North St. Paul police were provided this photo of the suspect in a lewd-conduct case as he fled by foot along Margaret Street Aug. 25, pursued by bookstore owner Kathryn Harris and a customer. (submitted photo)
Police investigation underway
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, a man bolted out of the Paperbacks Plus bookstore, 2539 E. Seventh Ave., North St. Paul, with two women on his heels.
The man had allegedly exposed himself to a customer inside the store. She reported the incident to the owner, who, accompanied by another customer, took off after him in an attempt to keep tabs on him until police were contacted.
Five candidate vie for two council seats
With summer still in full swing, the upcoming Maplewood primary election will narrow down the council member candidate pool from five candidates to four for the Nov. 3 general election.
Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both finish their four-year terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.
Sheila, a black australorp hen, rests while her owners, the Blomquist family, tend to the garden and chicken coop. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
‘Therapy chickens’ create city-neighborhood divide
Nancy Blomquist, 57, and her husband, Joe, 52, started out raising chickens at their Maplewood residence to serve as therapy pets for their children with developmental disabilities.
"We decide to raise chickens for [our children] so they would have an avenue for building confidence, responsibility," Nancy says.
They adorned the inside of the coop, where the hens lay their eggs, with framed photos and trinkets. The run area is beautified with hanging flowers and garden statues.
But what began as a calming backyard project has turned into an emotionally-charged legal battle with the city.