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Port Authority looks to install new office warehouse in Beacon Bluff development


Another lot at the St. Paul Port Authority’s Beacon Bluff site may see a new building pop up. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Slowly but surely, the St. Paul Port Authority’s Beacon Bluff sites are filling in.

In the latest, a 58,000 square-foot building could pop out of the ground along Phalen Boulevard by February 2015.

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Rash of thefts, break-ins hits West St. Paul

The West St. Paul Police Department has increased patrols in areas recently hit with a rash of thefts and burglaries, and the city issued an alert online Sept. 12 advising residents of the spike in crime.

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Lilydaze brings food, fun and education


Lilydale's Lilydaze Festival went on Sept. 15, 2013 and had local businesses, such as The Perfect Ash and others on hand during the event. This year's will be Sept. 20 with the usual "food, fun and friendship," as well as an educational video on a bluff restoration project.

Attend 4th annual festival, learn about bluff restoration
After record-setting rain doused the city in the 1960s for the umpteenth time, Lilydale uprooted itself from the floodplain and latched on to the bluffs above, making the tree-covered cliffs and riverfront vista integral to the city's identity. 

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Firefighters raise funds to warm up Dayton's Bluff kids


All Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School students may be getting new coats this winter as part of a fundraising effort by the St. Paul Fire Department. (submitted photo)
If things go as planned, every single student at Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School will be getting a new coat this winter.
 
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12
Sep

Grand jury combines charges against Fitch in murder of Mendota Heights cop, shootout


Brian Fitch

Scott Patrick was shot and killed July 30 during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.

The man initially charged in two counties in connection with the July 30 murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick and the shootout with police after a massive manhunt has been indicted by a multi-county grand jury.

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12
Sep

Dakota County aid request denied by FEMA

Mendota, county appeal decision
Mudslides tore through the bluffs of the small city of Mendota in June, when a group of thunderstorms and resulting flash floods soaked communities through Minnesota.

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11
Sep

Check out new police digs at Maplewood open house


Visitors to the Maplewood Police Department’s Saturday open house can meet one of the department’s K-9 teams -- and see the expanded and improved police facilities. (file photo)

The Maplewood Police Department will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

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11
Sep

North St. Paul 2015 budgets taking shape

Proposed general fund, property-tax levy and service levy budgets for 2015 were given preliminary approval at the North St. Paul city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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11
Sep

Ty Hoffman, alleged Arden Hills shooter, arrested in Shakopee


Lyle "Ty" Hoffman

This still image was taken from surveillance video of the TCF Bank robbery in Blaine Aug. 31. (Courtesy of the Blaine Police Department) Lyle "Ty" Hoffman
Hoffman apprehended without incident after 32-day manhunt
After a month on the run, Lyle Marvin "Ty" Hoffman, wanted since Aug. 11 for the gas station killing of Kelly L. Phillips, was reportedly arrested in Shakopee on Thursday.
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10
Sep

Oakdale Kmart closes after 35 years


The Kmart in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza would close Sept. 13 after months of a going-out of-business liquidation. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last Sunday marked the end of an era in retail shopping at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza.
The Kmart store that has been offering clothing, sporting goods, housewares, lawn and garden tools, seasonal items, bargains and “blue light specials” to shoppers for 35 years closed its doors for good following two months of liquidating its merchandise.

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