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2015 Photos in review - Review

Toting tubes, winter sledding enthusiasts took to the groomed family hill out at Green Acres Recreation in Lake Elmo Jan. 25.
Toting tubes, winter sledding enthusiasts took to the groomed family hill out at Green Acres Recreation in Lake Elmo Jan. 25.

A collection of photographs from the Oakdale-Lake Elmo, Maplewood, and Ramsey County Review area. (photos by Linday Baumeister/Review)

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06
Jan

A Review year in review - 2015

Another eventful year has passed in the Review area. Here is a recap of the stories that stood out.

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06
Jan

Keeping war history alive through community service

The North St. Paul Veterans Park is pictured at night following the August 15 dedication of the new park in recognition of those who served. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North St. Paul Veterans Park is pictured at night following the August 15 dedication of the new park in recognition of those who served. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Veterans organizations look to recruit younger members
As one of North St. Paul's few remaining World War II veterans, Ellsworth Erickson, 92, considers the completion of the new North St. Paul Veterans Park one of his greatest life achievements.
He may not have attended every committee meeting during the design and constructions phases, but he's credited with igniting the idea with some initial sketches, years back.

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23
Dec

DNR to plow Gateway Trail this winter

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood — along with Representatives Leon Lillie, DFL-North St. Paul, and Peter Fischer, DFL- Maplewood — succeeded in ensuring the Gateway Trail would remain user-friendly throughout the winter.

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23
Dec

60 stories for 60 years

On Feb. 26, 2017, the city of Maplewood will be 60 years old. In anticipation of Maplewood’s 60th anniversary, local history buffs have teamed up to write one story each week for the 60 weeks leading up to the anniversary.

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23
Dec

Making Holiday History

North High choir carolers filled the Bruentrup Heritage Farm parlor with Christmas music during the Maplewood Area Historical Society’s annual open house held Dec. 13. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

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23
Dec

Holiday hop

Horse-drawn carriage rides, hosted by Sandberg Funeral Home and Berwald Roofing, carry passengers around downtown Dec. 12.  (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

 

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23
Dec

Trinity Baptist Church hosts Toys for Tots distribution

Jahlysia, accompanied by her aunt Annie Her, shows interest in the toys in the room for youngsters during the Toys for Tots event at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood Dec. 16. In addition to the Marine Corps toy drive, the church, with community partnerships, also provided hats, gloves, socks, personal care items, books, and Bibles, as well as an evening pasta dinner, music and entertainment. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Jahlysia, accompanied by her aunt Annie Her, shows interest in the toys in the room for youngsters during the Toys for Tots event at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood Dec. 16. In addition to the Marine Corps toy drive, the church, with community partnerships, also provided hats, gloves, socks, personal care items, books, and Bibles, as well as an evening pasta dinner, music and entertainment. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Church a welcomed resource for immigrants
Enjoying a complimentary pasta dinner at Trinity Baptist Church, Fabiola Widing and her 10-year-old son, Max, get into the holiday spirit.
"It's pretty cool because there's music and there's food here and you can shop for toys," Max says, enamored with the Christmas songs filling the dining room.

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23
Dec

City to host first Citizens Academy

Ever wonder how the budget and tax levy are determined or how the streets are plowed? Curious to know what it takes to serve as a firefighter or police officer?

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23
Dec

One part Santa, one part toymaker

Tom Bethke of Lake Elmo first jumped into the Santa role as a student at Hill-Murray High School 40 years ago. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tom Bethke of Lake Elmo first jumped into the Santa role as a student at Hill-Murray High School 40 years ago. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tom Bethke knows holiday cheer best
Few know Santa Claus better than the white-beard-clad Lake Elmo resident Tom Bethke, who has dedicated the last 40 years to spreading holiday cheer while dressed in full costume. He’s a celebrity in downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, along with area hospitals, holiday parties and other events.

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