North St. Paul

Wed
21
Jan

Retired downtown North St. Paul mail carrier leaves big shoes to fill

Virgil Crowder, photographed back in 2007, has recently retired after decades of being a familiar sight around downtown North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Virgil Crowder, photographed back in 2007, has recently retired after decades of being a familiar sight around downtown North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Mail carriers face some peculiar hazards, from territorial pets to winter conditions extreme enough to shut down schools. For veteran mail carrier Virgil Crowder, this meant facing the elements even when the wind chill once dropped below 50.

Wed
14
Jan

North St. Paul to unveil new city logo

Looking for a sign of the past? The City of North St. Paul is in the process of replacing city street signs as the current ones did not meet federal standards. On Monday, Feb. 2, the old  smaller blue signs will go up for auction at Luther Auctions starting at 6 p.m.; to see if “your” street is there, check the preview Sunday from 4-8 p.m. or Monday before the auction. In other news, the 44-foot concrete snowman recently made the “Explore the ‘World’s Largest’ across Minnesota” MPR list. (Linda Baumeister/R
Looking for a sign of the past? The City of North St. Paul is in the process of replacing city street signs as the current ones did not meet federal standards. On Monday, Feb. 2, the old smaller blue signs will go up for auction at Luther Auctions starting at 6 p.m.; to see if “your” street is there, check the preview Sunday from 4-8 p.m. or Monday before the auction. In other news, the 44-foot concrete snowman recently made the “Explore the ‘World’s Largest’ across Minnesota” MPR list. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

For as long as anyone at City Hall in North St. Paul can remember, the city logo has featured a three-tiered, cattywampus snowman with a top hat and outstretched arms.

Thu
08
Jan

What will it take to revive the North St. Paul ice fishing contest?

The North St. Paul Lions’ Ice Fishing Contest was an annual highlight at Silver Lake before extremes in weather took hold.
The North St. Paul Lions’ Ice Fishing Contest was an annual highlight at Silver Lake before extremes in weather took hold. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Back in November, area parks got an early start on flooding ice rinks and grooming cross-country ski trails. Early signs of a cold Midwestern winter also fueled hopes of bringing the North St. Paul ice fishing contest back to Silver Lake.

Wed
07
Jan

North St. Paul recreational fires require permit in 2015

Nostalgic for backyard campfires, complete with roasted hotdogs and s'mores?

Fri
26
Dec

North St. Paul City Council prepares to take stance on DNR settlement

On Dec. 16, North St. Paul council members discussed local ramifications of the pending Minnesota Department of Natural Resources settlement with White Bear Lake groups.

Wed
10
Dec

DNR settles with White Bear Lake groups over lake levels

Settlement will ask state to pay for Shoreview, North St. Paul, Vadnais Heights to change water source
A settlement agreement reached between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and groups concerned about water levels in White Bear Lake could have implications for nearby cities, including Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and North St. Paul.
Announced Dec. 1, the settlement between the DNR and two plaintiff groups—the White Bear Lake Restoration Association and White Bear Lake Homeowners’ Association—states that all three groups will, per the DNR website, “support efforts to develop a surface water supply to serve area communities.”

Wed
10
Dec

Student-built housing adds value in North St. Paul

Former students John Corazzo (Roseville), Dalton Suedkamp (Stillwater), and Nick Swanson (Irondale) toured the 916 House that they had worked on.
Former students John Corazzo (Roseville), Dalton Suedkamp (Stillwater), and Nick Swanson (Irondale) toured the 916 House that they had worked on. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Longtime North St. Paul residents Nate and Liatra Tepe are busy settling into their new home at 2370 15th Ave. with their three children.

Wed
10
Dec

Rising market values mean increased city taxes for North St. Paul residents

The change in the average home price county-wide over the past several years. (Ramsey County Assessor’s Office)
The change in the average home price county-wide over the past several years. (Ramsey County Assessor’s Office)

Though the city’s portion of the property-tax levy is expected to remain flat in 2015, North St. Paul residents will still be seeing their taxes go up, due to a significant uptick in the market value of their homes.

Wed
03
Dec

A sign of the season - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

A snowman wired with lights was sighted along South Avenue in North St. Paul on a frosty morning Dec. 1.

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