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Wed
27
Aug

Where are the pavers?


The new Veterans Memorial Park will be located at the site of the former Cannon Park, northeast of Highway 36 and Margaret Street. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Veteran's committee member provides explanation

Tom Trost has received some inquiries from people who have purchased engraved pavers for the new Veteran's Memorial Park, which will be built at the site of North St. Paul's former Cannon Park. 

Wed
27
Aug

District 622's Alternative Learning Center leaves community center

School gone after just one year in North St. Paul

The recent move of Bauer-Emerson Preparatory Academy into the former North St. Paul Community Center comes with some obvious changes. One includes the departure of the city-owned fitness equipment, which is being temporarily housed in Ramsey County's Vadnais Sports Center. But perhaps the most notable is the departure of School District 622's Alternative Learning Center after just one year. 

Sun
24
Aug

Private hockey school makes public headlines

Bauer-Emerson Prep located in former North St. Paul Community Center
Bauer-Emerson Prep in North St. Paul has made its way into the headlines for a slew of reasons lately. Most recently, the start-up private school has been sued by Bauer Hockey, Inc. for copyright infringement on its name.

Fri
22
Aug

Bergeron memorial restored


The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently. The stone is located near where Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was ambushed and killed while he was investigating a carjacking in 2010.

Boulder repainted after death of officer Patrick
A couple weeks ago, the memorial commemorating slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was not in peak condition. The lettering was faded, there was some sign of wear, and memorial had been defaced with spray paint in November 2013. 

Fri
22
Aug

Maplewood Mall celebrates 40 years


The center court of Maplewood Mall in 2014. Maplewood Mall, located near the corner of Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with new clothing stores, restaurants, renovations and a back-to-school fashion event. Renovations to the interior of the mall in 2011 included new flooring, remodeled common areas and restrooms, a redesigned food court and energy-efficient lighting. (Submitted photo)

The center court of Maplewood Mall as it looked in 1988. The mall underwent extensive renovations that year, expanding to 718,000 square feet and adding 40 new stores. (Submitted photo)

This aerial photo of the Maplewood Mall was taken in October 1978. It shows the mall (bottom) as well as the original location of the Bruentrup Farm (center), which is surrounded by commercial development. (Courtesy of the Maplewood Historical Society)

Shopping center marks milestone with new stores, new look
Shoppers can expect to find a new look at Maplewood Mall this season — and not just for themselves. 

Mon
11
Aug

Community Foundations ‘at-fault’ for resident’s frostbite injuries

Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.

Mon
11
Aug

Maplewood church member charged with child molestation

James Xang Vang, 21, of St. Paul has been charged with first- and second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl during a two-year period between June 2012 and his arrest on July 29.

Thu
07
Aug

A somewhat true tale of Robin Hood - photos


Linda Baumeister/Review

Jessica Arend as Lady Marion and Nathan Cousins playing Robin Hood star in the Front Porch Theatre’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Keeping with the theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, the hope was to give a free, family-friendly performance while also raising money and awareness for those in need. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Audiences brought lawn chairs from home to the Donley family’s Burr Street home in Maplewood to take in “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Three different charities -- Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, and The Family Place -- were highlighted on each of the performance nights. Representatives from the charities gave a brief talk afterwards. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Local professional and semi-professional actors put a comic spin on Robin Hood during performances last weekend as the Donley family’s property in Maplewood transforms into Sherwood Forest.

Thu
07
Aug

Filing for municipal and school board elections underway - North St. Paul edition

The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29, as did filing for seats on local school boards.  The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Wed
06
Aug

A peace pole amidst a profusion of plants


Playschool Child Care, Inc. in Maplewood held a dedication of its peace pole during the family fun night Aug. 1. Now one of over 200,000 peace poles in the world, peace is the focus at the entrance to the school property. The Muhammad Ali Peace Center provided the initial funds to begin peace-centered activities and gardening programs for the youth. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Annie and Carson, 5 1/2, talk about the new peace pole and garden plantings at Playschool Child Care, Inc. in Maplewood following the dedication ceremony. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District helped to incorporate five rain gardens into the center’s landscaping to better control excessive water runoff. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Watershed district helps Playschool create five rain gardens
A peace pole ceremony was held the evening of Friday, Aug. 1 at Playschool Child Care, Inc. to culminate a long series of events that have led to improved environmental conditions surrounding the daycare building on White Bear Avenue, just north of Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood.

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