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Mon
15
Dec

New HealthPartners construction to start in spring

HealthPartners will add a new 128,000-square-foot neuroscience building at 295 Phalen Blvd., near the intersection of Interstate 35E, replacing the structure shown above. The nonprofit HMO asserts it will be the largest free-standing neuroscience center in the Midwest, and one of very few in the country.
HealthPartners will add a new 128,000-square-foot neuroscience building at 295 Phalen Blvd., near the intersection of Interstate 35E, replacing the structure shown above. The nonprofit HMO asserts it will be the largest free-standing neuroscience center in the Midwest, and one of very few in the country. (submitted photo)

New Phalen Blvd. site will be 4-story neuroscience building
HealthPartners has announced it will begin building a new neuroscience center on Phalen Boulevard, just east of Interstate 35E, starting this spring.
According to a statement from the company, it will be the largest, freestanding neuroscience center in the Midwest, and one of very few in the country.

Thu
18
Dec

South St. Paul council appoints new member


William Flatley

'Straight shooter' William Flatley looks to 2015
William Flatley is set to be South St. Paul's newest council member. "I want to make a difference for, not only our citizens but for our businesses," the lifelong South St. Paul resident said. The South St. Paul City Council appointed Flatley Monday to replace Chris Lehmann, who resigned in October after about 11 years on the council in order to serve as a judge.

Wed
17
Dec

Strohmeier’s legacy can be measured in miles

Elmer and Janice Strohmeier participate in the MS 150 Ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities, in 2002. During the three-day event, the couple slept in a tent.
Elmer and Janice Strohmeier participate in the MS 150 Ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities, in 2002. During the three-day event, the couple slept in a tent. (submitted photo)

Elmer Strohmeier, 76, and his wife, Janice, also 76, have put in more miles than they can recall running and biking on the trails that run through the city of North St. Paul.

Wed
17
Dec

Bulletin-area property tax levies track with property values, and go up

Homeowners’ median property values in suburban Ramsey County are up across the board for the first time since 2006, the year before the onset of the Great Recession.

Wed
17
Dec

Mounds View School Board approves levy increase

Spurred on by greater student enrollment and an increased need for space, Mounds View Public School District 621 approved a 3.9 percent levy increase for 2015 at its Dec. 9 school board meeting.

Wed
17
Dec

2015 tax levy, budget approved in Oakdale

Rebounding home values cause tax increase
County’s levy up nearly 3.5 percent
Most homeowners in Oakdale and across Washington County will receive a higher tax bill in the mail soon thanks to climbing property values.  
The county’s $90.7 million levy for 2015 will have a typical homeowner paying about $43 more in the county’s portion of property taxes next year. That amount is based on a countywide median home value of $232,600.

Wed
17
Dec

Oakdale council OK’s twinhome development

The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar.
The Cardinal Place development in Oakdale will feature nine twinhomes on 6.3 acres east of the Stillwater Boulevard North and Century Avenue intersection. Pictured is a twinhome in the Cardinal Gardens neighborhood in North St. Paul. The developer of both projects, Tom Weiner, said homes at Cardinal Place would be of the same quality and would look similar. (Submitted photo)

It’s a project that has some excited about a new high-quality and low-maintenance housing option and others dismayed over the prospect of living next to two-family dwellings in a neighborhood of single-family homes.

Wed
17
Dec

Maple Grove homicide suspect shot by police after car chase on I-694

The suspect in a Maple Grove homicide was shot and killed by police following an early-morning car chase on Interstate 694 that ended when the suspect crashed into a wire barrier near Rice Street and exited his vehicle with a weapon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, police said.

Tue
16
Dec

Way cleared for Islamic center and mosque in St. Anthony

St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust US Attorney Andrew Luger Sheik Abdirahman Omar Abu-Huraira
On Dec. 16, United States Attorney for District of Minnesota Andrew Luger announced a settlement to the federal civil rights lawsuit filed against St. Anthony that will make way for the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center and mosque in the city. Front, center, from left to right: St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust, Luger and Abu-Huraira's Sheik Abdirahman Omar. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
City settles federal civil rights lawsuit over denial of conditional use permit
The settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of St. Anthony Village will make way for a mosque and Islamic center within the city.
U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced the settlement Tuesday at a press conference outside the St. Anthony Business Center that will house the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center. He was flanked by St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust and the center's Sheik Abdirahman Omar.
 
 
Tue
16
Dec

Charges against Falcon Heights Elementary principal dismissed

Beth Behnke
Beth Behnke

Judge says Behnke had ‘no reason to believe’ 2012 incident at St. Paul school was sexual
Charges alleging that two former administrators at a St. Paul school failed to report sexual abuse in 2012 were dismissed on Friday, Dec. 5.
Citing a lack of probable cause, Ramsey County Judge Leonardo Castro dismissed the case against the former principal of Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, Beth Behnke, and the former assistant principal, Craig Guidry.

 

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