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Wed
03
May

Retired sports editor Wally Wakefield dies at age 86


Wally Wakefield

Wallace (Wally) P. Wakefield, a longtime sports writer for Lillie Suburban Newspapers, passed away unexpectedly in his home May 2. He was 86 years old.

Wed
03
May

New Life Presbyterian holding belated Earth Day Sunday Event


Previous Earth Day Sunday Events at New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville have featured displays on being environmentally friendly. This year’s event on May 7 will feature displays, as well as a ride and drive demonstration of the new Chevrolet Bolt electric car.

Even though Earth Day was last month, that’s not stopping New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville from marking the environmentally aware day in its own way.

Wed
03
May

Man killed in crash while fleeing from Falcon Heights traffic stop


A make-shift memorial for Ryan James Reeves as seen April 25 near the intersection of Hamline and Wynne avenues in St. Paul. According to police, Reeves died after he crashed his car into a tree while allegedly fleeing from police after an April 23 traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

A White Bear Lake man is dead after crashing his car in St. Paul while allegedly fleeing from police after an officer attempted to stop him April 23 in Falcon Heights.

Wed
03
May

Mounds View high schools to start 70 minutes later next fall

If 7:25 a.m. brings blurry eyes and unfocused attentions to high school classrooms, the Mounds View School Board hopes pushing school start times back a bit will help solve some of the problem.   

Wed
03
May

Roseville council combines commissions

 

Residents resolute on ‘human rights’

The community was certainly engaged in the Roseville City Council’s April 24 decision to combine the city’s Human Rights and Community Engagement commissions.

Wed
03
May

Running is New Brighton man’s key to North Korea


Lowell Thompson, 78, now back at his New Brighton home from his trip to North Korea, holds a memento from his time in the isolated East Asian country: the shirt he was given to race in.

Thompson, a sprinter, found himself running a 10K race in North Korea in early April. Here, he stands before thousands of North Korean spectators at a Pyongyang stadium.

One way to get to North Korea is to simply run there. Recently, that’s what a New Brighton man did to unlock the doors to one of the most inaccessible countries in the world.

Tue
02
May

Community meeting for tiny home development

A development is in the works for the East Side’s Railroad Island neighborhood—a tiny home village. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Tue
02
May

Inver Grove Heights takes first steps in police chief search

At its April 24 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council took the first steps in the search for a new police chief, discussing a request for proposal that would bring in consultants to aid in the hiring process.

Tue
02
May

Payne-Phalen Community Council annual meeting gets tense over bylaws


The city of St. Paul consists of 7 wards and 17 district councils. The district councils are separate from city government and are a liaison between community members and their city council representative.

Renamed council also reduces number of board seats

Tue
02
May

Two East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Ong Xiong, a kindergarten teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, teaches in a dual immersion Hmong classroom, where 90 percent of the students’ materials are taught in Hmong and the other 10 percent are taught in English.

Phalen Lake teacher finds passion in protecting Hmong language

Walking into her kindergarten classroom at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, Ong Xiong laughs about how busy her students keep her.

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