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Dec

Sanctuary or circus?


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

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Dec

Paul Reinke appointed as Oakdale mayor


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.

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21
Dec

Maplewood passes 2017 levy with 5 percent increase

Maplewood held a public truth-in-taxation hearing during its regular Dec. 12 city council meeting. 

After the hearing, council members cast unanimous votes for a 5 percent increase in the city’s property-tax levy for next year.

Wed
21
Dec

Washington County Board sets 2017 budget, levy

The Washington County Board of Commissioners set the county’s 2017 budget and levy Dec 13.

The board certified:

• A tax levy of $96.1 million for county operations and $1.05 million for the Land and Water Legacy Program; and

Wed
21
Dec

Maplewood’s unused prescription drop box now open


The drop box is near the night entrance of the police department on the east side of city hall.

A drop-off for unused or unwanted prescription medications is now available at Maplewood City Hall near the police department’s night entrance.

Tue
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Dec

Roseville Review people - published December 20, 2016

The new chess club at Little Canada Elementary School is enjoying some early success — members Lucius, Evelyn and Mateo, all first-graders, participated in a Dec.

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20
Dec

Slam dunkin’ in Roseville

Roseville’s Dunkin’ Donuts opened Dec. 14 — it’s located at 2425 Rice St. just north of County Road B2.

Tue
20
Dec

St. Anthony police hunker into 2-year DOJ review


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.

Audit a result of  Castile shooting

Tue
20
Dec

Inclusion and Policing Task Force meets in Falcon Heights


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.

Introductions and logistics fill first meeting

Tue
20
Dec

Sen. Bev Scalze: leaves legacy of clean water, art & improved infrastructure


Scalze in 1985.

During her 38-year political career, state Sen. Bev Scalze still found time for one of her passions — painting wildlife art

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