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10
Jun

1-year expulsions for Tartan students with loaded handgun at school

Students will not serve time in correctional facility
Two 16-year-old Tartan High School students who were charged with felony possession of a dangerous weapon on school property have been expelled for the 2015-2016 school year.
The District 622 School Board followed administrative recommendations and approved a 12-month expulsion for both boys at its regular board meeting, May 26.

Wed
10
Jun

Gas franchise fee in Maplewood should fix local streets

Using funds generated from the new gas franchise fee, city engineers will be able to repair an additional two miles of roads each year. They estimate the streets highlighted in red would be completed in the first five years of this 20-year investment program.  (submitted graphic)
Using funds generated from the new gas franchise fee, city engineers will be able to repair an additional two miles of roads each year. They estimate the streets highlighted in red would be completed in the first five years of this 20-year investment program. (submitted graphic)

Maggie Arneberg says the condition of Dahl Court — the Maplewood street she's lived on for the past 30 years — is so poor that it likely affects the property value of her home.

Wed
10
Jun

Tom Sonnek, 48, selected as new North St. Paul council member

Starting June 16, the North St. Paul City Council will, once again, have a fifth voice weighing in on decisions. Tom Sonnek, 48, a North St. Paul native, will be sworn into office to serve through Dec. 31, 2016.

Wed
10
Jun

Maplewood city council candidate list finalized for Aug. 11 election

During the upcoming election season, Maplewood will be filling two council member positions.

Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both complete their terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.

Wed
10
Jun

Mayor Stan Karwoski lays out his vision for Oakdale’s future

Stan Karwoski
Stan Karwoski

When longtime city council member Stan Karwoski took the reins as Oakdale mayor in January, he knew he would have big shoes to fill.

Wed
10
Jun

Bulletin area people - published June 10, 2015

Kathryn Balstad Brewer and Gary Benson of New Brighton, were both recently reappointed to the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority.

Wed
10
Jun

Mounds View buzzes for beekeeping ordinance

United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)
United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)

First the birds, now the bees.

Wed
10
Jun

New Brighton approves road salt storage facility, with restrictions

Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)
Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)

Plans for a road salt storage and distribution operation in northeast New Brighton were approved in modified form by the city council May 26.
The project had drawn scrutiny from residents and elected officials alike, who questioned how the salt would be hauled and housed in order to prevent spills.

Tue
09
Jun

Three Lake Elmo employees resign, city administrator Dean Zuleger said to be next

Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Protesters lined the sidewalks leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)

After a short reprieve from controversy among elected officials and Lake Elmo city staffers, things appear to be heating up once again.
Assistant City Administrator and City Clerk Adam Bell handed in his resignation letter May 29, citing a "hostile work environment" created by the city council.
Bell could not be reached for comment, but in his letter he said he wanted to spend more time with his family and take time to repair the toll his job has taken on his physical and mental health.

Tue
09
Jun

Ramsey County guarded beaches are open for summer

The days are warm and the pools are full-it's beach season again! Lifeguard watches have begun at Ramsey County's five guarded swimming beaches. Battle Creek Waterworks family water park will also open for the season.

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