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Thu
12
Sep

14-year-old girl shot in chest

A group of young people were dancing in a parking lot near the intersection of Minnehaha and White Bear avenues late Saturday night, Nov. 28, when a car pulled up and shot a girl in the chest, according to Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department.
Paulos confirmed that the girl had survived the shooting, but he could not provide further information about her condition.

Wed
11
Sep

Resilient Communities Project kicks off in North St. Paul

North St. Paul is about to gain a wealth of information on various subjects from hundreds of college students, thanks to a partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project.
Over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, students in a variety of U of M courses will work on several projects the city has designated, including specific projects dealing with economic development, environmental education, branding, communications and sustainability, among others.

Wed
11
Sep

Lake Elmo boy injured in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash on Highway 5 near 31st Street North in Lake Elmo sent a 9-year-old boy to the hospital Wednesday, Sept. 4.
About 5:40 p.m., a 46-year-old motorcyclist was pulling off the roadway to the shoulder to “address a mechanical issue” with his machine when the boy, Pierre Leque, reportedly came out from a driveway on his bicycle, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Wed
11
Sep

Highway 36 reopens between White Bear Ave. and 61


Traffic has been running smoothly along Highway 36 without the previous intersection congestion since the official re-opening Aug. 31. The new English St. bridge and interchange are pictured looking west from the new pedestrian bridge. The entire project will be completed later in the year. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

After what seems like an eternity, traffic in Maplewood will finally be able to begin flowing at an faster pace. After a long 75-day closure, state Highway 36 between White Bear Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 61 in Maplewood has finally reopened for use.
The section of roadway now features a grade-separated diamond interchange at English Street, which the Minnesota Department of Transportation expects to help traffic flow and minimize backups. The English Street intersection was previously signalized, causing long delays at the light during peak traffic hours.

Wed
11
Sep

Roseville woman arrested in connection with five bank robberies

A 23-year-old Roseville woman was arrested Monday at Rosedale Center in connection with several bank robberies throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said the woman, who has not yet been charged in the robberies, was arrested by FBI special agents and Roseville police officers without incident at about 8:30 p.m.

Wed
11
Sep

Lewis sentenced to 24 years in Craigslist death

Steven LewisMaplewood resident Steven E. Lewis, 27, was sentenced to 24 years in prison at a hearing Sept. 4 for the August 2012 shooting of St. Paul resident Aung Thu Bo, 19.
At a plea hearing July 10, Lewis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery charges, telling Ramsey Court District Judge Margaret Marrinan that he “never intended to kill” Bo, 19; his goal was to rob Bo and his girlfriend.

Wed
11
Sep

Ramsey County bids on Vadnais Sports Center


Ramsey County wants to buy the ailing Vadnais Heights Sports Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Ramsey County Commissioners voted in favor of submitting a bid to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center on Tuesday, Sept 3.
The board met for nearly two hours in a closed session before voting 6-1 to submit a bid for the 200,000-square-foot sports facility by the Friday, Sept. 6 deadline.
The Sports Center houses two NHL regulation hockey rinks with seating for 1,300 spectators, locker rooms, a 100,000-square-foot dome with 1.5 full soccer fields, three batting cages, a 100-meter track, two volleyball courts, concessions, a conference room and offices.

Tue
10
Sep

Candidates prepare for upcoming local elections

Though summer may be on its way out, the upcoming election season is just beginning to heat up.
The Roseville Area Schools District 623 and the city of Falcon Heights will hold elections Nov. 5 for school board seats and city council seats, respectively.  
Contact information for all candidates is available on the Ramsey County website at www.co.ramsey.mn.us/elections/index.htm.

Tue
10
Sep

ISD 623 welcomes Harambee to the family


Harambee students head in for one of their first days of school.

Classes resumed Sept. 3 at Harambee Elementary Community Cultures and Environmental Science School along with all other schools in District 623.
Initially, it appeared as though the school would sit dormant this year until a deal was struck in June between the East Metro Integration District (EMID) and ISD 623.
EMID had announced it was no longer able to operate Harambee, located on County Road B in Maplewood, or its other school, Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in Woodbury, due to funding issues, and bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed during the 2013 state legislative session.

Mon
09
Sep

Simley weight room beefs up with equipment donation


Anytime Fitness employees, school staff and student athletes gathered at Simley High School Aug. 21 to celebrate the donation of $20,000 worth of training equipment to the school. (submitted photo)

Don’t be surprised if your Simley high-schooler is soon straining the sleeves of the back-to-school clothes you just bought.
Simley High School is offering an updated and expanded array of training equipment in its weight room this year thanks to a donation from Anytime Fitness. Anytime Fitness replaced the equipment in its Inver Grove Heights branch last month and in turn donated the old equipment to the school district in a brief ceremony Aug. 21. In total, Simley received an estimated $20,000 worth of strength training equipment.

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