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Aug

West St. Paul man sentenced to 19 years in prison

Jorge Roman Vasquez, 36, of West St. Paul, was sentenced to 228 months in prison by Judge Timothy McManus in connection with an assault on a 35-year-old man at his apartment complex in West St.

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02
Aug

Robert Street construction moves to northbound lanes

Construction on Robert Street wrapped up on the southbound lanes and moved to the northbound lanes Wednesday, July 29. One-way traffic will now run south from Annapolis Street to Thompson Avenue.

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02
Aug

Investigation clears allegations brought against Summit Charter School

Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)

On July 22, the new Summit Charter School, which had hoped to begin operating in Inver Grove Heights this September, announced it would no longer be open for the upcoming school year.

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02
Aug

South St. Paul man sentenced for assault of 15-month-old

Lamar Crump (courtesy of Dakota County Jail)
Lamar Crump (courtesy of Dakota County Jail)

Nearly a year after inflicting serious and life-threatening injuries on his girlfriend's toddler, a South St. Paul man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.

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02
Aug

West St. Paul trims back on Robert Street decor, awards phase 2 bid

A front loader rests on a newly paved, but blocked off, southbound lane of Robert Street in West St. Paul. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A front loader rests on a newly paved, but blocked off, southbound lane of Robert Street in West St. Paul. (Jesse Poole/Review)

City engineer Matt Saam's math skills were put to the test at the West St. Paul City Council meeting Monday evening.

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02
Aug

Proposed police training center raises concerns for neighbors

‘What’s in it for us?’ neighbors wonder
With plans underway for the St. Paul Police Department to get a new training facility in the East Side’s Railroad Island neighborhood, residents have chimed in to raise concerns and provide input on the project.
At a meeting of the Railroad Island Task Force on Thursday, July 23, representatives from the St. Paul Police Department and their development team met with residents to address issues they raised about the project.

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02
Aug

Non-profit cookies coming to Payne

East Side teens will soon have the opportunity for a first job starting at the age of 15 at a new Cookie Cart location on Payne Avenue. The organization will install a storefront in two years, but until then, it will offer paid job training classes after school at Johnson High School. (photo courtesy of Cookie Cart)
East Side teens will soon have the opportunity for a first job starting at the age of 15 at a new Cookie Cart location on Payne Avenue. The organization will install a storefront in two years, but until then, it will offer paid job training classes after school at Johnson High School. (photo courtesy of Cookie Cart)

Another company picks up a vacant storefront building
In the heart of Payne Avenue’s commercial corridor, a non-profit cookie and teen job skills organization is looking to take root.
After scoping out a variety of East Side buildings, Minneapolis-based non-profit Cookie Cart bit the bullet and purchased 946 Payne Ave., where it intends to expand its operations to give East Side teens jobs and training.

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02
Aug

Community garden grows vegetables as well as relationships with neighbors

Raised garden beds, including the one with cabbages, are accessible for Jeff to lend a hand in the community garden. Wheelchair access and raised garden beds are among the many benefits MSS staff say this garden has to offer. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Raised garden beds, including the one with cabbages, are accessible for Jeff to lend a hand in the community garden. Wheelchair access and raised garden beds are among the many benefits MSS staff say this garden has to offer. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

For participants in Midwest Special Services programs, a community garden is not only a place to grow plants, but a way to grow social connections with their surrounding community.

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02
Aug

Upset with surroundings, salon owner looks to sell

Cindy Neuenfeldt and her daughter Tammie have spent much of their life in the charming home at 1763 Ames Pl. E., but Cindy has decided to list the place for sale out of frustration over changes in the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Cindy Neuenfeldt and her daughter Tammie have spent much of their life in the charming home at 1763 Ames Pl. E., but Cindy has decided to list the place for sale out of frustration over changes in the neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Long-time business owner asking $670k for house/business
Cindy Neuenfeldt’s elegant 1897 home at 1763 E. Ames Place has been revitalized top to bottom, from a finished basement to granite countertops to a master suite in the attic.
Yet it retains much of its original charm, with decorative wooden beams lining the ceilings of the first floor, original trim throughout, and a unique back staircase that was built for servants to go between floors.
“Whoever gets this place is really going to be lucky,” she says.

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31
Jul

Ramsey County reopens beaches in New Brighton and Arden Hills following two-day closure


Lake Johanna, once again with a clean bill of health. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
Ramsey County reopens beaches following two-day closure
 

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