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Wrestling club’s got lessons on and off the mat


Members of the East Side Wrestling Club sweat it out during practice on Monday, March 24. The free club keeps kids in shape and is lauded by the parents of participating kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

For the coaches at the East Side Wrestling Club, wrestling is about more than getting in shape and winning matches.
Coach Mason Fong says it’s a sport that “can really kind of build character and work ethic.”

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East Side lands community radio signal

Community members could be making waves in mere months -- radio waves, that is.
Though it’s just in its infancy, a new low-powered FM radio signal for the East Side looks to be a community asset in the making.

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Metro State to start parking ramp construction

Neighborhood onboard, council director says
After a long process, which at times saw community members yelling at Metro State University officials, the two groups seem to have reached a happy conclusion.

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Learning by Heart


The new Visitation School entrance in Mendota Heights at twilight. (submitted photos)

Visitation School celebrates opening of new commons area
March 17 was a historic day for Visitation School in Mendota Heights. For perhaps the first time ever, students couldn’t wait to go to school on a Monday.

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District 197 seeks voter approval for referendum

Money would go to technology upgrades, new building
On May 6, School District 197 will be asking voters to approve a two-question tax-levy referendum that would improve technology, expand early learning and boost the district’s security systems.

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28
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Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot; Shootout spawned form drug deal mishap

The St. Paul Police Department’s SWAT team reported it shot Cory Anthony Lee, 37, after exchanging fire with officers.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to arrest Lee in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. The assault in question took place a few days earlier, on Tuesday, March 18.

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Police in New Brighton search for robbery, burglary suspects

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in identifying suspects from a recent robbery and burglary.
NBDPS Deputy Director Tony Paetznick said officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Circle K gas station on the corner of Silver Lake Road and West County Road E at approximately 5:54 a.m. Friday, March 28. Officers searched the area with a K-9, but were unable to locate the suspects.

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Complaint: Maplewood man shoots, kills son; stabs himself, tells negotiator he'll settle cable dispute in the ‘afterlife’


A criminal complaint filed March 27 says an 84-year-old father allegedly shot and killed his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home in the 1800 block of East County Road B.

An 84-year-old Maplewood man allegedly shot and killed his son after a disagreement over installing cable at their home, and then stabbed himself, telling a police negotiator he would settle the dispute with his son "when they reached the afterlife,” court documents say.

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Maplewood rolls out recycling carts

This month, Maplewood is switching from recycling bins to larger carts with lids.
Through March, Tennis Sanitation, the city’s recycling contractor, will deliver standard carts, which are brown with an orange lid.

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27
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Contractor to help Lake Elmo’s downtown evolve

The University of Minnesota Extension Service will help Lake Elmo get a better picture of its downtown market, and how its business community could grow.
The Lake Elmo City Council March 18 approved a $750 contract with the Extension Service, which offers “Community Economics” analysis and research on business retention and expansion, to help tailor a plan for the downtown’s future. Extension specialists will gather input from city staff, businesses and community leaders to identify who spends money in the city’s downtown and how the city could attract more businesses to set up shop there.

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