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Tue
14
Jul

Little Canada and Shoreview still waiting on quiet zones

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 Owa
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.

Tue
14
Jul

Roseville Fire recognizes heros

On May 27, a semi-truck driver lost control of his rig in the southbound lane of Interstate 35W, swerved and struck a sign pole near County Road C.

Tue
14
Jul

Woody ‘dines’ at Snuffy’s

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)
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.”

Tue
14
Jul

West St. Paul awards Marie Avenue bid

Full street reconstruction along Marie Ave. in West St. Paul is back on track to take place this summer. (Jesse Poole/Review)
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.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side National Guard member helps rebuild in Croatia

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. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
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.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side Freedom Library growing, bustling

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.

Tue
14
Jul

Man robs Bremer Bank in Roseville, may be related to other crimes


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.

Sun
12
Jul

State reps call for railroad transparency

Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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

Sun
12
Jul

South-West Review people - published 7-12-15

Mark Westlake
Mark Westlake

Mark Westlake, physics teacher at Saint Thomas Academy, has been named the 2014-15 National Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association (AFA).

Wed
08
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

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

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