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Fri
24
Jan

Police chase ends with officer shooting tire

Burglary suspect Noah Erickson, 28, of North St. Paul was arrested after driving erratically on Wednesday, Jan. 22, around 4 p.m.
Woodbury police officers reportedly followed Erickson into the East Side's Payne-Phalen neighborhood while investigating a Woodbury burglary, but before they could make contact with him, they said he began driving erratically.

Fri
24
Jan

Roseville PD issues crime alert for mail thefts

Crime alert: The Roseville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a series of recent mail thefts in Roseville and Woodbury.

 

Wed
22
Jan

Two treated following N.B. apartment fire

Two people were treated at an area hospital for minor smoke inhalation in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 following a second floor apartment fire in the 1000 block of West County Road D in New Brighton.
Six chilly building occupants, unable to escape due to heavy smoke, were removed from upper level balconies by St. Anthony and Roseville firefighters.

Wed
22
Jan

New Brighton authorizes contract with APi

The New Brighton City Council authorized a contract for private redevelopment with APi Group for an office expansion project in the New Brighton Exchange at its Jan. 14 council meeting.
APi Group is a Minnesota based parent company to 40 fire protection, industrial and specialty construction companies located throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The company’s headquarters have been in the New Brighton Exchange site since 2007, but they are a growing company in need of more space.

Wed
22
Jan

Dayton’s bonding proposal funds road improvements at TCAAP


Gov. Mark Dayton has included $29 million in state funding as part of his proposed bonding bill for road improvements around TCAAP, including a new bridge on County Road 96 over I-35W and a new interchange at County Road H and I-35W. (graphic courtesy of Google Maps)

Last week Gov. Mark Dayton introduced a nearly $1 billion bonding proposal that includes $29 million to revamp roadways near the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills.
The $986 million bonding bill would be used to fund many other infrastructure projects across the state. In a written statement, Dayton said the bill would “help address many of the state’s critical infrastructure needs, while strengthening Minnesota’s economy and getting people back to work.”

Wed
22
Jan

Number of North St. Paul businesses caught selling alcohol to a minor jumps

An uptick over recent years, five North St. Paul businesses were caught selling alcohol to a minor during the police department’s regular compliance checks in 2013, and one store, 9 Dragons Liquor, will soon experience a five-day suspension of its license.

Wed
22
Jan

Oakdale AmericInn may soon become senior housing


AmericInn Lodge and Suites is located at 6630 Hudson Blvd. in Oakdale. (Linda Baumister/Review)

The AmericInn building in Oakdale could soon have a new clientele: seniors.
Oakdale City Council members heard plans to convert the hotel at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94, into an assisted living facility at their Jan. 14 meeting.

Wed
22
Jan

Lake Elmo Public Library restores digital access cut by county


Lake Elmo Library is rolling out multiple e-book services, while the library board explores offering $80,000 to restore city patrons’ access to Washington County’s digital library. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The Lake Elmo Public Library plans to roll out e-book services in the next couple of months, while exploring an offer to possibly pay Washington County $80,000 to restore city patrons’ access to its digital library.  
City officials also hope to rebuild the relationship between the city and county that’s “deteriorated” in the past couple of years as the county reduced library services in Lake Elmo.

Wed
22
Jan

Ex-sheriff’s deputy sentenced for misconduct, drug possession

Former Washington County sheriff’s deputy Ricky Gruber, 44, of Oakdale was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of felony drug possession and misconduct of a public officer.
Gruber pleaded not guilty to the charges after being caught on camera in February 2013 illicitly accessing and stealing prescription pills from the Washington County drug disposal bin.

Tue
21
Jan

Heavy equipment breaks through ice while dredging Maplewood pond


A skid loader, which was being used to dredge Wicklanders Pond near the Maplewood Community Center, broke through the ice and sunk front-first into the muck on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20. The project crew chained two other vehicles to the excavating machine to yank it out later that day, according to city staff, and the engine wasn't damaged. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

A skid loader broke through the ice and sunk halfway into the muck being dredged from a pond near the Maplewood Community Center on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20.
A tow truck that idled on Van Dyke Street for a while wasn't what pulled it out. Instead, the project crew chained two mini backhoes to the heavy machinery and yanked it from slush-covered Wicklanders Pond, according to Michael Thompson, the Maplewood public works director.

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