Holly Wenzel

Fri
19
Dec

Drunken mom charged with child endangerment

Baby found in stroller on driveway
An alert neighbor in the 1300 block of Skillman Avenue in Maplewood called police at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 9 to check on a baby left unattended in a stroller.
According to police reports, the 7-month-old wasn't the only child in danger at the house.

Wed
10
Dec

Huberty declared not guilty of criminal sexual conduct

Jurors in Ramsey County District Court returned a verdict of “not guilty” on Monday, Dec. 8, for the Rev. Mark Huberty on a fourth-degree and a fifth-degree count of criminal sexual conduct.

Wed
03
Dec

Coleman takes the reins in Maplewood

After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council.
After a seven-year absence, Melinda Coleman returned to Maplewood in August 2013 to the same job she’d left: community development director and assistant city manager. After former City Manager Chuck Ahl retired April 30, Coleman filled the gap on an interim basis. She’s now been named City Manager by a unanimous vote of the city council. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After leaving Maplewood city administration during some rocky years in the mid-2000s, Melinda Coleman came back in 2013 for more.

Mon
24
Nov

Woman forced to drive to empty lot by would-be rapist

Eerily similar to two prior incidents in Maplewood, North St. Paul 
Maplewood police are investigating the abduction and threatened sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman that occurred early Sunday morning.

Wed
05
Nov

Kuehn, Thorsen separated by less than 1 percent in mayoral contest

The choice between old and new approaches to the city mayorship apparently split North St. Paulites right down the middle.

Wed
05
Nov

Fischer edges out Stout; Lillie, Ward keep seats in state rep races

State representatives for residents and stakekholders in North St. Paul, Maplewood and Oakdale are the same people -- and the same DFLers -- who went to the Capitol in the last session.

Wed
29
Oct

A thin safety line


Mary now keeps her car and house keys on her at all times after a burglar made off with her sense of security.

Thieves won’t get Mary’s keys unless they want her, too.

At a recent community meeting on burglaries, she plucked at the lanyard around her neck. “I keep them here all the time now. It’s the only way I feel secure.”

Wed
29
Oct

Burglaries have North St. Paul residents on the defensive

After a dozen home burglaries, many of a chilling kind, the North St. Paul Police Department called a community meeting to advise residents on how to protect themselves.

Tue
28
Oct

Man arrested in Rice Street shooting death released; help asked from public


This vehicle was caught on surveillance tape outside Merwin's Liquors, in the strip-mall parking lot on 1700 Rice St. Anyone who saw the vehicle or its occupants between 8 and 8:35 p.m. Saturday is asked to contact police. The men in it were reportedly asking people to purchase alcohol for them.

On Monday, authorities released a 19-year-old Maplewood man arrested on suspicion of homicide. The man had been detained shortly after a shooting incident the night of Sept. 25 outside Merwin's Liquors on Rice Street in Maplewood.

Wed
22
Oct

Field of four for council includes two Zicks

The competition for two council seats in North St. Paul includes two incumbents, Terry Furlong and Candy Norgard-Petersen; one former council member who hopes to return, Dave Zick, and perennial candidate Bob Zick.

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