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Lake Elmo Park Reserve will be site of deer harvest in November

A shotgun deer harvest in Lake Elmo Park Reserve (LEPR) will be conducted the first and second weekends in November to remove up to 80 deer from the park.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved the harvest July 21.

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29
Jul

It’s time for Huff n’ Puff Days

Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)
Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson beats the throw at first base during last year’s city of Lake Elmo vs. Lake Elmo Jaycees highlight game at Huff n’ Puff Days. (Linda Baumeister/file photo)

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but the dog days of summer are upon us and a favorite time-honored tradition in Lake Elmo is right around the corner.

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29
Jul

HHW collection site on the move

If area residents are still spring-cleaning — or just discovering more “treasures” hidden in the garage — the Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection site may be headed your way.

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Jul

Fix-It Clinics looking for skilled volunteers

Ramsey County residents with damaged household and electrical items can receive free help repairing them at new monthly Fix-It Clinics.

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29
Jul

Aug. 2 open house offered at Bruentrup

The public is invited to a free open house at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 E. County Road D, Maplewood, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

Parking is available in a special lot just east of the farm.

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29
Jul

Take a tour of Ramsey County Courthouse

Art Deco from its 21-story exterior to the soaring spaces inside, the Ramsey County Courthouse is a work of art as well as a historic courthouse. (submitted photo)
Art Deco from its 21-story exterior to the soaring spaces inside, the Ramsey County Courthouse is a work of art as well as a historic courthouse. (submitted photo)

The Ramsey County Court House is a 21-story monument to high-rise architecture, and was completed and dedicated in 1932.

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29
Jul

Maplewood primary election polls open Aug. 11

Five candidate vie for two council seats
With summer still in full swing, the upcoming Maplewood primary election will narrow down the council member candidate pool from five candidates to four for the Nov. 3 general election.
Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both finish their four-year terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.

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29
Jul

Feathers fly as chicken owner heads to court

Sheila, a black australorp hen, rests while her owners, the Blomquist family, tend to the garden and chicken coop. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sheila, a black australorp hen, rests while her owners, the Blomquist family, tend to the garden and chicken coop. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

‘Therapy chickens’ create city-neighborhood divide
Nancy Blomquist, 57, and her husband, Joe, 52, started out raising chickens at their Maplewood residence to serve as therapy pets for their children with developmental disabilities.
"We decide to raise chickens for [our children] so they would have an avenue for building confidence, responsibility," Nancy says.
They adorned the inside of the coop, where the hens lay their eggs, with framed photos and trinkets. The run area is beautified with hanging flowers and garden statues.
But what began as a calming backyard project has turned into an emotionally-charged legal battle with the city.

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Jul

Southeast Minneapolis ‘dive bar’ to expand into St. Anthony

St. Anthony’s former IHOP, vacant since October, will soon officially become The Unofficial.(Photo courtesy of Jackie Fitzcollins)
St. Anthony’s former IHOP, vacant since October, will soon officially become The Unofficial.(Photo courtesy of Jackie Fitzcollins)

What do you get when you combine a dive bar and a closed IHOP building? You get The Unofficial, which will soon be St. Anthony’s newest bar and grill.

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Jul

Shoreview holds belated groundbreaking for water treatment plant

Mayor Sandy Martin along with council members Cory Springhorn, Terry Quigley, Ady Wickstrom and Emy Johnson turn some dirt in what Martin called a “symbolic way.” (courtesy of the City of Shoreview)
Mayor Sandy Martin along with council members Cory Springhorn, Terry Quigley, Ady Wickstrom and Emy Johnson turn some dirt in what Martin called a “symbolic way.” (courtesy of the City of Shoreview)

Construction on Shoreview's largest single investment may have started several weeks ago, but that didn’t stop city council members from doing a little bit of digging at the project's site to mark its start.

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