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Nov

Shoreview makes way for $11 million municipal water treatment plant

Shoreview is two years away from having a municipal water treatment plant, a project pegged to cost the city about $11 million.

Wed
12
Nov

Vadnais Heights inks deal to better display budget information online

Vadnais Heights will soon join other cities in the metro area trying to improve the way they post municipal budget information online, giving residents easier access to the numbers.

Tue
11
Nov

Celebrating the human-animal bond

Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school.
Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Little Canada teen supported by service dog
The bond between a pet and its owner is usually strong. The bond between a service dog and the human it cares for, however, is even stronger.
Courtney Gibson, 17, of Little Canada knows this firsthand, thanks to the support from her service dog, a lab/retriever mix named Westin.

 

Tue
11
Nov

Roseville undertakes aggressive parks restoration program

Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks.
Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks. Acorn Park, pictured here, hosted an informational meeting last weekend about the city’s $1.5 million Natural Resources Renewal program. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

As part of Roseville's far-reaching Parks Renewal program, the city's parks and recreation department has undertaken a project aimed at eliminating invasive plant species at the majority of municipal parks.

Tue
11
Nov

Complaint: Metal plate weapon of choice in Mendota Heights assault


Waasohn Dorliae

A 25-year-old woman is facing a felony for allegedly beating her boss with a metal plate after he threatened to fire her for being late to her job at a Mendota Heights plant that develops metal and plastic coating.

Tue
11
Nov

Minnesota's oldest Gopher footballer and World War II veteran honored at event in St. Anthony

Lu Vorpahl and Jerry Kyser
Lucian "Lu" Vorpahl, left, and Jerry Kyser, right, at The Legacy of St. Anthony Nov. 7. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Lucian "Lu" Vorpahl, at 103, is, according to Honor Flight Twin Cities executive director and friend Jerry Kyser, the oldest living World War II veteran in the state, the oldest living graduate of the University of Minnesota's ROTC program and a f

Mon
10
Nov

Rush Line Corridor November open houses postponed

Open houses previously scheduled in November for the Rush Line Corridor Pre-Project Development Study have been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for the open houses will be forthcoming.

Mon
10
Nov

Teen will stand trial as an adult in Widstrand beating

After an unsuccessful appeal, Charles K. Redding, 17, will stand trial as an adult in the East Side beating of Ray Widstrand, now 28.

Mon
10
Nov

Mendota Heights school’s Greek myth project goes back to 1890s


Staff at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights dug up this photo of students in the early 1900s acting out a Greek myth. In the 1890s, mythology was apparently part of gym class at the Catholic private school. (Submitted photo)

When Nicole Sutton inherited a project involving students acting out Greek myths, the freshman English teacher decided to find out how long the tradition has existed.

Mon
10
Nov

Group looks to bring Chinese garden to Phalen


A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)

Will hold community meeting Nov. 18
Linda Mealey-Lohmann has for years imagined putting in a Chinese garden in a St. Paul park.
Founder of the Minnesota-China Friendship Group, she’s been advocating for introducing Chinese gardens into the Twin Cities for well over a decade.

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