Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)
Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.
Roseville man to challenge Rep. McCollum
A Roseville man has filed paperwork to make a run for the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House.
Greg Ryan gave notice to the Federal Election Commission Jan. 14 he will run as a Republican against longtime incumbent DFL Rep. Betty McCollum.
Ryan did not return messages for comment before the Review's deadline.
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Ernest Atchison Jr. of St. Paul and Bradley Cook of North Branch were arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with a Maplewood home invasion that turned deadly on Nov. 7.
The North Metro Flex Academy is opening its doors this September for inaugural year. (file photo)
New charter school will be located in former Atrium building
This is National School Choice Week, and locally the new North Metro Flex Academy administrators are hoping parents of grade-schoolers will give their charter school a second look after the school failed to open as planned last September.
The grade school will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 30, for families in the area to learn more about its teachers and programs. The new school will be located in the former Atrium building at 2350 Helen St. in North St. Paul.
Suzy Tomlinson of Shoreview visits St. Anthony Park Library in St. Paul, bringing along her two children’s books and the teddy bear that inspired them. (submitted photo)
Suzy Tomlinson's bear books address 'troubles' younger kids encounter
Teddy isn't just a teddy bear, at least not in a local author's recent book series.
Sure, he's a little stuffed animal who talks, but Suzy Tomlinson of Shoreview created this bow-tied bear and his friend David, a little boy, in part to portray her relationship with her brother, David Dobis, who died of stomach cancer in 2002 at the age of 53.
Rainbow Foods in Shoreview, pictured here shortly after closing down in 2014, could soon be the home of Kowalski’s, according to officials, who are working to firm up plans for the new grocery store to settle at the corner of County Road 96 and Hodgson Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Kowalski’s looks to settle into Shoreview’s former Rainbow Foods
The former Rainbow Foods location at County Road 96 and Hodgson Road in Shoreview might soon be the home of a new grocery store.
According to Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Kowalski's is looking like a bright option for the 68,000-square-foot space built in the 1990s and left empty when Rainbow's parent company, the Milwaukee-based Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc., pulled out of the Twin Cities in July 2014.