A photo from last year shows the one-machine snowmaking operation at Battle Creek Regional Park, which was a trial run for a more comprehensive and permanent snowmaking setup at the park. Though the trial was deemed successful, staff will not be using the equipment to make snow this winter, despite minimal snow on the ground. (file photo)
Despite the mid-December warm up, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation staff will not be making snow at Battle Creek Regional Park. Not this year, at least.
Baby found in stroller on driveway
An alert neighbor in the 1300 block of Skillman Avenue in Maplewood called police at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 9 to check on a baby left unattended in a stroller.
According to police reports, the 7-month-old wasn't the only child in danger at the house.
Settlement will ask state to pay for Shoreview, North St. Paul, Vadnais Heights to change water source
A settlement agreement reached between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and groups concerned about water levels in White Bear Lake could have implications for nearby cities, including Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and North St. Paul.
Announced Dec. 1, the settlement between the DNR and two plaintiff groups—the White Bear Lake Restoration Association and White Bear Lake Homeowners’ Association—states that all three groups will, per the DNR website, “support efforts to develop a surface water supply to serve area communities.”
The change in the average home price county-wide over the past several years. (Ramsey County Assessor’s Office)
Though the city’s portion of the property-tax levy is expected to remain flat in 2015, North St. Paul residents will still be seeing their taxes go up, due to a significant uptick in the market value of their homes.
Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and his wife, Julie, at his July 2013 swearing-in ceremony in Maplewood. Schnell had previously served as Hastings police chief and as a communications officer and sergeant with St. Paul. (file photo)
The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association has certified Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell as a master practitioner, the highest certification level in the association’s new credentialing program.
After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
After leaving Maplewood city administration during some rocky years in the mid-2000s, Melinda Coleman came back in 2013 for more.