Maplewood

Wed
09
Dec

Fire Department proposes new service fees

Viability of two new ambulance fees up for debate

When fire stations were first established, they were intended to address two primary issues — to put out fires and investigate the cause the of fire, says Fire Chief Steve Lukin.

Wed
25
Nov

Police partner with Nextdoor, virtual neighborhood watch underway

Maplewood resident Sandy Dicke joined Nextdoor, an online neighborhood platform, just a few weeks ago and she doesn't quite know what to make of the barrage of information she's receiving from other users in the Gladstone neighborhood.

Wed
18
Nov

Homicide victim identified, investigation underway

The Maplewood Police Department has identified the man killed in a home invasion the morning of Nov. 7 as 31-year-old Justin Niles Wright.

Wed
18
Nov

Police draft immigration law enforcement policy

Human Rights Commission to review, community input welcomed

For folks like 37-year-old Daniel Deltoro, a Maplewood resident and an undocumented immigrant, a call to local police to report a crime can feel like a bit of a gamble.
"I have called the police. But in the back of mind there's always [the question]: 'Is the cop they send to my house a person who likes immigrants or not?'" he says.

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik receives Transportation Alliance Award

Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)
Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Transportation Alliance presented Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik with a 2015 Transportation Advocate Award at its annual membership meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Cannon Falls.

Wed
18
Nov

Chuck Wiger receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

Association of Metropolitan School Districts recently presented state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday, Oct. 30.

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood dives deeper into MCC-YMCA partnership


(Linda Baumeister/Review)

Community building, operating efficiency drive discussion

Roughly four months into the new Maplewood Community Center-YMCA partnership, city staff are pleased to report it's helping keep both children and the community center afloat.
At the Oct. 26 City Council workshop, parks and recreation director DuWayne Konewko said swim lesson enrollment numbers have already started to increase, additional operational changes at the Maplewood Community Center are in the works, and the two entities are collaborating on ways to better engage diverse youth in wellness activities.

Mon
09
Nov

Maplewood Homicide Victim Identified

Maplewood police have identified the man killed in a home invasion Saturday morning as 31-year-old Justin Niles Wright.

Wed
04
Nov

Senator Wiger receives Minnesota Nurses Association Award

Senator Chuck  Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15.  Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)
Senator Chuck Wiger presents his bill, S.F. 1071, on workplace violence prevention to the Health and Human Services Budget Division on April 15. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell and Nurse Simone (Nora) Jordan, testified in support of the bill. (submitted photo)

Senator Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill.

Wed
04
Nov

Pollinator forum elevates plight of native bees, monarchs

Minnesota is home to more than 350 native bee species. According to the Great Sunflower Project, pollinators are responsible for every third bite of food we consume. (Stephanie Michel/Review)
Minnesota is home to more than 350 native bee species. According to the Great Sunflower Project, pollinators are responsible for every third bite of food we consume. (Stephanie Michel/Review)

There's no shortage of bee puns buzzing amongst elected officials, conservationists and naturalists.

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