May 2013

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May

Thomas Fox found guilty in Lori Baker murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury has found Thomas Fox guilty of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment.

Fri
31
May

Jury heads into deliberations for Thomas Fox murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury tasked with reaching a verdict in the trial of Thomas Fox, accused of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment, has entered into deliberations.

Fri
31
May

Two RAHS students earn National Merit Scholarships


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Roseville Area High School principal Jenny Loeck has announced that  Roseville Area High School seniors Logan Daniels (right) and William Thomas (left) have been selected as winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. 

Fri
31
May

Solar Boat Regatta


photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Wild Zebra, just one of the three boats entered by St. Paul’s City Academy, competes in the concluding 1-hour endurance race in the 21st annual Solar Boat Regatta held at Phalen Lake May 18.

Wed
29
May

Baseball: Polars run past Raiders 

In a game utilized by both the North Polars and the Roseville Raiders — May 21, at Kuenkel Field — as a warmup for the upcoming Section 4AAA playoffs, the Polars stopped the Raiders by a  count of 8-2. 
“We hit the ball well. We had some timely hits for a change,” offered North head coach Ron Adams. “It was a good test for us. I thought we played well. I think we had an errorless game in the field. It was also good to see that we had some good, two-out hits. Especially (Josh) Marlowe who was seeing the ball well today.” 

Wed
29
May

Maplewood narrows Police Chief candidates to top three


Left to right: Dave Kvam. Scott Gerlicher. Paul Schnell.

On Monday, May 13, the Maplewood Police Civil Service Commission certified the top three finalists for the city’s vacant chief of police position.
The three candidates are Maplewood Acting Police Chief Dave Kvam, Minneapolis Commander of Strategic Information and Crime Analysis Division Scott Gerlicher and Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell.
Per Minnesota state statutes, the identities of the candidates remained anonymous until the top three finalists were certified.

Wed
29
May

North St. Paul names community development director Nate Ehalt interim city manager

When longtime city manager Wally Wysopal tendered his letter of resignation at the North St. Paul City Council meeting May 7, he endorsed appointing community development director Nate Ehalt to serve as the interim manager.
Wysopal has been with North St. Paul for 15 years and will be taking on the city manager position in Fridley, where he resides, on June 7.

Wed
29
May

Lake Elmo city leaders pledge to ‘Speak their Peace’


The Speak Your Peace project is introduced in Lake Elmo council chambers May 21. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

On Tuesday, May 21, Lake Elmo representatives from the city council and commissions, and other community leaders from schools, churches and volunteer organizations gathered at City Hall to sign the “Speak Your Peace” pledge, promising to practice civility when engaging in discussion.

Wed
29
May

Cultivating a “culture of reading” at Harmony ALC


Shannon Bluhm, a student at Harmony, has immersed herself in books. She read a total of 100 novels this school year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

How many books have you read in the last nine months?
Probably not as many as Harmony Alternative Learning Center student Shannon Bluhm.
Bluhm, a senior at Harmony ALC, recently completed her goal of reading 100 books over the course of this school year. And though Harmony reading specialist Dennis Fendt notes her accomplishment is a school record by far, he added that Bluhm isn’t the only student with reading fever.

Wed
29
May

Sheriff’s office investigating May 21 Lake Elmo shooting

The Washington County sheriff’s office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Lake Elmo.
A motorist called 911 to report that her passenger had been shot near the intersection of state Highway 36 and Highland Trail.

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