Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Wed
13
May

Senate passes Sgt. Bergeron highway bill

Just over five years after Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years — the Minnesota Senate has voted to name a section of Highway 36 in his honor. Sgt.

Wed
13
May

Missing grove plaque inspires Arbor Day event

On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)
On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)

When he was a student in college, Maplewood City Council member Bob Cardinal spent time running and biking around Lake Phalen. Among the notable landmarks along the course, he says, was a boulder with a plaque marking a memorial grove.

Sun
03
May

Major I-35E closures to last until September

If you’re an East Sider who uses Interstate 35E north of Maryland Avenue, MnDOT advises you to be prepared.

Wed
29
Apr

Maplewood police, city departments hold auction

The City of Maplewood will auction off surplus, forfeited, and unclaimed property Saturday, May 2 at Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Rd. B.

Tue
28
Apr

Minnesotans will find their own histories in ‘Scandinavian Legacy’

The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)

In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:

Sun
26
Apr

Ramsey County to hold May 2 warrant resolution event

Ramsey County is hoping to close out some of its 4,500 active misdemeanor warrants.

Wed
22
Apr

North St. Paul yard waste collection changes

Yard waste collection is a weekly service for North St. Paul residents  that runs April - November and is picked up on the same day as trash. Yard waste cost $85.68 annually, but is billed monthly at $7.14.

Wed
22
Apr

Frog kills reported in lakes and ponds

As the ice thaws across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has received reports of dead frogs along the shoreline of several lakes and ponds. This is a natural occurrence.

Wed
22
Apr

Two older fire stations eyed for improvement

This past November, the Maplewood fire department welcomed an upgrade of Fire Station No. 1.

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