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Feb

Getting to know Paul Reinke


Paul Reinke, a longtime Oakdale city council member who oversaw many developments including the Oakdale Discovery Center, is now the mayor of Oakdale.

A closer look at Oakdale’s appointed mayor

Wed
22
Feb

Culture is celebrated in District 622 schools


The Fireflies Hmong Dance Group performed during the Eagle Point Elementary School Culture Fair Feb. 2.
Tue
21
Feb

Case of officer who killed Philando Castile to proceed to trial


Jeronimo Yanez

Despite defense attorneys’ efforts last week to have a judge dismiss the criminal charges against their client, St.

Tue
21
Feb

Right of spring: Ramsey County announces 2017 road projects


Ramsey County announced six county road projects for 2017 that will take place in the area. 1: Resurfacing a 4,500-foot stretch of Cleveland Avenue; the road will go from four lanes to three. 2: Resurfacing of 3,600 feet of County Road B with the addition of bike lanes. 3: Installation of traffic signals and new lane striping at County Road B2 and Snelling Avenue. 4: Installation of sidewalks on Larpenteur Avenue along Tamarack Park. 5: New turn lanes at the intersection of Snelling and Larpenter Avenues. 6: Railway crossing work on Victoria Street just north of County Road C.

As temperatures more typical of April may be signaling an early spring, there are more familiar signs the end of winter nears: Ramsey County announced its slate of road projects for 2017.

Tue
21
Feb

Police arrest man wanted for murder for role in Roseville overdose


Victor Wayne Lynch

Days after he was charged with murder for his alleged role in an overdose death at a Roseville motel last year, Victor Wayne Lynch was arrested without incident in Circle Pines.

Mon
20
Feb

More charges filed against South St. Paul teacher


Melanie Sue Parkin

After having charges filed against her in connection with a Woodbury Walgreens robbery, Melanie Sue Parkin of South St. Paul is facing additional charges for similar robberies involving prescription painkillers.

Sun
19
Feb

Merrick Community Services finds a new home


Merrick Community Services will lease 15,000 square feet within Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, located at 1669 Arcade St.

Gustavus Adolphus church is leasing space to social services agency

After 10 years of searching, Merrick Community Services has found a new permanent home on the northern edge of the East Side. 

Sun
19
Feb

Sanneh Foundation receives $600,000, plans to expand programming

The Sanneh Foundation, which is based out of the Conway Recreation Center on the East Side, recently announced it has received $600,000 in grants from the Otto Bremer Trust.

Sun
19
Feb

Assisted living project in limbo


While the St. Paul Zoning Committee rejected to rezone the vacant lot at 1475 Ames Ave. (arrow), a future assisted living facility project may be saved a land swap with the city. The city owns a vacant lot along Magnolia Avenue (black circle).

Possible land swap with city could save project

Plans for an assisted living home at 1475 Ames Ave. have been put on hold after neighbors expressed concerns about increased traffic along the narrow street.

Sun
19
Feb

Just barely a ‘Freeze Fest’


Jolie Yang is ready for her just-made pudgy pie, an apple-filled cinnamon bread dessert cooked over a fire.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, families spent an unusually warm winter afternoon out on the ice at Lake Phalen for the annual Phalen Freeze Fest.

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