Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
07
Feb

Diversity of issues discussed at U.S. Rep. McCollum’s town hall meeting

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents the Fourth Congressional District and whose political career began when she was a city council member in North St. Paul, held a town hall meeting at North High School on Feb. 1.

Wed
07
Feb

A new assisted living facility may be coming to North St. Paul


Aundrea Kinney/Review • The city-owned, two-acre lot near the corner of Highway 36 and Century Avenue in North St. Paul may be purchased in the coming months. If the sale works out, construction could begin this spring on an assisted living facility, which would bring about 25 new jobs to the city.

North St. Paul’s Commerce Park site sparked interest recently with a company looking to develop it into a new assisted living facility.

Wed
31
Jan

Walking to find Susan

Just over 30 years ago, Susan Swedell, a 19-year-old Lake Elmo resident, went missing on her way home from work.

Wed
31
Jan

Maplewood city council approves changes for a more efficient fire department


file photo • Changes are in store for the Maplewood Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, which will begin transitioning from a primarily part-time workforce to an entirely full-time workforce. Part-time firefighters will only be employed until March 1, but are encouraged to apply for the department’s nine new full-time positions.

Part-time firefighters to be terminated in favor of more full-time positions.

Wed
31
Jan

Maplewood liquor store owner shoots and kills attempted robber

Police closing in on second suspect.

While many area residents were busy shoveling snow or hiding indoors from the Jan. 22 snowstorm, two men attempted to rob Princess Liquors in Maplewood at about 6:45 p.m.

Wed
31
Jan

North St. Paul’s Anchor Bank robbed


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Following a robbery that happened just before 2 p.m. Jan. 25, Anchor Bank in North St. Paul was closed for the day, though police remained on the scene throughout the afternoon.

A man walked into Anchor Bank in North St. Paul demanding money just before 2 p.m. Jan. 25, and fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

Wed
31
Jan

Kindness forecasted for Lake Elmo in 2018


submitted image • The Lake Elmo Rotary Club plans to hand out “pass it forward” cards to residents to promote its Kindness Campaign. The back of the card has a quick response code that can be scanned by cell phones to see what acts of kindness have happened in the area. The back of the card also lists examples of random acts of kindness, such as paying for the order behind you in the drive-through, visiting someone in a nursing home who doesn’t often get visitors and leaving a book you’ve finished where someone else can have it.

Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson recently declared 2018 as “Random Acts of Kindness Year” in the city. 

Wed
31
Jan

District 622 teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year


Peg Sorenson

The North St. Paul-Maplewood Oakdale School District boasts three candidates for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Wed
24
Jan

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf moves to Oakdale


submitted photo • The Christian Cupboard Community Food Shelf began operating out of its new Oakdale building on the Guardian Angels Catholic Church property on Jan. 18. The 6,000-square-foot space features refrigerators, freezers and shelving units on wheels, so it can be reconfigured as needed. The food shelf serves residents of Oakdale, Woodbury, Landfall and the southern leg of Maplewood.

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf opened its doors to clients for the first time at its new Oakdale location Jan. 18. 

Wed
24
Jan

State Rep. JoAnn Ward announces retirement


JoAnn Ward

Two candidates for House District 53A seat.

 

DFL State Rep. JoAnn Ward announced Jan. 17 that she will not be seeking re-election to the Legislature in 2018.

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