Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Wed
20
Jul

Deaths at Northernaire Motel in Maplewood determined to be joint suicide


Hours after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at the Northernaire Motel on June 1, Maplewood detectives were on the scene. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office determined that the man and a woman who were found dead June 1 in a Maplewood motel room both died from ingesting cyanide, according to a Maplewood police press release.

Wed
20
Jul

Oakdale Police Department resignations coincidence

Residents are expressing concerns and asking questions following the recent resignations of three long-time members of the Oakdale Police Department. 

Wed
20
Jul

Maplewood to review its police ‘use of force’ policies

In the aftermath of the July 6 killing of Philando Castile by a St.

Wed
20
Jul

Celebrating restoration


Keller Creek is an important part of the Phalen chain of lakes, as it controls the flow of water from Keller Lake into Round Lake and Lake Phalen.

Keller Creek gets an all-natural makeover

 

The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District staff and volunteers recently celebrated the first two years of Keller Creek restoration. 

Wed
13
Jul

Roseville resident, Miguel Martinez, pronounced dead after Maplewood car crash

Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, Maplewood police officers and fire paramedics were called to a single vehicle crash in the area of Rice Street N. and Roselawn Avenue W. in Maplewood.

Wed
13
Jul

Resident wildlife disturbing the resident humans


Oakdale resident Roxy Peterson says that a street sweeping vehicle recently cleaned up the goose droppings on Garden Boulevard, but within a few days it was recovered with droppings.

Does Oakdale have a goose problem?

Wendell Diller says he chose his Oakdale townhome on Garden Boulevard North because he enjoys being surrounded by nature. 

Wed
13
Jul

Getting bitten by the writing bug


“Louisiana Saves the Library” is Emily Beck Cogburn’s first novel which was published February 2016 by Kensington Books and is available for purchase at Barns & Noble and Amazon.com.

Emily Cogburn

North St. Paul native releases debut novel with no plans of slowing down

“Louisiana Saves the Library” is almost like art imitating life, except this book isn’t autobiographical. 

Sun
10
Jul

Little Free Libraries creating bookworms across the cities


Tony Koch designed the Smith family’s library to resemble their home in the 1100 block of Kruse Street in West St. Paul.

Todd H. Bol, creator of the Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries have become a big deal. 

All over the world people are building and filling Little Free Libraries; police in several cities use them for community outreach, and they were the inspiration for a book.

Wed
06
Jul

Summerfest medallion found in Horseshoe Park


Jon Jackson, an Oakdale resident, found the Summerfest medallion underneath a lock box in Horseshoe Park.

When Jon Jackson first heard about the Summerfest medallion hunt this year, he followed the clues with casual interest. He says he strolled around three different parks, but “nothing felt right.” 

Wed
29
Jun

Reaching out to residents

Council members get full report on Maplewood’s progress after breaking away from cable commission

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