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Thu
04
Dec

Pair fight knife-wielding robber in West St. Paul

A masked man with a knife threatened and robbed a couple at a West St. Paul apartment late Dec. 2, and the duo fought back.

Thu
04
Dec

West St. Paul police investigate 'isolated' assault, robbery

A 17-year-old girl yelled for help, pounded on doors and left muddy handprints on windows at about 3 a.m. Dec. 2 in West St. Paul after multiple people assaulted and robbed her in what police call an isolated incident.

Thu
04
Dec

Constitution Party candidate triggers recount for MN House District 41B

Tim Utz
Tim Utz

A recount of election results for Minnesota House Congressional District 41B began at 9 a.m. at the Anoka County Courthouse on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the request of Constitution Party candidate Tim Utz.

Wed
03
Dec

Vadnais Heights passes moratorium on medical cannabis manufacture and distribution

Manufacturers to be located elsewhere
When Minnesota became one of 23 states nationwide to legalize the production, sale and use of medical cannabis with the final passage of a bill this past spring, it created some uncharted legal territory for local cities.
Vadnais Heights reacted to this terra incognita by placing a one year moratorium on the establishment of medical cannabis manufacture and distribution in the city at its Nov. 19 meeting.

Wed
03
Dec

Coleman takes the reins in Maplewood

After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council.
After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After leaving Maplewood city administration during some rocky years in the mid-2000s, Melinda Coleman came back in 2013 for more.

Wed
03
Dec

Mounds View Schools announces new winter weather policies

Mounds View Public Schools District 621 announced new winter weather policies two weeks after the year’s early first snow storm, poised to address the cold and snow with new options and clearer guidelines.

Wed
03
Dec

District 622 board approves superintendent profile

Public feedback helps formulate desired attributes
The District 622 School Board has approved a superintendent profile to be used for recruiting and selecting the district’s next superintendent.  
Superintendent Patty Phillips announced she would be retiring at the end of the school year after 10 years as District 622’s top administrator.

Wed
03
Dec

Oakdale welcomes new police officers

The Oakdale City Council held a swearing in ceremony for two new police officers.
The Oakdale City Council held a swearing in ceremony for two new police officers. Officers Joshua Radmonovich (above) and Ryan O’Rourke (below) pose with loved ones and council members after each took his oath of office. (Submitted photos)

The Oakdale City Council approved the hiring of two new patrol officers to the city’s police department at last week’s council meeting.  Mayor Carmen Sarrack administered the oath of office for officers Joshua Radmanovich and Ryan O’Rourke on Tues

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Tue
02
Dec

Little Canada man pleads guilty to crash that injured 5

Matthew Damman admitted to using drugs before driving into light pole in May
On Monday, Nov. 24, a Little Canada man pleaded guilty to two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation and one felony count of fleeing a police officer.
According to the charges, Matthew Damman, 32, drove into a light pole in St. Paul in May, sending it through the window of a nearby bar, injuring five people.

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