Police recovered a vehicle with a body inside it from under the ice of Roseville's Lake Josephine Sunday, Dec. 20. Police said the vehicle matches the description of a missing Shoreview woman's silver-gray 2002 Saturn SL2 sedan.
Tom Bethke of Lake Elmo first jumped into the Santa role as a student at Hill-Murray High School 40 years ago. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tom Bethke knows holiday cheer best
Few know Santa Claus better than the white-beard-clad Lake Elmo resident Tom Bethke, who has dedicated the last 40 years to spreading holiday cheer while dressed in full costume. He’s a celebrity in downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, along with area hospitals, holiday parties and other events.
Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, announced Dec. 9 that she will not seek reelection to the state Senate for District 42 in 2016.
“I am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family, especially my two granddaughters who live in Florida,” Scalze said in a statement. “I am also eager to focus more time and energy on my wildlife art.”