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Wed
22
Jan

Number of North St. Paul businesses caught selling alcohol to a minor jumps

An uptick over recent years, five North St. Paul businesses were caught selling alcohol to a minor during the police department’s regular compliance checks in 2013, and one store, 9 Dragons Liquor, will soon experience a five-day suspension of its license.

Wed
22
Jan

Oakdale AmericInn may soon become senior housing


AmericInn Lodge and Suites is located at 6630 Hudson Blvd. in Oakdale. (Linda Baumister/Review)

The AmericInn building in Oakdale could soon have a new clientele: seniors.
Oakdale City Council members heard plans to convert the hotel at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94, into an assisted living facility at their Jan. 14 meeting.

Wed
22
Jan

Lake Elmo Public Library restores digital access cut by county


Lake Elmo Library is rolling out multiple e-book services, while the library board explores offering $80,000 to restore city patrons’ access to Washington County’s digital library. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The Lake Elmo Public Library plans to roll out e-book services in the next couple of months, while exploring an offer to possibly pay Washington County $80,000 to restore city patrons’ access to its digital library.  
City officials also hope to rebuild the relationship between the city and county that’s “deteriorated” in the past couple of years as the county reduced library services in Lake Elmo.

Wed
22
Jan

Ex-sheriff’s deputy sentenced for misconduct, drug possession

Former Washington County sheriff’s deputy Ricky Gruber, 44, of Oakdale was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of felony drug possession and misconduct of a public officer.
Gruber pleaded not guilty to the charges after being caught on camera in February 2013 illicitly accessing and stealing prescription pills from the Washington County drug disposal bin.

Tue
21
Jan

Heavy equipment breaks through ice while dredging Maplewood pond


A skid loader, which was being used to dredge Wicklanders Pond near the Maplewood Community Center, broke through the ice and sunk front-first into the muck on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20. The project crew chained two other vehicles to the excavating machine to yank it out later that day, according to city staff, and the engine wasn't damaged. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

A skid loader broke through the ice and sunk halfway into the muck being dredged from a pond near the Maplewood Community Center on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20.
A tow truck that idled on Van Dyke Street for a while wasn't what pulled it out. Instead, the project crew chained two mini backhoes to the heavy machinery and yanked it from slush-covered Wicklanders Pond, according to Michael Thompson, the Maplewood public works director.

Tue
21
Jan

Roseville City Council names Trudgeon as choice for longterm city manager


Patrick Trudgeon

It appears that Roseville’s interim city manager may be stepping into the permanent role.
At their Monday, Jan. 13 meeting, the Roseville City Council voted in favor of negotiating a longterm contract with Patrick Trudgeon, who has held the interim position of city manager since May of last year.

Tue
21
Jan

Roseville couple defrauded out of thousands of dollars through online purchase

Barbara Simon had a bit of a bad feeling before she and her husband purchased a specialty machine online in October of last year, and now says she’s sorry she didn’t trust her gut.
Barbara and Bill Simon, who live in Roseville, have had a business in the precision metalworking industry for the past 34 years, and 28 years ago Bill invented a machine called an auto-sert hardware insertion press. The machines, which weigh about 1,800 pounds, are used in the computer industry and are particularly hard to come by, with only hundreds available throughout the world.

Tue
21
Jan

A warmer welcome

Roseville community members gathered at city hall on Wednesday, Dec. 15 to talk about immigrants’ experiences in Roseville. The Roseville Human Rights Commission partnered with the Minneapolis-based nonprofit The Advocates for Human Rights to host the conversation. The goal of the event was to determine what Roseville can do to better welcome its immigrants.
Roseville has a growing immigrant population, and foreign-born residents make up 12.4 percent of the city’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mon
20
Jan

Arson suspected in Mounds Park Lounge fire

Someone, it seems, has it in for the Mounds Park Lounge, the old-time bar built in 1947 in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.
The building sits at 1067 Old Hudson Road, facing south to Interstate 94 near the intersection of Earl Street and Old Hudson Road.
The lounge's surveillance footage from the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 11, shows a masked man calmly breaking a front window and throwing in a flaming object.

Mon
20
Jan

At the 11th hour, Robert Street costs rise

The largest public works project in West St. Paul’s history is growing larger still as requests for changes filter in from other agencies and new details emerge as designs near completion.
In December, city staff learned the total estimated cost for the Robert Street renovation project was increasing from the $16.4 million mark established in July 2012 to $20.8 million.

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