South St. Paul’s Wakota Arena will be renamed after local hockey legend Doug Woog, 71. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Long before competitive hockey took hold in South St. Paul, basketball games filled the bleachers. Local youth — including Doug Woog, 71 — looked up to high school basketball players with aspirations of someday filling their spot on the court.
Will address topics of racism, interacting with police
Some new conversation projects hosted by three St. Paul district councils will seek to get teens talking to adults in law enforcement and the city’s parks department.
A dialogue starting Monday, Sept. 14, will team up 35 or so teens with 15 police officers from the St. Paul Police Department to talk about race and racism, how police are perceived in the community, and more.
More biking, fewer intersections on the docket for Johnson, Wheelock
Looking to make Johnson and Wheelock parkways more park-like, planners behind the St. Paul Grand Round are proposing closing off many side streets that intersect the two roadways, to improve the experience of the Grand Round for pedestrians on the East Side.
The long-vacant gas station at Payne and Minnehaha avenues has a new owner. Abdi Wali Ali bought it in August and says he plans to revive it as a gas station and convenience store, but he will face numerous code issues and will have only a short period of time to rehabilitate the place. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Buyer hoping for fruitful first business; neighbors hope to see it demolished
The long-vacant gas station at 719 Payne Ave. has a new owner.
Paying only $39,000 for it, Abdi Wali Ali bought the place hoping to turn his business management education from Goshen College in Indiana into a solid first business.
His plan is to re-open the building for the same use as before: a gas station and convenience store.
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People Incorporated have the green light to move into the former convent building at White Bear and Lacrosse avenues -- the St. Paul City Council voted 5-2 to allow the building to be rezoned, which means People Incorporated can house up to 16 men and women who are in the midst of mental health crises. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Mental health crisis organization will move into former convent
Parking worries failed to surmount a social services agency's attempts to move into the greater East Side area.
North St. Paul police were provided this photo of the suspect in a lewd-conduct case as he fled by foot along Margaret Street Aug. 25, pursued by bookstore owner Kathryn Harris and a customer. (submitted photo)
North St. Paul police have filed a formal complaint of indecent exposure against 54-year-old John Wilfred Buhl, the suspect in a case of criminal sexual conduct that took place at a used bookstore in downtown North St. Paul Aug. 25.
While some North St. Paul firefighters drove the fire engines, others walked the parade route tossing candy along the way. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Snowman named grand marshal
As everyone transitions into their fall routine, North St. Paul residents and guests are invited to attend the Fall Round-Up parade Thursday, Sept. 17.
"We’re welcoming fall into the community," parade coordinator Elizabeth Kolbeck says of the annual tradition.
Charitable gambling proceeds used to fund gambling habit
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has charged a former Lake Elmo Jaycees president with felony theft after it was discovered that over $31,000 of the volunteer organization's funds had vanished.
Sarah Kathleen Carlson of White Bear Lake made an initial appearance in Washington County District Court Thursday, Sept. 3.