Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.
Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.
Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Rock Island Swing Bridge Trailhead grand opening took place Thursday, June 18 in Inver Grove Heights. Residents celebrated the opening of the newest addition to the Mississippi River Regional Trail, enjoying swing dancing, food and drink, and music by the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra. (Linda E.... + continue reading
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Thanks to the efforts of the Duluth & Case Recreation Center’s Booster Club, the kids who play at the rec center will have some more gear to try out. The booster club, with donations from charitable organizations, was able to buy volleyballs, a badminton set, bouncy balls, and more.... + continue reading
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
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Tobacco-related sampling continues to be prohibited The ban on sampling of tobacco-related products like electronic cigarettes will continue in West St. Paul. However, to the gratitude of many, the city council has expanded the hours liquor can be sold at both on- and off-sale establishments in... + continue reading
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
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On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park. The garden has been a longtime dream of by Linda Mealey-Lohmann, founder of the... + continue reading
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
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City staff approves zoning requests, district council, neighbors oppose It’s slow going for the staff at People Incorporated as they seek approval to relocate their Diane Ahrens Crisis Residence into the former Blessed Sacrament Church convent building at the corner of Lacrosse and White... + continue reading
Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.
Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

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Monday, 06/29/15
Two more city staffers resign Employee turnover continues to plague the city of Lake Elmo. Six city staffers have now resigned in the past three months; the most recent being city planner Nick Johnson and deputy clerk Beckie Gumatz, who both announced resignations last Friday. These... + continue reading
Monday, 06/29/15
The South St. Paul Business Association's request for a five-year interim use permit for the farmer's market was recently approved by the South St. Paul City Council. The permit allows the Wednesday afternoon, seasonal market to continue at the Wakota Federal Credit Union parking... + continue reading
Monday, 06/29/15
Dog owners are no stranger to discipline. Each day is punctuated with monitoring potty breaks, filling empty food bowls and reinforcing good behaviors. But as proponents of the off-leash dog park discussion in Inver Grove Heights have come to realize, they'll need to sign on for more... + continue reading
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Monday, 06/29/15
Tobacco-related sampling continues to be prohibited The ban on sampling of tobacco-related products like electronic cigarettes will continue in West St. Paul. However, to the gratitude of many, the city council has expanded the hours liquor can be sold at both on- and off-sale... + continue reading
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
Monday, 06/29/15
On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park. The garden has been a longtime dream of by Linda Mealey-Lohmann, founder... + continue reading

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Sunday, 06/14/15
Thursday, April 9 — Wednesday, April 15, 2015 District 1 District 2 District 4 District 5... + continue reading
Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)
06/29/15 -

South West Review

CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.
CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.
Monday, 06/29/15
Kids showed off their bicycling skills while learning safety tips from local West St. Paul police officers during a Wentworth Library event called the “Bike Rodeo” Saturday, June 20. Kids... + continue reading
Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)
06/29/15

Roseville - Little Canada

Tuesday, 06/23/15
Motorists, plan ahead for the evening of the Rose Parade. Certain roads along the parade route will be closed on June 29 beginning at 5 p.m. and parade planners are encouraging motorists to take... + continue reading
"Summer Survival School" attendees (Danielle Korby/Review)
"Summer Survival School" attendees (Danielle Korby/Review)
06/23/15 -

Oakdale - Lake Elmo

Monday, 06/29/15
Two more city staffers resign Employee turnover continues to plague the city of Lake Elmo. Six city staffers have now resigned in the past three months; the most recent being city planner Nick... + continue reading
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
It’s the cows: respected businessmen and civic leaders Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong saw gallons of comic potential in reminding 2001 paradegoers of that year’s media “get” for Oakdale. As a group of escaped beef cattle roamed the suburb the previous winter, with residents and officials alike wondering where they’d turn up next, media coverage of the roundup became so intense it actually hampered efforts to corral the cows. (submitted photo)
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2001 Oakdale Summerfest parade watchers check their cameras to make sure they got a shot of Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong reenacting the past winter’s great bovine escape with their parade unit, “Who Let the Cows Out?” (submitted photo)
2001 Oakdale Summerfest parade watchers check their cameras to make sure they got a shot of Larry Eberhard and Terry Furlong reenacting the past winter’s great bovine escape with their parade unit, “Who Let the Cows Out?” (submitted photo)
06/24/15

Ramsey Co. - Maplewood

Wednesday, 06/24/15
The 1985 movie "Back to the Future" portrayed 2015 as a futuristic world equipped with flying cars, thumbprint technology and holographic concert performance. Taking inventory of modern... + continue reading
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
06/21/15 -
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
06/21/15 -
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
06/17/15 -

Bulletin Area

06/24/2015
Mounds View held its second reading of and a vote on an ordinance to regulate chickens and ducks at its June 22 city council meeting, after the deadline for the Bulletin. City administrator Jim... + continue reading
"Summer Survival School" attendees (Danielle Korby/Review)
"Summer Survival School" attendees (Danielle Korby/Review)
06/23/2015
Ramps from Highway 36 to Interstate 35E are scheduled to open by late-August. (courtesy of  MnDOT)
Ramps from Highway 36 to Interstate 35E are scheduled to open by late-August. (courtesy of MnDOT)
06/23/2015
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