December 2015

Wed
30
Dec

Enjoying the holidays with what you have

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and decorating. But sometimes the best keepsakes are those we don’t spend a fortune on.
Can you recall a time you simply made do with what you had on hand? Perhaps it’s a memory of a meal shared with those less fortunate, or a family heirloom hung on a new Christmas tree. Or maybe you got out your sewing machine and stitched together a personalized gift.
Here, newspaper staff members reflect on such memories of holidays gone by — from chopping down their own Christmas trees and tossing a successful party on the cheap to singing carols by candlelight.

Wed
23
Dec

Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization Board of Managers Appointment

The Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization (WMO), an independent government organization that provides water resources management, is searching for an individual to serve as a representative of the City of Inver Grove Heights

Wed
23
Dec

‘Tis the season for holiday tournaments-Review Area Sports

North High senior point guard Termaine Daniels (2) hustles to bring the ball up court during home action against South St. Paul. The Polars won 75-36 Dec. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior point guard Termaine Daniels (2) hustles to bring the ball up court during home action against South St. Paul. The Polars won 75-36 Dec. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

For many, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day means returning to work, returning unwanted gifts or maybe returning to that diet that got away from them for a few days around the winter holidays.

Wed
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.

Wed
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.

Wed
23
Dec

Happy to be on board

Christine Osorio
Christine Osorio

The 2015-16 school year is off to a great start! Our 10,660 young scholars are engaged in rigorous coursework led by dedicated faculty and staff.

Wed
23
Dec

Letter: Lack of friendliness

To the Editor:
I believe City Council meetings should have a friendly atmosphere.  From my experience, they do not. Everyone is on edge, and it seems they don't even acknowledge the residents that are in attendance. The staff didn't even look up at the Dec. 15 meeting and they looked as though they would like to be anywhere else. They are employees of Lake Elmo and should act like they enjoy what they do, or quit and get another job.

Wed
23
Dec

Creating a better student testing system in Minnesota

State Sen. Chuck Wiger
District 43

The issue of too much student testing has recently come under a spotlight, both in Minnesota and across the country. We know that testing is important, but there are several issues under fire in the current discussion. First, how much time should be dedicated to preparing for and taking tests. Secondly, what kind of learning is being assessed. This column lays out the issues under consideration in Minnesota, and how decisions being made on the federal level have a direct impact on our students here at home.

Wed
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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