East Side Newsbriefs

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.

Fri
28
Mar

Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot; Shootout spawned form drug deal mishap

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.

Wed
26
Mar

Butler gets 16 years in Widstrand case


Butler, Cindarion

Cindarion Butler, 17, of St. Paul, was sentenced to 196 months for his role in the beating of Ray Widstrand.
Widstrand was beaten nearly to death on Aug. 4, 2013, while he was walking near his home.

Fri
21
Mar

Man exchanges fire with cops, gets shot

A 37-year-old man was shot in the arm in by police in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.
He was shot by the St. Paul Police Department's SWAT team after exchanging fire with officers.

Sun
16
Mar

Home burned to ground in D1


Firefighters responded to a call of a house on fire on Point Douglas Road, and arrived to find it completely engulfed in flames. All the residents managed to escape. (submitted photos)

St. Paul firefighters responded to a call of a house on fire at 578 Point Douglas Road S. in the early hours of Monday, March 10.
They arrived at the scene to find the home totally engulfed in flames.

Sun
09
Mar

Gearing up for Art in the Hollow


The cabaret fundraising event for Art in the Hollow, held Friday, Feb. 28 at the Historic Mounds Theatre saw a great turnout from the neighborhood.

photos courtesy of East Sider Sarah Geving

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