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Mon
13
May

Mendota Heights approves permit for expansion at Visitation


Mendota Heights approves permit for expansion at Visitation (submitted graphic)

The Mendota Heights City Council has approved a building permit that will allow Visitation School to complete the second phase of a multi-million-dollar expansion of its facilities.

Mon
13
May

Senior housing developer, food co-op eye East Side site


The potential site for a new food co-op and senior housing apartment is just up the hill from Metro State on East Seventh Street. The site’s proximity to the freeway and the university could make it a viable location. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

They could pop up just up the street from Metro State campus

Mon
13
May

Smelly first weekend in May for Beaver Lake


Dead sunfish float near the shore on the northwest side of Beaver Lake. Thousands of sunnies died on the lake due to a partially clogged aerator and a late ice-out, DNR staff said. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

County hired commercial fisherman to haul away over 7,000 pounds of dead fish

Sun
12
May

Body of Kira Steger found in Mississippi River


Kira Steger

Updated -- A body that was pulled from the Mississippi River near Robert Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 8, has been identified as Kira Steger (Trevino), 30.
A resident who works in the area saw the body floating in the river and notified police at about 1:30 p.m. May 8. The St. Paul Fire Department responded by boat and removed the heavily decomposed corpse from between two barges.

Fri
10
May

Anna Hurd’s boyfriend sentenced as adult


Anthony Mitchell, seen here in a recognition event for the North High School JROTC at North St. Paul City Hall in September, 2011. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Friends left memorials on a bench near where Anna Hurd's body was found. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Anthony J. Mitchell, 17, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in the stabbing of Anna Hurd.
At a hearing May 10, Mitchell waived his right to contest being certified as an adult to stand trial.
After a brief recess, Judge Chang Bohr reconvened the hearing as an adult procedure, during which Mitchell pleaded guilty to one count of intentional second-degree murder.
According to Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, Mitchell will be sentenced to 22 years at a sentencing appearance June 25. Bail over the intervening weeks is set at $700,000.

Thu
09
May

Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride draws record numbers


Nearly 5,000 bicyclists participated in the 2013 Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride, which toured the St. Croix River Valley. (submitted photo)

This year’s Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride through Washington County brought a record number of bicyclists to the annual event.

Thu
09
May

Search for Kira Trevino comes to an end


Kira Trevino

A body that was pulled from the Mississippi River near Robert Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 8, has been identified as Kira Trevino, 30.
A resident who works in the area saw the body floating in the river and notified police at about 1:30 p.m. May 8. The St. Paul Fire Department responded by boat and removed the heavily decomposed corpse from between two barges.

Wed
08
May

Protecting pollinators


Sunflowers are ideal flowers for bee observation because of their large “platform,” bee researcher Elaine Evans says. (submitted photos)

Betty Dawson snapped this photo of honeybee enjoying a wildflower at the Maplewood Nature Center.

Though the weather hasn’t been very sunny recently, the Maplewood Nature Center is encouraging residents to plant “Lemon Queen” sunflowers in their gardens this year.
Not because these flowers will lure out the sun, but because they make excellent settings to observe bees.

Wed
08
May

Have you seen this vintage truck tooling around?


This 1965 Chevrolet Fleetside truck was stolen outside North St. Paul Welding Hitch and Supply, Inc. on April 6. (submitted photo)

Distraught owner offers reward for his missing pickup

Wed
08
May

District 621 will offer free all-day kindergarten in 2014

The Mounds View School District has plans in place to add a free all-day kindergarten option starting in 2014.
Superintendent Dan Hoverman said the district wants to make good on its Equity Promise, which states that all students in Mounds View schools be prepared for post-secondary success regardless of race, class or disability.

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