Tim Faklis

Tim Faklis can be reached at 651-748-7814, at tfaklis@lillienews.com, or on Twitter @tfaklisnews

Thu
23
Oct

South St. Paul City Council: three seats up for vote

The South St. Paul city council race features three available seats and six candidates running for those seats. All three incumbents whose terms are up — Todd Podgorski, Marilyn Rothecker and Tom Seaberg — are seeking re-election.

Mon
20
Oct

Three running for South St. Paul School District board

With four seats open in South St. Paul's school board elections, only three candidates have filed.

Mon
20
Oct

Mendota Heights mayoral race: Krebsbach vs. Garlock

The Mendota Heights mayoral race pits a pair of candidates with long histories of civic involvement against each other.

Mon
20
Oct

Mendota Heights council candidates vie for two seats

The race in Mendota Heights for a pair of seats in city council features just that: pairs. There are two incumbents’ seats up for election Nov. 4 and a pair of challengers looking to take those seats from them.

Wed
15
Oct

Meet the candidates for state House - Districts 43A, 43B & 53A

North St. Paul and Maplewood are represented by three districts in the State House: 43A, which includes the northwestern portion of Maplewood, District 43B, which includes central Maplewood and North St.

Wed
08
Oct

Elderly Maplewood man spends last days in jail


Maplewood and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension detectives inspect the scene at the Maplewood home of Chue Vang, 36, who was shot and killed by his father, Pang Vang, 84, inside the house March 24. (Kaitlyn Roby/file photo)

Vang dies 10 days prior to sentencing for son’s murder
Pang Vang, the 84-year-old who murdered his son March 24 after an argument over cable TV, died last week at Regions Hospital.
Vang, who was awaiting sentencing, was transferred from the Ramsey County Jail to the St. Paul hospital Monday, Sept. 29. He died that same day.
 

Wed
08
Oct

Jacoby Kindred sentenced to 12 years in prison

Maplewood self-proclaimed pastor found guilty of sexual abuse
Back in December 2013, when Jacoby Kindred was first charged with sexual abuse of two young girls, he vehemently denied the charges.
In a phone interview, Kindred said, "This is wrong. Just because they filed criminal charges, doesn't mean a man is guilty."

 

Mon
06
Oct

Visitation school named finalist for science award


Visitation students Nick Owens, Greta Van Guilder and Alex Casale were excited to see the code they wrote working as part of the robotics unit of their computer science program. (submitted photo)

Visitation student Janna Fitzgerald is a member of the mechanical sub team of the school robotics club. The mechanical sub team's responsibilities include building a robot for competition against other schools. Last year Visitation was the regional champion of the FIRST Robotics Competition. (submitted photo)

Tekne Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 13
Science can be an exacting discipline, and so too, it seems, can the art of choosing the winners of science and technology competitions.
The Convent of the Visitation School of Mendota Heights was nominated for a 2014 Tekne Awards in the Education Technology Award category.

Wed
01
Oct

Maplewood parks to get a makeover


Children enjoy a fall afternoon at Maple Heights Park. Located just east of Maplewood Mall, it's one of the city's busier parks. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Years of planning starting to take form
According to city officials, Maplewood's parks are simply not cutting it anymore.
Maplewood parks manager Jim Taylor went as far as to say that the city hasn't done a good enough job historically keeping the infrastructure updated at its 36 parks.

Mon
29
Sep

From Romania to Minnesota: A history


A typical Romanian family at the turn of the 20th century, in traditional dress. Immigrants made their mark in northern Dakota County, where cultural traditions and foods are still enjoyed. (submitted photo)

Vicki Albu's curiosity about her antecedents expanded into a collection of oral histories and a film on Romanian migration to the Twin Cities. John Sarafolean, 80, was among those interviewed and filmed. Albu is behind the camera. (submitted photo)

Local resident completes documentary, taps into heritage
A community-wide quest to learn more about Romanian immigrant culture started about 20 years ago, when Vicki Albu decided to learn more about her heritage.
But she knew she'd have to go further afield than her own family's scrapbooks and stories.

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