During the autumn cleanup at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul, many decorations were moved from gravesites to the space behind the privacy fence at the edge of the cemetery. All of the items were tagged, so the owners could retrieve them, but two months later many of the same items remain there untouched.
St. Mary’s Cemetery: stricter adornment policies divide community
City administrator Bart Fischer swore in Paul Reinke as mayor of Oakdale at the Dec. 13 city council meeting.
At the Dec. 13 Oakdale City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed council member Paul Reinke, 58, to fill the vacant mayoral position until a candidate is elected in a special election. Reinke was sworn in during the same meeting.
From left, St. Anthony City Manager Mark Casey, Police Chief Jon Mangseth, Mayor Jerry Faust and Ronald Davis, director of the Department of Justice’s COPS office, at a press conference Dec. 15 in downtown Minneapolis, announcing the St. Anthony Police Department will undergo a comprehensive review conducted by COPS.
Falcon Heights’ Inclusion and Policing Task Force met for the first time Dec. 13. Its charge, following the police killing of Philando Castile, is to make recommendations to the city council on how Falcon Heights should be policed.