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Tue
29
Aug

Man shot by clerk in Inver Grove Heights robbery is charged

He remains in the hospital

A 32-year-old Crystal man has been charged in connection with an Aug. 17 armed robbery of an Inver Grove Heights Verizon store, during which he was shot by the store clerk.

Tue
29
Aug

Construction completed in downtown Lake Elmo


Lake Elmo City Council member Christine Nelson, left center; Mayor Mike Pearson, center; and Washington County Commissioner Gary Kriesel, right center, cut the ribbon for a revitalized downtown area Aug. 21, while John and Chris Schilitz, owners of Lake Elmo Inn & Event Center held the left side of the ribbon and Wayne Sandberg, Washington County engineer and deputy public works director, held the right side. photo courtesy of the Washington County public works department

A ribbon cutting was held in downtown Lake Elmo the morning of Aug. 21 to mark the end of a five-year construction project to revitalize the downtown area. 

Tue
29
Aug

Oakdale company aims to keep kids safe with reflective strips


Reflective material can be applied to items children already wear to school, helping them be seen more easily by motorists. Halloween presents an opportunity for parents to get creative with how they incorporate reflective material on their children’s clothes. Submitted photos

As summer comes to a close and excitement builds for the coming school year, parents and children are making back-to-school shopping lists and planning their trips to the store. In addition to the No.

Mon
28
Aug

North St. Paul police warn residents to lock their vehicles

Numerous unlocked vehicles burglarized

North St. Paul has been experiencing burglaries of unlocked vehicles during the past few weeks. 

Mon
28
Aug

Roseville officers patrolling park and ride neighborhoods during State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is fun for nearly all, but the annual 12-day event can also mean an influx of people into communities near the fairgrounds, bringing with them some inconveniences.

Mon
28
Aug

New Brighton considers police body-worn cameras


An August survey put out by the City of New Brighton and its department of public safety found strong public support for the city’s police officers to wear body-worn cameras. The city’s Public Safety Commission is set to discuss body cameras next month, and the commission’s findings will be sent on to the city council. file photo

Strapping body-worn cameras to police officers has been contemplated, studied and debated by many. Minneapolis is just one of hundreds of cities around the nation — from Alaska to Florida — that has already implemented such a program.

Mon
28
Aug

Brever resigns from St. Anthony City Council


Bonnie Brever

At the beginning of St. Anthony Village’s most recent city council meeting, the mayor and council members accepted the resignation of council member Bonnie Brever, who was not at the Aug. 22 meeting. 

Sun
27
Aug

Dispatch from the dark side

A pilgrimage to view the total solar eclipse

 

Sun
27
Aug

Work on Snelling Avenue put on pause for State Fair


With the Minnesota State Fair running Aug. 24 through Sept. 4, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has halted work on Snelling Avenue near the fairgrounds and all lanes and ramps in the area are open through the duration of the fair. courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation

It’s not every year that the Great Minnesota Get-Together means some potential relief from traffic congestion, but this year might be different.

Sun
27
Aug

Johnson High School students take on menthol tobacco


Johnson High School students PaChia Xiong, PaDer Yang, Nouchi Vang, Xai Sarah Lee, Shaun Vang and group leader Tou Thai Lee have been going out into the community this summer to educate people about the dangers of menthol cigarettes. submitted photo

A group of Johnson High School students has been busy this summer. They’ve been going out into their community to educate neighbors about the dangers of menthol cigarettes.

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