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Temporary housing in churches to offer relief from the cold in West St. Paul


courtesy Google Maps graphic courtesy Skyler Gabel Three churches in West St. Paul, St. Stephens, Augustana Lutheran and Salem Lutheran, will open their doors in December and January as temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness, after the city council approved interim use permits for the places of worship.

The West St. Paul City Council approved a number of interim use permits Nov. 26 that will allow three area churches to be temporary shelters in the upcoming months.

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Railroad Island home explodes


courtesy of Twin Cities Fire Wire A home in the 600 block of Payne Avenue in the Railroad Island neighborhood exploded Nov. 23, seriously injuring an occupant and damaging nearby homes and businesses. East metro social media users said they could feel and hear the explosion as far away as Woodbury, White Bear Lake and Roseville.

Fundraisers established to help those affected

 

East Side neighbors were shocked on the sleepy, post-holiday morning of Nov. 23, when a house in the 600 block of Payne Avenue exploded.

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Inspector General warns public about caller-ID scam

Andrew Cannarsa 

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Mendota Heights increases tobacco-buying age to 21


courtesy City of Mendota Heights Mendota Heights joins a growing number of Minnesota cities that have increased the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last year, Mendota Heights banned the sale of many flavored tobacco products within city limits.

After banning the sale of many flavored tobacco products earlier this year, the Mendota Heights City Council approved another smoking-related ordinance Nov.

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Planning continues for new apartments on Payne Avenue lot


courtesy of Schafer Richardson Real estate developer Schafer Richardson plans to build a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, with retail space on the ground-level, on the vacant lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant, off Payne Avenue.

The project manager working to create a 99-unit apartment building on the vacant lot at 848 Payne Ave. stopped by a Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting to share a few updates on the project.

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Dart Escape brings Nerf gun fun to Oakdale


Solomon Gustavo photos/Review Dart Escape — a Nerf gun arena opening December in Oakdale — is run by owners Jason Wheeler and Jesse Stevenson, seen holding the two, top-tier Nerf guns. Wheeler has a semi-automatic electric gun, Stevenson a pump-action 30-round gun called the ‘Artemis.’

With hand signals and in military formation, a group of Boy Scouts squared off against and eliminated a group of Boy Scout parents with tactical precision during a recent soft opening at Dart Escape on Hadley Street in Oakdale. 

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Airtight Maplewood race goes to coin toss

Villavicencio likely winner; recount will finalize

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City tries fire chief, ‘Mr. North St. Paul’ as city manager


screenshot North St. Paul Fire Chief Scott Dudeck before the North St. Paul City Council at its Nov 20 meeting, where he was appointed as interim city manager.

‘He bleeds little snowmen’

 

Solomon Gustavo

Review staff

 

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Over $1,000 raised for Oakdale Elementary kids lunch

The community around Oakdale Elementary School, 821 Glenbrook Ave., have started a GoFundMe page to help kids who don’t have enough money in their lunch accounts. The fundraising effort is also for helping students who may need other supplies.

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Hill Murray announcement: Zero Robotics

Hill Murray is one of two schools in the state participating Zero Robotics competition, a challenging and innovative event coordinated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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