Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.
The ribbon-cutting for the official opening of Trident Development Group’s Polar Ridge Senior Living Complex included North St. Paul City Council members Terry Furlong and Candy Petersen, Sylvia Kaplan, Grace Strangis, Sam Kaplan, North St.
Starting June 16, the North St. Paul City Council will, once again, have a fifth voice weighing in on decisions. Tom Sonnek, 48, a North St. Paul native, will be sworn into office to serve through Dec. 31, 2016.
Police say victim appears to have been aggressor
The Maplewood Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating a fatal shooting outside the Stargate nightclub in the early hours ofFridaymorning.
They have identified the victim as Chou "Tony" Yang, 20, of St. Paul.
A call came in at12:52 a.m.that there had been a shooting outside the club, which is located at 1700 Rice St. in the Crown Plaza retail center.
Emergency responders found a man with a gunshot injury in the parking lot and transported him to Regions Medical Center, where he later died.
The City of North St. Paul will host an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at City Hall, 2400 Margaret St., to review the final draft of the Zoning Code Recodification, as well as answer questions and take feedback.
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.
It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.
The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.