News

Tue
13
Jan

ISD 623 selects superintendent search firm

Thein to retire at end of school year
The Roseville Area School Board has selected a search firm to locate potential superintendent candidates to take over this summer after current superintendent Dr. John Thein retires.
Mon
12
Jan

After 50 years, West St. Paul couple prepares for daughter with cerebral palsy to leave home

Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home.
Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Since her daughter Vera Wilson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, Jeanne Keenan has had to fight to keep her only child at home. Vera, 50, can't speak, though she communicates in ways those close to her understand. She can crawl, but is usually dependent on a wheelchair and other people to get around.

Mon
12
Jan

Three candidates so far looking at Lantry’s Ward 7 seat

With St. Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry’s announcement last November that she won’t be running for city council this year, four potential replacements have announced their intentions to run.

Mon
12
Jan

HealthPartners to add a clinic to Suburban Square

HealthPartners will move an outpatient physical therapy clinic from Phalen Boulevard over to Suburban Avenue near the intersection of White Bear Avenue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
HealthPartners will move an outpatient physical therapy clinic from Phalen Boulevard over to Suburban Avenue near the intersection of White Bear Avenue. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

HealthPartners is doing some building shuffling on the East Side.

Mon
12
Jan

Blessed Sacrament celebrates its last Mass in historic building

Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic church located at the corner of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, will be sold to Academia Cesar Chavez.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic church located at the corner of White Bear and Lacrosse avenues, will be sold to Academia Cesar Chavez. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Academia Cesar Chavez buying building
Just shy of 100 years as a parish, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church will no longer be holding Mass on its campus at 1801 Lacrosse Ave.
The handsome, dark brick church building, built in 1947, is being sold along with the schoolhouse and the rectory. It’s the latest of East Side Roman Catholic churches to be sold off — in June 2014, St. John’s Catholic church was sold after the congregation was merged with St. Pascal Baylon.

Fri
09
Jan

Roth resigns from St. Anthony city council

Jim Roth St. Anthony
Jim Roth

St. Anthony City Council member Jim Roth, who had one year left in his second term, sent a letter of resignation to the city dated Jan. 1.

Fri
09
Jan

West St. Paul Wal-Mart employee charged with felony theft


Ciera Fulford

A former West St. Paul Wal-Mart employee is facing a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $1,377 from the South Robert Street store through a combination of cash from her register and gift cards she activated without permission.

Thu
08
Jan

What will it take to revive the North St. Paul ice fishing contest?

The North St. Paul Lions’ Ice Fishing Contest was an annual highlight at Silver Lake before extremes in weather took hold.
The North St. Paul Lions’ Ice Fishing Contest was an annual highlight at Silver Lake before extremes in weather took hold. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Back in November, area parks got an early start on flooding ice rinks and grooming cross-country ski trails. Early signs of a cold Midwestern winter also fueled hopes of bringing the North St. Paul ice fishing contest back to Silver Lake.

Thu
08
Jan

Frank Asenbrenner, legendary Hill-Murray band director, dies

Longtime Hill-Murray educator Frank Asenbrenner poses with his daughter Peg Sutherland.
Longtime Hill-Murray educator Frank Asenbrenner poses with his daughter Peg Sutherland. (file photo)

The flash of the brass instruments, the pounding of the drums, the trim green-and-white uniforms and precision stepping have made the Hill-Murray band a source of pride for alumni and neighbors for years at games and along parade routes.

Wed
07
Jan

A Year in Review - Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review 2014

Another busy year has concluded in the Review’s coverage area. Here is a look back at some of the top local stories from our pages in 2014.

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