Christine Crittenden, the widow of North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden, listens as city manager Jason Ziemer (not pictured) testifies to a Senate committee March 3 at the state Capitol for a bill presented by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right. The bill passed the Senate March 24 to rename Hwy. 36 for the slain officer. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
For nearly a minute March 24, members of the state Senate stood in silence.
Moments after they unanimously voted to pass a bill from Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, to rename Highway 36 to the “Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway,” they paused to honor the North St. Paul cop who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute call on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009.
Lake Elmo is urging its residents, especially those living in the Old Village area, to let the water run from their faucets until further notice.
Due to dozens of extremely cold days this winter, frost has crept 8 to 10 feet down in paved areas that aren’t covered by snow, which acts as insulation. According to the city, that’s the depth at which the city’s main water pipes rest, likely leading to disruptive freeze-ups.
Even buildings are tired of the weather this winter.
Following a blizzard that dumped about 10 inches of snow on the Twin Cities Feb. 20, the roof of the outdoor garden shop on the east side of the Oakdale Kmart, located at 7191 Tenth St. N., caved in the morning of Feb. 21.
Following discussions at two separate meetings, Oakdale City Council members recently approved a plan that would allow the AmericInn Hotel, located at 6630 Hudson Blvd., just north of Interstate 94 and east of Tanners Lake, to be remodeled into a senior living facility.
At its Feb. 25 meeting, city council members voted unanimously to rezone the property for “Limited Business” use. This will “maintain the site’s essentially commercial nature while still allowing for an assisted living site,” according to a staff report.
The recent rash of auto break-ins in the Review and Bulletin coverage area prompts the need to re-issue standard, law enforcement reminders: a variety of bad guys want your stuff - ID thieves, addicts, or just run of the mill prowlers.
Mike Salter of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department, repeats their proven advice: “Hide it, close it, lock it and light it.”
Hide valuables in your trunk before arriving at your destination, or better yet, take them with you.