Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Wed
10
Jun

Tom Sonnek, 48, selected as new North St. Paul council member

Starting June 16, the North St. Paul City Council will, once again, have a fifth voice weighing in on decisions. Tom Sonnek, 48, a North St. Paul native, will be sworn into office to serve through Dec. 31, 2016.

Wed
10
Jun

Maplewood city council candidate list finalized for Aug. 11 election

During the upcoming election season, Maplewood will be filling two council member positions.

Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both complete their terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.

Wed
03
Jun

YMCA will manage Maplewood pools, area beaches

City hopes arrangement will help stem financial losses  

Fri
29
May

Fatal shooting at Stargate in Maplewood

Police say victim appears to have been aggressor
The Maplewood Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating a fatal shooting outside the Stargate nightclub in the early hours of Friday morning.
They have identified the victim as Chou "Tony" Yang, 20, of St. Paul.
A call came in at 12:52 a.m. that there had been a shooting outside the club, which is located at 1700 Rice St. in the Crown Plaza retail center.
Emergency responders found a man with a gunshot injury in the parking lot and transported him to Regions Medical Center, where he later died.

 

Wed
27
May

‘Level Up Academy’ launches in White Bear Lake

Level Up Academy is enrolling K-6 students from the northeast metro area for classes beginning this fall at 2600 E. Cty. Rd. E in White Bear Lake.

Wed
27
May

North St. Paul explains new zoning codes

The City of North St. Paul will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at City Hall, 2400 Margaret St., to review the final draft of the Zoning Code Recodification, as well as answer questions and take feedback.

Sun
24
May

Merrick and Woodland Hills team up for food shelf success

Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.

It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.

The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.

Wed
20
May

22nd annual Friday night History Cruzers car show begins June 5

Beginning Friday, June 5, the streets of downtown North St. Paul will be bustling with activity as collectors, residents and out-of-town visitors and spectators of all ages come to scope out the vintage vehicles, street food and live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The festivities will take place every Friday evening, through Sept. 18.

"It's probably one of the cheapest events in the Twin Cities that you can go to and enjoy yourself," says John Pontrelli, the event founder.

Wed
20
May

North St. Paul to host updated zoning code open house

The City of North St. Paul will be hosting an open house on May 28, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall to review the final draft of the Zoning Code Recodification, as well as answer questions, take comments and feedback.

Wed
20
May

North St. Paul Area Food Shelf turns 40, adapts to changing face of poverty

Linda Zick and Crist Langelett are two of the driving forces behind the success of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Linda Zick and Crist Langelett are two of the driving forces behind the success of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

On Tuesday, May 12, volunteers of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf found themselves on the receiving end of a free meal.

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