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Wed
07
May

Dragon Chase 5K benefits soccer coach in ongoing ALS fight


Gavin Pugh and his daughter Katalina followed the Dragon Chase runners in a golf cart.

On a cool and blustery Saturday morning, nearly 600 runners turned out for the Dragon Chase 5K at The Mermaid in Mounds View to support Gavin Pugh, a soccer coach who was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, on April 19.
The Dragon Chase, in conjunction with a pancake breakfast that morning that drew 500 people, was the latest fundraising efforts on behalf of Pugh, a beloved fixture in the Minnesota soccer community.

Wed
07
May

Second-degree murder charges filed in New Brighton shooting


Neal Curtis Zumberge

The Ramsey County attorney's office has charged Zumberge with one count of second-degree murder, which has a maximum sentence of 40 years, and one count of second-degree attempted murder, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Wed
07
May

Arden Hills council voices road construction fatigue


A diagram depicts the traffic flow of a diverging diamond interchange at County Road 96 and Interstate 35W. (Graphic courtesy of Ramsey County)

As road construction at the interchange between County Road 96 and U.S. Highway 10 in Arden Hills continues to snarl traffic within the city, council members, during a work session following the April 28 regular meeting, said they’d nearly had it with the prospect of more choking construction.

Wed
07
May

Chuck Ahl to retire


After 30 years in city government, Chuck Ahl is retiring from his latest position as Maplewood City Manager. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Maplewood city manager heading to Florida after 29 years of government service
City Manager Chuck Ahl started his career in Maplewood, and three decades later he’s finishing his career in Maplewood. Despite a 14-year gap away from the city, he says confidently that his “baseball cap will have a Maplewood logo on it.”
After 29 years working in city government, mainly in the east metro, Ahl decided to hang up that hat, announcing his retirement at the Monday, April 28 city council meeting.

Wed
07
May

Oakdale woman, daughter survive cancer during pregnancy


Amy Hejny enjoys a happy moment with her “miracle baby”, Tilia. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Benefit planned to allay medical costs
They call them warriors, the people with cancer. They are men and women who battle their own bodies and often undergo terrifying surgeries and difficult treatments in the fight to stay alive.
Amy Hejny, 33, is a breast cancer warrior, but she didn’t fight her battle alone.

Tue
06
May

Roseville names next community development director

Roseville has chosen a new community development director following Patrick Trudgeon’s step into the city manager position in February.

Tue
06
May

New Brighton shooting leaves one dead, injures another

Knollwood Drive neighbors had feud over deer feeding
A dispute between New Brighton homeowners turned deadly the evening of May 5 after a man reportedly shot two of his neighbors, killing one.
Around 8:30 p.m., police were called to the 2500 block of Knollwood Drive near Silver Lake Road and County Road H on reports that two people had been shot by a neighbor. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man was dead from gunshot wounds, and a woman had also been shot. Authorities said she was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where her condition is unknown.

Tue
06
May

Little Canada man crashes van into St. Paul restaurant

A Little Canada man has been charged with fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation after he allegedly crashed his minivan into a restaurant in Lowertown St. Paul last week.
Just before midnight on Friday, May 2, a state patrol trooper received a radio call reporting an “erratic” motorist on U.S. Highway 61 who was speeding, crossing the center line and nearly crashed into a wall, according to the criminal complaint.

Tue
06
May

Grant to be used to improve water quality in Long Lake


A historic aerial photo from 1938 shows a straightened Rice Creek as it flows through what would later become the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, with its former meandering path still visible. The road running north/south through the photo would later become Interstate-35W. (photo courtesy of the Rice Creek Watershed District)

The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) recently received a $3 million grant from the Clean Water Fund which will be used to improve the water quality in Long Lake.
The grant, which comes from the Minnesota Legacy Fund, will be used for various projects intended to curb pollution entering Rice Creek and surrounding waters that feed Long Lake, focusing on sediments and phosphorus, which cause algae blooms. The long-term goal is to reduce the pollution in the lake by 40 percent.

Tue
06
May

Judge approves Ramsey County bid for Vadnais Sports Center

Last week, Ramsey County secured its place in the “state of hockey” after a probate court judge allowed the county to purchase the Vadnais Sports Center, a complex that houses two ice arenas and seating for more than a thousand spectators, among other amenities.

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