Stephanie Lasch was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport the morning of April 10, while trying to flee the country to China. She was charged with felony identity theft the folowing day. (submitted photo)
Stephanie Rae Lasch, 35, of East Bethel was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at approximately 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 10, just minutes before a plane she and her husband were on departed for China.
She was transported by police to the Anoka County Jail and charged with felony identity theft the following day.
If the Lake Elmo City Council approves a new ordinance next month, residents with 10-acre lots will be able to rent out their properties for marriage ceremonies.
The Lake Elmo Planning Commission voted last week to recommend passage of an ordinance that would allow commercial venues for the exchanging of wedding vows, but not for hosting receptions.
Oakdale City Council members unanimously approved a conditional use permit to operate an assisted living facility at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94 and east of Tanners Lake. The AmericInn hotel currently occupies the property.
A representative from the hotel could not be reached for comment.
FamilyMeans will be expanding on site near the Cimarron Park Golf Course clubhouse. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
FamilyMeans will have a brand new building to house its after-school and summer youth programs at its Lake Elmo location next year.
On Tuesday, April 1, the Lake Elmo City Council approved an amendment to the conditional use permit for the Cimarron Manufactured Home Park, allowing for the construction of a new youth center.
Becky Hunt, founder of Cakes From Grace, an organization dedicated to raising the awareness of congenital heart defects, loves whipping up cakes for such families. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In October 2012, Becky Hunt made a difficult decision: to quit her corporate job to care for her 2-month-old daughter, Gracia, who was born with a severe congenital heart defect.
Gracia, affectionately known as Gracie, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome -- a condition where the left ventricle of the heart does not develop properly, so the left side of the heart can’t pump blood to the rest of the body.
Around 50 St. Anthony Village High School students slept outside the school in tents and cardboard boxes last Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise money for the Bridge for Youth organization, which helps homeless teens through a variety of programs. (Submitted photo)
Nearly 50 St. Anthony Village High School students participated in a “sleep out” Friday, March 28, to raise awareness of homelessness in the local area and to raise money for the cause.
Peter Reyes, Jr. will start his judgeship on the Minnesota Court of Appeals next week. Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on any appellate court in Minnesota. (submitted photo)
Peter Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on the court
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Peter Reyes, Jr. as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals last month. Reyes, along with District Court Judge Denise Reilly of Long Lake, Minn., were appointed to fill two at-large seats on the court following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri Stoneburner on April 1.
The Mounds View School Board approved the proposed contract between the district and the Paraprofessional Union of School Services Employees, Local 282 at its Tuesday, March 11 board meeting.
Amy Jo Johnson, District 621 employee relations and benefits manager, said the district had met with union members on seven separate occasions and she recommended that the board approve the contract as ratified by the paraprofessional union on Feb. 27.
A crowd gathered at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville last year to learn how maple syrup is made. (submitted photo)
If you have ever wondered how the watery sap from maple trees becomes the sweet, thick syrup you pour over your pancakes and waffles, this weekend’s your chance to find out.
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville is hosting its annual “It’s Tapping Time!” event on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.