East Side Review

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19
Mar

City's sole piece of drug-testing equipment fails

In police parlance, it's a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer.

To the rest of us, it's drug-testing equipment. Right now, in fact, it's broken drug-testing equipment.

Mon
12
Mar

Interstate 94 study is worth $1 million to area cities, politicians

Local support for studying what might need to be improved in the "Interstate-94 corridor" in Washington and Ramsey counties is growing. The city of Oakdale is the latest government entity to vote in favor of supporting state legislation to fund a proposed study.

Mon
12
Mar

Good, bad, consequences

North Dakota law makers are debating some laws relating to morality and immorality. One of the laws they are discussing is cohabitation. North Dakota is one of only a few states where it is not legal or at least has no legal status.

Mon
12
Mar

Learning the lore

When it comes to history, many people aren't excited about dates and timelines. But ask them what Uncle Joe did in World War II, or what it was like for Grandma Milly growing up on the farm in rural Minnesota, and they'll have plenty of stories to tell.

Mon
12
Mar

Learning the lore

When it comes to history, many people aren't excited about dates and timelines. But ask them what Uncle Joe did in World War II, or what it was like for Grandma Milly growing up on the farm in rural Minnesota, and they'll have plenty of stories to tell.

Mon
12
Mar

Letter: Great time for Phalen Village

What a great few weeks for the Lake Phalen area: First a new affordable condo was opened on White Bear and Maryland avenues (2/26 ESR, p.4), and now a new Cub Foods! (2/26 ESR, p.1)

Mon
12
Mar

Proposed smoking ban gets cloudy reception at local bars

The North St. Paul Tap & Grill functions exactly as its name suggests. Its customers enjoy both a dining atmosphere and a neighborhood bar in the same building.

Sun
11
Mar

Elderly Maplewood resident considers e-mail response a 'veiled threat'

In an e-mail message to the Maplewood City Council and Mayor Diana Longrie, resident Christeen Stone addressed her concerns about the 2007 budgeting process and lawsuits brought by former city employees.

Sun
11
Mar

The Astronaut Farmer: Family film encourages audience to aim for the moon

If you shoot for the moon, you might land among the stars-eventually.

"The Astronaut Farmer" focuses on a small-town Texas man's dedication to his dream of launching into space. While the movie accomplishes its mission, it never reaches out-of-this-world proportions.

Sun
11
Mar

Milk, bread and no snow

Last Friday, I saw a snow plow.

Which isn't that interesting, really. After all, the snow plow should be The Official Vehicle of the Minnesota Winter.

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