Solomon Gustavo

Wed
12
Jun

St. Paul man shot in chest in Maplewood

Around midnight on June 4, a man was accidentally shot in the chest in the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. 

Wed
12
Jun

Author and memoirist mines tough reflection


Author and memoirist Gloria VanDemmeltraadt outside her Oakdale home with a title from her murder mystery fiction series. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Even when writing a memoir, there is a line. 

“I decided my kids didn’t need to know all of this,” says Gloria VanDemmeltraadt of her first book, “Musing and Munching,” a memoir on her life. 

Wed
12
Jun

Planting people


Solomon Gustavo/Review

People seed and tend to plants on 7th Avenue in North St. Paul.

Wed
12
Jun

Oakdale’s Summerfest is coming up


The Ted Bearth Grande Parade, named after the late Oakdale mayor and Washington County commissioner who helped found Summerfest, begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Geneva Avenue and 15th Street, traveling east on 15th and ending at City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N. (submitted photo)

The weather is nice, schools are closed and Oakdale’s kickoff of summer is just around the corner.

Tue
11
Jun

History Cruzer car show turns 25


It’s been 25 years of the Friday Night History Cruzer car show in North St. Paul, bringing classic cars in droves to East Seventh Avenue all summer. (file photo)

It’s been a quarter century of turning back the clock on East Seventh Avenue in North St. Paul. 

Mon
10
Jun

The life and times of a White Bear Ave. watchmaker


Bob Tuerk, the 79-year-old owner of House of Clocks on White Bear Avenue, has been on a nonstop grind since he was 14, and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Succession was not in the cards for House of Clocks. 

Wed
05
Jun

The life and times of a White Bear Avenue watchmaker


Bob Tuerk, the 79-year-old owner of House of Clocks on White Bear Avenue, has been on a nonstop grind since he was 14, and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Succession was not in the cards for House of Clocks. 

Wed
05
Jun

Maplewood backs pair of affordable housing projects


Without making any financial commitments, the City of Maplewood gave its support May 28 to a possible 60-unit affordable housing project where a funeral home currently stands at 1310 Frost Ave. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

City likes potential for 60-unit, 99-unit developments 

 

St. Paul development group JB Vang has been working with Maplewood city staffers on a potential 60-unit affordable housing project at 1310 Frost Ave. 

Wed
29
May

$2.7 million and 180 acres: Lake Elmo settles with 3M


Lake Jane in Lake Elmo. The city announced it reached a settlement to end its lawsuit against 3M over pollutants the company made that were found in Lake Elmo groundwater. (file photo)

After decades of contamination findings, lawsuits and finger-pointing, Lake Elmo and 3M have reached a resolution. 

Wed
29
May

Oakdale author’s knack for history unearths gangster hideout story


Oakdale author Betty Passick with her historical novel, “Gangster in our Midst.” (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Fairbank, Iowa, population 1,123, had a rumor so juicy it persisted for generations. 

People believed a gangster, Al Capone’s bookkeeper, Louie La Cava, relocated to the farmtown in the 1920s to hide out. 

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