Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
15
Feb

North teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year


Stephanee Goeken

North High School’s Stephanee Goeken, 39, is among 132 nominees for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Goeken is a student support specialist and has been a faculty member at North High since 2005. 

Wed
15
Feb

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell plans to leave his position


Paul Schnell

Near the beginning of February, Paul Schnell, 55, Maplewood’s public safety director and police chief, told city officials of his plans to retire from his position. 

Wed
08
Feb

Lake Elmo fires Cathy Bendel

Finance director had just received pay raise & national award

The Lake Elmo City Council held a special mid-afternoon meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, to discuss the employment of finance director Cathy Bendel. 

Wed
08
Feb

Garry Insurancecenter employee pleads guilty to wire fraud


John William Rowan

John Rowan admits to stealing $1.2 million

Wed
08
Feb

The needs of divergent populations clash in Maplewood


A short term mental health treatment facility is looking to use space at 2715 Upper Afton Road in Maplewood, across the street from Carver Elementary.

City council faces controversial decision in February

Thu
02
Feb

Garry Insurancecenter employee pleads guilty to wire fraud


Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

John Rowan admits to stealing $1.2 million

Wed
01
Feb

Harold Carver, businessman and last great-grandchild of early Maplewood settler, dies


On July 30, 2016, Harold Carver celebrated his 95th birthday at Red Rock Senior Living in Woodbury. He enjoyed his day surrounded by family and friends, and even shared a dance with his youngest daughter, Viktoria Carver.

On Jan. 17, Harold Carver passed away peacefully at Red Rock Senior Living in Woodbury, surrounded by many family members. He lived to be 95-years-old. 

Wed
01
Feb

‘Into the Woods’ comes onto the Tartan stage


Tartan students rehearse for their upcoming Feb. 2 through Feb. 5 production of “Into the Woods.” A baker and his wife, played by Cody Arend and Mattie Albrecht, wish to have a child, but learn of a witch’s curse. The witch is played by Brooke Hafner. Meanwhile there is also Jack’s mother, played by Chaela Antonio, and Jack, played by Ethan Yang, who wish their cow would give milk.

This past autumn Tartan High School theater students charmed audiences with their musical performance of “The Little Mermaid.” Now they are back with another musical that features a few cherished characters in an imaginative retelling of popular f

Tue
31
Jan

North St. Paul Holiday station robbed at gunpoint


An armed man wearing a clown mask and a dark jacket robbed a North St. Paul gas station on Jan. 31. 

A man wearing a creepy clown mask pointed a silver revolver at a clerk's head and robbed a Holiday Station Store around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to North St. Paul police. 

Wed
25
Jan

Oakdale police sergeant caught drinking and driving


Rolf Hagland

Sentenced to probation after guilty plea

Oakdale Police Patrol Sgt. Rolf Hagland, 46, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor charge, in Washington County Court Jan. 18.

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