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Tue
19
Jan

Roseville-Little Canada area people - published 1/19/16

Retiring Roseville building codes coordinator Don Munson (submitted photo)
Retiring Roseville building codes coordinator Don Munson (submitted photo)

Roseville's longtime building codes coordinator, Don Munson, is retiring after nearly 20 years of working for the city on Jan. 20.

Tue
19
Jan

Falcon Heights swears in new council members, incumbents

The ISD 623 School Board: Erin Azer, Mike Boguszewski, Todd Anderson, Frank Shaw, Mark Traynor and Kitty Gogins. (submitted photo)
The ISD 623 School Board: Erin Azer, Mike Boguszewski, Todd Anderson, Frank Shaw, Mark Traynor and Kitty Gogins. (submitted photo)

ISD 623 welcomes incumbent, two newbies
The Falcon Heights City Council started its first meeting of the new year off with a breezy tone as it swore in two incumbent members and two brand new council members Jan. 13.
Mayor Peter Lindstrom took the oath of office for his third term in the position and council member Joe Brown Thunder was sworn in for his first full term on the council. Brown Thunder began his career on the council in October 2014 as an appointee.

Sun
17
Jan

Kitty saved from tree

A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)
A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)

Firefighters block Minnehaha to prevent cat-sicle

On a particularly frigid January day, a small, 6-month-old gray tabby cat named Foxy was inspired to escape out the front door of its home in the 900 block of Minnehaha Avenue.

Sun
17
Jan

Dakota County Commissioner to retire

Nancy Schouweiler
Nancy Schouweiler

Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota County commissioner for District 4 and current board chair, announced she will retire from the Dakota County Board when her term expires at the end of 2016.

Sun
17
Jan

Long-time Dakota County manager announces retirement

Brandt Richardson
Brandt Richardson

Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, has announced he will retire in May 2016. 

Sun
17
Jan

District 197 chairman retires

At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)
At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)

After eight busy years, Mark Spurr retired from the District 197 School Board.

Spurr served two terms on the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board, starting in 2008, and chaired his last meeting on Dec. 21.

Sun
17
Jan

East Side, you’ll be missed

Patrick Larkin
Patrick Larkin

East Side Review readers: I am quite sad to be announcing that I will be moving on from the East Side Review, after three years of dutiful service.

Sun
17
Jan

Grand jury: Tolkinen’s death justified use of police deadly force

Shots took down heavily armed, drunken man with mental health issues
A Ramsey County grand jury has found that two St. Paul police officers will face no charges after shooting a man to death during a tense standoff at his rental house on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue last March.
“The Grand Jury determined that probable cause did not exist to charge either Saint Paul police officer with a crime,” a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office reads. 

Sun
17
Jan

Young Mentors Group cuts to the chase with black Twin Cities cop

How do you act when confronted by a cop? How do police think of their job since police brutality has become such a hot topic? Do police treat black teens fairly?

Sun
17
Jan

Six Dayton’s Bluff properties get six months of air

Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)
Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)

Jane Prince helps broker deal
In her first week on the job, Ward 7's new council person, Jane Prince, has already helped cut a deal to give six properties in Dayton's Bluff's historic district a fighting chance.
The solution, she said, was simple: get the interested parties together for an in-person discussion.

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