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26
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Lockwood Park to get new play area

Payne Phalen’s Lockwood Park will be getting some modest upgrades before early next year. St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are in the planning process for the upgrades, and are reaching out to community members for input. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Payne Phalen’s Lockwood Park will be getting some modest upgrades before early next year. St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are in the planning process for the upgrades, and are reaching out to community members for input. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Planning is underway to upgrade Lockwood Park, the small, square park located at the corner of Cook Avenue and Mendota Street, not far from the Church of St. Casimir in the Payne Phalen neighborhood.

Sun
26
Jul

Entrepreneur tunes in to Payne Ave restaurant buzz

Entrepreneur Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou stands inside of 871 Payne Ave., which he hopes to turn into a concept restaurant. He decided to invest in Payne Avenue after reading news articles about the commercial corridor’s restaurant happenings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Entrepreneur Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou stands inside of 871 Payne Ave., which he hopes to turn into a concept restaurant. He decided to invest in Payne Avenue after reading news articles about the commercial corridor’s restaurant happenings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Picks up two buildings, hopes to open new businesses ASAP
It seems trend-piece articles about Payne Avenue have paid off, at least for two vacant buildings on the commercial corridor.
For it was after Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou heard the buzz about restaurants popping up on Payne from a radio news segment and some newpaper articles that he decided he'd better get in on the action.

Wed
22
Jul

Assault at Roseville home reportedly sparked by work relationship

Jay Perry Chapman
Jay Perry Chapman

A 51-year-old Roseville man has been charged with two counts of assault after allegedly beating a younger man in the head and face with a siding jack.

Wed
22
Jul

How cycling changed an Oakdale man’s life

A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)

Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Wed
22
Jul

Scammers target victims through online classifieds, phone calls

Maplewood detectives urge caution
Scam artists have long preyed on the elderly — threatening legal action for tax evasion, promising lotteries worth millions of dollars, and posing as grandchildren in need of bail.
But those apt to keep a landline home phone aren't the only ones being targeted these days.
Young adults who use online classified sites like Craigslist and Care.com are also falling victim to theft by swindle.

Wed
22
Jul

Error in NSP water quality report raises eyebrows

North St. Paul residents recently received a pamphlet in the mail summarizing the 2014 Drinking Water Quality Report, which is annually published and distributed by the city's public works department.

Wed
22
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

Wed
22
Jul

League of Minnesota Cities honors Oakdale with Sustainable City Award

The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)

The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.

Wed
22
Jul

Rice Creek Commons takes halting step towards development

After several years spent developing a plan for the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site, now known as the Rice Creek Commons, the Arden Hills City Council gave shakey approval to the site’s Master Plan, though the council may face more w

Tue
21
Jul

Shoreview community members were vocal about new library design

Glass and wood dominate the design of the planned new Ramsey County Regional Library in Shoreview. If plans go smoothly, the library could be open by early 2017. (courtesy of Ramsey County Libraries)
Glass and wood dominate the design of the planned new Ramsey County Regional Library in Shoreview. If plans go smoothly, the library could be open by early 2017. (courtesy of Ramsey County Libraries)

If last week was any indication of what Shoreview is all about, the city seems have a lot of dedicated bookworms.

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