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Wed
09
Mar

Retiring DNR officer Brad Johnson was called to serve the public


DNR conservation officer Brad Johnson of Maplewood says if he writes a book, it will be titled “The critters that bit me.” Lucky for him, this bald eagle didn’t get that chance. (submitted photo)

For retiring Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer (CO) Brad Johnson of Maplewood, the most enjoyable or rewarding part of the job was serving the public. 

Wed
09
Mar

Cowern teacher Julie Swanson makes Teacher of the Year semifinals

Julie Swanson
Julie Swanson

Julie Swanson was recently named one of the 34 semifinalists for the 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Wed
09
Mar

Trash rates of neighboring cities cannot be compared equally


Trash containers line the streets in northern North St. Paul for the Thursday morning pick-up. (Linda Baumeister/Reivew)

Few things seem to get residents as riled up as city trash collection and the fees for those services. 

Wed
09
Mar

Lake Elmo City Council shuts down the proposal to close a fire hall

Trains blocking roads, possible increased response times and a growing population all played a role in the Lake Elmo City Council’s decision last week to keep the city’s two fire halls open, at least for now.

Mon
07
Mar

16-year-old stabbed after North-Tartan basketball game

A 16-year-old boy received multiple stab wounds when a fight broke out after a North versus Tartan high school boys basketball playoff game at East Ridge High School March 3.  

Wed
02
Mar

Minnesota’s first sign of spring


Cattail mosquitoes prefer deep wetlands where cattails float on vegetative mats. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Mosquito treatment began before the ice had melted

With all the recent news of the Zika virus, mosquitoes have unexpectedly become feared insects in the depths of winter.

Wed
02
Mar

Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board March 2, 2016

Upcoming Events - Click for more details: Visit from woodturning expert; China Garden public meeting; North St. Paul American Legion monthly vendor craft show; The Partnership Party; Snow sculpture contest; Minnesota College Fair; Ham bingo; Chili Hubbub

Wed
02
Mar

Edward Phalen – Namesake for Lake Phalen


Canoeing on Lake Phalen has been a popular pastime for generations. Here two women are enjoying a beautiful day on the water in 1915. (submitted photo)

Peter Boulay Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

Lake Phalen is named for Phalen Creek that flows out the south end of the lake. Edward Phalen was a former soldier that settled along a creek that flowed between Phalen Lake and the Mississippi River.  In 1838, he was discharged from Fort Snelling.  He took a series of claims around St. Paul and lived in a cabin about a mile away from the other settlers.

Wed
02
Mar

Unused medicine can be dropped off at North St. Paul City Hall

Medicine that is flushed down the drain or tossed in the trash can pollute bodies of water, harm wildlife, and even end up in drinking water.

Wed
02
Mar

Oakdale seeks nominations of notable volunteers

Oakdale city officials say that the accomplishments of volunteers are vast and show how the efforts of one can affect many.

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