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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.