Mayor honors the creators of giant octopus
It's been six years since New Brighton has seen a new face in the mayoral seat, but at its first city council meeting of the year, a new mayor was sworn in.
First-time candidate Val Johnson won the mayoral seat with 39.36 percent of the vote, for a total of 1,143 votes, winning the race over incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current council member Gina Bauman back in November.
After state Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, announced last month that she would not be seeking reelection in the Minnesota Senate for District 42 this year, Rep. Jason Isaacson, DFL-Shoreview, announced that he would seek Scalze's spot.
Maplewood police responded to a report of a robbery in the 1700 block of Gervais Avenue around 1 p.m. Jan. 2 where they found a 75-year-old woman who reported she was held at gunpoint, robbed and strangled.
The next meeting of the Ramsey County Library Board will be held on Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room in the lower level of the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview, 4570 N. Victoria St.
Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Exploring Oregon’s ring of fire — Mount St. Helens & Crater Lake
When Mount St. Helens in Washington exploded in 1980, the world watched on TV and saw lava and steam pouring out from the northern slope of the mountain. Viewers also saw devastation - the majestic peak in the Cascades was partially collapsed and covered with charred remains of trees and volcanic ash.
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office K9 Duke poses with a ballistic vest from Vested Interest in K9s, along with his partner Deputy Doug Haider at the September fundraising event at Cajah Salon in St. Paul. (submitted photo)
Kody, Rocky, Callahan, Laser. These are the names of law enforcement dogs who've died in the line of duty in Minnesota over the last 20 or so years.
Police recovered a vehicle with a body inside it from under the ice of Roseville's Lake Josephine Sunday, Dec. 20. Police said the vehicle matches the description of a missing Shoreview woman's silver-gray 2002 Saturn SL2 sedan.