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Primary election results roll in for Washington County

The primary election, held Aug. 14, determined the candidates for this fall's general election, many of which are familiar faces to Washington County voters.

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15
Aug

Maplewood City Council candidates set after primary

The terms of two Maplewood City Council members are ending in December, and since five people filed for candidacy to fill those positions, one candidate had to be eliminated during the Aug. 14 primary.

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Aug

Maplewood mosque vandalized in possible hate crime


courtesy of the Maplewood Police Department • Two youth were caught on security footage July 29 vandalizing the Islamic Institute of Minnesota Al-Salam Mosque in Maplewood. Police are seeking help from the public in identifying them.

Police seeking help identifying the culprits.

 

Maplewood Police are working to identify two young men who were caught on security footage as they vandalized a Maplewood mosque around 1:30 a.m. on July 29.

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Aug

Local WWII vet gets replica Congressional Gold Medal


Copyright 2018 Lou Michaels • Over the years, Robert Holmstrom was awarded several military medals and commendations for his service in World War II, including the Croix de Guerre by the French government. In March, he and other OSS members collectively received the highest civilian honor when Congress presented them the Congressional Gold Medal, and on Aug. 6 U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum presented Holmstrom with a replica of that medal.

World War II veteran Robert Holmstrom of Maplewood was formally honored by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum when she presented him a replica Congressional Gold Medal at her St. Paul office Aug. 6 for his part in the victory of the Allied forces.

Wed
15
Aug

Preliminary plans revealed for former Anchor Block site


courtesy of Google Maps • Developers of the former Anchor Block site shared plans with the North St. Paul City Council to build a variety of residential and commercial buildings on the lot. The vacant lot is located between McKnight Road, Highway 36, Third Street and South Avenue. The Gateway Trail bisects the lot into two parcels. Preliminary plans indicate the section south of the trail could be turned into townhomes, while the section north of it could be a mixture of apartment buildings, a self-storage facility and a coffee shop.

The North St. Paul City Council received an update on the development of the former Anchor Block property at an Aug. 8 special city council workshop.

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15
Aug

Incumbents survive primary to move onto November election

At the close of primary polling Aug. 14, incumbents in local city races came out on top and will be on the ballot in the general election in November.

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15
Aug

Roseville council candidates are set


Dan Roe

There were no huge surprises in the Aug. 14 Roseville City Council primary, which set the slate of candidates for the November election.

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14
Aug

Little Canada hires new city administrator


Chris Heineman

Little Canada is set to have a new city administrator starting next month.

Tue
14
Aug

Settlement hearing scheduled in lawsuit for Roseville police killing


John Birkeland

An Aug. 6 settlement conference order is the first filing of the year related to a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Roseville and three of its police officers.

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14
Aug

Mounds View is turning 60


file photo • Mounds View turns 60 years old this year and a celebration of the city’s six decades is Friday, Aug. 17 at City Hall.

This year marks the 60th since Mounds View was incorporated as a village in 1958. 

Mayor Carol Mueller said the city she heads is a wonderful place in which to work and play.

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