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WSP fires city hall architect, contractor

Plans to build a new city hall in West St. Paul have been plagued by questions and uncertainty in recent months, but perhaps never more so than now following the city council’s decision last week to scrap current designs and part ways with the two firms heading the project.

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20
May

A fresh coat, a stroke of history


Luiz Vinholi calls himself a colorist, not a painter. His “re-coloring” of this Victorian home at 700 E. Third St. helped him receive a St. Paul Heritage Preservation Award. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Luiz Vinholi is all about colors.
The Brazillian man is a design-oriented painter who’s been at it for about 20 years in the Twin Cities.
But don’t call him a painter - he prefers to be called a “colorist.” A lot of people can paint, he says, but it takes a certain artistry to choose the color palette of a home.
The 56-year-old artisan speaks about colors with a cautious reverence and great sensitivity.

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20
May

Chicken, deer ordinances pass in IGH

Chicken advocates in residential areas of Inver Grove Heights can officially crow over their recent success at City Hall -- just so long as they aren’t mistaken for a prohibited rooster.
In its May 13 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the final readings of an ordinance that legalizes chicken ownership in new areas of the city and another ordinance setting boundaries and regulations for feeding deer.

Thu
16
May

Additional details surface in Kira Steger case


Kira Steger and her dog, Khayman. (submitted photo)

An amended complaint was submitted to District Judge Leonardo Castro on May 14 in the murder trial of East Side resident Jeffery Trevino.
The complaint reveals numerous new pieces of evidence and information that investigators have gathered since March, when the Ramsey County attorney's office last submitted an amended complaint.

Thu
16
May

MDH releases new information on PFC exposures in east metro

Though the health effects of perfluorochemicals haven't yet been proven, the chemicals have been generating significant buzz in the east metro since their discovery in groundwater several years ago.
On Wednesday, May 15, at Skyview Middle School, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Health presented the results of a recent study, which analyzed residents' potential exposures to PFCs.

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16
May

Maplewood city manager retiring from position

Antonen leaving in late June

Thu
16
May

Trial for Lori Baker murder suspect to begin next week


Thomas Fox

The trial for a man accused of killing Oakdale resident Lori Christine Baker is set to begin May 20.

Thu
16
May

Body found in Chisago County confirmed as missing Oakdale woman


Danielle Jelinek

The body of an Oakdale woman who has been missing since December was found last week in Chisago County.

Wed
15
May

North St. Paul names community development director Nate Ehalt interim city manager

City plans accelerated search for permanent manager

Wed
15
May

Lake Elmo: council and residents go head-to-head on lake use times, again

Officials uphold decision to allow sunrise to sunset water skiing
At the May 7 city council meeting, Lake Elmo officials once more upheld their April 16 decision to expand time when people can water ski and jet ski on the lakes in the Tri-Lakes area, specifically Jane, Olson and Demontreville.

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