with felony identity theft the following day.

Wed
23
Apr

Casey Lake Park fundraiser to start next week

Zahradkas continue their playground rebuild in memory of daughter
Sarah and Tony Zahradka are continuing their efforts toward building a preschool-age playground at Casey Lake Park in memory of their daughter, Janie, who died unexpectedly last September.
Their newest project: a fundraiser that would install name-plated bricks (paving stones) at the park, which is located off 17th Avenue and Mohawk Road in North St. Paul.

Wed
23
Apr

Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Dean's list April-May 2014

These area students made the dean's list of their colleges and universities:

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