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Trial of alleged New Brighton shooter began Monday

Neal Zumberge
Neal Zumberge

Lawyer argues victim was 'drunken nightmare' who carried a gun, argues self-defense.
Monday marked the start of Neal Zumberge’s trial at Ramsey County District Court. Zumberge allegedly shot two of his New Brighton neighbors, Todd Stevens and Jennifer Damerow-Cleven, with a 12-gauge shotgun at their home May 5, 2014.

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Man nearly drowns in Roseville motel pool

A 60-year-old St. Paul man was pulled from the pool of a Roseville Motel 6 Aug. 10 after nearly drowning according to the Roseville Police Department.

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South St. Paul man charged with stabbing murder of South St. Paul woman

Thomas Michael Luby

Thomas Michael Luby, 58, of South St. Paul, was charged Monday with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the intentional stabbing death of Kelly Ann Anderson, 45, also of South St. Paul.

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New voting equipment coming to Ramsey County

If all goes as planned for Ramsey County, its voters could see new voting equipment at the polls this November.

The county has planned to follow the trend of other nearby counties and replace its ballot counters.

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Robot-maker with Roseville ties picks fight with Japanese robot

Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein’s MegaBot is emblematic of how Oehrlein describes their company, MegaBots. The front-end is all about entertainment while the back is a high-end robotics company developing serious robotics. (courtesy of Matt Oehrlein)
Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein’s MegaBot is emblematic of how Oehrlein describes their company, MegaBots. The front-end is all about entertainment while the back is a high-end robotics company developing serious robotics. (courtesy of Matt Oehrlein)

When we last met our aspiring hero, Roseville Area High School grad and hopeful robot battle league magnate, Matt Oehrlein, he was sweating out the last days of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign aimed at making MegaBots — the fighting league — a

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Roseville adds fun twist to fighting invasives

City staff seeking volunteers for Natural Resources Renewal Aug. 15
Roseville's monthly Natural Resources Renewal program, which seeks to improve city parks, is back for August with a new angle.
Come Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteers of all ages can meet at Reservoir Woods, between Victoria and Dale streets south of County Road B, for an invasive plant scavenger hunt and brush stacking event.

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Body of man pulled from Gervais Lake

The body of a man was pulled from Gervais Lake in Little Canada on Aug. 2, a day after the man went missing in the lake while attempting to swim across it.

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St. Thomas Academy team wins national experimental vehicle challenge

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Hafner lot, long empty, on market

Once home to the popular bowling alley and shopping complex Hafner’s, 1590 White Bear Ave. has been bare since 2002 when the building was razed. Now, the lot is being marketed in hopes of attracting a developer to build retail or housing. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Once home to the popular bowling alley and shopping complex Hafner’s, 1590 White Bear Ave. has been bare since 2002 when the building was razed. Now, the lot is being marketed in hopes of attracting a developer to build retail or housing. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

NENDC hoping flea market, food trucks will draw attention to the spot
Just south of the border with Maplewood, a bare and disheveled piece of pavement has sat empty for over a decade at 1590 White Bear Ave.
The lot once held a bustling shopping center emblematic of the strip mall format of the 1950's, called Hafner's. Hafner's was a pillar of the Hillcrest shopping area along White Bear Avenue, just south of Larpenteur Avenue and St. Paul's border with Maplewood.

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Archaeologists dig for history in Swede Hollow

Two anthropology students led a dig to find artifacts of Swede Hollow Park’s rich history. Above, a volunteer excavates a one square meter section of debris and rubble in the park. (photo courtesy of Stefanie Kowalczyk and Kelly Wolf)
Two anthropology students led a dig to find artifacts of Swede Hollow Park’s rich history. Above, a volunteer excavates a one square meter section of debris and rubble in the park. (photo courtesy of Stefanie Kowalczyk and Kelly Wolf)

Though it's now a quiet, perhaps underused green space, Swede Hollow Park was once home to as many as 2,000 people at a time.

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