Little Canada and Shoreview are still waiting on the Canadian Pacific Railroad to improve rail crossings in the cities to make them quiet zones so that crossing trains can silence their horns. The state set aside some $2 million for the work, which is now likely to be completed by early 2016. A 2.5-mile stretch of track and eight crossings are targeted; all the crossings must become quiet zones because train horns can carry long distances. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)
Nearly two months after Shoreview and Little Canada finalized agreements with Canadian Pacific Railroad for train quiet zones, a timeline for the completion of the zones is still up in the air.
Snuffy’s Malt Shop owner Mike Mueller says the photo of him and Woody Harrelson that he posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, shot during the filming of “Wilson,” has garnered quite a response. As of the Review’s deadline, it had been shared nearly 500 times and liked more than 2,200 times, having been viewed nearly 50,000 times. (submitted photo)
Roseville malt shop hosts Hollywood production
It’s not often that a strip mall off Larpenteur and Lexington avenues in Roseville makes like a Hollywood studio backlot, but on June 23, that’s exactly what happened.
At around 6 a.m. that Tuesday, Snuffy’s Malt Shop owner Mike Mueller ushered in a production crew working on a film called “Wilson.”
Full street reconstruction along Marie Ave. in West St. Paul is back on track to take place this summer. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Project marred by ethics debate
Despite roughly a month-long delay, full street reconstruction along Marie Avenue — from Charlton Street to Livingston Avenue — will begin this summer.
Following a contentious vote to rebid the project, the West St. Paul city council awarded the bid to Danner Inc. at a special meeting June 29. The council voted 5-1 in support of the $1,828,908 bid from Danner Inc., with council member Jenny Halverson dissenting and several reluctant supporters criticizing the bidding process.
East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
As it’s been sunny and humid here in the Midwest, so too has it been in Racinovci, Croatia, reports East Sider Blong Kong, 21.
Bountiful books, plenty of programming fill the unique building Things are coming along at the East Side Freedom Library, the Carnegie library building that was the Arlington Hills Library and a part of the St. Paul Public Library system for decades. For one, it's got a new roof, and grants coming in helping the organization get a foothold. With books on the shelves, people in the building, and a variety of programs happening out of the facility, it's taking on some of the life that its co-founder Peter Rachleff imagined it would have.
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The suspect in the Roseville Bremer bank robbery as seen on surveillance footage at the bank, wearing what appears to be a Pizza Hut ball cap. The same man is suspected of stealing a Pizza Hut delivery driver's car in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the night before the robbery. (photos courtesy of Roseville Police Department)
Police say bank robbery is a part of “crime spree” A man robbed a Bremer Bank in Roseville the morning of July 11 and investigators said this could be the culmination of a multi-state and multi-city string of crimes. The man is still at large.
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Meeting at the edge of a the parking lot at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where railroad tracks are in plain view just a few hundred feet away, some Minnesota state legislators and local government officials called for greater transparen
After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she's done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense