Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Wed
01
Mar

John Glenn Middle School calls astronauts at International Space Station


John Glenn Middle School and ham radio volunteers made history Feb. 22 by speaking with Commander Shane Kimbrough, commander of the International Space Station. Sixth-grader Andrewon Xiong wanted to know, “How important is team work to the mission of the ISS crew?”

Students ask Commander Kimbrough about life in space

“NA1SS, KOJDD calling for a scheduled contact. Do you copy? Over.”

“NA1SS copies loud and clear. Over.”

Thu
23
Feb

Maplewood City Council shuts down Stargate after brazen shooting


Since a chaotic Feb. 18 shooting, Maplewood City Council members have received numerous concerns and complaints about Stargate Bar & Nightclub from residents of Maplewood, Roseville and St. Paul. The club’s location at Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue places it near the intersection of the three cities.

Some 70 shots fired in incident that injured five

Wed
22
Feb

Now it’s easy to be green


North St. Paul’s turbine is a smaller turbine than commonly used on wind farms, but it has the capability to produce about 160 kilowatts of energy in each hour, which is enough to power about 60 to 80 homes.

North St. Paul offers residents a new way to support renewable energy

Wed
22
Feb

Getting to know Paul Reinke


Paul Reinke, a longtime Oakdale city council member who oversaw many developments including the Oakdale Discovery Center, is now the mayor of Oakdale.

A closer look at Oakdale’s appointed mayor

Wed
15
Feb

North St. Paul residents reminisce on a historic local business


Bruce Fisher, a board member for the North St. Paul Historical Society, explained that one of the buildings was parallel to the Soo Line railroad tracks and had the railcars go right into the building to make loading and unloading easier. The tracks are still there today, although they can’t be seen because they have been paved over.

Standard Conveyor is long gone, but memories remain

Wed
15
Feb

North teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year


Stephanee Goeken

North High School’s Stephanee Goeken, 39, is among 132 nominees for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Goeken is a student support specialist and has been a faculty member at North High since 2005. 

Wed
15
Feb

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell plans to leave his position


Paul Schnell

Near the beginning of February, Paul Schnell, 55, Maplewood’s public safety director and police chief, told city officials of his plans to retire from his position. 

Wed
08
Feb

Lake Elmo fires Cathy Bendel

Finance director had just received pay raise & national award

The Lake Elmo City Council held a special mid-afternoon meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, to discuss the employment of finance director Cathy Bendel. 

Wed
08
Feb

Garry Insurancecenter employee pleads guilty to wire fraud


John William Rowan

John Rowan admits to stealing $1.2 million

Wed
08
Feb

The needs of divergent populations clash in Maplewood


A short term mental health treatment facility is looking to use space at 2715 Upper Afton Road in Maplewood, across the street from Carver Elementary.

City council faces controversial decision in February

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