Maplewood

Mon
30
Oct

Beloved Mikee the monkey, known on the East Side and beyond, passes away


photos courtesy of Roy Carlson Mikee the monkey, as he was known by many in the Twin Cities, passed away suddenly on Sept. 1. His “Papa,” Roy Carlson, said Mikee was just shy of 20 years old when he died of a heart attack.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Nov. 5

 

“The highlight of my life is gone,” said Roy Carlson, also known as “Papa” to his Mikee, who recently passed away.

Tue
24
Oct

Draft vision plan formed for Rice-Larpenteur corridor


Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are holding an Oct. 26 meeting to go over draft plans for the Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area with the public. courtesy of Google Street View

Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are all coming together to design improvements to the area of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue.

Tue
24
Oct

Oakdale residents report hoax letter


The Oakdale Police Department sent out a hoax alert Oct. 12 about a letter some residents received earlier this month. The letter, seen above, raised a number of red flags — the phone number listed is not a city number and the city’s URL is misspelled — and should be ignored. The police department has resources to help people spot hoaxes and scams, including its “Don’t Get Hooked” booklet, which is available to the public. courtesy of City of Oakdale

Police department throws cold water on it

 

A letter received by Oakdale residents on Olson Lake Trail, purportedly from the City of Oakdale warning of a lurking chemical menace, is a well-trod hoax, according to Oakdale police.

Tue
10
Oct

String of area gas stations robbed at gunpoint


A person of interest has been identified in response to four robberies that occurred on Sept. 28 and 29. Photo courtesy of the Oakdale Police Department

One man allegedly robbed four area gas stations between Sept. 28 and 29. The Oakdale, Maplewood and North St. Paul police departments teamed up to identify a suspect who allegedly robbed gas stations in all three communities.

Tue
03
Oct

Emma’s Place in Maplewood makes a difference


Emma’s Place, located on Van Dyke Street in Maplewood, was opened in 2002 and offers permanent townhouse-style homes and support services for single parent families with three or more children. Emma Norton Services, which runs Emma’s Place and works to end homelessness for women and families, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Aundrea Kinney photo/Review

Emma Norton Services celebrates a century of fighting homelessnes.

 

Tue
03
Oct

Long lines plague the Maplewood DMV


Over the summer, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division upgraded and replaced its 30-year-old vehicle services computer system. 

Tue
19
Sep

Maplewood food bank leads region in hunger action campaign


Volunteers are needed at Second Harvest Heartland to help repackage bulk items like rice or pasta into manageable amounts. Each volunteer shift is about two and a half hours long. courtesy of Second Harvest Heartland

Maplewood and Minnesota declare September Hunger Action Month

 

Mon
14
Aug

Maplewood man pleads guilty to attempted murder of his mother


David Williams

A 22-year-old Maplewood man pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder for attacking his mother with a hammer.

Mon
14
Aug

New Maplewood director of public safety begins work


Scott Nadeau

Newly appointed Maplewood Director of Public Safety Scott Nadeau jumped into his role Aug. 7. 

Nadeau, 51, replaced Paul Schnell, who retired in June. Lt. Kerry Crotty was acting police chief in the interim.

Mon
31
Jul

Maplewood police seek help identifying fraud suspects


Maplewood police are looking for help identifying these men suspected of credit card fraud. The two men, as seen on security video footage at the Toys“R”Us in Maplewood, used stolen credit card information. courtesy of Maplewood Police Department

Maplewood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a credit card fraud case.

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