North St. Paul

Wed
01
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2015-2016 budget

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

Superintendent Phillips says farewell
A final budget to fund a new school year was adopted by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board last week. The board unanimously approved the district’s 2015-2016 revenue and expenditures budget at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting.
The $180,484,235 budget is about $3.7 million more than expected expenditures for next school year, bringing the district’s fund balance up to over $4 million.

Wed
24
Jun

From peewees to pups!

Even with Back to the 50s weekend going on elsewhere, the North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show still drew a crowd June 19. Classics cruise through downtown weekly on Friday nights.

Wed
24
Jun

North St. Paul’s fiber optic system: an economic opportunity or expensive relic?

The 1985 movie "Back to the Future" portrayed 2015 as a futuristic world equipped with flying cars, thumbprint technology and holographic concert performance.

Wed
17
Jun

North St. Paul kick-starts talks to revitalize downtown strip, seeks community input

North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials.  (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

More than a dozen North St. Paul business owners met Thursday evening in a conference room above Luther Auctions to weigh in on an initial round of talks about revitalizing the downtown strip.

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

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)
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.

Wed
10
Jun

Gala opening

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.

Wed
10
Jun

North St. Paul Snowman: still rusty

It’s been more than a year since Mayor Mike Kuehn expressed his concern over the North St. Paul snowman, yet no recent changes have been made to the rusty structure.

Wed
10
Jun

Sta2rs banquet: Another successful year was celebrated

Tartan’s Hannah Benck shares a hug with Annemarie Sass, Tartan 9th-grade teacher and coach, at the STA2RS Banquet stage May 20. The top ten percent of Tartan and North High seniors were honored by the  622 Education Foundation and sponsors at Prom Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan’s Hannah Benck shares a hug with Annemarie Sass, Tartan 9th-grade teacher and coach, at the STA2RS Banquet stage May 20. The top ten percent of Tartan and North High seniors were honored by the 622 Education Foundation and sponsors at Prom Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

It happened again
The 19th Annual Sta2rs Banquet was held for the top 10 percent of the graduation classes at North and Tartan high schools.

Wed
10
Jun

The ‘queen’ takes a bow

Students gather along parade route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Students gather along parade route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Students grouped together along Margaret Street to wave to Cowern Principal Sonya Czerepak, during a four-vehicle parade from the North St. Paul Fire Station to the school May 29.

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