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Maplewood man charged in beating death of child

Leb Mike Meak
Leb Mike Meak

Signs of sexual contact allegedly found on 18-month-old

The afternoon of Friday, Feb. 13, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office charged Leb Mike Meak with murder in the second-degree in connection with the Feb. 12 beating death of an 18-month-old girl under his care at his home in Maplewood.

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13
Feb

Roseville: Police need help in armed-robbery IDs


Suspect 1 (Photo courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)

Roseville Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who robbed the Best Buy Mobile store in Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. One of the suspects was armed with a pistol.

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13
Feb

Sheriff’s office renews agreements with communities for CodeRED program

The Washington County Board of Commissioners authorized the sheriff’s office to enter into 31 joint powers agreements with communities throughout the county to provide CodeRED service, the mass emergency notification system the county uses.

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13
Feb

Hmong talk about an elephant in the room

St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
 
Fri
13
Feb

A new face in the newsroom

Erin Hinrichs
Erin Hinrichs

I joined the Lillie News team at the beginning of December and probably already know the cities of Maplewood and North St. Paul better than I knew my hometown.

Fri
13
Feb

New Brighton seeks candidates to serve on municipal commissions

The city of New Brighton is seeking residents interested in becoming more involved in their community by serving on one of the city's five municipal advisory commissions.

Fri
13
Feb

Area students gaduate

These area students graduated from various colleges and universities:

Bethel University

Thu
12
Feb

Police: baby's death may be homicide

Mother's boyfriend being held, autopsy planned

At 11:03 Thursday morning, Maplewood police and fire responders were called to a home where a baby was reportedly not breathing.

Thu
12
Feb

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial construction to begin this spring

The memorial design resembles the American flag and features a granite greeter monument, cut into the shape of Minnesota, along with a remembrance wall. (submitted graphic)
The memorial design resembles the American flag and features a granite greeter monument, cut into the shape of Minnesota, along with a remembrance wall. (submitted graphic)

On Thursday, two local Vietnam veterans, along with a city council member and local historian, undertook a mission far less risky than those faced by soldiers in combat.

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12
Feb

Maplewood library planners, patrons hope new coffee shop stays

Kumpon Boonwong, co-owner of Cafe’ine, attends to a customer on a Friday afternoon. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Kumpon Boonwong, co-owner of Cafe’ine, attends to a customer on a Friday afternoon. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

There's plenty of foot traffic at the Maplewood library.

More than 350,000 visitors walked through its doors in 2014, says deputy director for Ramsey County libraries Sandy Walsh, making it the second busiest location in the Ramsey County library system.

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