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Mon
03
Feb

On to Greener Pastures


Black Jack, outfitted in his duty saddle, stands ready to police the streets in St. Paul.

St. Paul police horse retires
Black Jack, the St. Paul Police Mounted Patrol's longest-serving horse, retired on Jan. 31 after 14 years of service.
Black Jack, or BJ as he is affectionately known, will return to live with his previous owners, the Grannis family, in Inver Grove Heights.

Mon
03
Feb

With landmark sex traffic sentence, experts reflect and look forward

Jan. 9 marked a historic day for the fight against sex trafficking.
Otis Washington, 30, of St. Paul was given the longest ever sentence for sex trafficking in the state - his penalty was 40 years in prison for an operation that he, his brother Antonio Washington-Davis and two uncles conducted, selling at least 10 vulnerable girls and young women for sex in the Twin Cities and throughout the state, over a period of two years.

Mon
03
Feb

4-3 vote means Prom will manage Phalen Golf Course


The Phalen Golf Course will be under private management this spring. Prom Catering of Oakdale has been approved by St. Paul City Council to manage the course, as well as the Como Golf Course. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

With a vote barely squeezing by, Prom Catering of Oakdale will be taking over management of the East Side’s publicly owned Phalen Golf Course, as well as Como Golf Course.
The St. Paul City Council voted 4-3 to approve a contract between St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department and the private company.
The vote signals the end of a months-long process to figure out what to do with the four city-owned courses which were losing money at a rate of about $400,000 a year.

Mon
03
Feb

County attorney: no charge for Archdiocese in Wehmeyer case

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is off the hook with Ramsey County, for the time being, in investigations related to the timeliness of its leaders reporting the clergy sexual abuse committed by former East Side priest Curtis Wehmeyer, 47, as well as the Rev. Jonathan Shelley.
Wehmeyer was a pastor at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, located at the intersection of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, starting in 2009 up until he was arrested in June 2012.

Sat
01
Feb

Larkin Dance Studio continues 64-year legacy at new Maplewood location


The Senior Line class strikes a pose in the larger dance space at their new location. Larkin Dance moved to 1400 E. Hwy 36 in Maplewood. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

A fixture in Maplewood, Larkin Dance Studio now has more room to stretch out.
The family-run business, which for decades has pumped out award-winning dancers who’ve made it to national television, Broadway and films, this month relocated to the building that formerly housed Minnesota Granite and Marble at 1400 E. Highway 36.

Wed
29
Jan

Lipke-led North High Alumni Choir disbands


Accomplished vocal music director Carl H. Lipke and the North High Alumni Choir performed their final concerts in December. They recently had a farewell party, celebrating 20 years together. (photos courtesy of John Feikema Photography)

Carl Lipke tried to end the North High Alumni Choir quietly.
The choir had just finished its spring concert, and wasn’t yet gearing up for the holiday shows. The group’s leaders were discussing how it should disband, agreeing that costs were too high and some of the singers could no longer stand for an entire performance.
The revered director suggested a discreet exit, without bows or encores.

Wed
29
Jan

Meet Maplewood’s newest K-9 team

Brix never really looks ferocious.
Even when he’s apprehending suspects or sniffing out illicit drugs, the dog half of Maplewood’s newest K-9 team treats his job like a game.
According to his partner, Officer Joseph Demulling, the 19-month-old from Slovakia does it all for a Kong, a rubber chew toy on a rope.

Wed
29
Jan

Century College Opens New LGBTQ Center

Century College celebrated the grand opening of its new LGBTQ Center in the West Campus “Nest” on Jan. 30.

Tue
28
Jan

Moviehouse keeps $2 films, adds new outreach for church


The plaza’s lobby was repainted, given new walls and ceiling tiles, and a collage featuring stills from a wide swath of famous movies was put up. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With new ownership and plans for a new digital projector, the Plaza Maplewood is back up and running, under the hands of a church.
Following investment and fundraising from the new management, Woodland Hills Church, the place has new carpet, new walls, new ceiling tiles, new seats, and new staff.
The arcade machines are gone and things look fresh, new, and almost pristine.

Tue
28
Jan

Ramsey County Libraries celebrate Black History Month with a diverse itinerary


The Penumbra Theatre will present scenes from the play ‘Bearing Witness: The Ballad of Emmett Till,’ Feb. 6 at Roseville Library. (submitted photo)

This February, Ramsey County Libraries will celebrate diversity with a series on black history. The Roseville and Maplewood branches of the library will present five free events  as part of their month-long public education program on African-American history.
Judy Woodward, the history coordinator for Ramsey County Libraries,  organized the series to honor Black History Month and join a Ramsey County-wide initiative to promote diversity.
The programming will highlight some of the history of Minnesota and the different cultural groups within the state.

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