News

Mon
27
Oct

Residential haunted house is a real scare


Mike Etoll has been a haunted house lover his whole life. The East Side haunt he’s created packs an impressive punch, especially for being in a detached garage. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

A creepy troll greets visitors of the haunted house.

Skeletons surprise a guest at the haunted house.

A spinster sits in the gory butcher's room.

A decrepit looking skull is just one of a plethora of fine-crafted creepy items at the haunted house.

Mike Etoll, with a died green goatee, has loved haunted houses his whole life.

Garage comes to life for Halloween spectacle
Mike Etoll, proprietor of the East Side's own residential butcher-shop-themed haunted house, might be considered by some to be an eccentric, an oddball, or a quirk.
That's probably just fine with the man, who confidently wears a goatee that's dyed green.

 

Mon
27
Oct

Lone home stands surrounded by construction


The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. Though the school would like to purchase the house, the owners say they have no interest in selling. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

393 Bates is surrounded by construction. Metropolitan State University had to build a retaining wall just to keep one side of the house’s yard from eroding into the construction site. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will Metro State employ eminent domain? Build around it?
If ever a house could be lonely, the one at 393 Bates Ave. might be.
The one-story adobe home sits naked amidst an entire block's worth of construction for a new parking ramp and student center on the east end of Metro State University's campus.

Fri
24
Oct

NSCC recommends cable franchise transfer from Comcast to new company

The North Suburban Cable Commission is recommending its member cities approve a cable franchise transfer from Comcast to Midwest Cable, NSCC said in a Friday afternoon release.

Thu
23
Oct

South St. Paul City Council: three seats up for vote

The South St. Paul city council race features three available seats and six candidates running for those seats. All three incumbents whose terms are up — Todd Podgorski, Marilyn Rothecker and Tom Seaberg — are seeking re-election.

Thu
23
Oct

Accused New Brighton shooter indicted on charge of first-degree premeditated murder

Neal Zumberge
Neal Zumberge

A Ramsey County grand jury indicted Neal Zumberge, the New Brighton man accused of shooting two of his neighbors, one fatally, on the evening of May 5, on four counts including first-degree premeditated murder.

Wed
22
Oct

Maplewood man charged in St. Paul rape and burglary incident

Jeffray Leallen Walker
Jeffray Leallen Walker

Maplewood resident Jeffray Leallen Walker, 25, faces rape and aggravated burglary charges following an attack in St. Paul Oct. 8.

Wed
22
Oct

Field of four for council includes two Zicks

The competition for two council seats in North St. Paul includes two incumbents, Terry Furlong and Candy Norgard-Petersen; one former council member who hopes to return, Dave Zick, and perennial candidate Bob Zick.

Wed
22
Oct

South St. Paul police investigate aggravated robbery involving youths


A mob of primarily juveniles beat and shot at a 17-year-old boy, pictured here receiving treatment at a hospital, and his friend in South St. Paul Oct. 19. Two teens were arrested in the incident, and police are searching for more suspects. (Courtesy photo)

A large group of primarily youths beat and apparently shot at a 17-year-old boy and his friend in an aggravated robbery at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in South St. Paul, authorities say. 

Wed
22
Oct

North St. Paul Mayor race pits longtime council member against newcomer

The clash for mayor in North St. Paul draws sharp contrasts: between a longtime council member-mayor and a first-term council member.

Wed
22
Oct

Shoreview approves deal for meeting and event web-streaming

The city of Shoreview continues to plan for its pending breakup with the North Suburban Cable Commission and CTV, which currently broadcasts and web streams the city’s various public meetings and events.

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