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Henry Sibley students join march to end gun violence in Washington, D.C.


courtesy of Janine Bauert • A group of students from Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights calling themselves MNeverAgain traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the March For Our Lives rally on March 24. The march was to raise awareness about gun violence in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Trip to D.C. is a first step.

 

A group of 36 students and 10 chaperones loaded onto buses March 22 to begin the more than 1,000-mile trip to Washington D.C. 

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Mayor talks East Side issues ahead of State of the City Summit


file photo • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter visited students Feb. 28 at New Horizon Academy in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, where he read “Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes.”

Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is finishing out his first 100 days in office and to mark the occasion, he will be hosting a State of the City Summit on Saturday, April 14, at 8:30 a.m. at Johnson High School. 

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Apr

Listening House sues St. Paul over guest restrictions


file graphic • Listening House, a homeless day shelter that operates out of First Lutheran Church at 463 Maria Ave., is suing the City of St. Paul over restrictions put on it by the St. Paul City Council that limit the number of guests it can serve, among other things.

As Listening House, a homeless day shelter in Dayton’s Bluff, neighbors and the city struggle to find a balance so all can coexist, the organization filed a lawsuit against the City of St. Paul in Ramsey County District Court on April 2. 

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Walking the river, missions and rain in San Antonio


Pamela O’Meara photos/Review • The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, was founded 300 years ago by Franciscan monks from Spain to increase the power of priests and the Spanish Empire.

Late last year, my daughter had a three-day weekend so we pondered where to go. It had to be someplace new, warm, historic and fun, and serviced by a nonstop flight — San Antonio, Texas, fit the bill.

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04
Apr

Lake Elmo shuts down contaminated well and water tower


submitted photo • Lake Elmo took a well and a water tower offline March 28 following a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health, which discovered a perflurochemical concentration above its health-based advisory level. The affected well primarily served the Old Village area, providing water to properties south of the railroad tracks, along Lake Elmo Avenue South to Fifth Street. Properties in this area now are receiving clean water from two of the city’s other wells.

Lake Elmo shut down a city well and water tower March 28 due to contamination from perflurochemicals, often referred to as PFCs, which are man-made chemicals developed by 3M Company.

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SNAPSHOT: Oakdale mayor proclaims April 1 Oak Meadows Senior Living Day

submitted rendering • Staff and residents of Oak Meadows, a not-for-profit senior living facility in Oakdale, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary April 2, and on June 14 the facility will be hosting a community-wide celebration that w

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Apr

SNAPSHOTS: Wakefield Park warming house demolished

submitted rendering • The warming house at Maplewood’s Wakefield Park, 590 Frost Ave., was demolished to clear the way for a new park building on March 22.

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Apr

SNAPSHOTS: Month of meals

submitted photos • March was Meals on Wheels Month and the Roseville program marked it with special guest deliveries.

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03
Apr

St. Anthony approves Lowry Grove plans for redevelopment


courtesy of The Village, LLC • A site map of the planned redevelopment of the former Lowry Grove site, which was approved by the St. Anthony City Council at its March 27 meeting. Initial plans for the site boasted more than 700 housing units, but were shot down over concerns of density. The just-approved plans include 414 units.

The St. Anthony City Council approved the latest redevelopment plans for the former Lowry Grove, now being called the Kenzie Terrace & Stinson Parkway development, at its March 27 meeting. 

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Mounds View sewer has ‘flushable’ wipes build up


courtesy of City of Mounds View • Mounds View said it found a build up of so-called “flushable” wipes in its sewer system March 20.

The City of Mounds View said one of its sewers had significant build up due to so-called “flushable’ wet wipes and asked residents to stop flushing such wipes down the toilet.

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