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24
Jun

Stocking back up: DNR adds shipped fish to Beaver Lake


Ray Heinz, a summer intern at the DNR’s East Metro Fisheries building, drops channel catfish into Beaver Lake on Tuesday, June 18. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

TJ DeBates explains the best way to catch channel catfish to passersby during a fish stocking at Beaver Lake on Tuesday, June 18. Live bait works well, he said, since the fish look for food based on smell. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After a significant fish kill on Beaver Lake, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has done some extra restocking of the lake.
DNR fisheries crews dropped in 460 bluegills, 1,300 yellow perch, and 200,000 tiny walleye hatchlings to make up for the thousands of fish that died over the long-winded winter. Most recently, they added some out-of-state channel catfish.

Mon
24
Jun

SSP approves further engineering before levee repairs

“Spend money to save money”-- that’s how South St. Paul City Council member Todd Podgorski described the council’s decision to pay a consultant to further flesh out plans for upcoming levee repairs after contractors turned up their noses the first time the plans were put to bid.

Mon
24
Jun

East Side talking transit

The East Side’s got a lot of potential transit coming.
There’s the Gateway Corridor, the Rush Line, and a citywide streetcar feasibility study that’s looking at a couple East Side lines.
“Geographically, there are a number of studies currently that could impact the East Side,” said Tim Mayasich of the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority.

Mon
24
Jun

Local man runs to honor marathon victims


Mendota Heights resident Justin Joyce posed with his wife, Betsy, and sons Shannon and Jack after completing his first marathon last year. He’s running again this year to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. (submitted photo)

A Mendota Heights resident will be pounding the pavement this fall to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Justin Joyce, 31, will be participating in the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities marathon Oct. 6 to raise funds for the victims of the April 15 attack. The fact many victims were waiting for their loved ones at the marathon’s finish line struck a chord with Justin, who ran his first marathon last year in the Twin Cities.

Mon
24
Jun

Lessons in gardening


Landscaper Christine Anderson talks about the benefits of backyard berries at a community garden on Arlington near Interstate 35-E. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

These stick structures serve as low-budget trellises to support climbing bean plants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It was a gorgeous sunny evening, around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
The weather was perfect for a leisurely garden walk, part of a new environmental focus at the Payne-Phalen District Council.
About 20 residents toured several East Side gardens, led by landscaping expert Christine Anderson, getting advice and checking out the neighborhood gardening digs.

Mon
24
Jun

Roseville declares 'state of emergency,' other cities offer tree-removal advice


Two majestic white pines gave way to the wind on Sandhurst Avenue after the ground proved too saturated to hold them. (Linda Anderson/Review)

Trees on Dellwood Street in Roseville at County Road B block a driveway following Friday evening’s storm. With roots practically floating in oversaturated ground, the majestic firs could not withstand the strong winds. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The City of Roseville has declared a "state of emergency" due to damage from the Friday evening storm.

Fri
21
Jun

After the storm


The tree in East Sider Amy Dear's front yard got split in half by lighting in Thursday's storm.

She took the day off work to clear the debris from her front yard, near the corner of Kingsford and Jessamine. She'd made four trips to a waste site already, and had several left to go.

A downed tree along Rose Avenue took part of a streetlight down with it.

Trees down on the East Side

Fri
21
Jun

One dead, one arrested in Mounds View

The body of a man was found in a third floor hallway at an apartment complex at 7750 Silver Lake Road on Thursday, June 20 at 8: 45 p.m.

Fri
21
Jun

Lake Elmo council member resigns: City looks to fill position

At the June 18 Lake Elmo city council meeting, council member Nicole Park announced that she would be stepping down from her position effective Tuesday, July 16. Her term would have expired in December 2014.

Wed
19
Jun

Update - Deadly helicopter crash occurs in quiet neighborhood near Maplewood Nature Center


The charred remains of a helicopter could be seen being loaded onto a tow truck Wednesday afternoon.

The helicopter crashed into a detached garage on the 2700 block of Seventh Street in Maplewood around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Vehicles from several local law enforcement and fire departments blocked off access to East Seventh St. near the Maplewood Nature Center after a helicopter crash June 19.

A helicopter under contract with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District plummeted into a Maplewood resident's detached garage on the 2700 block of East Seventh Street near the Maplewood Nature Center this morning around 8:15 a.m., according to authorities.
The helicopter was piloted by one person, who died in the crash.
At an afternoon press conference, Maplewood Acting Police Chief Dave Kvam said the pilot is believed to be 44-year-old Michael Kramer of St. Charles, Minn.

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