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Beecroft sentencing delayed until August

Sentencing for Nicole Beecroft has been moved a second time and is now scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 in Washington County Court. Washington County Judge John Hoffman convicted Beecroft, 24, of Oakdale of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her newborn daughter in September 2013.
“I apologize. We have had some complications as to if we can proceed with sentencing today,” Hoffman said at the scheduled sentencing Monday, May 14.

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May

No parking, no problem?


The vacant building at 871 Payne Ave. could be bringing in a new tenant, a pre-paid cell phone store, if the building owner gets his way. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Prospective cell phone storefront looks to skip parking requirement
Steve Rorem, a real estate investor based in Eden Prairie, wants to dodge the Payne Avenue parking bullet.
In order to bring in a tenant to the former furniture warehouse at 871 Payne Ave., he has to convince the St. Paul Board of Zoning Appeals to give him a variance on the property.

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May

Rainbow on Arcade to become Cub Foods


The Rainbow Foods on Arcade Street will become a Cub Foods within the next 60 days. The store was bought by Twin Cities-based SuperValu Foods. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

 Roundy’s is jumping ship on the Minnesota grocery market, the company announced May 7.
The company, which owns the local Rainbow Foods stores, cites a tough economy and a competitive local grocery market as reasons for the exit, according to a press release.
As a result, the Rainbow Foods grocery store at 892 Arcade St. will be bought by Twin Cities-based SuperValu Foods in the next 60 days, and the East Side will have a third Cub Foods.

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May

It’s shovels and dirt for Metro State parking ramp


Construction on the long-awaited parking ramp at Metropolitan State University started on Tuesday, May 6. A groundbreaking celebration was held Friday, May 2, where school officials and the St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman toted the project as a sign of growth for the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

For a project that’s been in planning stages for three years, it’s a relief to the staff at Metropolitan State University to see construction begin.
Work crews at Metropolitan State University started building a 760-stall parking ramp on Tuesday, May 6, and should begin work on a new student center next door in June.
“We’re just pleased we’re underway,” said Dan Hambrock, associate vice president of the school, who’s been bustling around campus toting blueprints and coordinating the projects.

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May

Future of Inver Grove Heights Rainbow Foods in jeopardy


The Rainbow Foods Location in Inver Grove Heights remains unsold by Roundy’s, Inc. It’s future is uncertain, while 10 other locations have been bought by SuperValu, and will become Cub Foods stores. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Some stores’ll be Cub Foods, others unclaimed
Rainbow Foods is leaving Minnesota, for the most part.
SuperValu, Inc., will purchase 10 Rainbow Foods locations, and turn them into Cub Foods stores. Six locations, including one in West St. Paul, will still be Rainbow Foods, but under new ownership.

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May

Both District 197 referendum questions fail


District 197 Superintendent Nancy Allen-Mastro presented information April 22 on why the schools were asking for additional funding, a request voters rejected May 6. The school board voted unanimously in February to put the two questions on the ballot in a special election. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

District 197 voters recently struck down a two-part referendum aimed at increasing technology funding and upgrading facilities at West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools.
The two questions that failed on the May 6 ballot asked voters to:

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May

Inver Grove Heights school board selects new leader

The Inver Grove Heights Community Schools Board of Education recently selected the district’s next superintendent.
David W. Bernhardson, an assistant superintendent at South Washington County Public Schools and past Inver Grove Heights principal, will start in the district’s top spot July 1.

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May

Murder charges filed against husband, wife in New Brighton shooting


Plastic deer and lawn ornaments decorated the victims' property. The victims allegedly had a deer feeder in their yard, and the animals passed through Zumberge's backyard from a wooded area near the Rice Creek Trail walking path. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

On Wednesday, May 7, the Ramsey County attorney's office charged Neal Zumberge with one count of second-degree murder, which has a maximum sentence of 40 years, and one count of second-degree attempted murder, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His wife, Paula Zumberge, 50, was charged the next day with aiding and abetting those crimes, and faces the same sentencing guidelines.
In a statement, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi called the shooting "senseless and tragic," adding that the investigation is currently ongoing.

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08
May

St. Anthony’s people make the difference in keeping community strong

Architect Mechanical: strength to help out

The story of Architect Mechanical, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year for 2014, as its president and founder Pat Niccum tells it, began humbly, and on wheels.
“I think we started 16 years ago with just two guys in a van,” Niccum says, adding that he first started the company with his brother-in-law. “We went with the ethic that if you do what you say you’re going to do and get lucky along the way, things will work out.” Read More...

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.

So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Read More...

 

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May

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy


Julianne Hunter accepts her Villager of the Year award April 24 at Jax Cafe. The award was established in 1991 by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce to recognize a resident who has made outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life in St. Anthony. (Samara Bilyeu-Anderson/Bulletin)

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.
So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

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