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Inver Grove Heights welcomes new police chief


Melissa Chiodo was sworn in May 13 as Inver Grove Heights’ new police chief after being selected from a field of five candidates back in March. (courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights)

A week after starting the job, Melissa Chiodo, the new head officer in charge of the Inver Grove Heights Police Department, was sworn in May 13.

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South St. Paul man sentenced again for fatal stabbing


Thomas Luby

A South St. Paul man was sentenced May 13 for the 2015 killing of his girlfriend.

Thomas Michael Luby was sentenced to 28 years in prison for stabbing to death his girlfriend, 45-year-old Kelly Ann Anderson, in August 2015.

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South St. Paul pauses development applications


The South St. Paul City Council approved an interim ordinance May 6 that temporarily prohibits applications for development in an area referred to as the Hardman Triangle, located off Concord Street. The move comes as the city seeks to conduct a study for future land use of the area. (courtesy City of South St. Paul )

Seeks to study land use in Hardman Triangle

 

The South St. Paul City Council on May 6 put a temporary hold on development applications for the Hardman Triangle while the city studies the area.

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May

Huffman resigns from county board following conflict of interest investigation


Blake Huffman (file photo)

Blake Huffman is stepping down from the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.

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May

North suburbs continue to up tobacco purchase age


The north suburbs have led the way in Ramsey County when it comes to increasing the tobacco and e-cigarette purchasing age from 18 to 21. (Thomas Bonneville/Lillie Suburban Newspapers)

Little Canada latest to go to 21

 

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May

Students draw inspiration from real-life heroes at district art show


Megan Lawrence was awarded first place in ninth grade for her monochromatic collage of J.K. Rowling during the Mounds View Public School District annual art show. She took one liberty by making the face white, which served to heighten the contrast. (Bridget Kranz)

Students in the Mounds View Public School District got a taste of the art world on April 29, as a temporary gallery sprung up at Irondale High School. 

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May

Where’s the state’s busiest library? Right here in Roseville


The Ramsey County Library in Roseville was the state’s busiest library in 2018, based on its circulation of 1.245 million items. (Mike Munzenrider)

If you’ve ever had the feeling that the Roseville Library is a bustling, dynamic place, you’re right, and now there are numbers to back you up.

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May

Coming out of the shell


courtesy of Mark Connolly

Wildlife was out and about on a sunny May 4 at Keller Lake as captured by Roseville photographer Mark Connolly.

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May

Sweeping out the ashes: treatment, removal part of plan to combat emerald ash borer


New Brighton has been designated a “Tree City USA” for 36 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation. This means that, among other things, it has a community tree ordinance and spends at least $2 per capita on urban forestry. (courtesy of City of New Brighton)

New Brighton Parks and Recreation staff on May 6 removed 20 ash trees from the Silver Lake Road median, replacing them with 10 trees of more desirable varieties. 

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May

Ramsey County sues Arden Hills over TCAAP


The Rice Creek Commons development will cover 427 acres of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition plant, on land in Arden Hills that is currently owned by Ramsey County. (file photo)

County wants out of joint powers agreement

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