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.
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.
The St. Paul Police Department’s SWAT team reported it shot Cory Anthony Lee, 37, after exchanging fire with officers.
Around 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, police went to a residence on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue East to arrest Lee in connection with an aggravated assault investigation. The assault in question took place a few days earlier, on Tuesday, March 18.
A map of the Gateway Corridor shows how the route would come from the east suburbs into downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot. (submitted graphic)
As an added provision for St. Paul’s portion of the proposed Gateway Corridor transitway, the city is setting up a steering committee to involve residents in planning East Side stations along the route.
The Gateway corridor is a proposed commuter transit line that would connect residents of the eastern suburbs and the East Side of St. Paul with downtown St. Paul. Under consideration are a light-rail line or a new rapid-transit bus lane.
Charles Kenneth Reding, 15, will stand trial as an adult in a case related to the beating of Ray Widstrand on Aug. 4, 2013.
The decision to try him as an adult was made on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Widstrand was walking near his home and was attacked by a large group of young people near the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues.