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13
Feb

Sheriff’s office renews agreements with communities for CodeRED program

The Washington County Board of Commissioners authorized the sheriff’s office to enter into 31 joint powers agreements with communities throughout the county to provide CodeRED service, the mass emergency notification system the county uses.

Fri
13
Feb

Hmong talk about an elephant in the room

St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. "College" wasn't a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
 
Fri
13
Feb

A new face in the newsroom

Erin Hinrichs
Erin Hinrichs

I joined the Lillie News team at the beginning of December and probably already know the cities of Maplewood and North St. Paul better than I knew my hometown.

Fri
13
Feb

New Brighton seeks candidates to serve on municipal commissions

The city of New Brighton is seeking residents interested in becoming more involved in their community by serving on one of the city's five municipal advisory commissions.

Fri
13
Feb

Area students gaduate

These area students graduated from various colleges and universities:

Bethel University

Thu
12
Feb

Police: baby's death may be homicide

Mother's boyfriend being held, autopsy planned

At 11:03 Thursday morning, Maplewood police and fire responders were called to a home where a baby was reportedly not breathing.

Thu
12
Feb

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial construction to begin this spring

The memorial design resembles the American flag and features a granite greeter monument, cut into the shape of Minnesota, along with a remembrance wall. (submitted graphic)
The memorial design resembles the American flag and features a granite greeter monument, cut into the shape of Minnesota, along with a remembrance wall. (submitted graphic)

On Thursday, two local Vietnam veterans, along with a city council member and local historian, undertook a mission far less risky than those faced by soldiers in combat.

Thu
12
Feb

Maplewood library planners, patrons hope new coffee shop stays

Kumpon Boonwong, co-owner of Cafe’ine, attends to a customer on a Friday afternoon. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Kumpon Boonwong, co-owner of Cafe’ine, attends to a customer on a Friday afternoon. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

There's plenty of foot traffic at the Maplewood library.

More than 350,000 visitors walked through its doors in 2014, says deputy director for Ramsey County libraries Sandy Walsh, making it the second busiest location in the Ramsey County library system.

Thu
12
Feb

Rat poison kills unintended victims

Experienced volunteer Terry Headley came to Ramona Price’s Oakdale home last month to bring this bald eagle in for treatment at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. The bird later died of suspected secondary-rodenticide poisoning. (submitted photo)
Experienced volunteer Terry Headley came to Ramona Price’s Oakdale home last month to bring this bald eagle in for treatment at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. The bird later died of suspected secondary-rodenticide poisoning. (submitted photo)

Ramona Price says she's used to seeing wild critters in her back yard.

Her Oakdale home on Heath Avenue is next to a wooded area and wetlands, and she's watched deer browsing in the mornings and coyotes passing by at dusk.

Thu
12
Feb

L.E. Council approves preliminary design for downtown improvements

This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvement Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (submitted graphic)
This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvement Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (submitted graphic)

The Lake Elmo City Council is on board with preliminary design plans for phase I of the downtown street and utility improvements project and wants to see the project move forward to its final design stage.

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