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Tue
21
May

Roseville, Malinen part ways

The Roseville City Council and city manager Bill Malinen agreed to part ways during the council’s Monday, May 13, meeting. Though Malinen’s departure seemed to catch many in the community by surprise, Mayor Dan Roe said the move had been in the works for some time.

Tue
21
May

RAHS safe grad party will entertain all night

Roseville Area High School (RAHS) seniors have about a week and half separating them from the end of their high school careers. Most will undoubtedly attend parties in their honor with family and friends, but this year’s 505 (planned) graduates will have one last opportunity to celebrate with classmates at an all-night party on campus following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 31.

Tue
21
May

East Side home sales ramp up


A newly listed home on the 1800 block of Ames Ave. has a beginning price tag of $65,000. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side home prices are up significantly from a year ago, according to a report from the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors.
The year-to-date median home sale in Payne-Phalen is up 27 percent; the upper East Side is up 22.5 percent, and Dayton’s Bluff is up 44.5 percent, according to market data from the association.

Tue
21
May

Neighborhood market’s licenses get pulled


The Burr Street Market has a condemned building notice posted on the front door. The store’s licenses were revoked at a city council meeting on Wednesday, May 15. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The Burr Street Grocery has vexed some nearby residents for years.
The store at 962 Burr St. has “been notorious over the years as a source of nuisance,” said Leslie McMurray, executive director of the District 5 Planning Council.

Mon
20
May

Guilty pleas in West St. Paul meth sting

Two men who were arrested in West St. Paul last December with nearly four pounds of methamphetamine in the passenger seat of a car have pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court.
Jose Francisco Hernandez-Perez, 26, of West St. Paul, and Jose Enrique Mederos-Benitez, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine May 14. Mederos-Benitez also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking crime. Both men were indicted Jan. 8 and entered their pleas before United States District Court Judge David S. Doty.

Mon
20
May

WSP fires city hall architect, contractor

Plans to build a new city hall in West St. Paul have been plagued by questions and uncertainty in recent months, but perhaps never more so than now following the city council’s decision last week to scrap current designs and part ways with the two firms heading the project.

Mon
20
May

A fresh coat, a stroke of history


Luiz Vinholi calls himself a colorist, not a painter. His “re-coloring” of this Victorian home at 700 E. Third St. helped him receive a St. Paul Heritage Preservation Award. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Luiz Vinholi is all about colors.
The Brazillian man is a design-oriented painter who’s been at it for about 20 years in the Twin Cities.
But don’t call him a painter - he prefers to be called a “colorist.” A lot of people can paint, he says, but it takes a certain artistry to choose the color palette of a home.
The 56-year-old artisan speaks about colors with a cautious reverence and great sensitivity.

Mon
20
May

Chicken, deer ordinances pass in IGH

Chicken advocates in residential areas of Inver Grove Heights can officially crow over their recent success at City Hall -- just so long as they aren’t mistaken for a prohibited rooster.
In its May 13 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the final readings of an ordinance that legalizes chicken ownership in new areas of the city and another ordinance setting boundaries and regulations for feeding deer.

Thu
16
May

Additional details surface in Kira Steger case


Kira Steger and her dog, Khayman. (submitted photo)

An amended complaint was submitted to District Judge Leonardo Castro on May 14 in the murder trial of East Side resident Jeffery Trevino.
The complaint reveals numerous new pieces of evidence and information that investigators have gathered since March, when the Ramsey County attorney's office last submitted an amended complaint.

Thu
16
May

MDH releases new information on PFC exposures in east metro

Though the health effects of perfluorochemicals haven't yet been proven, the chemicals have been generating significant buzz in the east metro since their discovery in groundwater several years ago.
On Wednesday, May 15, at Skyview Middle School, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health presented the results of a recent study, which analyzed residents' potential exposures to PFCs.

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