East Side Newsbriefs

Tue
10
Jun

Ramsey County election filings show familiar faces, few challengers

The candidates are all filed for the 2014 general election, and the ballot for East Siders looks like it will have a lot of familiar names listed.

Incumbent Ramsey County Attorney John Choi is running uncontested for a second term.

Fri
06
Jun

Lake Phalen waterfall gets new life


Dry for decades, the 15-foot tall stone waterfall at the northwest corner of Lake Phalen has been restored. The dedication of water cascading again was held during the WaterFest events May 31. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

St. Paul Park and Recreation’s landscape architect Bryan Murphy, second from left, would later speak to a crowd at the dedication of the restored stone waterfall at Lake Phalen. Water is drawn from Lake Phalen and recirculated. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Phalen’s old, dormant waterfall has been brought back to life.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was originally built in the 1950s when the lake levels were receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply.

Wed
28
May

Obama fast-tracks Gateway Corridor project

Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”

Mon
19
May

Prank call locks down Parkway school for one hour

Parkway Montessori Middle School went into lockdown mode on Wednesday, May 14 following a suspected prank call to the St. Paul Police Department.

Tue
06
May

Apartment fire sends two to hospital

A morning fire on Sunday, April 25, likely caused by a space heater, sent a 3-year-old boy and his father to the hospital.
The fire happened on the third floor of an 11-unit apartment building 1800 block of East Seventh Street.

Mon
28
Apr

Investors looking to bring pre-paid cell phone store to Payne

Pending city approvals, Swan Leasing is poised to bring in an AT&T pre-paid phone store on Payne Avenue. The store would go in part of the space that used to be Furniture Minnesota at 871 Payne Ave.

Mon
28
Apr

Sheriff reports scam calls

Caller impersonating fictitious officer
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about an ongoing scam in Ramsey County.
The sheriff’s office has received over a dozen reports of county residents getting calls from a scam artist.

Fri
18
Apr

Controlled burns planned for Ramsey County Parks in April and May


Controlled burns are a regular part of Ramsey County Parks activity. Shown is a 2006 burn at Tamarack Nature Center. (submitted photo)

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will again be conducting prescribed burns in numerous parks and open spaces this spring. Burns begin in early April and continue through May.

Wed
02
Apr

Senate passes bill honoring slain North St. Paul officer


Christine Crittenden, the widow of North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden, listens as city manager Jason Ziemer (not pictured) testifies to a Senate committee March 3 at the state Capitol for a bill presented by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right. The bill passed the Senate March 24 to rename Hwy. 36 for the slain officer. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

For nearly a minute March 24, members of the state Senate stood in silence.
Moments after they unanimously voted to pass a bill from Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, to rename Highway 36 to the “Officer Richard Crittenden Memorial Highway,” they paused to honor the North St. Paul cop who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute call on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009.

Tue
01
Apr

Ramsey County moves forward with Vadnais Heights Sports Center purchase

County deposits quarter million in cash for building
Despite having its bid passed up in October for being too low, Ramsey County recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center and made a $250,000 deposit on the building.

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