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Wed
19
Jun

Tartan High School graduate appointed to West Point


Tyler Weaver was honored at a special reception at Senator Al Franken’s St. Paul office June 9. (submitted photo)

U.S. Senator Al Franken recently congratulated Tyler Weaver, a Minnesota State-Mankato student from Maplewood, on his appointment to West Point. He will be part of the Class of 2017 when he enters this summer.  

Wed
19
Jun

Booklet commemorates Ramsey County Fair’s 100-year milestone


Jim Lindner

Did you know the Ramsey County Fair was canceled in 1946 due to a polio outbreak that infected one out of every 2,649 residents in St. Paul?
History buff Jim Lindner discovered this fact during his research for a booklet he wrote to commemorate the fair’s centennial anniversary.
In his 36-page booklet, “Down Through the Years,” Lindner takes readers on a journey of the fair’s history, starting with its founding in 1913 in White Bear Lake to its present-day location in Maplewood.

Wed
19
Jun

Keller Lake Bridge construction begins

Construction on the Keller Lake Bridge over Highway 36 in Maplewood began Monday, June 17. The renovated bridge will have new guardrails, upgraded storm water ponds and easier pedestrian access.

Wed
19
Jun

Even you can exhibit at the Ramsey County Fair!

Do you have a special pickle recipe? Are your quilts works of art meant to hang on a wall rather than cover a bed?  Do your kids know a thing or two about rockets? Are you nervous about exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair and want to have a test run first? Consider exhibiting at the Ramsey County Fair! Exhibiting at the fair is easy, and prizes are awarded for a chance at friendly competition among neighbors.

Wed
19
Jun

Deadly helicopter crash occurs in quiet neighborhood near Maplewood Nature Center

A helicopter under contract with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District plummeted into a Maplewood resident's detached garage on the 2700 block of East Seventh Street near the Maplewood Nature Center this morning around 8:15 a.m., according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department.
The helicopter was piloted by one person, who died in the crash. The pilot's name has not yet been released.
Maplewood police, fire and emergency medical service vehicles, Oakdale fire trucks, Ramsey County sheriff's deputies, Minnesota state troopers and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration all rushed to the scene.

Wed
19
Jun

Youth-only food shelf opens in Maplewood


Lynnette Medcalf, Social Work team lead, shows the food shelf at the Salvation Army in Maplewood, which is open to youth Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. each week. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Just one short year after it opened its doors, the Maplewood Salvation Army food shelf at the Lakewood Worship and Service Center is expanding its program to target homeless youths in the area.
The food shelf located at 2080 Woodlynn Ave. in Maplewood is now allowing teens and young adults to come between 3 and 5 p.m. each Wednesday to pick out their own food with a staff member or volunteer. No identification or permanent address will be required to receive food items.

Wed
19
Jun

Counseling help for refugees offered at a St. Paul clinic


Roselawn Clinic joined forces with CVT, forming a team that offers refugee mental health services. From left to right: case manager Christi Johnson, therapist Jeff Walter, case manager Novia Josih and interpreter Pawwah Toe. (submitted photo)

After seeking refuge in the U.S. from the war-torn country of Burma, now known as Myanmar, Pawwah Toe, like many other Karen immigrants, settled in Minnesota.
Moving from an impoverished country to one of the world’s richest was a significant cultural shock for many of the refugees, Toe said.
The Karen also have lingering trauma from the brutal treatment they endured during the civil wars in their homeland.
These combined stresses prompted Toe to advocate for better mental health services for her people.
Her message has been heard.

Tue
18
Jun

Como gorillas enjoying new home


Como Zoo now has 3 male adolescent gorillas and one family gorilla group on display. The males and the family group are kept separate from each other in different zoo enclosures.

It’s likely going to be a very exciting and busy summer at Como Zoo thanks in no small part to the zoo’s newly opened Gorilla Forest exhibit.
The $11 million, 13,000 square-foot enclosure is home to seven gorillas, six of whom are new to Como.
Matt Reinartz, Como’s marketing and public relations manager, notes the new exhibit is nearly three times larger than the previous gorilla habitat.

Mon
17
Jun

The end of an East Side mainstay


St. John’s Catholic Church Parishioners attend an 8 a.m weekday mass on Wednesday, June 12. Located at 977 E. 5th St., the church has been holding daily mass since it opened in 1922. The parish will hold its last mass on Sunday, June 30. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

The charming old church at 977 E. Fifth St. has been around a long time.
Opened up in 1922, St. John's has since held Mass nearly every single day no matter what the weather -- rain, shine, snow or sleet. In all it's probably held over 32,000 days of Mass.
But its streak is about to end.

Thu
13
Jun

Tartan BPA students participate in National Leadership Conference


submitted photo

Twelve students from the Tartan Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. May 8-12.

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