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Tue
28
May

Let summer begin


Hannah Burlingame/Review

On May 16, summer festival season kicked off with Celebrate West St. Paul Days, which ran through May 19. Signal Hills was once again packed for the annual carnival, where attendees could ride high.

Tue
28
May

A changing of the guard


The phrase on each West St. Paul Police Department squad car, “We serve with honor and integrity,” was created by officers. It’s a part of the culture retired Chief Bud Shaver wanted to create when he took over as head of the department. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)

Manila “Bud” Shaver

West St. Paul chief celebrates his birthday with retirement

Manila “Bud” Shaver on May 24 celebrated two milestones: turning 63 and retiring from the West. St. Paul after three decades of service, most recently as police chief. 

Tue
28
May

East Side Freedom Library marks 5 years


The East Side Freedom Library, located at 1105 Greenbrier St., is celebrating its fifth anniversary in June. To mark the occasion, it’s releasing a book about the history of the neighborhood and library, and on June 12, New Yorker staff writer and scholar Jelani Cobb will speak there. (file photo)

The East Side Freedom Library is celebrating its fifth anniversary in June. 

Tue
28
May

In the season of graduations, East Sider finishes at West Point


East Sider Christian Banks just wrapped up his U.S. Military Academy education. He graduated from West Point May 25 as a second lieutenant, and after a few months at home, will spend the next five years in the U.S. Army. (submitted photo)

Back in 2014, just ahead of Christian Banks’ high school graduation, he was preparing for a big life change — he was about to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Tue
28
May

Lilydale joins growing list of cities to increase tobacco purchase age

The Lilydale City Council voted unanimously on May 13 to become the latest city to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. 

Tue
28
May

Dakota County: A financial check-up

Going to the dentist’s office for a check-up always makes me nervous. Even though I brush and floss, I can’t help but worry a little when the hygienist starts poking around. It is nice to get a good report at the end of the exam.

Tue
28
May

DNR continues aggressive starry stonewort management


Starry Stonewort, which is an alga, can interfer with the use of a lake. There are steps that can be taken to prevent the sperad of the invasive species. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 

Tue
28
May

See the new moon at Bell Museum


“Museum of the Moon,” a seven-meter scientifically accurate replica of the moon, is on display now at the Bell Museum through June 9. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

A seven-meter replica of Earth’s closest neighbor now dominates Horizon Hall at the Bell Museum, making big what can sometimes seem distant and small.

Tue
28
May

Nothing can stop the fun


Hannah Burlingame photos/Review

With a near perfect spring evening May 17, the carnival at Signal Hills brought out residents of all ages for rides and chances to win prizes.

Wed
22
May

ISD 622 students meet with senator


Sen. Chuck Wiger and Skyview eighth graders Lilli Beaudet, Abby Helquist, Grace Kelsey and Kaitlyn Forsberg. (submitted photos)

Skyview Middle School and Maplewood Middle School students participated in a Project Citizen event at the capitol May
15. Students made presentations in front of officials, including District 43 Sen. Chuck Wiger. 

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