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Wed
10
Dec

Rising market values mean increased city taxes for North St. Paul residents

The change in the average home price county-wide over the past several years. (Ramsey County Assessor’s Office)
The change in the average home price county-wide over the past several years. (Ramsey County Assessor’s Office)

Though the city’s portion of the property-tax levy is expected to remain flat in 2015, North St. Paul residents will still be seeing their taxes go up, due to a significant uptick in the market value of their homes.

Tue
09
Dec

Meeting set on federal civil rights lawsuit against St. Anthony over denial of Islamic center

The former Medtronic headquarters at 3055 Old Highway 8 is at the center of a federal civil rights lawsuit against St. Anthony. The U.S. Justice Department sued the city after it denied a conditional use permit that would have allowed worship at an Islamic center in the building. Lawyers and city officials have a meeting set with Judge Jeffrey Keyes Dec. 11.
The former Medtronic headquarters at 3055 Old Highway 8 is at the center of a federal civil rights lawsuit against St. Anthony. The U.S. Justice Department sued the city after it denied a conditional use permit that would have allowed worship at an Islamic center in the building. Lawyers and city officials have a meeting set with Judge Jeffrey Keyes Dec. 11. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Lawyers, city officials to meet with judge in settlement conference
The latest round in the federal civil rights lawsuit filed against St. Anthony Village will be played out Thursday, Dec. 11, when a scheduling and settlement conference takes place in Minneapolis.
It will be the first movement in the lawsuit filed Aug. 27 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleging that the St. Anthony City Council violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, when it denied a conditional use permit in June 2012 that would have allowed worship services at an Islamic center.

Tue
09
Dec

Former ISD 623 superintendent remembered


Lloyd Nielsen

Lloyd Nielsen died Nov. 5
Although he left the Roseville school district in 1986, the legacy of Dr. Lloyd Nielsen’s 19-year stint as superintendent remains visible.
Nielsen, 88, passed away last month from complications of Alzheimer’s, and is survived by his three children, one of whom is a teacher in ISD 623 today.

Tue
09
Dec

ISD 623 property to become senior housing

The vacant site of the former Lake Owasso Elementary School at the intersection of Victoria Street and Woodhill Drive in Roseville could soon be called home by more than 100 seniors.

Mon
08
Dec

East Side schools get grants for innovation

Money will bolster African American history, aerospace programs
Among the recipients of a St. Paul Public Schools Foundation grant for innovative teaching methods are four teams of East Side teachers.
The teachers are among a pool of 16 groups receiving small grants from the school district’s foundation. The 16 grant awards total $26,000.

Mon
08
Dec

St. Paul libraries offer a creative approach to fine reduction

Teens can geek out with tech to eliminate fines
Would you rather pay overdue library fines, or make a short animation instead?
That’s the ultimatum St. Paul Public Library staff are giving to teens with fines on their accounts.
Rather than blow their allowance paying back the fine they got for keeping a DVD past its due date, teens can, for the month of December, take part in the public library’s “Do Down” program, and get rid of their fines through creative activities.

Mon
08
Dec

West St. Paul advances Robert St. project as-is

The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan.
The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan. (File photo)

Council votes 6-0 to rebid Phase One
Bryan and Kristen Gerber moved to West St. Paul about three years ago, excited to take advantage of the many businesses along South Robert Street.
Now they say they avoid the busy, deteriorating thoroughfare at all costs.

Mon
08
Dec

15 year-old dies after crashing stolen car

Was fleeing Boys Totem Town on Thanksgiving eve
A 15-year-old boy is dead after crashing a stolen car into a building while being pursued by police.
The boy, identified by police as John McAfee, stole a car from the 2000 block of Suburban Ave. in St. Paul’s Battle Creek neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 26 after running from Boys Totem Town, a Ramsey County juvenile detention facility.

Mon
08
Dec

Developer moving forward with rehab of historic apartments

The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants.
The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A handsome brick building that’s a prime example of blight in Dayton’s Bluff may soon be restored.

Fri
05
Dec

South St. Paul man charged in West Side bar assault

A South St. Paul man is facing charges nearly five months after a group assaulted two men at a bar in St. Paul's West Side, leaving one of the victims with injuries that put him in a coma and required a piece of his skull to be removed.

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