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Thu
16
May

Maplewood city manager retiring from position

Antonen leaving in late June

Wed
15
May

North St. Paul names community development director Nate Ehalt interim city manager

City plans accelerated search for permanent manager

Wed
15
May

Tartan, North gear up for Relay for Life


A “Survivor Lap” celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer. (submitted photo)

Schools invite community members to join in the festivities
Both Tartan and North high schools are preparing for one of their most popular annual events -- Relay for Life.
Tartan’s event will be held this Friday, May 17, and North’s Relay for Life will be held Friday, May 31.

Mon
13
May

Smelly first weekend in May for Beaver Lake


Dead sunfish float near the shore on the northwest side of Beaver Lake. Thousands of sunnies died on the lake due to a partially clogged aerator and a late ice-out, DNR staff said. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

County hired commercial fisherman to haul away over 7,000 pounds of dead fish

Sun
12
May

Body of Kira Steger found in Mississippi River


Kira Steger

Updated -- A body that was pulled from the Mississippi River near Robert Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 8, has been identified as Kira Steger (Trevino), 30.
A resident who works in the area saw the body floating in the river and notified police at about 1:30 p.m. May 8. The St. Paul Fire Department responded by boat and removed the heavily decomposed corpse from between two barges.

Fri
10
May

Anna Hurd’s boyfriend sentenced as adult


Anthony Mitchell, seen here in a recognition event for the North High School JROTC at North St. Paul City Hall in September, 2011. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Anthony J. Mitchell, 17, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in the stabbing of Anna Hurd.
At a hearing May 10, Mitchell waived his right to contest being certified as an adult to stand trial.
After a brief recess, Judge Chang Bohr reconvened the hearing as an adult procedure, during which Mitchell pleaded guilty to one count of intentional second-degree murder.
According to Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, Mitchell will be sentenced to 22 years at a sentencing appearance June 25. Bail over the intervening weeks is set at $700,000.

Thu
09
May

Search for Kira Trevino comes to an end


Kira Trevino

A body that was pulled from the Mississippi River near Robert Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 8, has been identified as Kira Trevino, 30.
A resident who works in the area saw the body floating in the river and notified police at about 1:30 p.m. May 8. The St. Paul Fire Department responded by boat and removed the heavily decomposed corpse from between two barges.

Wed
08
May

Protecting pollinators


Sunflowers are ideal flowers for bee observation because of their large “platform,” bee researcher Elaine Evans says. (submitted photos)

Though the weather hasn’t been very sunny recently, the Maplewood Nature Center is encouraging residents to plant “Lemon Queen” sunflowers in their gardens this year.
Not because these flowers will lure out the sun, but because they make excellent settings to observe bees.

Wed
08
May

Have you seen this vintage truck tooling around?


This 1965 Chevrolet Fleetside truck was stolen outside North St. Paul Welding Hitch and Supply, Inc. on April 6. (submitted photo)

Distraught owner offers reward for his missing pickup

Wed
08
May

$5,000 reward offered for Trevino information


Kira Trevino

Police and private donors are offering rewards for information that leads to the body of Kira Trevino, 30. Trevino’s husband, Jeffery, 39, is in jail and has been charged with her murder, but her remains have not been found. Searches have extended from their East Side home to lakes in Maplewood and even the Mississippi River near the Wakota bridge.
The St. Paul Police Foundation is offering a $5,000 reward for information.

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