West St Paul

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23
Dec

Reflections in ornaments


Marjorie Otto/Review Most of Marjorie Otto’s holiday ornaments hold special memories or meanings, like the tiny red mailbox her grandma gave her years ago with a note she left inside it. Though her grandmother passed away years ago, Otto still takes the note out every year to read it.

I often think of my boxes of Christmas ornaments as some kind of time travel devices. 

Sun
23
Dec

Family and Christmas tea


Pamela O’Meara/Review High tea is becoming a family tradition for Pamela O’Meara.

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a fancy five-course tea at the St. Paul Hotel downtown with my daughter and granddaughter?

Sun
23
Dec

Can you get a six-pack from laughter?


Hannah Burlingame/Review Hannah Burlingame’s annual holiday cookie baking with family often turns into a mini concert, complete with horrible dancing and singing. Trying to get cookies out of burning-hot tins does not work well when you are hunched over laughing.

With the holiday season comes plenty of family events ... sometimes, whether I want it to or not. From small gatherings to 30-plus people, there’s no shortage of things to go to. 

Sun
23
Dec

Sprucing up the front step on a shoestring budget

It was early November when I stumbled upon a dazzling display of blinking lights and Christmas trees decorated in this year’s hottest colors.

Sun
23
Dec

Towards invisible barriers

The 14-hour drive started at 5 a.m. in Montana, where I’d lived until that morning. My headlights couldn’t see far into the predawn snowstorm, and the car was skewing a bit sideways across the icy bridges.

Wed
19
Dec

New Brighton water plant back online


Matt Hudson Water Treatment Plant 1 in New Brighton went back online in November, signaling the final phase of an upgrade resulting from the 2015 discovery of contaminants linked to the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in Arden Hills.

The city of New Brighton is off Minneapolis water and using its own supply again as upgrades to its main treatment plant were finished last month.

Wed
19
Dec

Irondale, Rotary Club join for Harvest Pack event


Matt Hudson Students at Irondale High School portioned and packed dry food into bags for delivery to those in need Dec. 11, as part of this year’s Harvest Pack event with the New Brighton-Mounds View Rotary Club.

Matt Hudson

staff writer

 

The dry food started in boxes stacked in the Irondale High School cafeteria.

Wed
19
Dec

Lauderdale takes control of Eustis and Roselawn


Mike Munzenrider With a Dec. 11 vote, Lauderdale took control of Eustis Street and Roselawn Avenue from Ramsey County, and plans to improve both roadways next summer.

The Lauderdale City Council voted its way to control of two major streets in the city and is in line to get some $850,000 for the trouble.

Wed
19
Dec

Roseville rep named to House leadership

District 42B Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn was elected by her Minnesota House colleagues to be an assistant majority leader, according to a Dec. 11 House release.

Wed
19
Dec

Ramsey County, 4 cities pass 2019 budgets

Four cities and Ramsey County will up their spending by 4 to 6 percent in the coming year, according to budgets passed in early December.

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