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SSP resident accuses police of racial profiling


Maryland “Lucky” Rosenbloom posed with a cutout of his late father, “Tiger” Jack Rosenbloom, atop the original shoeshine box that anchored the historical Rondo neighborhood shop in St. Paul for more than 50 years. (photo by Luke Reiter/Review)

Maryland “Lucky” Rosenbloom moved to South St. Paul this summer looking for a quiet community with a touch of the urban feel he grew up with.
So far, Rosenbloom  says, it’s been “a hell of a welcome” -- he’s been stopped while driving twice in three months by South St. Paul officers, both times for minor equipment infractions.

Mon
28
Oct

As ‘last resort,’ city may seek private partners for its golf courses


Golfers get in an early fall game out at Phalen Golf Course.

City officials say St. Paul’s four municipal golf courses have long been a black hole for city funds.
Though the courses were once self-sustaining, since 2008 the four courses have gone a total of $5 million into the red, said Brad Meyer, spokesperson for St. Paul Parks and Recreation.  The city needs to take action, he said.

Mon
28
Oct

15-year-old boy sentenced in Widstrand beating

A 15-year-old involved in the Aug. 4 assault on 27-year-old Ray Widstrand was sentenced to 1 1/2 to two years in a juvenile corrections facility, according to the Ramsey County attorney’s office.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree.

Mon
28
Oct

Teens indicted for WSP murder

Three teens have been indicted on first-and second-degree homicide charges in the shooting death of West St. Paul resident Luis David Reyes-Galvan, 31.
Each has been indicted on charges of murder in the first degree while committing aggravated robbery, murder in the second degree -- intentional, and murder in the second degree while committing a felony.

Fri
25
Oct

St. Paul officials critical of new Maplewood Fire Station


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it would look from McKnight Road. (submitted image)

As plans move forward for a new fire station for Maplewood, St. Paul city officials say the city and its residents were left out of the planning process.
“I wish I could unring the bell,” said city council president Kathy Lantry, who represents the St. Paul neighborhood across the street from the proposed Maplewood fire station. “I had no idea.”

Fri
25
Oct

Zombies to invade theater from all directions


Jeffrey Furchner practices his gutteral noises and drunken, wild stagger for his role as a zombie in the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead.” (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The original zombie, back to undead

If you can’t handle an onslaught of zombies -- a zombie from the left, a zombie from the right, a zombie from behind and a zombie head on -- you may want to stay at home, rather than go to the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead” on Halloween weekend.
Scares, gore and a sense of claustrophobia are what Derek Dirlam and Sal Niteo are hoping will pull you into their immersive, live production of the classic 1968 zombie horror flick.

Thu
24
Oct

Mayor, two council seats up in Maplewood Nov. 5

The Nov. 5 Maplewood city election pits a former mayor against a former legislator for leadership of the city, and a number of new candidates against a longtime council member for a pair of council seats.
Each candidate was asked via email to answer questions about what programs she would like to add, expand or cut in Maplewood and what she feels qualifies her for the elective office.

Thu
24
Oct

Ehalt headed for administrator job in Wisconsin

Nate Ehalt, longtime community development director for the City of North St. Paul, is headed to Burnett County, Wisconsin, to be the county’s next administrator.
Ehalt, whose resignation from North St. Paul is effective Oct. 25, says he’s been exploring administrator jobs at other cities and counties “for about 2 1/2 years....This is my third offer in the last year for a position.”

Thu
24
Oct

Highway 36 lane and ramp closures in Pine Springs

Work continues on the new diamond interchange on Highway 36 and Hilton Trail. Intermittent lane and camp closures of the highway between Interstate 694 and DeMontreville Trail during off-peak traffic times will occur through mid-November, a release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

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24
Oct

Minneapolis residents charged in Lake Elmo prostitution bust

Washington County prosecutors have charged two Minneapolis residents, a woman and a man, with prostitution-related charges following a bust at a hotel in Lake Elmo.Washington County prosecutors have charged two Minneapolis residents, a woman and a man, with prostitution-related charges following a bust at a hotel in Lake Elmo.

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