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Bike theft inspires man to be neighborhood helper

East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned his experience of getting his bikes stolen into a positive one — he opted to fix neighborhood kids’ bikes for free, and handed out over 100 refurbished bikes to neighborhood kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned his experience of getting his bikes stolen into a positive one — he opted to fix neighborhood kids’ bikes for free, and handed out over 100 refurbished bikes to neighborhood kids. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After getting his prized racing bikes stolen from his garage, East Sider Jeremy Sartain turned the experience into a productive, community oriented venture to put tuned up bikes in the hands of kids throughout the East Side.

Wed
19
Aug

Kicking off Mounds View Festival in the Park 2015

Irondale High School Knightline dancers showed off their moves during the Festival in the Park parade. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Irondale High School Knightline dancers showed off their moves during the Festival in the Park parade. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Mounds View’s Festival in the Park is just around the corner and is sure to be another success this year.

Wed
19
Aug

Washington County offers back-to-school immunizations for uninsured

The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is offering extra appointments for children who need their immunizations updated before the start of the next school year.

Wed
19
Aug

Lake Elmo Inn honored by Wine Spectator

Restaurant receives Award of Excellence for 15th straight year
The Lake Elmo Inn has once again earned "Wine Spectator" magazine's prestigious "Award of Excellence" for its wine selection.
The publication honored a total of 2,563 restaurants worldwide this year with an Award of Excellence, including 21 in Minnesota. The Lake Elmo Inn has received the award for 15 consecutive years.

Wed
19
Aug

Washington County board begins crafting 2016 county budget

 The Washington County Board of Commissioners began the process of crafting the 2016 budget for the county Aug. 11.

Wed
19
Aug

Four Maplewood council candidates advance to general election

Tou Xiong comes in at top
A precursor to the general election this fall, Maplewood's primary election took place on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Only 8 percent of the city's registered voters cast a ballot. But the results will give voters plenty to mull over as everyone gears up for Nov. 3.

Wed
19
Aug

Views of haystacks, and of Monet and me

Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Whenever I visit the Chicago Art Institute, I make sure to re-acquaint myself with French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's "Haystack" paintings.

'Worthwhile' subject?

Wed
19
Aug

Oakdale Acorn Awards recognize pollinator-friendly properties

The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape.  Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke.  (submitted photo)
The Oakdale City Council presented the 2015 Acorn Awards to winners in two categories Aug. 11. Both properties were recognized for their curb appeal and pollinator-friendly landscape. Left,, Marc Cove accepted the Acorn Award in the commercial category on behalf of Platinum Bank. Pictured from left: council member Bill Rasmussen, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Marc Cove, council member Kristen Cici and council member Paul Reinke. (submitted photo)

There are a lot of beautifully landscaped and well-maintained properties in Oakdale, but there are a handful that really stand out.

Wed
19
Aug

Public hearing scheduled for BRT alignment, station locations in Lake Elmo & Woodbury

The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)
The Gateway Corridor Commission has an initial recommendation prepared for public comment on the Gold Line BRT route and general station locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury. A public hearing is set for Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Woodbury City Hall where details of the project will be discussed. The map shows the proposed alignment for the Gold Line BRT route as well as proposed stops along it. (submitted graphic)

Gateway Corridor seeks public feedback on proposal
The Gateway Corridor Commission is refining its recommendations for the eastern alignment and station locations for a future bus rapid transit line traveling between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, and the commission wants public input on its proposed locations in Lake Elmo and Woodbury.

Wed
19
Aug

Maplewood police say access to body camera data needs limits

Mayor Nora Slawik live Tweeted during her ride-along with Maplewood police, which started at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. (submitted graphic)
Mayor Nora Slawik live Tweeted during her ride-along with Maplewood police, which started at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. (submitted graphic)

For her second annual summer ride-along with Maplewood police on Friday, Aug. 7, Mayor Nora Slawik shows up to the police station wearing black capris, a black T-shirt and sneakers.

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