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IGH reduces budget for troubled golf course


Inver Grove Heights is reducing next year’s budget for Inver Wood Golf Course in an effort to stem losses at the financially-troubled course. (Luke Reiter/Review)

December in Minnesota is never a good time for golf, but the latest challenge for Inver Grove Height’s municipal golf course has nothing to do with snow.
The city council voted in its Dec. 9 meeting to trim $60,000 from the 2014 budget for the Inver Wood Golf Course in an effort to slow losses at the financially-troubled course.

Mon
16
Dec

SSP, IGH finalize 2014 budget and levies

While it might seem like minor progress in light of the hardships of recent years, city staff for South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights are forecasting a few rays of hope for city finances in the upcoming year.
Despite mixed or declining home values, the tax capacities for both cities is expected to increase in 2014. That change, paired with decisions from the State Legislature this year that absolve cities from paying sales tax and restore financial aid for cities such as South St. Paul, provides more breathing room for municipalities which have trudged through consecutive years of declining revenues during the recession.

Mon
16
Dec

East Siders talk big picture transit


State Sen. Fong Hawj, an East Side DFLer, signs a covenant in support of community engagement for transit planning. The Fostering East Side Transit Conversations group drafted the document as the result of numerous meetings, surveys and outreach to East Siders.

As part of an effort to get the East Side thinking about transit, Fostering East Side Transit Conversations (FESTC) has been reaching out to neighbors.
Over the course of six months, the group conducted surveys of East Side residents and businesses, held discussions and finished off with a summit on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center where organizers presented a working pact to plan future transit projects around community needs.

Mon
16
Dec

With 15-year-old girl shot, neighborhood calls meeting


Joe Neuberger, Senior Commander of the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, talks to community members about a shooting that took place in the parking lot of the Hazel Park Congregational Church.

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the stomach near the 1800 block of Minnehaha Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.
Pierre Glass, 18, is charged with shooting the girl.
She had been at a party in a home near the Hazel Park Congregational Church, which is a block east of Minnehaha and White Bear avenues.

Thu
12
Dec

Maplewood man charged in rapes of two girls

A Maplewood man who police say called himself a preacher was recently charged with sexually abusing two girls repeatedly over nearly a decade, starting when they were about 6 and 7.
Jacoby Kindred, 61, is charged in the rapes of the two girls, now 14 and 16, at homes where he lived in Maplewood and St. Paul during overnight stays and in a St. Paul store's parking lot, according to the complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court on Dec. 11. He is facing two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Thu
12
Dec

Police searching for man charged with stabbing girlfriend

Damien Tito Jones, 43, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in a home on the 800 block of East Sixth Street in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, while her son looked on.
As of press time, Jones was not in custody.

Wed
11
Dec

Making art from ashes—yes, those ashes


The first official piece of Eternal Ware was made with the ashes of Carole’s mother, Helen Gurnon, who passed away last year. Her name is inscribed on the bottom of the memorial. (Linda Baumiester/Review)

When people make preparations for what happens after they die, the big questions are burial or cremation. From there, they’ll have to debate: monument or marker? Urn or scattered ashes?
Becoming a piece of art may not be the first thought to come to mind.
However, cremains art is a growing trend among those looking for a non-traditional burial method.

 

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11
Dec

Chief Malenick retires after 32 years service to St. Anthony


St. Anthony Village Fire Chief John Malenick on his last full week on the job. (Joshua Nielsen/Bulletin)

St. Anthony Village’s Fire Chief John Malenick is wrapping up a long and distinguished career with the Village this week, and will be bid farewell with a retirement celebration on Thursday at city hall.
Malenick began his career with St. Anthony Village as a part-time employee at the city’s municipal liquor store, where he was quickly promoted to full-time store manager after completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in 1982.

Tue
10
Dec

Roseville athletes raking in the accolades

Jacques PerraThe two most high-profile sports teams at Roseville Area High School during the fall season were the football and volleyball teams. Both had successful seasons that culminated with trips to the state tournament.
Players from both of those teams piled some impressive post-season awards. Here’s a look at those players and their awards.

Tue
10
Dec

High oxygen levels suspected as cause of Lake Owasso fish kill


A few of the hundreds of dead fish found belly-up in the frozen shallows of Lake Owasso late last month. The DNR believes high oxygen levels may be to blame. (Submitted photos)

It’s still unclear what killed hundreds, possibly thousands of fish in Lake Owasso over the long Thanksgiving weekend just days after the lake froze over. The prevailing theory is that high oxygen levels in the lake may have caused the fish kill.
“Right now it’s a theory,” Dave McCormack, assistant regional fisheries manager with the Department of Natural Resources said. “We are not exactly sure what caused this.”

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