News

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May

Mark Mauer gets probation in prostitution solicitation case

Charge will be dismissed if former Hill-Murray coach meets conditions

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01
May

St. Anthony’s Scott Swanson awarded Villager of the Year


Scott Swanson

The St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce honored Scott Swanson by presenting him with the Villager of the Year Award at the annual chamber meeting on Thursday, April 18 at Jax Café in Minneapolis.

Wed
01
May

Two longtime Mounds View orchestra directors to retire


John Madura is retiring after 44 years as Orchestra Director at Mounds View High School.

Irondale and Edgewood Orchestra Director Deb Sittko us also retiring after a lengthy career in the district.

John Madura and the Mounds View High School Orchestra in Salzburg, Austria in March, 2013. The group is posing on the stairs where the song “Doe a Deer” from the Sound of Music was filmed.

Deb Sittko with the Irondale Orchestra in front of the Duomo in Milan, Italy in March, 2011.

John Madura and Deb Sittko have over 65 years of combined experience leading orchestra programs in the Mounds View Public School District.

Wed
01
May

Maplewood couple in ‘putrid’ house gets probation


In early February, a dumpster stood outside a garbage-filled structure on County Rd. B which neighbors say was apparently turned into a rental unit. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Clayton S. Johnson. Rebecca L. Koecher

No-contact order with young son cancelled

Wed
01
May

Appeal denied for Oakdale man convicted of 2010 murder

The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Dao Xiong, of Oakdale, who was convicted of murdering a man during a carjacking in September of 2010.

Wed
01
May

North students up to ‘Below Sea Level’ creative challenge


Teacher Peg Sorensen and the Northern Lights Show Choir movements are reflected in the choir room mirror during class. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

North High’s Brandon Cayefano, left, and Jack Bonko wrote the script and are directing the acting in the Northern Lights Show Choir Extravaganza “Below Sea Level.”

Your assignment: to come up with a plot for a musical revue.
Sound easy? Well, consider you have to work in songs as diverse as “Matchmaker” from “Fiddler on the Roof;” “SOS,” the 1970s ABBA hit; the ‘80s rocker “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” and even a Beyoncé medley, just to name a few.
Fortunately for audiences, North High Show Choir performers Jack Bonko and Brandon Cayetano were up to the challenge.

Wed
01
May

Fond ‘Memories’


Gloria VanDemmeltraadt will release her new book, “Memories of Lake Elmo,” on May 1. (submitted photo)

Most people would not consider two years’ worth of arduous research a fun task, but an Oakdale author has taken on the challenge in order to satisfy her fascination with Lake Elmo’s colorful history.
Gloria VanDemmeltraadt began looking into the city’s past in September 2011. Little did she know the research she was doing would amount to several hundreds of hours poring over old newspaper clippings and vintage photos, as well as conducting personal interviews with longtime residents.

Wed
01
May

Tartan Crossing courts major developer


Tartan Crossing is ready for new development. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

City officials listened intently at an April 23 Oakdale City Council workshop as developers outlined plans for a proposed assisted living facility at Tartan Crossing.
The Waters Senior Living, a company that develops, owns and operates senior housing complexes in Minnesota, has proposed the $16 million facility, “The Waters of Oakdale,” to be located on a 3.2-acre piece of now-vacant land.

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01
May

Savona housing development’s environmental assessment worksheet available for public review

The environmental assessment worksheet for the Savona residential development, which is proposed in the southern part of Lake Elmo, between Tenth Street North (County Highway 10) and Hudson Boulevard and directly west of Keats Avenue (County Highway 19), is now available to the public.

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Apr

Roseville practice burn razed Feist home


The Roseville Fire Department held a live burn training exercise on April 27 at 2325 Dale Street in Roseville, the old Feist home. The fire fighters had two garages and the home to practice fire fighting techniques on and also trained new firefighters in this event. The Feist home and the Roseville Fire Station on Dale Street are a part of the redevelopment happening on that site, just north of Hwy. 36 and Dale Street. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

When Roseville crews set fire to a home at 2325 Dale St. N., just south of the current Dale Street fire station, they got modern-day practice on a somewhat historic site.

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