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Fri
08
May

Crews respond to Roseville Babies"R"Us fire

A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages.
A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages. (courtesy of the city of Roseville)

The Roseville Fire Department responded to an alarm call at the Babies"R"Us on Fairview Avenue the morning of Thursday, May 7, and upon arrival, discovered smoke billowing from the back of the store.

Thu
07
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack. 

Wed
06
May

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gov. Dayton visit Richardson Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dayton wants to use surplus dollars to provide free pre-K   With a projected budget surplus of nearly $2 billion and just a few weeks remaining in the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to earmark millions for early childhood education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined Dayton for a visit to Richardson Elementary School in North St. Paul Tuesday, April 28, to discuss Dayton's plans to further invest in early learning programs and to see what District 622 offers its children under 5.

Wed
06
May

Mounds View High School wins Personal Finance Decathlon state championship


(submitted photo)

Mounds View High School won the Minnesota State Personal Finance Decathlon championship on April 28 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. A second team from the school also took third place.

Wed
06
May

District 622 board approves 55 probationary teacher layoffs

It was a busy night filled with prolonged debate and tough decisions for North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board members Tuesday, April 28.

Wed
06
May

County to install traffic lights at Lake Elmo Avenue and Highway 5

Washington County, in a partnership with the city of Lake Elmo and MNDOT, will install two traffic signals at the intersections of Lake Elmo Avenue and State Highway 5.

Wed
06
May

Renovations complete at New Brighton Community Center

From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff.

Wed
06
May

Bridge projects stacking up in Arden Hills

The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)
The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)

Arden Hills residents and commuters have long expected driving dramatics in the city this summer — so much so that Mayor David Grant referred to the situation as "The Bridges of Ramsey County" — though, readers can drive a little easier, for now.

Wed
06
May

Can backyard roosts fit in suburban neighborhoods?

Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)

Mounds View rethinking chicken and bees, New Brighton to hold public hearing May 12

Mounds View's city code regarding what it considers farm animals — horses, cows, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and bees, among others — is cut and dry.
Raising them in Mounds View is "unlawful and a public nuisance affecting the public peace, safety, and welfare," according to city code 701.06, which the city adopted in April 2002.

Tue
05
May

Comcast staying put, CenturyLink coming in

Local cable commission talks failed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger Comcast customers might sense a lack of change in the air: the company’s plans to pull out of the Twin Cities market have been scuttled following its abandonment of a planned merger with Time Warner Cable.

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