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Tue
22
May

North Suburban Gavel Association awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award to nine very deserving recipients


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On May 16 the North Suburban Gavel Association awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award to nine very deserving recipients.

Tue
22
May

SNAPSHOT: Double eagle

Courtesy of Mark Connolly • Roseville photographer Mark Connolly was once more at Keller Lake on May 13 to make photos of its bald eagles, catching some double eagle action that day.

Mon
21
May

West St. Paul residents call for change following allegations of sexism on city council


Hannah Burlingame/Review • It was standing-room-only in a full West St. Paul City Council chambers May 14 as woman after woman stepped up to the podium to speak out in support of Samantha Green and Mayor Jenny Halverson, who speakers said they thought were treated in a sexist way by others on the council.

The May 14 West St. Paul City Council meeting was filled to the brim, with people standing in doorways straining to hear what was being said, while a table inside the council chambers was stacked two feet high with feminine hygiene products.

Mon
21
May

East Yard tiny home project put on hold


file photo • The East Yard, a tiny home community that would have been located on an odd strip of land just south of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 627 Bush Ave., has been put on hold due to a variety of issues, including pollution remediation and site configuration, among other things.

Costs and configuration make it a challenge

 

After more than a year of studying and collecting feedback, work on a planned tiny home community, the East Yard, has stalled.

Mon
21
May

Little farm in the big city


Marjorie Otto photo/Review • The Rivoli Bluff Farm, located in the Railroad Island neighborhood at the western end of Minnehaha Avenue, consists of a large garden, an orchard, beehives and a gravel garden for starting trees. New this year, a high tunnel greenhouse is being constructed, which will extend the time for produce to grow. The farm is run by Urban Roots, an East Side youth organization that employs area high school students and teaches them agriculture, cooking and conservation skills.

Walking down to the Rivoli Bluff Farm, some may forget they are still in the heart of the city as they breath the smell of fresh-turned soil and watch bees whiz by. 

Fri
18
May

River Heights Park to stay a park


courtesy of Google Maps • Residents turned out May 14 to tell the Inver Grove Heights City Council not to sell River Heights Park. Instead of being sold, the park, inconspicuous and located at 8780 Inver Grove Trail, will be improved and marked with a city park ID sign.

IGH residents turn out against sale of their neighborhood green space

 

Fri
18
May

SNAPSHOTS: And it was just right

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • Humans and birds alike enjoyed a sunny and warm afternoon at Lake Phalen on May 15. Some chose to get out on the water, other landlubbers stayed on shore hoping luck was on their side to reel in a few fish.

Wed
16
May

Tobacco 21 discussions begin slowly in Maplewood


file photo • Youth from John Glenn Middle School’s Support Our School group have talked with several elected officials about raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21. During Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Day on March 22, the students met with Reps. Leon Lillie and Peter Fischer, as well as Sen. Chuck Wiger, at the Capitol, and in April, they met with Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik.

Cities changing the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 is a growing trend in the metro area. The week of May 7, Shoreview and Falcon Heights became the first east metro cities to join the trend, which includes five other cities in Minnesota.

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