Maplewood

Wed
29
Jul

Communities rally for National Night Out

Are you new to your neighborhood?
Have you taken the time to get to know who's living next door?
Do you keep an eye out for suspicious activity on your street?

Wed
29
Jul

HHW collection site on the move

If area residents are still spring-cleaning — or just discovering more “treasures” hidden in the garage — the Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection site may be headed your way.

Wed
29
Jul

Aug. 2 open house offered at Bruentrup

The public is invited to a free open house at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 E. County Road D, Maplewood, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

Parking is available in a special lot just east of the farm.

Wed
29
Jul

Maplewood primary election polls open Aug. 11

Five candidate vie for two council seats
With summer still in full swing, the upcoming Maplewood primary election will narrow down the council member candidate pool from five candidates to four for the Nov. 3 general election.
Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both finish their four-year terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.

Wed
29
Jul

Feathers fly as chicken owner heads to court

Sheila, a black australorp hen, rests while her owners, the Blomquist family, tend to the garden and chicken coop. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sheila, a black australorp hen, rests while her owners, the Blomquist family, tend to the garden and chicken coop. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

‘Therapy chickens’ create city-neighborhood divide
Nancy Blomquist, 57, and her husband, Joe, 52, started out raising chickens at their Maplewood residence to serve as therapy pets for their children with developmental disabilities.
"We decide to raise chickens for [our children] so they would have an avenue for building confidence, responsibility," Nancy says.
They adorned the inside of the coop, where the hens lay their eggs, with framed photos and trinkets. The run area is beautified with hanging flowers and garden statues.
But what began as a calming backyard project has turned into an emotionally-charged legal battle with the city.

Tue
28
Jul

Gun pulled in Maplewood bar

Police need help identifying suspect
Maplewood police are trying to identify a male suspect who pulled out a gun at Bleecher's Bar on the evening of Friday, July 24, and pointed it at patrons as he exited the establishment.
A little before 11 p.m., Maplewood police officers were called to the bar at 2220 White Bear Ave. N., on the report of an armed assault.

Wed
22
Jul

Scammers target victims through online classifieds, phone calls

Maplewood detectives urge caution
Scam artists have long preyed on the elderly — threatening legal action for tax evasion, promising lotteries worth millions of dollars, and posing as grandchildren in need of bail.
But those apt to keep a landline home phone aren't the only ones being targeted these days.
Young adults who use online classified sites like Craigslist and Care.com are also falling victim to theft by swindle.

Wed
15
Jul

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, dies at 85

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)
Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)

Jerome M. “Jerry” Hughes, known as “the father of Early Childhood/Family Education,” died June 28. He was 85.

Wed
08
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she's done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense

Wed
08
Jul

Rollin’ & chillin’

Davin enjoyed a cherry flavored ice-cream treat.
Davin enjoyed a cherry flavored ice-cream treat.

The Maplewood 4th of July festivities “Light It Up” was held at Hazelwood Park. The city of Maplewood and Dog House Bar & Grill promised a celebration with food, music and fun. Numerous food choices were available from the vendors.

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