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Thu
26
Sep

Class of ‘43


submitted photo

Members of the North St. Paul High School Class of  1943 took advantage of the Homecoming/Fall Round-Up hoopla to schedule their 70th class reunion, demonstrating the close ties that bind so many to their hometown even decades later.

Wed
25
Sep

Archdiocese: Presentation priest on leave

The Rev. Mark Huberty is on a temporary leave of absence from his post as head pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood, following a woman's allegations that he touched her inappropriately.

Wed
25
Sep

North St. Paul woman loses husband to Ft. Hood shootings

Century College student Shoua Her vividly remembers the 3 a.m. knock on the door and the horrible news that followed:
Your husband, Kham See Xiong, has been killed at his military base at Fort Hood, Texas.

Wed
25
Sep

North football program hosts Military Appreciation Night to benefit Veterans Park 


North football players stop by the future site of the Veterans Park of North St. Paul on their way to practice. The team will host a Military Appreciation Night Friday, Sept. 27. Pictured are Keshaun Lovelace, Connor Campbell, Kyle Christopher, Chris Johnson, Justin Stauff, David Schied and Seth Rought. (submitted photo)

The North St. Paul High School football team will host its first annual Military Appreciation Night at its home game against Spring Lake Park Friday, Sept. 27.
“We were looking for a way to get involved in the community and a military appreciation event just felt right,” stated Polar Head Coach Eric Longtin. “Our community has a rich tradition of serving our country and we thought it’s time to show how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.”

Mon
23
Sep

Ray Widstrand’s recovery is a story of hope and challenges


Ray Widstrand

Though beating victim Raymond Widstrand has a long ways to go, his family is seeing his condition improve every day, his sister Alice told the Review.
The family has been finding daily ways to stay positive, posting updates on the 27-year-old’s CaringBridge site.
A Sept. 16 post reads: “Ray had a good day in rehabilitation. He keeps on impressing the therapist with his progress. Keep up the hard work Ray!”

Mon
23
Sep

Erick’s Bar to close up shop


Erick’s Bar sits near the intersection of East Seventh and Forest streets, on a small triangular plot of land. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Erick’s Bar sits in what is now a concrete island on East Seventh Street, surrounded by empty St. Paul Port Authority land.
But it wasn’t always that way. The place has a long history, from the times when blue-collar workers poured out from nearby factories. Workers at 3M, Whirlpool, Northern Malleable Iron, a shingle factory, and Hospital Linens all came out to the bar after work to drink and socialize.
For the past three and a half decades, Gary Erickson has owned the place, which is located at 949 E. Seventh St. He’s been at his bar, rain, shine or sleet, seven days a week.

Mon
23
Sep

Trevino murder trial begins


Jeffery Trevino

The trial of East Side resident Jeffery Trevino, 39, in the February disappearance of his wife, Kira Steger, 30, began Monday, Sept. 16. Opening statements were made on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 19.
Trevino only spoke once to greet Judge Leonardo Castro and appeared pale and tired.
Family members from the Trevino and Steger family were also present at the Ramsey County Courthouse. Jay Steger, Kira’s father and organizer of a number of searches in the metro area, seemed anxious to begin listening to attorneys’ arguments.

Fri
20
Sep

Budget award


Linda Baumeister/Review

Gayle Bauman, center, along with the whole finance department at the city of Maplewood gathered with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award given them from the Government Finance Officers Association at the Sept. 9 city council meeting.

Thu
19
Sep

Gathering for inspiration

2013 North St. Paul Prayer Breakfast

Wed
18
Sep

Meet Jason Ziemer, NSP’s new city manager


Jason Ziemer, formerly with Maple Plain and the DNR, is the new city manager for North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Jason Ziemer didn’t always have plans to manage entire cities. And yet, at age 39, he has already managed two Minnesota cities — Maple Plain, and, most recently, North St. Paul.
His first day with North St. Paul was Sept. 4, and since then, the newly minted city manager has been taking a crash course in the city’s affairs.

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