Holly Wenzel

Tue
28
Apr

Minnesotans will find their own histories in ‘Scandinavian Legacy’

The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)

In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:

Tue
21
Apr

Lillie Newspapers boasts three award-winning writers

Mary Lee Hagert, left, and Pamela O’Meara stand next to the displays of award-winning entries during the 2015 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention.
Mary Lee Hagert, left, and Pamela O’Meara stand next to the displays of award-winning entries during the 2015 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention.

The Review had two longtime staff members take home honors at the recent Minnesota Newspaper Association statewide contest—and both in column writing.

Sun
12
Apr

Alcohol compliance checks a shifting picture

This chart, provided by West St. Paul police, helps them, the civil service commission and the City Council to decide on penalties for businesses that fail compliance checks and violate liquor codes. (submitted graphic)
This chart, provided by West St. Paul police, helps them, the civil service commission and the City Council to decide on penalties for businesses that fail compliance checks and violate liquor codes. (submitted graphic)

It’s no secret that the city of West St. Paul has an officer and underage buyer out checking sellers’ and servers’ compliance with state law that no one under 21 should drink alcohol.

Wed
08
Apr

Valley Crossing agreement equals tuition savings for 622

There’s some good news among the bad, or some found money amid the cuts at School District 622.

Wed
25
Mar

622 board approves capital expenditure budget

On the heels of cutting about 90 staff positions to try to make up for an $8 million shortfall, the District 622 Board of Education approved a scaled-down capital-expense budget for the school year starting in July.

Tue
17
Mar

City's minutes of workshop where Kuehn and Thorsen clashed

In advance of tonight's North St.

Tue
17
Mar

‘Minnesota Mayhem’ discussed at library series

Tim Bradley, now retired, and Lucia Wroblewski, still on the St. Paul Police force, will relate highlights of an award-winning partnership. (submitted photo)
Tim Bradley, now retired, and Lucia Wroblewski, still on the St. Paul Police force, will relate highlights of an award-winning partnership. (submitted photo)

As Minnesotans, we often think sensational crimes “can’t happen here.”

A series of presentations called “Minnesota Mayhem: True Crime Stories from the Land of 10,000 Lakes” puts some bullet holes in that theory.

Wed
11
Mar

Ken Carpenter, VFW honor guard, past commander

Ken Carpenter
Ken Carpenter

Ken Carpenter of North St. Paul passed away March 6 at age 87.

Carpenter grew up on the East Side and served in the Navy during World War II.

Wed
11
Mar

Councilman Thorsen vows to file charges against Mayor Kuehn

Mike Kuehn
Mike Kuehn

Alleged threats follow 'Wanna take this outside?' clash during North St. Paul workshop

A resident sitting in on a heated North St. Paul City Council discussion might imagine that one day the tensions would reach the point where perturbed council members rise out of their chairs to challenge each other to a fight.
But it's the last thing anyone at the city council workshop on bar hours last Tuesday expected to actually witness.

Mon
09
Mar

St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation principals both leaving

Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)
Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)

Come the first day of school next fall, there will be a lot of changes at two area private schools whose longtime leaders are leaving.

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