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South St. Paul pot dealer charged for allegedly shooting man who robbed him


Pierre Raymon Mack

A South St. Paul man who was robbed at gunpoint in his South St. Paul home and then shot the robber following a botched drug deal was charged for the Feb. 12 shooting.

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Mendota Heights council greenlights 2018 roadwork


courtesy of City of Mendota Heights • While the Mendota Heights City Council approved a number of road projects Feb. 7, including work on Mendakota Drive, it scrapped planned work on Mendakota Court because the road’s pavement is still viable for five more years.

Council pushes back work on road with still-viable concrete.

 

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Local dancers to perform in original production at The O’Shaughnessy

Out On a Limb Dance Company will be performing its new production, “Once Upon a Dream,” Feb. 23 and 24 at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. 

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Senate District 54 stays blue after special election


Karla Bigham

DFL candidate Karla Bigham, 38, won the Feb. 12 special election for Minnesota Senate District 54 with roughly 51 percent of the votes. Republican Denny McNamara received 47 percent and Libertarian Emily Mellingen earned 2 percent.

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Lake Elmo loosens restrictions on bed-and-breakfasts, Airbnb rentals

The Lake Elmo City Council changed the city’s ordinance regarding short-term rentals at places like bed-and-breakfasts and Airbnbs to make it easier for residents throughout the city to rent out their homes.

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Third grader fires officer’s holstered gun at Maplewood school; no injuries


Aundrea Kinney/Review • A school liaison officer was talking with students at Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood Feb. 5 when a child stuck his finger into the officer’s gun holster and pulled the gun’s trigger. The gun fired into the floor but no one was hurt.

No one was hurt by an unintentional gunshot fired Feb. 5 when a third grader pulled the trigger on a police officer’s holstered gun at the Harmony Learning Center, a special education school in Maplewood.

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Falcon Heights eyes upping the age to purchase tobacco products in city

Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom said he wasn’t aware that cities could set the age at which people could buy tobacco products.

“Honest to God, I didn’t even know that was an option cities could do,” he said.

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New Brighton city staff considers developers for Korean church property


file photo • New Brighton is in discussions with developers looking to redevelop the Korean United Methodist Church site, which the city bought last year for $1.9 million.

Since a city staff team-building retreat in January, New Brighton has been in contact with developers interested in the redevelopment of the city-owned defunct Korean United Methodist Church site, according to the New Brighton City Council’s Feb.

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Poster artists recognized by Shoreview council


Courtesy of City of Shoreview • A group of 20 fourth-graders were honored for their entries in the Shoreview Human Rights Commission’s 25th annual art poster contest during the Feb. 5 Shoreview City Council meeting.

This year, the Shoreview Human Rights Commission’s 25th annual art poster contest commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Roseville releases 2017 traffic stop data

The Roseville Police Department released a year’s worth of traffic stop data on Feb. 2, revealing information about the nearly 2,500 stops that happened in the city in 2017.

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