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East Sider wins $1 million for the community


The potential site of the $1 million idea, the old Standard Oil building at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, sits in the river valley, just south of Kellogg Boulevard at the point where the road approaches the East Side. (submitted artwork)

The votes are in, and East Sider Tracy Sides is in luck.
Her “urban oasis food hub” idea has won a cool million dollars in the Forever St. Paul Challenge, a contest put on by Minnesota Idea Open.
Sides touts the award as “a huge win for the community.”

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Sep

Metro State hires outside group to reach out to neighbors


The block-sized surface parking lot at Metro State University will be the site of new development for the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

As Metro State University grows its student body, the school must also grow its physical campus. The school is planning to add several new buildings to its East Side campus, including a student center, a nursing building and a science center.
One of the first steps towards that is to put in a new parking ramp to accommodate the growth.

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Sep

New learning center lands at Harding


Yelor Yongvue, 31, and Doh Htoo, 27, paired off to work on their conversational English skills at the new learning hub at Harding High School on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Patrick Larkin/Review staff)

Sitting on the northwest corner of Harding High School is a potential new booster for the East Side.
Once the site of Merrick Community Services, the facility sat under-used for over a decade. It provided occasional school meetings and other community events, but was not used to its full potential, said Scott Hall, the new adult basic education coordinator for St. Paul Public Schools.

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12
Sep

Lake Elmo’s Kevin Clemens sets national speed record


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Electric motorcyclist and Lake Elmo resident Kevin Clemens, 56, has broken yet another national speed record. He set the record in the 300-kilogram sidecar class during the 10th annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Aug. 24-29 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The previous record in this category was 50.4 miles per hour; Clemens raced through that speed at 54.7 miles per hour on the solar-powered bike he designed and built himself at The Velocity Workshop in Lake Elmo.

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12
Sep

14-year-old girl shot in chest

A group of young people were dancing in a parking lot near the intersection of Minnehaha and White Bear avenues late Saturday night, Nov. 28, when a car pulled up and shot a girl in the chest, according to Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department.
Paulos confirmed that the girl had survived the shooting, but he could not provide further information about her condition.

Wed
11
Sep

Resilient Communities Project kicks off in North St. Paul

North St. Paul is about to gain a wealth of information on various subjects from hundreds of college students, thanks to a partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project.
Over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, students in a variety of U of M courses will work on several projects the city has designated, including specific projects dealing with economic development, environmental education, branding, communications and sustainability, among others.

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11
Sep

Lake Elmo boy injured in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash on Highway 5 near 31st Street North in Lake Elmo sent a 9-year-old boy to the hospital Wednesday, Sept. 4.
About 5:40 p.m., a 46-year-old motorcyclist was pulling off the roadway to the shoulder to “address a mechanical issue” with his machine when the boy, Pierre Leque, reportedly came out from a driveway on his bicycle, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Wed
11
Sep

Highway 36 reopens between White Bear Ave. and 61


Traffic has been running smoothly along Highway 36 without the previous intersection congestion since the official re-opening Aug. 31. The new English St. bridge and interchange are pictured looking west from the new pedestrian bridge. The entire project will be completed later in the year. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

After what seems like an eternity, traffic in Maplewood will finally be able to begin flowing at an faster pace. After a long 75-day closure, state Highway 36 between White Bear Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 61 in Maplewood has finally reopened for use.
The section of roadway now features a grade-separated diamond interchange at English Street, which the Minnesota Department of Transportation expects to help traffic flow and minimize backups. The English Street intersection was previously signalized, causing long delays at the light during peak traffic hours.

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11
Sep

Roseville woman arrested in connection with five bank robberies

A 23-year-old Roseville woman was arrested Monday at Rosedale Center in connection with several bank robberies throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said the woman, who has not yet been charged in the robberies, was arrested by FBI special agents and Roseville police officers without incident at about 8:30 p.m.

Wed
11
Sep

Lewis sentenced to 24 years in Craigslist death

Steven LewisMaplewood resident Steven E. Lewis, 27, was sentenced to 24 years in prison at a hearing Sept. 4 for the August 2012 shooting of St. Paul resident Aung Thu Bo, 19.
At a plea hearing July 10, Lewis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery charges, telling Ramsey Court District Judge Margaret Marrinan that he “never intended to kill” Bo, 19; his goal was to rob Bo and his girlfriend.

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