News

Tue
08
Jul

Roseville creates staff position to expand municipal volunteering


Kelly O’Brien

Kelly O’Brien envisions broad city support for volunteerism
Roseville has begun ramping up its efforts to tap into a new resource: volunteers. New hire Kelly O’Brien is spearheading the cause in the city’s newly created volunteer coordinator position.

Tue
08
Jul

Suspect turns himself in following extensive RVPD, SWAT search


Several Roseville police vehicles, an ambulance and the East Metro SWAT team were on the scene near the Residence Inn as officers searched the area for an at-large suspect June 27. The suspect, 20-year-old Khari Adams of St. Paul, turned himself in later that evening.

Khari Samuel Adams

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, the Roseville Police Department responded to reports of an armed at-large domestic assault suspect who had possibly entered a nearby business. After half a day’s worth of searching for the “armed and dangerous” man, the suspect turned himself in at the St. Paul Police Department.

Tue
08
Jul

Bill Blesener chooses not to pursue re-election

Longtime Little Canada mayor’s term expires in December
When Bill Blesener ran for mayor in 2004, he thought he’d have a short-lived run as the city’s leader.

Mon
07
Jul

New East Side senior police commander’s an East Side veteran


Matt Toupal, new senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, took over the position after Joe Neuberger retired about a month ago. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Newly designated senior commander for the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District, Matt Toupal, has hit the ground running with just over a month under his belt.

Mon
07
Jul

East Sider Chris Rider wins St. Paul’s Karl Neid award

East Sider Chris Rider has a long track record working for the city.
From a long list of volunteer contributions to the East Side and the city at large, and with over 25 years under her belt as a city employee, she’s demonstrated a commitment to St. Paul.

Mon
07
Jul

Met Council designates $677,000 to East Side brownfield cleanups


Two new prospective tenants are coming to the Hamm’s Brewery complex, thanks in part to brownfield cleanup grants from the Metropolitan Council. Additions to the building could include live-work apartments and a second hydroponic farm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Funds will help with asbestos removal at Hamm’s site
As part of a nearly $2.6 million brownfield cleanup package, the Metropolitan Council approved three East Side projects for cleanup.

Mon
07
Jul

Local farmers markets underway


Mary Helen Sperl cuts a head of romaine lettuce from the small farm next to her West St. Paul home July 1. Along with produce, she was selling basil, flowers and tomato and pepper plants. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Here’s where to get fresh goods in northern Dakota County
Mary Helen Sperl sells plants, vegetables and pumpkins from her small sideyard farm in West St. Paul. When customers ask for a head of romaine lettuce, she grabs a knife and cuts it straight from the ground and hands it to them.

Mon
07
Jul

Study names impaired lakes in northern Dakota County


Thompson Lake in West St. Paul is among four lakes deemed impaired in a study. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Thompson Lake in West St. Paul on June 24 was murky and full of algae, especially around the shorelines where grasses grow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Public invited to comment on   findings, fixes
City officials in northern Dakota County had an idea a handful of their lakes were impaired — now it’s official.

Mon
07
Jul

Schwietz Saloon reopens after lull


Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

On the bar at Schwietz Saloon sit a number of nameplates marking the seats where regulars used to sit. Bertges kept the placards, and even one of the customers -- A woman by the name of Arlene showed up after the bar was re-opened and took up her old seat. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.

Thu
03
Jul

MPCA advises dog owners to keep pets out of algae-laden waters

A dog died last weekend after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  

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