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Tue
02
Sep

With summer coming to an end, 170 picked up so far for curfew violations

Crime index down 6 percent  Summer's nearly over, and on Tuesday, Sept. 2, teenagers attending St. Paul Public Schools will return to class. And with that, likely there will be fewer kids out past curfew, said Matt Toupal, the St. Paul Police Department's Eastern District senior commander.

Sat
30
Aug

West St. Paul crosses funding blue line for Hoene Arena


West St. Paul hopes to partner with School District 197 and Mendota Heights to renovate John V. Hoene Arena, the home ice for the Henry Sibley High School Warriors. (Photo courtesy of the city of West St. Paul)

City hopes 197, Mendota Heights join the rush
Since 1971, the West St. Paul Arena, also known as the John V. Hoene Arena, has been the place to go for indoor ice skating in the southwest St. Paul area. But age — and new regulations — have propelled Hoene into a cooling crunch.

Sat
30
Aug

Inver Grove Heights 7-year-old sings 'Let It Go' beyond her years at state fair


Cosette Jaeger, 9, left, and Montana Jaeger, 7, both of Inver Grove Heights, hold up their second and first place trophies, respectively, after sweeping the Dakota County Fair pre-teen talent competition this year. As the first-place finisher, Montana went on to perform "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 23, representing Dakota County.

Local sisters won first, second at Dakota County singing competition
Seven-year-old Montana Jaeger of Inver Grove Heights says she doesn't really get scared or nervous, just nervous-excited performing in front of large crowds. 

Fri
29
Aug

Oakdale mom convicted of killing baby gets 7 years in prison


Beecroft, Nicole (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections)
"I wish I could turn back time," Nicole Beecroft told Washington County Judge John Hoffman, her voice shaking, in her first public statement since her arrest seven years ago, after she murdered her newborn baby.
 
Fri
29
Aug

Pawn America shooting suspect arrested


Marvin Spencer Sr.

Derrick Lynch

Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer Jr.
Shooter 'didn't know gun was loaded,' son photographed with stolen rings
Roseville police announced Aug. 28 that the suspected shooter in the Pawn America robbery that wounded an employee last month had been caught.
Thu
28
Aug

Justice Dept. files suit against St. Anthony over 2012 denial of Islamic center


The Abu Haraira Islamic Center is located at 3055 Old Highway 8 in St. Anthony. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
City attorney says St. Anthony has yet to officially respond to lawsuit
The Department of Justice filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against St. Anthony Village Aug. 27, arguing discrimination in its denial of a conditional use permit for an Islamic worship center within the city. 
Wed
27
Aug

Next time, think of your car as a glass showcase for thieves

Plus: Dude! Way to talk yourself into jail! 
South-West Review police reports published Aug. 24, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

 

Wed
27
Aug

Trio charged in South St. Paul drive-by shooting


Desean Thomas

Breanna Harris

Charges: Victim shot in hip over rental car
A 51-year-old man was shot in the hip in South St. Paul while trying to take back a rental car he loaned to two women weeks ago. A man pulled up in a SUV and sprayed the victim and his truck with bullets ...

Wed
27
Aug

New senior housing complex to open in Oakdale


The Waters of Oakdale is the area’s newest senior housing development. There will be a grand opening celebration at the 92-unit complex on Thursday, Sept. 18. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Development plans at Tartan Crossing complete
Finishing touches are being made on the east metro's latest senior housing development in Oakdale. 
The Waters of Oakdale -- near Interstate 694 and Tenth Street North at the site of the former Oakdale Outlet Mall --will be ready for tenants Oct. 1. 
Wed
27
Aug

Where are the pavers?


The new Veterans Memorial Park will be located at the site of the former Cannon Park, northeast of Highway 36 and Margaret Street. (Tim Faklis/Review)

Veteran's committee member provides explanation

Tom Trost has received some inquiries from people who have purchased engraved pavers for the new Veteran's Memorial Park, which will be built at the site of North St. Paul's former Cannon Park. 

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