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22
Nov

Sheriff’s office says beware of card skimmer fraud


courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office • A masked scammer either attaching or removing a card skimmer on an ATM in Shoreview, as recently captured by the automatic teller machine’s security camera.

Two men, in from out of state, are on the run from the Burnsville police. They hole up in a Vadnais Heights hotel room, where they’ve just received a shipment of 250 blank bank cards, which they’ll use to make fraudulent cards.

Mon
20
Nov

Johnson High School renovations wrapping up with finished touches


Marjorie Otto/Review • A 6,200 square-foot-expansion, along with roofing and plumbing work, began in 2016 at Johnson High School. The expansion, seen on the east side of the school building facing Arcade Street, includes a new entrance, new administrative offices and five new classrooms.

Two years and $15.9 million later, the construction at Johnson High School is just about finished.

Mon
20
Nov

Inver Grove Heights selects new police chief


A meet-and-greet was held Nov. 8 with the final candidates for Inver Grove Heights police chief, the night before the Inver Grove Heights City Council held a special meeting to select the city’s new chief. The council selected Paul Schnell, a former Maplewood police chief. His official hiring is still pending.

Hiring of former Maplewood chief still pending

 

On Nov. 9, Inver Grove Heights City Council members selected the candidate they would like to see as the city’s new police chief. 

Mon
20
Nov

Alleged robber shot during attempted Inver Grove Heights heist facing federal charges


Jamaal Marquie Mays

State charges against a Crystal man allegedly involved in an Aug. 17 attempted armed robbery of an Inver Grove Heights cell phone store have been dropped in favor of federal charges.

Mon
20
Nov

St. Paul nonprofits win more than half a million dollars in grant funds from Bush Foundation

Two St. Paul organizations, including an East Side-based nonprofit, were each awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Bush Foundation.

Tue
14
Nov

Veterans honored at Oakdale Elementary program


The event’s guest speaker, Brian Ritchie, showed the audience photos from his time in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and described his experience learning how to parachute out of an airplane. Ritchie served on active duty from 1995 to 1998.

Oakdale Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day Program Nov.

Tue
14
Nov

Charges pile up against alleged gas station robber


Surveillance footage from a SuperAmerica in Maplewood, a Holiday in North St. Paul, The Corner Store in Oakdale and a Holiday in Oakdale shows what appears to be the same man wearing the same clothes robbing each of the four gas stations while holding a silver handgun. • file photo

Four gas stations were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by the same man Sept. 28 and 29. 

Tue
14
Nov

Lake Elmo and Oakdale experiencing uptick in residential break-ins


Oakdale is experiencing an increase in the number of burglaries in the northeast corner of the city, according to police. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office also noted an increase in burglaries in the neighboring portion of Lake Elmo, known as the Tri-Lakes area. • courtesy of Oakdale Police Department

Lake Elmo and Oakdale are experiencing an increase in the number of break-ins, especially in instances where doors to vehicles, garages or homes are left unlocked.

Mon
13
Nov

Roseville Rep. Becker-Finn calls out sexism and harassment at Capitol


Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn

A day after a story was published accusing state Sen. Dan Schoen of sexually harassing women, Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, issued a statement saying Schoen isn’t the only man in the Legislature who has treated women inappropriately.

Mon
13
Nov

Voters choose council newcomers over incumbent in New Brighton

ELECTION 2017


Incumbent mayor wins second term

 

New Brighton’s city council race was more heated than others in the area, but it’s not due to a tragedy or a single controversial issue. 

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