Erin Hinrichs

Erin Hinrichs can be reached at 651-748-7814 and ehinrichs@lillienews.com. Follow her at twitter.com/EHinrichsNews.

Wed
19
Aug

Four Maplewood council candidates advance to general election

Tou Xiong comes in at top
A precursor to the general election this fall, Maplewood's primary election took place on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Only 8 percent of the city's registered voters cast a ballot. But the results will give voters plenty to mull over as everyone gears up for Nov. 3.

Wed
19
Aug

Maplewood police say access to body camera data needs limits

Mayor Nora Slawik live Tweeted during her ride-along with Maplewood police, which started at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. (submitted graphic)
Mayor Nora Slawik live Tweeted during her ride-along with Maplewood police, which started at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. (submitted graphic)

For her second annual summer ride-along with Maplewood police on Friday, Aug. 7, Mayor Nora Slawik shows up to the police station wearing black capris, a black T-shirt and sneakers.

Tue
18
Aug

Maplewood investigates complaint, puts five fire department employees on leave


Maplewood Fire Station 2 (the Gladstone station), located at 1955 Clarence Street, serves as the Fire Department's administrative headquarters. [Erin Hinrichs/Review]
Sun
16
Aug

Inver Grove Heights mother and son trek Inca Trail, fulfill humanitarian mission

Jennifer and Tyler Hartigan pose for a group photo along the Inca Trail in Peru this past July, during a humanitarian mission trip with Smile Network International. (submitted photo)
Jennifer and Tyler Hartigan pose for a group photo along the Inca Trail in Peru this past July, during a humanitarian mission trip with Smile Network International. (submitted photo)

From inside their tent on the Inca Trail, Jennifer Hartigan, 46, and her son, Tyler, 18, could hear wild llamas traipsing through their campsite.

Wed
12
Aug

Maplewood secures $107,960 grant for ‘Kid City’

Maplewood will soon be filled with the sound of laughter — the kind that heals, unites and spreads happiness.

Wed
12
Aug

Maplewood adopts blueprint for 2016-2020 redevelopment, maintenance needs

A nearly fully-developed city As Maplewood city officials prepare to chip away at the newly adopted 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, population estimates provide insight into the trajectory of the city’s tax base.
A nearly fully-developed city As Maplewood city officials prepare to chip away at the newly adopted 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, population estimates provide insight into the trajectory of the city’s tax base.

A city's capital improvement plan is, literally, where the rubber meets the road.

Wed
12
Aug

Remembering—North St. Paul Veterans Park gets finishing touches

Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Dedication ceremony Aug. 15
After nearly four years of planning and months of construction, finishing touches for the new North St. Paul Veterans Memorial are underway.
City staff and volunteers with North St. Paul Veterans Park, Inc. — the nonprofit of local veterans and volunteers formed to manage the memorial — meet at the site to make sure nothing is overlooked.

Wed
05
Aug

North St. Paul approves new Tower Park play structure, plus merry-go-round overhaul

Design plans detail the new playground structure that will be installed at Tower Park in North St. Paul this fall. (submitted graphic)
Design plans detail the new playground structure that will be installed at Tower Park in North St. Paul this fall. (submitted graphic)

Youth today may spend an inordinate amount of time on their iPhones and other digital devices — much to their grandparents’ dismay. However, at least in North St.

Wed
05
Aug

City wins case against Maplewood chicken owner

Nancy Blomquist, Anah, 12, and Lizzy, 10, hold Alice, a red star hen,  outside of the chicken coop that’s become a point of contention. (Erin Hinrichs photos/Review)
Nancy Blomquist, Anah, 12, and Lizzy, 10, hold Alice, a red star hen, outside of the chicken coop that’s become a point of contention. (Erin Hinrichs photos/Review)

On Aug. 3, Nancy Blomquist and her husband, Joe, sat inside the Ramsey County Courthouse in Maplewood, anxiously awaiting their turn before Ramsey County District Judge Patrick Diamond.

Sun
02
Aug

Investigation clears allegations brought against Summit Charter School

Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)

On July 22, the new Summit Charter School, which had hoped to begin operating in Inver Grove Heights this September, announced it would no longer be open for the upcoming school year.

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