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24
Nov

Man pleads guilty to assault in Roseville hit-and-run incident

A 52-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Wednesday to striking two Army recruiters with his vehicle in a Roseville parking lot.

Fri
22
Nov

Maplewood police hopes public can identify burglary suspect

The Maplewood Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect shown in a video prying a safe off a counter top at a senior-living facility in early November.
The male suspect stole a safe that contained various keys for room doors and storage cabinets at The Homestead at Maplewood, 1890 Sherren Ave., around 2 a.m. on Nov. 7.

Thu
21
Nov

Maplewood police close case against Oakdale priest

 

Nearly two years after a priest at an Oakdale Catholic church accepted a $120,000 check from an elderly man, the Maplewood Police Department ended the criminal investigation against him where no charges were ever filed.

Wed
20
Nov

NextGen to spruce up Lake Elmo with holiday tree lighting

Dana Bloyer will soon help her three children shop for Christmas ornaments that will hang on a community tree in downtown Lake Elmo this holiday season, and then be donated to a local youth program.
As a member of NextGen, a group of about a dozen twenty- to forty-somethings, she hopes to make downtown Lake Elmo sparkle with the city’s first community tree lighting event: Light Up Lake Elmo. It’s the new group’s first initiative.

Wed
20
Nov

Lake Elmo library digs into worm-made compost


Joni Fletty, who helps maintain a community garden at Retail Construction Services in Lake Elmo, recently taught kids at Lake Elmo Public Library about heirloom vegetables, such as dragon carrots (purple on the outside, yellow-orange on the inside) and black tomatoes (the color of a bad bruise). (submitted photo)

Worms devour and digest Ann Bucheck’s decomposing eggshells, fruit and vegetables at the Lake Elmo Public Library.
Bucheck, the library board’s program coordinator, launched a worm farm, cutely referred to as “Wormy Acres,” in collaboration with a kids’ health initiative and Retail Construction Services in Lake Elmo.

Wed
20
Nov

Judge rules Oakdale shooting suspect incompetent to stand trial, again

For the third time since March, Nhan Lap Tran, 34, of Oakdale has been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges for shooting at cars and causing the death of 9-year-old Devin Joseph Aryal in February.

Wed
20
Nov

Weaver Elementary student hit by SUV in Oakdale

A 5-year-old Maplewood boy is currently in fair condition after being hit by a SUV in the parking lot at a party facility in Oakdale the evening of Nov. 15.
Oakdale Police say the boy, identified by family members as Weaver Elementary kindergartener Jakob Schafer, was chasing a bouncy ball in the parking lot of Pump it Up, located at 7045 6th St., when a "dark SUV" hit him around 7:30 p.m.

Wed
20
Nov

New inclusive playground at Turtle Lake Elementary will be first of its kind in north metro


Turtle Lake Elementary has plans to build “A Playground for Everyone” this summer that has an inclusive design allowing kids, their parents and grandparents of all abilities the opportunity to play together. The playground will have ramps connecting all of its features and rubber tiles will replace wood chips on the ground, making it easy for kids and adults who rely on wheelchairs and walkers to get around the playground. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Fundraising is under way for Turtle Lake Elementary School’s new inclusive playground slated to open by next fall.
The planned 5,400-square-foot playground has been dubbed “A Playground for Everyone” and will replace the existing outdoor play area at the school.

Wed
20
Nov

Man who struck pregnant girlfriend with truck in Mounds View sentenced

A Coon Rapids man who admitted to purposely hitting his pregnant girlfriend with his truck in the Mermaid parking lot in Mounds View last spring has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.
In August, Jordan Zachary Knoff, 25, pled guilty to second-degree assault as part of a plea deal in Ramsey County District Court.

Wed
20
Nov

Local authors share the secrets of success


Local authors Meg Corrigan and Gloria VanDemmeltraadt are included in a recently released collection of stories entitled “Unlocking the Secrets of Success: Minnesota Women Share Tips and Strategies for Achieving Your Goals and Living Your Dreams.” (photo and video by Johanna Holub/Review staff)

One woman’s dream is another’s nightmare. But through it all, the Minnesota women featured in the recently released collection “Unlocking the Secrets of Success: Minnesota Women Share Tips and Strategies for Achieving Your Goals and Living Your Dreams” have persevered.
Joan Kennedy, 91, of New Brighton gathered the stories of 40 women working in a variety of professions to create a collection of success stories, ranging from tales of professional success to personal triumphs.

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