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Mon
21
Oct

The busts: 16 arrested in East Side gang targeting

St. Paul police made a series of arrests earlier this month in a multi-pronged, year-long effort to combat gang-related crime on the city’s East Side.

Fri
18
Oct

Lake Elmo drafts reduced growth targets

Following an unexpected reduction in preliminary growth forecasts for 2040 from the Metropolitan Council, Lake Elmo officials have approved a set of revised population targets which will be presented to the regional planning agency in the form of a letter.
Last month, the Met Council, which sets guidelines for development in the metropolitan area, released preliminary data that predicted Lake Elmo would add only 3,700 residents by 2040, a huge decrease from its 2004 memorandum of understanding that the city would add 17,000 by 2030.

Wed
16
Oct

Lake Elmo surges ahead with water main connection plan

Lake Elmo’s potential for growth is expanding with the city council’s recent order to have Well No. 4 connected to the city’s water supply system.
The high-capacity well, which is located on 50th Street North just east of Lake Elmo Avenue, would be connected to the water supply by a water main pipe running south down Lake Elmo Avenue to the existing water main on 43rd Street North.

Wed
16
Oct

Meet the new man(ager)

North St. Paul residents and neighbors are invited to meet new City Manager Jason Ziemer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at City Hall, 2400 Margaret St., in the second-floor council chambers.

Wed
16
Oct

Washington County receives veterans services grant

Washington County will once again receive a grant through the state to maintain its services for residents who are military veterans.
During the 2013 legislative session, the County Veterans Service Officers grant program through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs was restructured and the amount of state funding for the program was increased. Now, each of the 87 counties in Minnesota will receive a base grant of $7,500 to help bolster county-administered support for veterans.

Wed
16
Oct

Minneapolis man gets 15 years for stabbing death of Mounds View man

Stephen Edward GoolerA 51-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the stabbing death of 49-year-old Mounds View resident Perry David Paulson.  
Ramsey County Attorney’s Office spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein said  Stephen Edward Gooler pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in August.

Tue
15
Oct

Roseville unveils new fire station

Fire department personnel led members of the local media on a guided tour of Roseville’s new 35,000-square-foot fire station on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The $9.2 million state-of-the-art facility stands on the site of the city’s original fire station, built in the 1930’s, just north of city hall at 2701 Lexington Ave. North.

Tue
15
Oct

Linder’s says goodbye


Linder’s Garden Center will likely be closed by mid-November.

After more than 100 years in business, Linder’s Greenhouses will be saying its final farewell to the Twin Cities Area.
“The Linder family has made the decision to close Linder’s Greenhouses Inc.,” the company announced last week. “We will be having an orderly wind down of the business in the coming weeks. We would like to thank all of our customers, our staff and the Twin Cities community for their support in our 100+ years of business.”

Tue
15
Oct

Referendum for Roseville Area Schools to be held Nov. 5

On this year’s ballot, voters will see a request by the school board to approve a new operating levy for Roseville Area Schools.
In November, District 623 residents will be asked to vote on a proposed eight-year operating levy that would generate $1,505 per student in the district. The current operating levy for Roseville Area Schools, which generates $1,575 per pupil, is set to expire on June 30, 2014.

Mon
14
Oct

Level-three sex offender moves to area


Sia Vang

Police have announced that a level-three sex offender has moved to the 1200 block of Bush Avenue in St. Paul.
Sia Vang, 28, has a history of sexual contact with females age 12-13. The young female victims were known to Vang.

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