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Mon
29
Jan

East Side teachers nominated for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

A near-record 167 teachers have been nominated for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, as announced Jan. 18. 

Mon
29
Jan

Caucuses are coming

Party precinct caucuses are Tuesday, Feb. 6, at various locations beginning at 7 p.m. Plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. in order to register.

Fri
26
Jan

Priest pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Dakota County


Jacob Andrew Bertrand

A Catholic priest pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with a woman during a “private Mass” at her parents’ Mendota Heights home in summer 2010.

Wed
24
Jan

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf moves to Oakdale


submitted photo • The Christian Cupboard Community Food Shelf began operating out of its new Oakdale building on the Guardian Angels Catholic Church property on Jan. 18. The 6,000-square-foot space features refrigerators, freezers and shelving units on wheels, so it can be reconfigured as needed. The food shelf serves residents of Oakdale, Woodbury, Landfall and the southern leg of Maplewood.

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf opened its doors to clients for the first time at its new Oakdale location Jan. 18. 

Wed
24
Jan

State Rep. JoAnn Ward announces retirement


JoAnn Ward

Two candidates for House District 53A seat.

 

DFL State Rep. JoAnn Ward announced Jan. 17 that she will not be seeking re-election to the Legislature in 2018.

Wed
24
Jan

Fire prevention taken to new levels in Lake Elmo, North St. Paul

The Lake Elmo Fire Department is launching a new home safety program for residents called Safe Haven. The program involves a check list of safety questions Lake Elmo residents will receive in the mail the week of Jan.

Tue
23
Jan

Considering the lobster

As temperatures jumped into the upper 20s on Jan. 17, a small crowd gathered and cars slowed while passing by 2777 16th St. NW in New Brighton to see the Bartz brothers’ latest creation. 

Tue
23
Jan

Delays loom as municipal consent falters for Rice/I-694 interchange project


courtesy of Ramsey County • With long-sought funding finally in place, Ramsey County is set to rebuild the Rice Street bridge and interchange at Interstate 694, with construction work starting as soon as the end of the year. However, three cities, Little Canada, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights converge on the site, and Vadnais Heights has yet to give its municipal consent for the project over concerns about its impact, putting the county’s timeline into question.

Last summer, elected-officials celebrated after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bonding bill that included $20.5 million for Ramsey County to rebuild the Rice Street bridge and interchange at Interstate 694.

Tue
23
Jan

Mounds View residents voice concern and support for possible gun range


Hannah Burlingame • The site of a proposed gun range and apartment complex at Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2 in Mounds View.

“I can tell you, if there’s a gun club next to a place I might buy or rent, I won’t buy it or rent it,” said Mounds View resident Verne Rice. 

Tue
23
Jan

Former council member worries about New Brighton’s future


Solomon Gustavo • Gina Bauman served on the New Brighton City Council for 12 years until an election loss last fall.

Mayor looks forward to more unity.

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