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Wed
23
Oct

‘Nice costume — is your tail supposed to be burning?’

The same flame that makes the front porch jack-o-lantern glow eerily can set fire to a costume.
Similarly, the big orange candle in the dining room is harmless until Endora drapes her sleeve over it.

Wed
23
Oct

Q & A with Mounds View School Board candidates

Voters will elect three residents to serve four-year terms on the Mounds View School Board, ISD 621 on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
In that race, incumbents Jon Tynjala, Marre Jo Sager, Greg Madsen and challenger John Hakes will be competing for the three open seats.
On Nov. 5, voters will also decide whether or not the district will continue to receive its $11.5 million annual property tax levy for another 10 years. If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023. ISD 621 currently receives nearly 30 percent of its funding through property taxes.

Wed
23
Oct

Q & A with New Brighton City Council/Mayoral candidates

The city of New Brighton will hold an election for the open city council and mayor seats in November.
Incumbents Gina Bauman and Char Samuelson are vying for two open council seats, as are challengers Mary Kunesh-Podein, Brian Strub and Graeme Allen.
Incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current City Council Member Mary Burg will face off in New Brighton’s mayoral race.  

Wed
23
Oct

Urban farming, a growing trend, has people in some communities worked up

To address a controversy that seems to be growing in New Brighton, the city council recently established an urban farming task force, charged with making recommendations to the council on all things grown on a farm, from apples to zucchini, from pigs to butterflies.
But chickens seem to be at the core of the issue, and that will likely be the focus of the group.

Wed
23
Oct

North St. Paul Church of St. Peter pastor rocks state with call for independent investigation into sexual abuse allegations

The fact the Oct. 20 parish bulletin from St. Peter Church in North St. Paul opens with Bible verses 7 and 8 from the 18th chapter of Luke appears to be no coincidence.
"Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones, who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" reads the first page.

Wed
23
Oct

Teen sentenced for January road rage incident

Dillon Selbitschka, 19, of Maplewood was recently sentenced in Washington County Court for terroristic threat felony charges in a road rage incident that took place last winter in Oakdale.

Tue
22
Oct

Co-workers dug to try to rescue crane operator on Maplewood church project

A crane operator was fatally injured at the site of the St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church in Maplewood Monday.
The crane operator has been identified as 34-year-old Cory Lewellin of Ogilvie, Minn.

Tue
22
Oct

Developers present proposals for Dale Street Fire Station


The Roseville HRA heard proposals from three developers seeking to purchase and develop the three-acre Dale Street Fire Station site. (submitted photo)

Three developers interested in purchasing and developing land at the site of the old Dale Street Fire Station outlined their proposals to the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority Oct. 15.
Representatives from the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, Sand Development LLC and CommonBond Communities met separately with the RHRA board to present each proposal for the three-acre parcel.

Tue
22
Oct

Q & A with Falcon Heights City Council candidates

The city of Falcon Heights will hold an election for two open city council seats this November.
Incumbents Keith Gosline and Pam Harris are in the running, as is challenger Michael Thomas.

Tue
22
Oct

Q & A with Roseville Area School Board candidates

Three seats are open on Roseville Area School Board this year.
Incumbent Kitty Gogins and challengers Mike Boguszewski, Mark Traynor and Frank Shaw are running for the spots on the board.
Voters will also be asked to approve a new eight-year operating levy for Roseville Area Schools this November. The new levy would generate $1,505 per student in the district. The current operating levy  expires on June 30, 2014.

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