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More than a swim

Females-only swim brings together diverse cultures, views in Maplewood
A females-only swim time in Maplewood has become much more than an opportunity to get into the water.
Over the past two years, organizers have watched women and girls from a variety of backgrounds, religions and cultures find common ground while they learn to swim and enjoy snacks and conversation afterwards. The program, which is funded by the Educational Equity Alliance, even garnered an award in late 2013 from the Minnesota Community Education Association, and it continues to be a unique offering in the Twin Cities.

Wed
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Mar

Pair of former Knights headed to Frozen Fours


photo by Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas

The NCAA is holding its women’s hockey Frozen Fours this weekend and Irondale High School will be represented at both of them. Meghan Lorence is headed to her third Division I Frozen Four while Kelsey Barnier is set to appear in her first Division III Frozen Four.

Wed
19
Mar

Hwy. 5 traffic signals at Lake Elmo Avenue move forward

Slowly, but surely, the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5 are becoming more pedestrian-friendly.
Washington County, with help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Lake Elmo, is developing a project to add traffic signals and dedicated right-turn lanes to the two intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue (County Road 17) and Minnesota Trunk Highway 5.

Wed
19
Mar

Potholes: City crews say it’s just the beginning


Some potholes on local roads have grown from small depressions to lane-wide rivers, as snow melt seeps into a crack, freezes and loosens the pavement from underneath. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

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Maplewood has already packed 18 tons of asphalt into potholes on city streets in recent weeks, and staff members say that’s just the beginning.
Public works director Michael Thompson said the department is on track to slap down about 100 tons of the cold mix material over the next few weeks, and will break out a hot-mix asphalt for finer, more durable repairs once the snow melts and the streets are swept.

Wed
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Mar

Mounds View town hall meeting to be held March 31

The city of Mounds View will be holding its 10th annual town hall meeting at city hall on Monday, March 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for city residents to get up to speed on city ventures and interact with the mayor, council members and city staff.

Wed
19
Mar

North St. Paul veterans vie for state funds


Dan Fisher of the VFW Post 1350, left, speaks in support of a request to set aside $100,000 of state funds to complete the North St. Paul Veterans Park Memorial. State Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right, presented the bill to the State and Local Government Committee on March 11. (Submitted photo)

A Senate committee recently advanced a bonding request that would put $100,000 of state funds towards the North St. Paul Veterans Park Memorial.
The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, is being folded into an omnibus bill and sent to the Senate floor for consideration.

Wed
19
Mar

Stillwater area schools to cut up to 30 teachers

More adjustments, scaling back anticipated
Stillwater Area Public Schools could lose up to 30 teachers next year.
In what’s just the beginning of cuts and adjustments to be made to balance the budget, the school board Thursday approved scaling back instructional staff by the equivalent of about 30.2 full-time positions.

Tue
18
Mar

Shoreview, Little Canada study quieter train crossings


City staff in Shoreview have recommended making minor improvements to the Victoria Street railway crossing (pictured) and the Lexington Avenue railway crossing in order to establish rail quiet zones, where train operators would not be required to sound train horns through those intersections. (Linda E. Andersen / Review)

Everyone knows trains make noise as they rumble through cities, blowing their horns at crossings.
But residents in Shoreview and Little Canada say train racket has amplified considerably in recent months. Now they’re making some ruckus of their own, clamoring for help with what they claim is a disruptive amount of train traffic blocking driving routes, filling their neighborhoods with exhaust and, above all, making noise.

Tue
18
Mar

Avoid the hassle of frozen water service pipes

If showering, brushing your teeth, or using tap water for coffee or tea in the morning are parts of your daily routine you’d rather not miss, the city of Roseville suggests you take steps to prevent your water service lines from freezing.
This winter, Roseville --  like many other Minnesota cities -- has seen a surge in the number of frozen lines, leaving residents without water until the pipes are thawed. So the Roseville Public Works Department is asking residents to monitor their water temperature and maybe even leave their water running continuously, in some instances, as a preventative measure.

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Mar

Girls Basketball: On their way to Class AAA state tourney, Simley ends Hill-Murray's season

Simley 64 - Hill-Murray 52

In the semifinals of Section 4AAA girls basketball playoffs, the Simley Spartans closed out Hill-Murray with some talented offense and a torrid defense.

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