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Fri
06
Sep

Shooting in Roseville leaves two dead

Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Roseville on Thursday.
According to Roseville police, a shooting was reported at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 5 behind a multi-tenant commercial building at 1975 County  Road B2 West. When police arrived, they found two men who appeared to have been shot behind the REI sporting goods store.

Thu
05
Sep

Bruentrup Heritage Farm to get new turf parking lot


“Grassprotecta,” a thick polyethlene mesh, “reinforces grassed surfaces prone to wear, rutting and smearing.” It’s also expected to prevent the usual water runoff and pollution seen from paved parking lots. (submitted photo)

A place for agricultural history is also going to be a place to see new environmental technology, as the overflow parking lot at Bruentrup Heritage Farm gets some 21st-century help.
The 2.36-acre grass lawn, put into use for parking when the farm at 2170 E. County Road D in Maplewood hosts big events, is going to look much the same, but will be more stable, thanks to a grant from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District.

Thu
05
Sep

Stillwater district unveils new technology services

Stillwater Area Public Schools District 834 will become more mobile-friendly this fall with the addition of two new services for parents and students. The district will introduce a new text alert service and lunch menu application for mobile devices that will keep families in the loop with what’s going on during the school day.
“Anything we can do to improve or increase our services for our students and parents is a good thing,” Superintendent Corey Lunn said. “When we’re downsizing ... it’s good to have a service that allows parents to not depend on staff as much.”

Thu
05
Sep

Lake Elmo hires lobby group for 2014 legislative session

At the Aug. 20 city council meeting, Lake Elmo officials voted unanimously to hire Messerli & Kramer, a St. Paul-based law firm, to represent the city during next year’s state legislative session.
The city plans to make a $2.6 million bonding request during the Legislature’s 2014 session, and hopes the lobby group can facilitate discussions to secure the money. The bonding is crucial for projects “relating to city-wide infrastructure” and helping the city address groundwater contamination, according to Mayor Mike Pearson.

Wed
04
Sep

Shoreview sign code changes to benefit businesses

Business owners in Shoreview will now have more flexibility in displaying signs advertising services.
The Shoreview City Council adopted changes to the city’s sign code at its Monday, Aug. 19 council meeting. The adopted changes will provide the business community more opportunities to display temporary and message center signage.

Wed
04
Sep

Authorities investigate suspicious death in Shoreview

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man found outside a building on the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview on Thursday morning, Aug. 29.
As of Friday morning, the man’s identity had not been released. According to a Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office press release, the deceased is a black male who appears to have been in his late 20’s to late 30’s. The man had no identification on him when deputies arrived.

Wed
04
Sep

Suspect in custody following woman's death in Railroad Island apartment

Sammy Devel HendersonSammy Devel Henderson, 24, is charged with strangling Railroad Island resident Sherell Montrese Craighead, 30, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney's office.
Henderson faces charges of second-degree murder while committing criminal sexual conduct and assault in the third degree.

Wed
04
Sep

Mounds View School Board seeks levy renewal

The Mounds View School Board unanimously approved a resolution to put a levy renewal referendum on the ballot in November.
The district has been receiving $11.5 million annually from a voter approved property tax levy, which began in 2006 and will expire at the end of 2014.
If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023.

Wed
04
Sep

School district will not operate NSP fitness center after Dec. 31


The North St. Paul Community School is in what was formerly known as the North St. Paul Community Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The 110 members of the North St. Paul Community Fitness Center will need to begin looking for a new place to exercise starting Jan. 1.
Although fitness center members were already aware that it was scheduled to close Dec. 31, many had hoped the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District would continue to operate it, perhaps as a work-based learning opportunity for alternative learning students.

Wed
04
Sep

Charges filed against St. Paul man in head-on crash

The Washington County Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges against a St. Paul man involved in a head-on collision on state Highway 5 in Lake Elmo last year.
Jon Wentz, 47, of St. Paul was driving his Buick Regal westbound on Highway 5 near Stillwater Lane Aug. 28, 2012, when he crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, striking a Honda Civic containing two sisters, ages 15 and 20, from Stillwater.

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