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Oakdale production company hopes new TV series ‘sticks’


“Undercurrent” characters having a beer in a scene shot at Sidewinders Bar in North St. Paul. (submitted photo)

Making movies or TV is like “shooting spitballs and hoping one sticks.”

Wed
29
May

Toss me a line


Solomon Gustavo/Review

Maplewood firefighters carried out water rescue training at Spoon Lake May 21.

Wed
29
May

Busting myths: Community forum sheds light on teen substance abuse


Before the talk, attendees could visit informally with various community organizations and non-profits that work on issues of substance abuse. (courtesy Kevin Davitch/MN Adult and Teen Challenge)

Bridget Kranz

staff writer

 

Wed
29
May

Input another trophy


courtesy of KnightKrawler Robotics

Irondale High School’s KnightKrawler robotics team took third place at the state tournament, hosted by the Minnesota State High School League, on May 18.

Wed
29
May

New Brighton residents pack Midtown Village development hearing


The current site plan for the proposed Midtown Village development includes 53 townhomes and a 204-unit affordable senior housing building to the north of Old Highway 8, and a 154-unit workforce housing building to the south, at the site of the former New Brighton Elementary School. (courtesy Dominium and BKV Group)

Planning Commission sends preliminary plans to council, with conditions

Wed
29
May

Bassinators Fishing Club founder recognized with leadership award


Jeffrey Nelson, center, accepted his leadership award from the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance; he and his wife, Lori, are flanked by Vern Wagner and Jim DaRosa, who presented the award. (courtesy of Steve Galletta)

After 15 years of running the Bassinators Junior Fishing Club, New Brighton resident Jeffrey Nelson, 56, was recognized for his dedication with a leadership award from the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance, presented on May 4. 

Wed
29
May

Little Canada students speak up, save a tree


When students in Luis Estrada’s sixth-grade class at Little Canada Elementary found out last year that construction at their school would mean the loss of two trees, they spoke up. Their action culminated May 21 with a tree planting ceremony at the school. (photos courtesy of Luis Estrada)

A groundbreaking ceremony at Little Canada Elementary School last fall signaled an exciting expansion of the school, but for teacher Luis Estrada’s students, it also meant something else: the loss of a couple trees.

Tue
28
May

Early blooms


Mike Munzenrider photos

Having kicked off just a few weeks prior, the farmers market at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Roseville was getting nearer to full bloom on May 21. The weekly event, put on by St. Paul Farmers’ Market, runs every Tuesday from 8 a.m.

Tue
28
May

Let summer begin


Hannah Burlingame/Review

On May 16, summer festival season kicked off with Celebrate West St. Paul Days, which ran through May 19. Signal Hills was once again packed for the annual carnival, where attendees could ride high.

Tue
28
May

A changing of the guard


The phrase on each West St. Paul Police Department squad car, “We serve with honor and integrity,” was created by officers. It’s a part of the culture retired Chief Bud Shaver wanted to create when he took over as head of the department. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)

Manila “Bud” Shaver

West St. Paul chief celebrates his birthday with retirement

Manila “Bud” Shaver on May 24 celebrated two milestones: turning 63 and retiring from the West. St. Paul after three decades of service, most recently as police chief. 

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