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31
Jul

New Brighton OKs Pike Lake Kindergarten construction


Solomon Gustavo • At its July 24 meeting, the New Brighton City Council approved construction at the Pike Lake Kindergarten Center on 14th Street in New Brighton. Construction of two classrooms on the back of the building along the parking lot, the area seen above, is set to begin this fall and finish next summer. The project is funded by the $165 million Mounds View School District building bond referendum that passed in November.

Many New Brighton school-aged residents are funneled into the growing Mounds View School District.

Tue
31
Jul

Roseville adopts Rice/Larpenteur vision plan


courtesy of City of Roseville • On July 23 the Roseville City Council adopted the Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue vision plan, which calls for completely updating and revitalizing the area.

Though it gave it good reviews in March, on July 23 the Roseville City Council officially adopted the Rice Street/Larpenteur Avenue vision plan that will be used to help guide redevelopment in the area.

Sun
29
Jul

Raising the curtains on a new community theater


Hannah Burlingame/Review • The new Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre will be performing “Little Shop of Horrors” starting Aug. 3 and running through Aug. 12 at the Simley Performing Arts Center.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to Simley

 

Sun
29
Jul

Affordable housing building slated for vacant Payne Avenue lot


file photo • The lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant building, 848 Payne Ave., is currently being developed by Schafer Richardson to become a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, which will include street-level retail space.

The empty lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the now-closed Ward 6 restaurant has been vacant for more than a decade, but that’s about to change in less than a year. 

Sun
29
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: Just hanging out

East Side neighbors gathered for the 2nd annual East Side Peace Celebration on July 21. The celebration, held at Battle Creek Recreation Center, was intended as an event for neighbors to gather to get to know each other.

Sun
29
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: Taking a trip around the world

From July 20 to 22, attendees of the St. George Middle Eastern Festival in West St. Paul got the chance to experience a whole new — or old — world and culture. Some decided to take a different kind of ride in the form of a camel.

Sun
29
Jul

Woman found dead, teen sexually assaulted on East Side


Ivan Dan Walker

A 33-year-old man was charged July 25 with kidnapping and sexual assault and is a suspect in a woman’s death following events that unfolded two days prior at an East Side residence.

Sun
29
Jul

Swinging for the fences to cure ALS


courtesy of John Cronin • Last year’s ALS Wiffleball Tournament raised just over $3,100 for the ALS Association. West St. Paul resident John Cronin took a backyard favorite and turned it into a tournament to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

What started off with four teams in a backyard has turned into an all-day, annual wiffleball tournament, but the goal has remained the same: to raise money to help find a cure for ALS.

Wed
25
Jul

Free shuttles offered at Washington County Fair


submitted photo • Lake Elmo Rotarians Jackie and Ray Marshall posed by the club’s free shuttles before a volunteer shift at a past Washington County Fair. This year the shuttles will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug 5.

For the past eight years or so, the Lake Elmo Rotary Club has provided a free shuttle service at the Washington County Fair for those with mobility issues. 

Wed
25
Jul

New business opening in former Stargate space


Marjorie Otto/Review • Grocery & Nepali Kitchen, a family restaurant/grocery store, will soon open for business in the former location of Stargate Bar & Nightclub, near the corner of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. The building has been vacant since the city closed the nightclub in February 2017 after a chaotic shooting at the bar that injured five people.

Grocery & Nepali Kitchen setting up shop at Rice and Larpenteur 

 

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