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WSP changes tobacco ordinance

Before you light up, turn on or pass the hose next time, you might want to want to check the latest tobacco regulations in West St. Paul.
The city is working on updates to its tobacco ordinance that would deal with recent changes in the industry, most notably the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes. The city council approved a first reading of the updated ordinance in its Sept. 23 meeting.

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Prosecutors charge 3 men in WSP murder


Christino Andres Rosario

Before they climbed out of their SUV on Ohio Street in West St. Paul on a fateful night last January, Christino Rosario turned to his two partners and instructed them not to shoot anyone with the guns they were each holding.
He was 16 at the time.

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County taxes: Keeping it flat

It looks like the big news on Ramsey County’s proposed 2014-15 budget is that property owners won’t see any increases in the county’s levy.
“We’re going to have no levy increase,” declared budget chair and District 2 commissioner Victoria Reinhardt.
Reinhardt says that’s because other entities have begun funding county programs they’d dropped for several years.

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District Five holds community meeting to take action


About 80 people gathered Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to discuss ways to take action against violence in Payne-Phalen and surrounding neighborhoods. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

About 80 people showed up for a Thursday, Sept. 19, discussion about recent violence in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.
The meeting came one month after a lively August meeting where community members erupted with emotions and concern about area violence, following the shooting death of 17-year-old Vincent Arron Allison by another teenager in a store parking lot, and the brutal beating of Raymond Widstrand, a young man who was attacked on a walk in his own East Side neighborhood.

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Heights playground goes up in a single day


Heights Community School’s playground went up in a quick four hours thanks to volunteers and school staff. (submitted photo)

It was a whirlwind of activity, involving hundreds of people and months of preparation and anticipation.
And in a quick four hours, the East Side’s Heights Community School had a spiffy new structure to show for it.
Around 300 volunteers and 100 students from the Heights Community School managed to build a playground in a single day.

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Archdiocese: Presentation priest on leave

The Rev. Mark Huberty is on a temporary leave of absence from his post as head pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood, following a woman's allegations that he touched her inappropriately.

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North St. Paul woman loses husband to Ft. Hood shootings

Century College student Shoua Her vividly remembers the 3 a.m. knock on the door and the horrible news that followed:
Your husband, Kham See Xiong, has been killed at his military base at Fort Hood, Texas.

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North football program hosts Military Appreciation Night to benefit Veterans Park 


North football players stop by the future site of the Veterans Park of North St. Paul on their way to practice. The team will host a Military Appreciation Night Friday, Sept. 27. Pictured are Keshaun Lovelace, Connor Campbell, Kyle Christopher, Chris Johnson, Justin Stauff, David Schied and Seth Rought. (submitted photo)

The North St. Paul High School football team will host its first annual Military Appreciation Night at its home game against Spring Lake Park Friday, Sept. 27.
“We were looking for a way to get involved in the community and a military appreciation event just felt right,” stated Polar Head Coach Eric Longtin. “Our community has a rich tradition of serving our country and we thought it’s time to show how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.”

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Lake Elmo officials approve water main feasibility report

Lake Elmo continues to make strides in its quest to extend municipal water and sanitary sewer services to a greater number of households.
At the Sept. 17 city council meeting, council members unanimously approved the preparation of a feasibility report for the Lake Elmo Avenue water main improvement project, which was tentatively scheduled for implementation in the city’s 2014 capital improvement plan.

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Met Council forecasts slow Lake Elmo growth

In the latest chapter of the Lake Elmo/Metropolitan Council development tale, a surprising plot twist could allow the city more time to boost its population numbers.
The Met Council recently released data that predicts Lake Elmo will 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.

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