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05
Jun

Maplewood felon receives 15 years for gun possession

A Maplewood man was sentenced in U.S. District Court on May 28 to 15 years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Derek Lee Preston, a 35-year-old career criminal and convicted felon, pleaded guilty to the charges Feb. 3

Wed
05
Jun

The art of chicken keeping


Les Larson stands outside his chicken coop with one of his pigeons. Water, food, and climate control are all carefully monitored. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Ever wondered what it might be like to keep chickens in your backyard?
Oakdale resident Les Larson will be sharing his knowledge of raising poultry at the Oakdale Discovery Center June 8. Interested residents can head to the center to find out more about chicken keeping -- an activity that’s allowed in Oakdale with a permit.

Tue
04
Jun

Two dead, two injured in Shoreview shooting


Ramsey County Sheriff's Department Deputies and investigators were on the scene in the 5900 block of Grotto Street in Shoreview shortly after a deadly shooting on the morning of Tuesday, June 4. The Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina Medical team, Lino Lakes Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) also responded to the emergency call. (Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Ramsey County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a Shoreview home on the 5900 block of Grotto Street at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.
Ramsey County sheriff's office spokesman Randy Gustafson said upon arrival, authorities discovered there were four victims - an adult male and adult female were pronounced dead at the scene, and another man and woman were injured and transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Tue
04
Jun

Murder-suicide leaves two dead, two injured in Shoreview


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department deputies and investigators were on the scene in the 5900 block of Grotto Street in Shoreview shortly after a deadly shooting on the morning of Tuesday, June 4. The Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina Medical team, Lino Lakes Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) also responded to the emergency call. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies, along with the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina medical team and Lino Lakes Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a Shoreview home on the 5900 block of Grotto Street in northern Shoreview at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Tue
04
Jun

Falcon Heights Elementary principal to retire

Falcon Heights Elementary School Principal Paul Charest is retiring after 24 years in District 623.
He has been the school’s principal for the past 13 years; prior to that leadership role he was the principal at Central Park Elementary School. Over his 39 years in education he has also worked as a teacher and school counselor.

Tue
04
Jun

Roseville teacher’s body recovered from Mississippi River

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Wednesday, May 29, confirmed that a body found in the Mississippi River near the Ford Dam was Jerome Gordon-Jackson. Gordon-Jackson was a 28-year-old special education assistant in Roseville Area Schools.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer arrested Gordon-Jackson for D.W.I. around bar close on Saturday, May 18.

Tue
04
Jun

Hansen, gymnasts named parade grand marshals


Ken and Lorraine Hansen (pictured), and their daughter Diane Lang, have played a key role for many years in making sure the Rosefest parade is a wonderful event. (submitted photo)

Dedication, effort and tradition could well be the themes of this year’s Rose Parade; they’re definitely the driving forces behind both the group and individual grand marshals.
The 2013 Rose Parade will honor longtime volunteer Ken Hansen and the Roseville Area High School Gymnastics Team.

Mon
03
Jun

WSP decides clear (one-way) direction for Robert Street project

It can be hard to articulate a practical, day-to-day vision for a massive project like the Robert Street renovation in West St. Paul, but the city council believes it’s settled on a clear direction to get drivers through major construction -- and it’s one way only.

Sun
02
Jun

WSP writer wins McKnight fellowship


Local author Susan Koefod recently was awarded the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers. (submitted photo)

A West St. Paul woman has been awarded the coveted 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers.
Susan Koefod is the author of the Arvo Thorson mystery series. Her debut novel “Washed Up” introduced readers to the alcoholic, prickly investigator and was praised for its “gorgeous prose” by Library Journal. The second novel in the series, “Broken Down,” is set around a murder on a swing bridge bearing a striking resemblance to the former Rock Island swing bridge in Inver Grove Heights. Koefod is an Inver Grove Heights native, and both of her published books contain thinly concealed landmarks from the area.

Sun
02
Jun

Looking at a ‘Better Block’


A map of the East Side transit experiment. (photos courtesy of Better Block Project)

On Saturday, June 8, part of East Seventh Street is getting a makeover. Temporarily, at least.
Volunteers will use temporary materials to create bike lanes, widen the sidewalk, add crosswalks, throw up murals and sculptures, and erect businesses between Margaret and Arcade as a sort of street betterment workshop.
The Better Block project is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. It will be located on East 7th Street between Margaret and Arcade.

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