Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
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When Chuck Shom was around 8 years old, he and a group of kids from his neighborhood huddled on the cliff overlooking Concord Street in South St. Paul, lobbed snowballs at the cars below and ran like crazy. "The police actually showed up once," said Shom, now 78. When they weren't... + continue reading

Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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With Hmong neighbors and a diverse neighborhood overall, Hope Lutheran Church has been hoping to make better connections with its surrounding Greater East Side community.   Much of the block surrounding Hope Lutheran Church is inhabited by Hmong people, points out Brieanna Trovall,... + continue reading

Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Friday, September 19, 2014
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Center added onto Hilltop Elementary Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop Elementary School, is now open for business.  The learning center, which completed its $2.5... + continue reading

St. Anthony Village junior wideout Andrew Webster (9) turns upfield for a 10-yard gain in the first quarter of the Huskies' win over New Life Academy on Sept. 12. Chasing Webster is New Life Academy cornerback Nathan Parry. (Courtesy of Dave Wiggins Photography)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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After winning only two games in 2013, the St. Anthony Village High School football team is off to a 3-0 start this fall. While the Huskies are enjoying the positive start to the season, they are also trying to keep it all in perspective. St. Anthony improved to 3-0 by beating New Life Academy 40-... + continue reading

The Maplewood Police Department expansion was the highlight of its second annual open house Sept. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The expanded Maplewood police department threw its doors open to the public Saturday, Sept. 13. Among the changes: • expanded locker rooms for both number of personnel and secure storage of  21st-century police gear • more garage space to keep taxpayer-purchased... + continue reading

Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

St. Anthony Village junior wideout Andrew Webster (9) turns upfield for a 10-yard gain in the first quarter of the Huskies' win over New Life Academy on Sept. 12. Chasing Webster is New Life Academy cornerback Nathan Parry. (Courtesy of Dave Wiggins Photography)

The Maplewood Police Department expansion was the highlight of its second annual open house Sept. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

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Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
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When Chuck Shom was around 8 years old, he and a group of kids from his neighborhood huddled on the cliff overlooking Concord Street in South St. Paul, lobbed snowballs at the cars below and ran like crazy. "The police actually showed up once," said Shom, now 78. When they... + continue reading

Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Sunday, 09/21/14 - 0 comment(s)
With Hmong neighbors and a diverse neighborhood overall, Hope Lutheran Church has been hoping to make better connections with its surrounding Greater East Side community.   Much of the block surrounding Hope Lutheran Church is inhabited by Hmong people, points out Brieanna... + continue reading

Patricia Larkey
Friday, 09/19/14 - 0 comment(s)
With a slim budget, a lot of band members, and some well-worn musical instruments, it takes a creative approach to keep the middle school band at St. Paul Public School's Farnsworth Aerospace going strong.   But it would seem Patricia Larkey, the band instructor, has... + continue reading

Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Friday, 09/19/14 - 0 comment(s)
Center added onto Hilltop Elementary Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop Elementary School, is now open for business.  The learning center, which... + continue reading

Home Depot is located on White Beat Avenue in Maplewood. North St. Paul and Xcel Energy representatives are in talks over electric utility control. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
Wednesday, 09/17/14 - 0 comment(s)
A discovery by North St. Paul city staff has led to some interesting negotiations over who has the right to provide electricity to - and receive payments from -- the Home Depot store in Maplewood. Recently, city workers realized that Home Depot, located on White Bear Avenue just north of... + continue reading

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Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

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The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Tuesday, 09/16/14 - 0 comment(s)
Full-on parade is back in business For the first time since 2007, Harvest Fest will be a full-blown festival with a parade closing down the avenue -- after a years-long lull Payne Avenue from... + continue reading

The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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In 2011, the Payne Area Business Association’s musical lineup for the Mexican Independence Celebration drew many fans.
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The parade will feature colorful costumes and floats.
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Back in 1932, Harvest fest was a huge event along Payne Avenue, and featured banners adorning the commercial strip. (submitted photo)
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Last year’s festival was sort of an on-foot trial run with a more modest walking parade, This year, Harvest Fest reboots its full parade tradition, adding back floats, vehicle units, marching bands and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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The loudest and reddest entries in the parade: local fire departments’ vehicles. Onlookers always appreciate getting to thank the heroic crews who staff them. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
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When Chuck Shom was around 8 years old, he and a group of kids from his neighborhood huddled on the cliff overlooking Concord Street in South St. Paul, lobbed snowballs at the cars below and ran like... + continue reading

Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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Early Childhood Director Karen Sperl reads to students in the Community Preschool classroom on Sept. 11 during the grand opening of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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Inver Grove Heights royalty worked on arts and crafts during the grand opening Sept. 11 of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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Surrounded by some of his family, Inver Grove Heights native and Indiana principal Tim McIntosh holds up a check he received after being named "Educator of the Year" at Peabody Energy's Leaders in Education Awards dinner. (Submitted photo)
09/16/14 - 1 comment(s)

Roseville - Little Canada


A MnPASS express toll lane is currently being constructed on Interstate 35E in Little Canada. The project is slated to continue through next year.
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Tuesday, 09/16/14 - 0 comment(s)
Little Canada braces for noise Two major highways in the area will soon have an additional lane, thanks to major construction projects in the works. When the projects are completed, they will... + continue reading

Jerry and Jana Kyser of Roseville organize bi-annual Honor Flights out of the Twin Cities that take World War II veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Kyser, a North Dakota native, served in the Vietnam War for three years in the late 1960s as a young man in his early 20s. His main duties included delivering supplies and transporting soldiers via helicopter.
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The Kysers have helped more than 1,100 World War II veterans take the Twin Cities Honor Flight. Each flight costs an estimated $75,000 to put on -- and the veterans "don't pay a dime," Jerry says.
09/09/14 - 0 comment(s)

Oakdale - Lake Elmo

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Lake Elmo City Council members took action Tuesday, Sept. 2, barring longtime council member Anne Smith from one-on-one, face-to-face communication with city staff.  The motion approved by the... + continue reading

The Kmart in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza would close Sept. 13 after months of a going-out of-business liquidation. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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The Allina Health Clinic opened in Oakdale near Hwy 694 and Hwy 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
09/10/14 - 0 comment(s)

Ebenezer Flomo, Janelle Voxland and HELLO Lofa County Director Richard Mulbah, left, pose with some school children in Lofa County Liberia. (submitted photo)
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HELLO Executive Director Ebenezer Flomo and his wife Janelle Voxland photographed on a 2013 trip to Liberia. The couple hope to return to the country to visit with family and friends as soon as the Ebola crisis has been eradicated. (submitted photo)
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Ramsey Co. - Maplewood


Home Depot is located on White Beat Avenue in Maplewood. North St. Paul and Xcel Energy representatives are in talks over electric utility control. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
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Wednesday, 09/17/14 - 0 comment(s)
A discovery by North St. Paul city staff has led to some interesting negotiations over who has the right to provide electricity to - and receive payments from -- the Home Depot store in Maplewood.... + continue reading

The Rush Line transit corridor is still in its infancy, but Ramsey County is bearing down and focusing on the corridor. A study concluding next summer will decide whether to put the transit line through the East Side up to White Bear Lake, or along I-35E up to Forest Lake. (submitted graphic)
09/17/14 - 0 comment(s)

Visitors to the Maplewood Police Department’s Saturday open house can meet one of the department’s K-9 teams -- and see the expanded and improved police facilities. (file photo)
09/11/14 - 0 comment(s)

National Hockey League legend and North St. Paul native Bret Hedican speaks to students in the Bauer-Emerson Prep Academy gymnasium. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
09/10/14 - 0 comment(s)

Bulletin Area

Wednesday, 17/09/14 - 0 comment(s)
St. Anthony Village will begin installation of a municipal fiber optic network beginning next month after the plan was approved unanimously by the city council at its Sept. 9 meeting. The project,... + continue reading

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman
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This still image was taken from surveillance video of the TCF Bank robbery in Blaine Aug. 31. (Courtesy of the Blaine Police Department) Lyle "Ty" Hoffman
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Paramedics Kenny DeRosier and Albert Reiff receive cards from twins Etta and Elsie Slabiak, now 3, with their mother Becky, Aug. 28 during a paramedic recognition event. DeRosier and Reiff drove Becky to the hospital while she was in labor with the twins and had the complication of a prolapsed umbilical cord. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
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Pete, Elsie, Etta and Becky Slabiak check out an ambulance at the Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
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