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West St. Paul Kmart to close; future of building unclear


Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located in Signal Hills, 50 Signal Hills Center. It will be shuttering its doors by the middle of December.

Employees of the West St. Paul Big Kmart learned last week that their store, which had survived other rounds of Kmart closings, was not so lucky this time. 

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Sep

Mendota Heights approves preliminary 2017 budget


This graphic shows the proposed levy impact on various home prices throughout Mendota Heights.

Mendota Heights City Council approved the city’s preliminary budget and property-tax levy Sept. 20.

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25
Sep

South St. Paul moves forward with new ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live


The white areas of the map, created by the South St. Paul engineering department, show the parts of the city where convicted sex offenders would be allowed to live, under a proposed residency restriction ordinance.

The South St. Paul City Council approved the first reading of a new ordinance on Monday, Sept. 19, that would significantly restrict where convicted sex offenders and predators could live in the community.

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25
Sep

WSP Touch a Truck

West St. Paul held a Family Fun Day at Harmon Park on Sept. 17 where kids and families got to see and climb on and into cool vehicles like a squad car. Metro Police officer Scharber and his K9 dog, Rusty, greeted families during West St.

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25
Sep

Swede Hollow corridor removed from Rush Line options

The Rush Line Corridor Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) recently received preliminary information about ridership, costs, potential environmental impacts, economic development benefits and other project details at its Thursday, Sept.

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25
Sep

Unique housing development planned near Payne Avenue


This is a possible layout for how a weeHouse cluster may look in the vacant lot along Maryland Avenue near the intersection of Payne Avenue. However, the project is in the very early stages of planning.

The development will be made up of weeHouses

A unique housing option — a weeHouse cluster — is being discussed for the East Side. 

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25
Sep

Study finds East Side receives low city investment


This graph shows the total St. Paul Capital Improvement Budget funding for the four East Side districts (in red), excluding citywide projects.

Local leaders decry lack of funding for projects in poor neighborhoods

East Siders have often felt that they are forgotten or left out when it comes to the distribution of city funding.

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21
Sep

Lowry Grove residents postpone city’s closure process; still hope to keep their homes


Led by resident leader Antonia Alvarez, residents and their supporters march to raise awareness of their battle for their homes at the Lowry Grove manufactured housing community in St. Anthony.

Residents of the Lowry Grove RV park, along with their supporters, took to the streets again, this time on Sept. 8 to raise awareness of their battle to keep their mobile homes where they are.

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21
Sep

Touch-a-Truck at Shoreview Community Center

Families visited the Shoreview Community Center for the city’s Touch-a-Truck event where kids were welcomed to climb on all sorts of large work and emergency vehicles Sept. 17.

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