The Maplewood Police Department expansion was the highlight of its second annual open house Sept. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Maplewood Police Department has an expanded garage, allowing vehicles to be parked inside. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Maplewood Police Reserve Tom Tousignant stands ready to assist Beverly Parkinson who tries walking the straight blue line with "fatal vision" goggles replicating an impaired .07 - 1.0, .08 being the legal limit. Visitors were encouraged to give it a try in the police conference room, now doubled in size, gaining space from the old locker room. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Maplewood Police report writing room is in space once occupied by the former 911 dispatch center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The investigator's new conference room is card access, a section strictly for the investigative team. The Sept. 13 open house was the first opportunity to see the expansion project. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The expanded Maplewood police department threw its doors open to the public Saturday, Sept. 13.
The "Bergeron Pass" memorial stone near Lake Phalen underwent renovations recently. The stone is located near where Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was ambushed and killed while he was investigating a carjacking in 2010.
Boulder repainted after death of officer Patrick
A couple weeks ago, the memorial commemorating slain Maplewood police Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was not in peak condition. The lettering was faded, there was some sign of wear, and memorial had been defaced with spray paint in November 2013.
The center court of Maplewood Mall in 2014. Maplewood Mall, located near the corner of Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with new clothing stores, restaurants, renovations and a back-to-school fashion event. Renovations to the interior of the mall in 2011 included new flooring, remodeled common areas and restrooms, a redesigned food court and energy-efficient lighting. (Submitted photo)
The center court of Maplewood Mall as it looked in 1988. The mall underwent extensive renovations that year, expanding to 718,000 square feet and adding 40 new stores. (Submitted photo)
This aerial photo of the Maplewood Mall was taken in October 1978. It shows the mall (bottom) as well as the original location of the Bruentrup Farm (center), which is surrounded by commercial development. (Courtesy of the Maplewood Historical Society)
Shopping center marks milestone with new stores, new look
Shoppers can expect to find a new look at Maplewood Mall this season — and not just for themselves.
Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.
James Xang Vang, 21, of St. Paul has been charged with first- and second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl during a two-year period between June 2012 and his arrest on July 29.
Supreme Court decision not slowing plans for October grand opening
Despite a deluge of news reports and street protests following Hobby Lobby’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last month, the company is marching forward with its expansion plans.
Couple accused of having over 15 Social Security cards
A Woodbury couple has been charged with multiple counts of felony aiding and abetting financial card fraud, which included purchasing some stolen items that were housed in an Acorn Storage facility in Maplewood.