Maplewood

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood dives deeper into MCC-YMCA partnership


(Linda Baumeister/Review)

Community building, operating efficiency drive discussion

Roughly four months into the new Maplewood Community Center-YMCA partnership, city staff are pleased to report it's helping keep both children and the community center afloat.
At the Oct. 26 City Council workshop, parks and recreation director DuWayne Konewko said swim lesson enrollment numbers have already started to increase, additional operational changes at the Maplewood Community Center are in the works, and the two entities are collaborating on ways to better engage diverse youth in wellness activities.

Mon
09
Nov

Maplewood Homicide Victim Identified

Maplewood police have identified the man killed in a home invasion Saturday morning as 31-year-old Justin Niles Wright.

Wed
04
Nov

Senator Wiger receives Minnesota Nurses Association Award

Senator Chuck  Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15.  Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.

Wed
04
Nov

Pollinator forum elevates plight of native bees, monarchs

Minnesota is home to more than 350 native bee species. According to the Great Sunflower Project, pollinators are responsible for every third bite of food we consume. (Stephanie Michel/Review)
Minnesota is home to more than 350 native bee species. According to the Great Sunflower Project, pollinators are responsible for every third bite of food we consume. (Stephanie Michel/Review)

There's no shortage of bee puns buzzing amongst elected officials, conservationists and naturalists.

Wed
04
Nov

No more tolerance for domestic violence in Maplewood

Joint prosecution project is holding more offenders accountable

Committing acts of domestic violence and skirting jail time had become somewhat of a routine for Anthony Lester, 33. By early January, he had five domestic assault charges on his record that had all been dismissed.
With only one domestic assault conviction from 2005, the odds appeared to be in his favor.
All that changed when assistant Ramsey County attorney Anna Christie took an interest in Lester, tracking his actions in White Bear Lake and then Maplewood.

Fri
23
Oct

Halloween hoedown

Costumed as a Star Wars Rebel, Brody Pavel gets down low for the Limbo contest.
Costumed as a Star Wars Rebel, Brody Pavel gets down low for the Limbo contest.

The 15th annual Maplewood Area Historical Society’s Halloween Hoedown was held at the Maplewood Community Center Oct. 16. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

 

Wed
21
Oct

Maplewood cuts ties with RWSCC

CenturyLink may soon tap into local market
After more than two decades with the Ramsey Washington Suburban Cable Commission, the city of Maplewood has decided to strike out on its own.
A founding member of the cable commission, the city chose to withdraw from the Joint Powers Agreement governing the commission in favor of franchising with CenturyLink on its own. The motion passed 4-1, with council member Bob Cardinal dissenting.

Wed
21
Oct

Maplewood candidates address public

Maplewood council candidates Bob Cardinal, Diana Longrie, Bryan Smith and Tou Xiong presented their views at a League of Women Voters forum at Maplewood City Hall Oct. 15. 

Wed
14
Oct

Students break in new trail along County Road B

City, county, and school officials gathered with Weaver Elementary students for the grand opening of the County Road B Trail Oct. 7. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
City, county, and school officials gathered with Weaver Elementary students for the grand opening of the County Road B Trail Oct. 7. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Avion Miller, 10, helps usher underclassman across the street, on their way to Weaver Elementary in Maplewood.

Wed
14
Oct

Preliminary city budgets, levies set

Gearing up for a new year, both Maplewood and North St. Paul city councils have reviewed and approved a proposed general fund budget and tax levies for the 2016 fiscal year.

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