Aundrea Kinney

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

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15
Aug

Local WWII vet gets replica Congressional Gold Medal


Copyright 2018 Lou Michaels • Over the years, Robert Holmstrom was awarded several military medals and commendations for his service in World War II, including the Croix de Guerre by the French government. In March, he and other OSS members collectively received the highest civilian honor when Congress presented them the Congressional Gold Medal, and on Aug. 6 U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum presented Holmstrom with a replica of that medal.

World War II veteran Robert Holmstrom of Maplewood was formally honored by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum when she presented him a replica Congressional Gold Medal at her St. Paul office Aug. 6 for his part in the victory of the Allied forces.

Wed
15
Aug

Preliminary plans revealed for former Anchor Block site


courtesy of Google Maps • Developers of the former Anchor Block site shared plans with the North St. Paul City Council to build a variety of residential and commercial buildings on the lot. The vacant lot is located between McKnight Road, Highway 36, Third Street and South Avenue. The Gateway Trail bisects the lot into two parcels. Preliminary plans indicate the section south of the trail could be turned into townhomes, while the section north of it could be a mixture of apartment buildings, a self-storage facility and a coffee shop.

The North St. Paul City Council received an update on the development of the former Anchor Block property at an Aug. 8 special city council workshop.

Wed
08
Aug

International sex trafficking organization busted in Minnesota

Washington County Attorney’s Office charges four group leaders

 

Wed
08
Aug

Former North High School teacher passes away at age 89


Herbert King

Herbert “Herb” E. King, a former teacher and coach at North High School, died July 26. He was 89 years old.

Wed
08
Aug

Primary election voters to narrow field of candidates Aug. 14

It is almost time for the primary election, when area residents will have the chance to narrow down candidates for the general election. The votes cast Aug. 14 will determine who will be on the Nov. 6 ballots.

Wed
08
Aug

North St. Paul Police assist in underage sex sting


photos courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office / graphic courtesy Thomas Bonneville • Nearly 20 men, aged between 20 and 60 and from all over the metro area, were recently charged in Ramsey County for allegedly attempting to have sex with minors following a sting operation that brought the men to a North St. Paul apartment earlier this year.

Undercover investigations lead to charges against 19 men

Wed
01
Aug

Filing begins for school board and municipal seats

The candidate filing period for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 school board seats and for some Review-area cities’ postitions opened July 31 and runs through Aug. 14. 

Wed
01
Aug

42nd annual Huff n’ Puff Days swings into town


file photo • During the 2017 Lake Elmo Huff n’ Puff weekend, the Lake Elmo Fire Department hosted an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast complete with sausage patties, orange juice and coffee. A pancake breakfast will be offered again this year on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at Fire Station No. 1, across from Lions Park.

Lake Elmo is the place to be Aug. 9 to 12 for the annual Huff n’ Puff Days, which includes a four-day softball tournament, medallion hunt, pancake breakfast, children’s games and more. 

Wed
25
Jul

Free shuttles offered at Washington County Fair


submitted photo • Lake Elmo Rotarians Jackie and Ray Marshall posed by the club’s free shuttles before a volunteer shift at a past Washington County Fair. This year the shuttles will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug 5.

For the past eight years or so, the Lake Elmo Rotary Club has provided a free shuttle service at the Washington County Fair for those with mobility issues. 

Wed
25
Jul

New business opening in former Stargate space


Marjorie Otto/Review • Grocery & Nepali Kitchen, a family restaurant/grocery store, will soon open for business in the former location of Stargate Bar & Nightclub, near the corner of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. The building has been vacant since the city closed the nightclub in February 2017 after a chaotic shooting at the bar that injured five people.

Grocery & Nepali Kitchen setting up shop at Rice and Larpenteur 

 

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