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Thu
03
Jul

River Rats launch summer season at Keller Lake


The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team performed this summer’s first show at Keller Lake in Maplewood with pyramids, barefooting, doubles, jumps and more June 26. The ski club normally performs on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis but couldn’t last week due to high water. The water ski show unfolded with a Star Wars theme.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Thu
03
Jul

Board member Paul Mock voted parade grand marshal


White Bear Avenue Parade grand marshal Paul Mock is an advertising account executive at Lillie Suburban Newspapers. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Mock’s work with community earns him special distinction
The White Bear Avenue Parade has been around for a long time. The Ramsey County Fair has been around even longer; 2014 will be the 101st fair to be exact.

Wed
02
Jul

Concert in the park hits Hause Park


People brought their lawn chairs to Hause Park on a nice summer evening and enjoyed a classic rock ‘n’ roll and country concert. Up next will be “Mouldy Figs” on July 24 and “Zinghoppers & Mullet River Boys” Aug. 28. The free concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hause Park. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Wed
25
Jun

In Memory: Sara Ann Groetsch

Sara Ann Groetsch, North St. Paul resident, passed away peacefully on June 7 at St. Joseph Hospital, St Paul. Sara was born Jan. 13, 1939 in St. Peter, Minn., to Byron and Grace Briggs, both whom preceded her to heaven.

Thu
19
Jun

Oakdale-Maplewood Lions present scholarships to local students


Linda Baumeister/Review

The Oakdale-Maplewood Lions presented four $1,000 scholarships at a recognition  held at Oakdale City Hall June 12. The Lions are the largest service organization in the world.

Wed
18
Jun

National guard colonel retires


Col. Eric Ahlness has been all over the world during his 29-year stint with the United States Army National Guard. Ahlness recently retired after a decorated career and has transitioned to a postition at Cargill. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Col. Eric Ahlness was sent overseas many times in 29 years of service
Colonel Eric Ahlness has been all over the world. As part of his 29-year stint with the U.S. Army National Guard, he has seen short deployments in Greece, Norway, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and some longer deployments in Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Tue
17
Jun

In Memory: Alice Johnson Anderson Wilder


Alice Wilder

Alice Johnson Anderson Wilder, 95, of Whitley County, Ken., North St. Paul and Huntersville, NC., passed away June 8 at home, surrounded by her family.

Mon
16
Jun

Urban Cross campers have big hearts for the East Side


Urban Cross volunteers paint an East Sider’s house on a sunny afternoon. Urban Cross is a youth mission camp that was started by Mounds Park United Methodist Church five years ago. Volunteers through the camp have spend a week doing volunteer work to fix up East Siders’ homes. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Five years ago, Erick Buck, youth leader at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, came across a brilliantly simple idea: rather than spend loads sending the church’s youth on cross-country mission trips, why not put them to work in their own neighb

Wed
11
Jun

North team wins Robotics National Championship


North High was crowned first place and the Grand Champion in the National Robotics League Championship held in Cleveland Ohio. On a mission to destroy other robots, the up to 15 lb. robots are often seen flying in the air after hits. Pictured are parent advisor Craig Brannon, and some of the team members Kevin Brannon, Brad Mahr, and Avery Peterson. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

What began as somewhat of a whim for North junior Kevin Brannon has turned into what is near an obsession. 

“I saw something on the Internet when I was just a kid,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Boy is that cool.’”

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