Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Wed
02
Sep

Take a look at Rush Line Corridor

A neighborhood meeting about the Rush Line Corridor in Maplewood and on the East Side in St. Paul is scheduled for Sept. 10.

Wed
26
Aug

Man allegedly exposes himself at downtown North St. Paul bookstore

North St. Paul police were provided this photo of the suspect in a lewd-conduct case as he fled by foot along Margaret Street Aug. 25, pursued by bookstore owner Kathryn Harris and a customer. (submitted photo)
North St. Paul police were provided this photo of the suspect in a lewd-conduct case as he fled by foot along Margaret Street Aug. 25, pursued by bookstore owner Kathryn Harris and a customer. (submitted photo)

Police investigation underway
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, a man bolted out of the Paperbacks Plus bookstore, 2539 E. Seventh Ave., North St. Paul, with two women on his heels.
The man had allegedly exposed himself to a customer inside the store. She reported the incident to the owner, who, accompanied by another customer, took off after him in an attempt to keep tabs on him until police were contacted.

Wed
05
Aug

North St. Paul approves new Tower Park play structure, plus merry-go-round overhaul

Design plans detail the new playground structure that will be installed at Tower Park in North St. Paul this fall. (submitted graphic)
Design plans detail the new playground structure that will be installed at Tower Park in North St. Paul this fall. (submitted graphic)

Youth today may spend an inordinate amount of time on their iPhones and other digital devices — much to their grandparents’ dismay. However, at least in North St.

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

Fix-It Clinics looking for skilled volunteers

Ramsey County residents with damaged household and electrical items can receive free help repairing them at new monthly Fix-It Clinics.

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

Take a tour of Ramsey County Courthouse

Art Deco from its 21-story exterior to the soaring spaces inside, the Ramsey County Courthouse is a work of art as well as a historic courthouse. (submitted photo)
Art Deco from its 21-story exterior to the soaring spaces inside, the Ramsey County Courthouse is a work of art as well as a historic courthouse. (submitted photo)

The Ramsey County Court House is a 21-story monument to high-rise architecture, and was completed and dedicated in 1932.

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.

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