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Tue
26
Jun

Roseville raises age to buy tobacco to 21, is 11th MN city to do so


courtesy of Chris Turner, Association of Nonsmokers-MN • Supporters of Tobacco 21, a campaign that aims to increase the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21, showed up in force at Roseville City Hall June 18 to press the Roseville City Council to increase the age. The council did so with a unanimous vote, and come mid-July those who wish to purchase tobacco products in Roseville will need to be 21 years old to do so.

With a unanimous June 18 city council vote, Roseville became the 11th Minnesota city to up the age at which people can buy tobacco products to 21.

The city code amendment was met with a round of applause from a packed council chambers.

Tue
26
Jun

Former Little Canada city administrator looks back on 28 years in post


courtesy of City of Little Canada • Joel Hanson, Little Canada’s former city administrator, said farewell to his job of 28 years on June 22. On June 25 he started his new job as South St. Paul’s city administrator.

Little Canada’s now former city administrator, Joel Hanson, says his favorite thing about his time with the city was changing people’s expectations about what municipal government could do for them.

Tue
26
Jun

New Brighton police see, laugh at, poorly hidden crime


courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety posted this picture to Facebook on June 16 of a poorly camouflaged, stolen U-Haul truck, barely-tucked away in Long Lake Park in New Brighton. “It’s really hard to hide a U-Haul in the woods,” the post said.

“Making cops laugh at the attempt to camouflage a U-Haul makes them happier,” said a June 16 Facebook post from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Tue
26
Jun

Celebrate Independence Day

Here’s a list of area Fourth of July celebrations

 

Mon
25
Jun

Marchers go from East Side to City Hall condemning separation of children


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of about 100 community members gathered at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in Dayton’s Bluff and marched to St. Paul City Hall June 20 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from families after being detained at the U.S. southern border.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution against administration policy

 

Mon
25
Jun

Construction finally starts at 208 Bates


Marjorie Otto/Review • Construction has finally started on 208 Bates Ave., a historic apartment building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building was a part of the 2016 Vacant Home Tour that was organized by Dayton’s Bluff neighbors to save historic buildings from being torn down.

Just over two years ago, six Dayton’s Bluff homes were in the shadow of the wrecking ball.

Mon
25
Jun

Dakota County to get SMARTer


submitted graphic • The SMART Center will cost an estimated $13.2 million and be located one mile south of Inver Hills Community College, accessible from Highway 52/55 and Interstate 494. The location makes it convenient to first responders from around the state.

New crisis training facility receives state funding

 

It’s something that’s in the news nationwide: police needing training to be better equipped to handle people in crisis. 

Mon
25
Jun

Mendota Heights passes sex offender residency restrictions

The Mendota Heights City Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its June 19 meeting that will restrict where sex offenders can reside in the city.    

Mon
25
Jun

Forest Street may receive bike lanes, further connecting bike infrastructure


courtesy of City of St. Paul • Forest Street is scheduled to be resurfaced this fall. As a part of the construction, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

Continuing the expansion of St. Paul bike infrastructure, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest Street between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

Mon
25
Jun

Visitation golf team places top five in state


submitted photo • From left: Brian Burgemeister, assistant coach, Anna Nickelson (10), Sophie Rubio (12), Kira Johansen (11), Chloe Dobbs (11), Jaycee Rhodes (10), Elizabeth Azar (12), Head Coach Ann Feitl

Visitation sophomore Jaycee Rhodes won the Section 4AA Golf Tournament and helped the Visitation Blazers qualify for the Class AA State Tournament held at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, Minnesota on June 12 to 13.

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