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Tue
16
Jun

Roseville will growl on Sundays

Bent Brewstillery owner Bartley Blume explained how to fill a growler: Rinse it first, then give it a blast of compressed carbon dioxide in order to dry the inside. Then fill it, using a tap-extender so the 64-ounce bottle is filled from the bottom, to minimize foam. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Bent Brewstillery owner Bartley Blume explained how to fill a growler: Rinse it first, then give it a blast of compressed carbon dioxide in order to dry the inside. Then fill it, using a tap-extender so the 64-ounce bottle is filled from the bottom, to minimize foam. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

City council updates code to allow for Sunday sales of growlers of beer
Ever since Minnesota tweaked its liquor laws back in May to allow for the Sunday sale of beer growlers, Roseville brewer and distiller Bartley Blume said he’s seen the same scene play out over successive Sundays in his taproom.
Sunday growler customers who show up eagerly at Blume’s business, Bent Brewstillery, at 1744 Terrace Drive, leave with nothing to take home because Roseville has yet to catch up to state liquor laws.
“We have had a lot of people coming in on Sundays for growlers,” Blume said, adding that he had to lay out the top-to-bottom way liquor laws work to those potential customers.

Mon
15
Jun

Simley Theatre’s Hairspray production receives Hennepin Theatre Awards

Simley Theatre’s musical production of Hairspray was awarded Honorable Mention Overall Production and Outstanding Overall Performance by Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Program.  

Mon
15
Jun

Henry Sibley High School receives S.A.D.D. award

Henry Sibley High School received a Promising Practices Award for Henry Sibley’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) by Synergy & Leadership Exchange at the Character Recognition Awards ceremony at the State Capitol May 21.

Mon
15
Jun

Raid on Landfill Emergency Response Fund infuriates legislators, mayors, County Board

A proposed taking of the entire $8.1 million balance in the emergency response fund for the State’s two largest landfills—the Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights and the Burnsville Landfill—has Dakota County lawmakers, mayors and county comm

Mon
15
Jun

West St. Paul police officer Shannon Mitchell steps into new role with D.A.R.E.

Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.
Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.

When West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver served as the department’s first D.A.R.E. officer roughly 25 years ago, he helped his fifth-grade participants plant trees, as a symbol of growth, outside Garlough Elementary School.

Mon
15
Jun

Mendota Heights to add pickleball as city amenity

As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)
As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Hockey rink will be used for growing summer sport
Residents of Mendota Heights who are interested in the growing sport of pickleball will no longer have to take a hike out of town to play what is sometimes described as the racket sport combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
At its June 2 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council approved a plan to seasonally transform the Marie Park hockey rink into four adjacent pickleball courts and one basketball court.

Mon
15
Jun

Long-time local business Pro Pharmacy to close

Greg Schouweiler works behind the pharmacy counter at Pro Pharmacy in South St. Paul with a few of his staff technicians behind him. From left, Ed Collins of Cottage Grove has worked at Pro Pharmacy for five years, and Valerie Wirtjes of St. Paul has worked at the pharmacy for six years.  (Jesse Poole/Review)
Greg Schouweiler works behind the pharmacy counter at Pro Pharmacy in South St. Paul with a few of his staff technicians behind him. From left, Ed Collins of Cottage Grove has worked at Pro Pharmacy for five years, and Valerie Wirtjes of St. Paul has worked at the pharmacy for six years. (Jesse Poole/Review)

When Greg Schouweiler happened upon the opportunity to buy a pharmacy in South St. Paul in 1975, he jumped on it.

Sun
14
Jun

Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children in Wehmeyer case

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer

Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”

Sun
14
Jun

Metro State wins $14k for the ‘Big Read’

Metropolitan State University just won a $14,200 grant to host and promote a months-long reading event that will start next January.

Sun
14
Jun

Catching some rain

(photo courtesy of Urban Roots)
(photo courtesy of Urban Roots)

Students at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School came out to work on the school’s rain garden on Friday, June 5 with Urban Roots staff.

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