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Wed
23
Jul

Brides and grooms think Bruentrup Farm is perfect place to say “I do”


It was a beautiful day when Arthur Graf and Kelly Lynn Michlitsch exchanged their wedding vows at Bruentrup Historic Farm in Maplewood. (Courtesy of Kirstin Lukes)

Kelly and Arthur Graf wanted to make their wedding as perfect as perfect can get.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding -- the dress, the theme colors, the dinner choices, the DJ/band dilemma, or if an open bar is a good idea.

Wed
16
Jul

Hobby Lobby store to open in Maplewood amidst national controversy

Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.

Wed
16
Jul

Maplewood illustrator recreates classic fables


Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.

Wed
16
Jul

Arden Hills approves TCAAP master plan land use map


A breakdown of the land use plan for the TCAAP site that was approved at Arden Hills’ June 30 city council meeting.

Council members disagree about park space
A land use master plan map is now in place for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in Arden Hills, the culmination of a year-long planning process in the development of the 427-acre piece of land situated to the northeast of the intersection of Interstate 35W and Highway 96.

Mon
14
Jul

Family and friends rally for East Sider with heart trouble


47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)

Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.

Wed
09
Jul

NSP Veterans Park fundraising continues


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

Planners report paver sales making big impact
Although the start of construction work on the new Veterans Park in North St. Paul is still months away, the number of brick pavers sold to help finance the effort has gone up significantly this summer.

Wed
09
Jul

Rain garden at daycare halts flooding, prompts learning


Nelco Landscaping staff got the kids from Carol Matheys Center for Children & Families involved with planting native plants in the daycare’s recently completed rain garden in Oakdale. (submitted photo)

A project to correct drainage problems turned into a learning experience for some pint-sized kids at a daycare center in Oakdale.

Wed
09
Jul

Oakdale Kmart to close; hunt on for new tenant


Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza at Tenth Street and I-694. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After 35 years, store shuttering in September
The Kmart store at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694, will be shuttering its doors this fall.

Wed
09
Jul

Little movement in North St. Paul’s efforts to attract microbrewery

Talks with potential buyers are currently stalled
North St. Paul city officials may be interested in having a microbrewery in their town, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before one opens. For starters, there is yet to be an official buyer.

Mon
07
Jul

Met Council designates $677,000 to East Side brownfield cleanups


Two new prospective tenants are coming to the Hamm’s Brewery complex, thanks in part to brownfield cleanup grants from the Metropolitan Council. Additions to the building could include live-work apartments and a second hydroponic farm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Funds will help with asbestos removal at Hamm’s site
As part of a nearly $2.6 million brownfield cleanup package, the Metropolitan Council approved three East Side projects for cleanup.

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