West St Paul

Tue
23
Dec

West St. Paul stems tide of wayward shopping carts

Carts from Wal-Mart make up the bulk of the stash collected by city volunteers at the West St. Paul public works facility. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Carts from Wal-Mart make up the bulk of the stash collected by city volunteers at the West St. Paul public works facility. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Wal-Mart adding new containment system
“Aha! Now that’s your oddball!” yelled Richard Bakke, a longtime West St. Paul resident and city volunteer who has been wrangling wayward shopping carts since 2011.
On Dec. 12 near the intersection of Marthaler Lane and Lothenbach Avenue, Bakke and his fellow “Cart Cop” Terry Roche spotted a small, red basket from Family Dollar, a rare find among the bus stops, dumpsters and apartment garages on their route along the South Robert Street corridor. It’s often riddled with abandoned carts from area big-box retailers — K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target, Menards, Lowe’s and Cub Foods. The nearest Family Dollar is two miles away in South St. Paul.

Tue
23
Dec

Beloved West St. Paul barber hangs up his shears

Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

After 50 years, Jerry Brown retires, earns city honor
West St. Paul barber Jerry Brown learned his lesson early: don’t mess around with cutting women’s hair.
What’s more, he learned it from his wife.
The hairy tale: she asked him to take a quarter of an inch off the ends, then another quarter inch because she decided it wasn’t short enough.

Mon
22
Dec

Secret shop

Laura Vaughan, West St. Paul Crime Prevention Specialist, helps third-grade student, Cadence Strobach, with her holiday wrapping while at Garlough Elementary on Dec. 13
Laura Vaughan, West St. Paul Crime Prevention Specialist, helps third-grade student, Cadence Strobach, with her holiday wrapping while at Garlough Elementary on Dec. 13 (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Garlough Elementary in West St. Paul hosted its first Secret Holiday Shop Event for kids at the school on Dec. 13. West St. Paul Parks and Recreation, the West St.

Mon
08
Dec

West St. Paul advances Robert St. project as-is

The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan.
The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan. (File photo)

Council votes 6-0 to rebid Phase One
Bryan and Kristen Gerber moved to West St. Paul about three years ago, excited to take advantage of the many businesses along South Robert Street.
Now they say they avoid the busy, deteriorating thoroughfare at all costs.

Thu
04
Dec

Pair fight knife-wielding robber in West St. Paul

A masked man with a knife threatened and robbed a couple at a West St. Paul apartment late Dec. 2, and the duo fought back.

Thu
04
Dec

West St. Paul police investigate 'isolated' assault, robbery

A 17-year-old girl yelled for help, pounded on doors and left muddy handprints on windows at about 3 a.m. Dec. 2 in West St. Paul after multiple people assaulted and robbed her in what police call an isolated incident.

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Fri
28
Nov

West St. Paul asks for input on Robert St. project


The West St. Paul City Council called for a special meeting to discuss the reconstruction of Robert Street. On Dec. 1, the public is invited to comment on the $24.2 million project.

The West St. Paul City Council is hosting a special meeting Dec.

Thu
20
Nov

West St. Paul scores 'Mighty Ducks' grant for ice arena

West St. Paul area hockey players can breathe a sigh of relief — or maybe let out a duck call — thanks to the Mighty Ducks ice arena grant program.

Mon
17
Nov

Fresh ownership, same staff at former Jim's Market in West St. Paul


Neil Oxendale took over ownership of Jim's Market this month. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Oxendale's Market shops changes to store, stock
With two shifts in ownership in just over three years, employees at what still looks like Jim's Market in West St. Paul are used to seeing changes to the store and stock.
In 2011, Jim's family-owned supermarket chain bought and renovated R.C. Dick's Market at 374 W. Bernard St., near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road. The store changed hands again this month, and, though the only noticeable change so far is a paper sign taped to the entrance with the new name, Oxendale's Market, the employees are already looking forward to the fresh approach under new owner Neil Oxendale.

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