Maplewood

Wed
24
Feb

High school students revamp a foreclosed duplex


Students from Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center transformed the duplex on Sixth Avenue in North St. Paul into a single-family home during the 2014-15 school year. Above is after, below is before. (file photo/Linda Baumeister)

North St. Paul now marketing ‘new’ single-family home near Webster School 

The transformation of a duplex into a single-family home located across the street from Webster Elementary School in North, St. Paul, is nothing short of amazing, and it is even more amazing that all the renovation work was done by high school students. 

After a prior resident had to be evacuated using teargas and arrested for criminal acts in 2013, the duplex at 2001 Sixth Street, North St. Paul, was boarded up and fell into foreclosure. The dwelling soon became a blight that the neighborhood was eager to change.

Sun
21
Feb

Byerly’s East Side store closing next month

The East Side Lunds & Byerlys will be closing at the end of the day on March 6. The store appeared to be operating as normal last week but that will change when the going-out-of-business discounts begin Feb. 27. (Mary Lee Hagert/Review)
The property at 1959 Suburban Avenue, which had been the location of Lunds & Byerly’s since 1972, has been purchased by Ha Tien Market, an Asian grocery store and Vietnamese deli.

Store opened in 1971 with chandeliers, carpeted floors

After 45 years of serving the East Side community, the Lunds & Byerlys store will close its doors at the end of the business day on March 6.

Aaron Sorenson, communications manager for Lunds Food Holdings Inc, stated last week that a decline in sales was causing the shuttering of the store at 1965 Suburban Ave.

Wed
17
Feb

Maplewood chef Bill Evanoff had high-profile assignment at the Super Bowl

Bill Evanoff
Bill Evanoff

A few days before the Super Bowl, Ecumen chef Bill Evanoff  was manning the kitchen at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.  Actually, he was helping build the kitchen in preparation for “Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose,” a charity event held th

Wed
03
Feb

Over the bridge and through the woods

Fat Tire Bike participants cross a bridge out at Maplewood’s Keller Lake Park in the one to two mile loops performed multiple times Jan. 27, as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival events.

Wed
27
Jan

Arrests made in deadly Maplewood home invasion

Ernest Atchison Jr.
Ernest Atchison Jr.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Ernest Atchison Jr. of St. Paul and Bradley Cook of North Branch were arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with a Maplewood home invasion that turned deadly on Nov. 7.

Wed
20
Jan

A fresh voice for Maplewood

Maplewood’s newly elected council members Tou Xiong, left, and Bryan Smith were welcomed with a reception at city hall before being sworn in at the council meeting Jan. 11. (Linda Baumister/Review)
Maplewood’s newly elected council members Tou Xiong, left, and Bryan Smith were welcomed with a reception at city hall before being sworn in at the council meeting Jan. 11. (Linda Baumister/Review)

Bryan Smith is ready to tackle the big issues 
In high school, Bryan Smith was one of the theater kids. He spent his extra time rehearsing lines and putting on shows. Smith entered the University of Minnesota with a love for music, harboring hopes of becoming a musician as he enrolled as a voice major. 
Now, Smith will be taking on a new role as a city council member and use his voice on the part of Maplewood. Last November he was elected to the Maplewood City Council, along with Tou Xiong. The official swearing-in ceremony for them was Jan. 11.

Wed
20
Jan

Tea time

The Holiday Tea at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood included a heartwarming surprise visit for 90-year-old tea attendee Christeen Stone, center, when Tina Irvin, left, hid out in the kitchen before coming out to serve her tea Jan. 9.

Wed
20
Jan

A Millennial for Maplewood

Maplewood’s newly elected council members Tou Xiong, left, and Bryan Smith were welcomed with a reception at city hall before being sworn in at the council meeting Jan. 11. (Linda Baumister/Review)
Maplewood’s newly elected council members Tou Xiong, left, and Bryan Smith were welcomed with a reception at city hall before being sworn in at the council meeting Jan. 11. (Linda Baumister/Review)

Tou Xiong is the city's first Hmong council member 
Throughout its 59 years, the Maplewood City Council has seen many faces come and go. 
There have been retirees, corporate leaders, lawyers, community activists, homemakers and business owners on the council. Some of their tenures have stretched past the decade mark, while others served only briefly.
Despite this varied history, Maplewood attained a new first Jan. 11 with the swearing in of Tou Xiong. He is the city council's first Hmong member and its first Millenial. 

Wed
13
Jan

Sletten-Behrens and Petersen elected to executive board of Ramsey County League of Local Governments

New officers elected to the Ramsey County League of Local Governments are, from the left, Douglas Biehn, Stephanie McNamara, Margaret Sletten-Behrens and Candy Petersen. (submitted photo)
New officers elected to the Ramsey County League of Local Governments are, from the left, Douglas Biehn, Stephanie McNamara, Margaret Sletten-Behrens and Candy Petersen. (submitted photo)

The Ramsey County League of Local Governments has elected Margaret Sletten-Behrens as its president and Candy Petersen as its vice president.

Wed
13
Jan

Wiger & Lillie plan town hall meeting Jan. 13 & 23

State Rep. Leon Lillie of North St. Paul and state Sen. Chuck Wiger of Maplewood, both DFLers, are hosting a town hall meeting to take questions and talk about priorities for the legislative session at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

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