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Ted Bearth, longtime Oakdale leader and resident, passes away


Ted Bearth (middle) was known to many as the face of Summerfest. The “Ted Bearth Grande Parade,” a popular Summerfest event, is named in his honor. (file photos)

Oakdale community leader and Washington County Commissioner Ted Bearth died on March 10 at age 77.

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North St. Paul says goodbye to a local icon


In 1995 Ellsworth Erickson revisited photographs taken in Europe during World War II. While serving his country, Erickson developed film to be viewed in 3D. This early version of 3D required photos to be taken from slightly different vantage points. Once developed, the photos were viewed through plastic glasses. (file photo)
Ellsworth Erickson, 92, was World War II vet, popular teacher, civic leader 

North St. Paul lost one of its few remaining World War II veterans on March 3, 2016, when Ellsworth Erickson succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

He will be remembered by the public as a family man, a veteran, a teacher, an artist and a friend. His family members said they will remember him for his loyalty, honesty and optimism that permeated all aspects of his life.

“It was hard because even though he was 92, he acted young; he thought young,” said his daughter Sheryl Erickson in an interview last week.

Wed
09
Mar

Nominations for EXCEL awards being accepted

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools Community Education Advisory Council will be recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to community education with the 2016 Excellence in Community Education Leadership (EXCEL) Awards. 

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09
Mar

Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board March 9, 2016

Upcoming Events - Click for more details: Executive director of MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training speaks to LWV; ‘What the Birds are Telling Us’ at Como Park; Easter Bunny is hopping into Maplewood Mall;

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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