The Bartz brothers, Austin, Trevor and Connor, complete their fifth snow sculpture outside their New Brighton house. This time, a giant octopus forming a tentacle archway over the stairs to their front door. (submitted photo)
Six months after a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy was caught assaulting his K9 law enforcement partner outside a casino in Carlton County, he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, a charge he'd received in June.
Mayor honors the creators of giant octopus
It's been six years since New Brighton has seen a new face in the mayoral seat, but at its first city council meeting of the year, a new mayor was sworn in.
First-time candidate Val Johnson won the mayoral seat with 39.36 percent of the vote, for a total of 1,143 votes, winning the race over incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current council member Gina Bauman back in November.
After state Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, announced last month that she would not be seeking reelection in the Minnesota Senate for District 42 this year, Rep. Jason Isaacson, DFL-Shoreview, announced that he would seek Scalze's spot.
Maplewood police responded to a report of a robbery in the 1700 block of Gervais Avenue around 1 p.m. Jan. 2 where they found a 75-year-old woman who reported she was held at gunpoint, robbed and strangled.
The next meeting of the Ramsey County Library Board will be held on Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room in the lower level of the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview, 4570 N. Victoria St.
Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Exploring Oregon’s ring of fire — Mount St. Helens & Crater Lake
When Mount St. Helens in Washington exploded in 1980, the world watched on TV and saw lava and steam pouring out from the northern slope of the mountain. Viewers also saw devastation - the majestic peak in the Cascades was partially collapsed and covered with charred remains of trees and volcanic ash.