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Mon
08
Sep

Touch-A-Truck returns to St. Anthony and Silver Lake Village


St. Anthony Fire Marshal Chris Fuller found a thrilled firetruck fan in 2-year-old Bodhi Geyen at the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Touch-A-Truck event. The fire department will return with sirens and lights a-blazing at this year's Touch-A-Truck event Sept. 13.

The backhoe simulator at last year's Touch-A-Truck event was a popular attraction.

Local kids got the chance to get up close and personal with more than a dozen trucks, emergency vehicles and heavy equipment at the last year's Touch-A-Truck event.

"Nordy" from the Minnesota Wild hung out with kids among the heavy equipment at last year's Touch-A-Truck event.

Touch-A-Truck sent in the clowns, who were also skilled balloon sculptors, at last year's event.

The St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and Silver Lake Village Shopping Center will hold their second annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Village.

Mon
08
Sep

Buyer of Checker's site in West St. Paul remains a mystery


The West St. Paul Checker's restaurant, built in 2007, had a closing that followed closely on its opening. The property, which has been unused since 2011, is being auctioned off.

The empty West St. Paul building occupied by fast food chain Checker's beginning in late 2007 was auctioned off Aug. 23. But the new owner of the property, located at 1011 South Robert St., is still a mystery. 

Sat
06
Sep

With Payne Ave. picking up steam, it begs the question: what about Arcade Street?


With Payne Avenue experiencing a bit of a renaissance in the past few years, Arcade Street seems to be taking a backseat -- the street, just a few blocks east of Payne, remains mostly unchanged. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Payne Avenue has seen a lot of transformation over the past year. 
 
Fri
05
Sep

Local businesses get a boost with East Side Enterprise Center


The East Side Enterprise Center, a small business incubator located at the old Pabst building on Margaret Street, will offer a wide range of knowledge and resources to East Side businesses. The center will open in late September. (Submitted photo)
A business hub will open on the East Side this fall.
 
Thu
04
Sep

Heads up, motorists: speed limit to be lowered on County Road B in Roseville


The speed limit on nearly one mile of County Road B will be lowered to 30 miles per hour starting mid-September. (submitted graphic)
The city of Roseville will soon reduce the speed limit on its newly-acquired western portion of County Road B.
The reduction decreases the speed limit from 40 miles per hour to 30 on the section of the thoroughfare from Cleveland Avenue to its end just east of Hwy. 280.
Wed
03
Sep

Falcon Heights embraces growing Little Free Library trend


Zach Lindstrom, 7, was one of the first patrons of the Little Free Library at 1880 Holton Street in Falcon Heights during its grand opening Aug. 23. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Falcon Heights neighbors, including Mayor Peter Lindstrom, gathered at the grand opening for a Little Free Library on Holton Street Aug. 23. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Joni Fletty and her two sons put together a lending library in front of her home in Falcon Heights. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the Twin Cities, and Falcon Heights residents and city officials are welcoming its "take a book, return a book" philosophy whole-heartedly.

Wed
03
Sep

Buzz, buzz, chirp chirp

New Brighton Urban Farming Task Force makes recommendations for bees, birds
New Brighton residents could soon be serenaded by the buzzing of their neighbors' honeybees -- or clucking of chickens -- if the city council adopts recommendations made Aug. 26 by its urban farming task force.
Wed
03
Sep

Little Canada chiropractor pleads guilty to raping patient


Paul David Thompson

Paul David Thompson, 54, of Vadnais Heights recently pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual conduct charge filed in May in Ramsey County District Court. County prosecutors stated Thompson raped a female client during an appointment in May at his Little Canada clinic, Thompson Chiropractic on Little Canada Road.

Tue
02
Sep

Grant looks to bring cultural fluency to Catholic schools

With a diverse student body, consisting of 11 different cultures, and seven different languages, St. Pascal Baylon is not the homogenous Catholic school it once was.
 
Tue
02
Sep

Alleged Arden Hills shooter now suspected of Blaine bank robbery; police searching area


This still image was taken from surveillance video of the TCF Bank robbery in Blaine Aug. 31. (Courtesy of the Blaine Police Department)

This photo of Hoffman was taken Aug. 5, just days before the shooting. (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office)
Police advise others to keep an eye out for stained money
The same man wanted for an Aug. 11 killing at an Arden Hills gas station is a suspect in a Sunday bank robbery in Blaine.
Police now suspect Lyle "Ty" Hoffman of robbing a TCF Bank location at 331 County Road 10 NE around 2 p.m. Aug. 31, based on surveillance video taken during the robbery. 

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