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Man who robbed Oakdale SuperAmerica sentenced

A St. Paul man convicted of aiding and abetting an aggravated robbery in December was sentenced in Washington County court last week.
Hassan Mohamed Salim, 22, and two other males, entered the Oakdale SuperAmerica, located at 7570 10th St. N., around 2 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012.

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Mar

Stillwater District prepares to cut $4 million from budget

Despite the passing of a $16.2 million levy last fall, Stillwater Public Schools is expected to cut several million dollars from next year’s budget.
School board members met on Thursday, March 6, to direct staff to compile a list of possible budget adjustments and cuts for the 2014-15 school year, which will total a projected $4 million. The board is scheduled to vote on the reductions at its March 13 meeting.

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11
Mar

Vadnais Heights City Council approves new park and ride facility

In a 3-2 vote, the Vadnais Heights City Council approved an application submitted by Metro Transit for a site plan, special use permit and preliminary plat to build a commuter bus park and ride facility at 850 East County Road E. Council members Terry Nyblom and Craig Johnson voted against the motion at the March 5 council meeting.

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11
Mar

A part in that world


Mouri (left) stands beside Caroline Innerbichler (Ariel) and fellow castmember, Mathias Anderson. Chanhassen’s production of “The Little Mermaid” is the first time the show has been performed in the Midwest.

Some actors just can’t catch a break. They work in theater for years, dealing with rejection and struggling to make their “big break.”
Wes Mouri just can’t catch a break, but not in the same way: he’s worked nearly nonstop since he graduated from college two years ago.

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11
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Roseville City Council, RHRA discuss business retention, Dale Street redevelopment

The Roseville City Council held a joint meeting with the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) March 3 to discuss the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) program and the Dale Street Redevelopment project.
The RHRA launched the BR&E program in November to get a better understanding of the local business environment in Roseville. A 24-person BR&E taskforce surveyed 41 non-retail businesses in Roseville to find out what their needs are.

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10
Mar

‘Buzzard Ball’ puts seniors onstage


Vultures and Vulturettes Brian Joyce, Christine Dornbusch, Michael Oslund (back), Eric Wood, Annie Zimbel, Janet Mondloh, Stu Naber (center), Jerry Hoffman, Judy Hoffman, Mikel Clifford, Shannon Kennedy (front), Helen Donnay (sitting). (submitted photos)

Local talent fuels ensemble comedy
There seems to be plenty of stage space for young thespians, from classroom skits to high-school plays and summer camps and programs.
What you don’t often find is a showcase for older actors -- the ones who have enough life experience to portray any character they’re playing to a “T” and are confident enough to push the portrayals to their comedic utmost.

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10
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Dist. 1 residents protest train noise


Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Pig’s Eye switching yard is a major shipping hub for the company. Noise and fumes from the site have irked residents for years. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

CP encroached on city land
With Canadian Pacific Railroad wanting to make changes to its Pig’s Eye switching yard, nearby residents are hoping to put pressure on the company to reduce squealing brake noise and diesel fumes coming from idling train engines.
Since the railroad has to go through processes with the city, residents are petitioning in hopes of gaining leverage against the rail noise and pollution that some residents living near the switching yard deal with on a daily basis.

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Former Perkins to be converted to funeral home


(Patrick Larkin/Review)

Ho Ho Gourmet fears it will ruin business
The building that once housed a Perkins Restaurant on Old Hudson Road will undergo a substantial renovation -- after all, it takes a lot in order to change a chain diner into a funeral home.
And while the filling of a vacant building comes as good news to some, the building’s next door neighbor, Ho Ho Gourmet, is concerned it may sink its business.

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10
Mar

IGH moves forward with trailhead project


Folks got closer to the river by crossing the bridge at its grand opening June 11, 2011. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Bridge becomes new transport hub, for walkers and bikers
The Inver Grove Heights City Council has approved a project that will make Swing Bridge Park even better.
During its Feb. 24 meeting, the council approved a second phase of the Mississippi River regional trailhead project near Swing Bridge Park. The project aims to provide offstreet parking, public restrooms, a historical information center and picnic facilities. A covered picnic shelter will hold 50-60 people and will be available for rent.

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Aztec celebration March 15


Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Pig’s Eye switching yard is a major shipping hub for the company. Noise and fumes from the site have irked residents for years. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The East Side’s Azteca new year celebration has been growing steadily since its modest start four years ago.
Now, with over 500 participants, the event looks to be a bold and unique community event.
Scheduled for Saturday, March 15, the gathering is free and open to the public. It takes place at Johnson Senior High School, 1349 Arcade St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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