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Mon
09
Dec

Community to throw fundraiser for hit-and-run victim


Wade Souster, 31, of St. Paul, is shown in recovery with his cousin, Angie Hammerlindl. (submitted photo)

Wade Souster has been making a slow recovery since a vehicle struck him in a hit-and-run collision near Lake Phalen.
The 31-year-old was walking when he was hit in the early hours of Oct. 3 and found by another driver around 4 a.m., lying in the median of Phalen Boulevard, near the intersection of Atlantic Street.
Emergency personnel were called to the scene, and he was brought to Regions Hospital.

Thu
05
Dec

Archdiocese releases list of priests accused of sexually abusing minors

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of 30 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The list also includes an additional four priests who have unsubstantiated claims against them.
Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North gave permission for the names to be released at a hearing Dec. 2, giving the Archdiocese 15 days to do so. The names had previously been sealed under a protective order in a 2009 lawsuit.

Thu
05
Dec

With one lead, Maplewood police still trying to identify burglary suspect

The Maplewood Police Department is still trying to identify a burglary suspect shown in surveillance footage prying a safe off a countertop at a senior-living facility in early November.
Police released videos of the incident recently, asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole a safe full of keys for room doors and storage cabinets at The Homestead at Maplewood, 1890 Sherren Ave., around 2 a.m. Nov. 7.
Upon seeing the released footage, police received a notice from the Edina Police Department that a safe was recovered that might have been the one taken from Homestead, according to Maplewood Deputy Chief Dave Kvam.

Wed
04
Dec

Developer drops proposal for senior housing in Maplewood

A Mahtomedi developer recently withdrew a proposal to build senior housing on city property, and now Maplewood has to find an alternative to using the nearly $2 million from the land sale for a new fire station.
Coventry Senior Living recently proposed razing the inactive fire station at 2501 Londin Lane to build a 148-unit complex on the nearly six-acre plot. But, because of multiple competing projects that popped up in surrounding cities, the developer decided to drop the plan, according to City Manager Chuck Ahl.

Wed
04
Dec

Maplewood police may drop D.A.R.E.

Maplewood may totally cut its more than 20-year-old D.A.R.E. program.
The Maplewood Police Department presented a potential replacement that would continue to build relationships between cops and students to the Maplewood City Council on Nov. 25.

Wed
04
Dec

Bradley leaving downtown North St. Paul; three storefronts will be open

A fixture on North St. Paul’s main street for 12 years, Greg Bradley is finally moving out.
Bradley, who owns the building at 2533-2535 East Seventh Ave., has hosted businesses in its three suites ranging from a plumbing fixtures showroom to retail motorcycle accessories and clothing, a succession of cafés and snack shops, a knitting shop, a collectibles store and a portrait studio.

Tue
03
Dec

North St. Paul police wait for fingerprint analysis from hoax bomb

Nearly three weeks after a report of a suspicious package evacuated a block of commercial buildings in downtown North St. Paul, triggering a visit from the St. Paul Bomb Squad to investigate and dismantle the "hoax device," police officers are waiting for fingerprints to be analyzed in their search for who may have

Mon
02
Dec

Police memorial vandalized


The memorial for Maplewood Police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, who was shot while on duty, was vandalized on either Nov. 21 or 22. (submitted photo)

The St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District reported that the Sgt. Bergeron Memorial was vandalized sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 22.  
The memorial, which sits at the intersection of Arlington Avenue East and North English Street, was covered in white paint.

Wed
27
Nov

North St. Paul council considers data-driven development

North St. Paul’s leaders are considering a $50,000 proposal to help them track what area residents eat, drink and buy and how they can use that information to attract and support retailers.
The North St. Paul City Council had its first glance at what a national data-gathering company can offer at a workshop Nov. 19. With better information on where residents and people from neighboring cities shop and find services, the city hopes to drive retailers and restaurants to pick the city as a development site. The Economic Development Authority will review the proposal in January.

Wed
27
Nov

Priest charged with 4th degree CSC

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon it has charged the Rev. Mark Andrew Huberty with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. The priest, head pastor of Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic in Maplewood, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an adult woman he had been counseling.
The Twin Cities Archdiocese says Huberty has denied the allegations.

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