North St. Paul

Wed
21
Oct

Learning to walk again, then skateboard

Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.

Wed
14
Oct

Preliminary city budgets, levies set

Gearing up for a new year, both Maplewood and North St. Paul city councils have reviewed and approved a proposed general fund budget and tax levies for the 2016 fiscal year.

Wed
14
Oct

In matrimony and memory

Nick Zahradka and his bride Beverly Yang take pre-wedding photos at Janie’s Playground, a unique whimsical youth structure built in memory of his 18-month-old niece. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Nick Zahradka and his bride Beverly Yang take pre-wedding photos at Janie’s Playground, a unique whimsical youth structure built in memory of his 18-month-old niece. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Paying tribute to his late niece Janie Zahradka, Nick Zahradka married Beverly Yang next to Janie's Playground this past Saturday, Oct. 10.

"We feel Janie's spirit there," Janie's grandmother Peggy Zahradka says of the park.

Wed
07
Oct

District 622 to hire more special education teachers

While total enrollment is nearly the same this school year as last, District 622 has seen a small spike in the number of students enrolled in special-education programs, and needs to hire additional staff to meet state requirements for student-tea

Wed
30
Sep

North Presbyterian Church wins prestigious Lilly grant

Members of North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul stand inside a well-manicured labyrinth. (submitted photo)
Members of North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul stand inside a well-manicured labyrinth. (submitted photo)

Pastor James York to recharge in Hawaii, Niger and California

Pastor James York’s decade at North St. Paul's North Presbyterian Church has been a labor of love, filled with sermons, bedside visits, service work and Bible studies.
Even so, York, 46, is well aware of his human limits. He needs to take a step back every now and then to recharge and recalibrate, he explains.

Wed
30
Sep

District 622 approves max levy

Levy would remain flat if referendums fail this fall

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved District 622's preliminary property-tax levy at its Sept. 22 meeting.
Board members certified the proposed levy maximum of $41,339,197 for 2016. If the preliminary levy is approved at its maximum in December when board members will vote on a final levy, it would be the same amount approved by the board last year.

Wed
23
Sep

Still singing

Christ Lutheran School students walked to the new North St. Paul Veterans Park and sang the national anthem on the song’s 201st birthday to honor the blessings of our country and those who have kept and still keep it free.

Wed
23
Sep

Keeping Memory Alive

Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson addresses the crowd.
Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson addresses the crowd.

The POW-MIA Candlelight March and Memorial Service was held Sept. 16. Command Sgt. Major Brad Olson was the guest speaker at the annual event.

Wed
23
Sep

Fall Round-Up Parade - 2015


As his family looks for a dry spot to set their blanket, Huckleberry came prepared in boots to watch the North St. Paul Fall Round-Up Parade after a mostly rainy day. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Highlights from the Fall Round-Up Parade which was held Thursday, September 17, 2015 in North St. Paul. For more photos view gallery.

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