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Meeting face to face


photos courtesy of Visitation School

The fourth grade classes of Al-Amal Islamic School in Fridley and Visitation School in Mendota Heights visited with one another on May 10 after corresponding as pen-pals and email pals over the last two months.

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Former East Sider reflects on a century of active living


Vernon “Vern” Ellman and Virginia were married Sept. 21, 1946. (submitted photos)

How does a person live to age 100? Ask Roseville resident Vernon “Vern” Ellman, who was born in 1919 and will be 100 on May 25. 

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Huffman resigns from Ramsey County board following conflict of interest investigation


Blake Huffman (file photo)

Blake Huffman is stepping down from the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.

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Work begins on crucial Mendota Heights fire station remodel


Officials broke ground May 15 on a remodel of the Mendota Heights Station, located at 2121 Dodd Road. Work will include an expansion and remodel of the current fire station. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

Despite construction work already underway, May 15 marked the official groundbreaking for the $6.8 million Mendota Heights fire station remodel and expansion. 

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City plans trail work at Indian Mounds Regional Park


The City of St. Paul is planning to improve and alter trails at Indian Mounds Regional Park. Some trails will be removed out of cultural sensitivity due to their proximity to burial mounds. This project differs from the Cultural Landscape Study, a collaboration between the city and indigenous community that’s working to create a more culturally sensitive plan for the park. (courtesy of City of St. Paul)

The City of St. Paul plans to improve and adjust trails at Indian Mounds Regional Park.

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Inver Grove Heights welcomes new police chief


Melissa Chiodo was sworn in May 13 as Inver Grove Heights’ new police chief after being selected from a field of five candidates back in March. (courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights)

A week after starting the job, Melissa Chiodo, the new head officer in charge of the Inver Grove Heights Police Department, was sworn in May 13.

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South St. Paul man sentenced again for fatal stabbing


Thomas Luby

A South St. Paul man was sentenced May 13 for the 2015 killing of his girlfriend.

Thomas Michael Luby was sentenced to 28 years in prison for stabbing to death his girlfriend, 45-year-old Kelly Ann Anderson, in August 2015.

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South St. Paul pauses development applications


The South St. Paul City Council approved an interim ordinance May 6 that temporarily prohibits applications for development in an area referred to as the Hardman Triangle, located off Concord Street. The move comes as the city seeks to conduct a study for future land use of the area. (courtesy City of South St. Paul )

Seeks to study land use in Hardman Triangle

 

The South St. Paul City Council on May 6 put a temporary hold on development applications for the Hardman Triangle while the city studies the area.

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Bipartisan legislation would help fight senior fraud


Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

It all started a few years ago when a Duluth native received a seemingly innocent phone call asking questions about her family and retirement plan. 

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Beware of people pretending to be from social security

Social Security Administration

 

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