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Maplewood mayor stepping down to head Met Council

Gov.-elect Tim Walz announced five cabinet commissioners Dec. 18, naming Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik to head the Metropolitan Council. 

Slawik, who has been mayor for five years, will resign from her city post in January. 

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Dec

53A rep.-elect part of state’s first Asian Pacific Caucus

The 2018 election featured the largest class of Asian Americans ever elected to the Minnesota Legislature — the number in the House and Senate tripled from two to six.

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Dec

SNAPSHOTS: ‘Sup Santa

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Dec

Seasons treasons: Thief runs off with Salvation Army kettle


submitted photos Surveillance images from the Pizza Ranch on County Road E in Maplewood show a man who allegedly stole a Salvation Army Kettle off the counter Dec. 16.

A man stole a Salvation Army charity kettle off the counter at Pizza Ranch on County Road E in Maplewood the evening of Dec. 16.

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SNAPSHOTS: Celebrating the Asian New Year


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Several hundred people gathered to celebrate the Asian New Year event held at Tartan High School on Greenway Avenue in Oakdale Dec. 6. Over 20 acts performed, and there was a fashion show.

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Dec

SNAPSHOTS: School on parade


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Students, families and staff of Skyview Elementary Community School on Heron Ave in Oakdale enjoyed the school’s International Parade in December. 

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Dec

Sounds of the season

I was never one for Christmas music.

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Dec

Allowing a little enchantment

The difference between most things, even those that seem really far away, like sorrow and joy, or a really good mood and a really bad mood, is little. 

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Dec

The joy of ‘White Christmas’

Amid all of the Christmas holiday activities, celebrations and chores, one little two-hour event that brings me great pleasure is watching the movie “White Christmas.” 

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Dec

Reflections in ornaments


Marjorie Otto/Review Most of Marjorie Otto’s holiday ornaments hold special memories or meanings, like the tiny red mailbox her grandma gave her years ago with a note she left inside it. Though her grandmother passed away years ago, Otto still takes the note out every year to read it.

I often think of my boxes of Christmas ornaments as some kind of time travel devices. 

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