Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

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28
Dec

Maplewood police investigating robbery of credit union


Surveillance photos show an armed robber inside the Unity One Credit Union on Beam Avenue in Maplewood on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Minneapolis office of the FBI are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Unity One Credit Union, 1535 Beam Ave. 

Wed
28
Dec

North St. Paul church’s offerings stolen the week before Christmas


Sunday collection plate offerings were stolen Dec. 19 from Christ Lutheran Church located on East 17th Avenue in North St. Paul.

Members of Christ Lutheran Church in North St. Paul were saddened to learn the church was burglarized the night of Monday, Dec. 19, and the Sunday collection plate offerings were stolen. 

Wed
28
Dec

North St. Paul passes general fund levy and budget

On Dec. 6, the North St. Paul City Council passed the 2017 general fund budget and property-tax levy.

The 2017 general fund budget was set at $6,953,530, which is $44,378 more than the 2016 general fund budget. 

Wed
21
Dec

Sanctuary or circus?


During the autumn cleanup at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul, many decorations were moved from gravesites to the space behind the privacy fence at the edge of the cemetery. All of the items were tagged, so the owners could retrieve them, but two months later many of the same items remain there untouched.

St. Mary’s Cemetery: stricter adornment policies divide community

Wed
21
Dec

Paul Reinke appointed as Oakdale mayor


City administrator Bart Fischer swore in Paul Reinke as mayor of Oakdale at the Dec. 13 city council meeting.

At the Dec. 13 Oakdale City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed council member Paul Reinke, 58, to fill the vacant mayoral position until a candidate is elected in a special election. Reinke was sworn in during the same meeting.

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21
Dec

Maplewood passes 2017 levy with 5 percent increase

Maplewood held a public truth-in-taxation hearing during its regular Dec. 12 city council meeting. 

After the hearing, council members cast unanimous votes for a 5 percent increase in the city’s property-tax levy for next year.

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18
Dec

A man of spiritual words & local actions


After many years of community service, Crist and Noma Langelett of North St. Paul describe themselves as “finally retiring” from some of their many volunteer duties.

Crist Langelett cutting back after many years of extraordinary volunteerism

Crist Langelett is a community icon in North St. Paul, though his influence has touched lives all over the east metro. 

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14
Dec

Local school takes a moment to remember its namesake, John Glenn


John Glenn Middle School was named after the first American to orbit Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The former astronaut died last week.

John Glenn passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit Earth and went on to have a long career as a U.S. senator from Ohio. 

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07
Dec

Infant strangled in car seat

North St. Paul daycare provider charged with manslaughter

Wed
07
Dec

Hill-Murray is ringing in the season with two holiday shows


Above are the Hill-Murray seniors involved with at least one of this year’s two holiday shows. Seven seniors are involved with both “Almost, Maine” and “A Very Hill-Murray Christmas Cabaret.”

For the first time ever, Hill-Murray High School, which is known for its extensive theater program, is presenting two holiday shows in repertory, which means the two shows will be alternating performances within the same time period. 

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