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Robbers enter Roseville Pawn America with 'guns a-blazing,' shoot employee


Two men are suspected of robbing a Roseville Pawn America store and shooting an employee in the leg the evening of Monday, July 21. Police are currently searching for information regarding their getaway vehicle, a dark-colored Chevy Cobalt, shown above in images taken from video surveillance. (Photos courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Police searching for 2 suspects, getaway car
Lt. Lorne Rosand is confident the Roseville Police Department will catch a pair of suspects who robbed a pawn shop and shot an employee on Monday, July 21.

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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Roseville

Off-duty police officer, bystanders attempted to revive Roseville resident Charles R. Betts
A Roseville man was hit and killed by a vehicle just before dawn on Monday, July 14.

Tue
22
Jul

Little Canada man charged in mortgage fraud case

Rod Aslesen and three others accused of conducting over $2 million in illegal wire transfers
A federal grand jury has indicted a Little Canada man and three others in a mortgage fraud case.
 

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21
Jul

West St. Paul council agrees rental inspection rules are ‘broken’


Properties such as this one, on Annapolis Street, were discussed at a recent West St. Paul City Council workshop as illustrations of rental-property codes that need to be tightened. (Photo from city documents)

Shocked at rundown properties, council kick-starts revamp
With more and more tenants complaining about conditions at the homes they rent, the West St. Paul City Council at its July 14 workshop directed staff to address gaps in the city’s housing evaluator guidelines.

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Jul

Public art plans for Arlington Hills take a fresh approach


A public art project coming to the Arlington Hills Community Center may bring a media pod, tables with live plants sprouting from them, and a giant sign proclaiming “We Belong Together” to the new building. (submitted photo)

One idea Works Progress has for the community center is to add live plants to the furnishings -- a work table would have live plants in the middle to add appeal to the surrounding space. (submitted photo)

If your idea of public art is static paintings or murals on walls, the public art project at Arlington Hills Community Center is redefining the term to embrace both new technology and nature.

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Jul

Metro State adds outreach job


Jaylani Hussein

Hopes to improve relationships with neighbors
Shoring up agreements made with Dayton’s Bluff residents last fall, Metro State University has hired a community liaison officer to ensure the school is in good communication with its surrounding neighbors.

Mon
21
Jul

Lower Payne plan’s on the drawing board


A map of the section of Payne Avenue near Morelli’s and Yarussos imagines pedestrian plazas, improved lighting, better parking, and added green space. The plan comes out of a city initiative to redesign key streets. As of now, it’s just a plan and lacks funding. (submitted graphic)

Drive north on Payne Avenue starting at its East Seventh Street beginning and continue up to Minnehaha, and you’ll see what according to some is a disjointed, unfriendly place to be, especially if

Mon
21
Jul

City OKs streetcar studies

‘Starter’ line would extend to East Side
After a long public hearing, St. Paul is on track to introduce streetcar service.

Mon
21
Jul

Tiny Henry Sibley band towers above competitors


For a second consecutive year, the Henry Sibley Marching Band swept the awards in its class at the Vikingland Band Festival championship in Alexandria, although the band was smaller and younger than most of the bands it competed against. (submitted photo)

Performing a “wish”-themed set that included “When You Wish Upon a Star” and scat singing, the Henry Sibley Marching Band garnered special awards recognizing the color guard, winds and percussion, sweeping its class for the second year in a row at the state championship June 29. (submitted photo)

Young 35-member group measures up to legacy
The Henry Sibley Marching Band started its season knowing it would be tough enough to match its performance in the 2013 Class AA marching band state championships, where it took top honors.

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Area cities fight flood, mudslide damage

As concerns over flooding have only worsened over the years statewide, city officials have ramped up their response. The key: figuring out how to block or divert the water before it rises.

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