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Wed
24
Sep

Burglar tries to haul away copper piping from new fire hall

Maplewood officers report they apprehended a South St. Paul man who was attempting to steal copper from the new fire and police station construction site earlier this month.

Tue
23
Sep

Kellogg Bridge into the East Side found structurally deficient


The Kellogg Bridge going into downtown St. Paul from the East Side was found structurally deficient. The bridge's outer lanes will be shut down beginning Monday, Sept. 29. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New bridge needed; lane closures begin Monday
The Kellogg Bridge is structurally deficient and needs to be replaced, officials announced Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Following recent inspections, the St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced the bridge will be narrowed down to three lanes starting Monday, Sept. 29.

Tue
23
Sep

Railroad quiet zones on track for Little Canada and Shoreview, but still a ways off

Little Canada and Shoreview are creeping closer to establishing a series of railroad quiet zones as both city councils recently approved plans with the Soo Line Railroad for construction cost estimates on eight railroad crossings the cities want t

Tue
23
Sep

Roseville gets Tapped and Uncorked


Friends of Roseville Parks will host the city's first-ever craft beer and wine festival on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-9 p.m. (file photo)

Friends of Roseville Parks to put on new beer and wine fundraiser
The organization has been around for more than 40 years, but the Friends of Roseville Parks are on a mission to prove it's not your grandmother's parks group.

Tue
23
Sep

Floods no more: Curtiss Field undergoes "long overdue" improvements


Curtiss Field in Falcon Heights is currently under construction to mitigate yearly flooding. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Curtiss Field Pond in Falcon Heights will soon be free from the flooding that has plagued the park year after year.

Mon
22
Sep

Margaret Street Bikeway to take shape


St. Paul officials are hoping Margaret Street Bikeway will provide a strong thoroughfare for bicyclists to cross through the East Side. (submitted graphic)

Starting this fall, St. Paul Public Works staff are hoping that Margaret Street will have a new feel to it -- the feel of a shared roadway.

Mon
22
Sep

Inver Grove Heights 'On the Rise' veteran mentors others to be people of character


Sean Staum sits with his wife, Rebekah, son, Titus, and newborn daughter, Isabelle, at their Inver Grove Heights home. Staum recently garnered recognition as a veteran who is giving back to his community at the Minnesota Humanities Center's second annual Veterans' Voices Award Ceremony Sept. 11. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Veteran and police officer Sean Staum holds a rifle as part of a training exercise with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Sean Staum

As a 20-something, Sean Staum says he was bitter, and seldom thought beyond his own needs and wants. Some of his lowest points: he went through a divorce and spent a night in jail for a DWI. 

Mon
22
Sep

Demonstrators plan indefinite protests at East Side's Mexican Consulate


Protesters show up every Thursday at 10 a.m. outside the Mexican Consulate on East Seventh Street in Dayton's Bluff to protest the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Hoping to raise awareness for Marine vet arrested in Mexico   Holding American Flags and signs saying "Boycott Mexico" and "Free Andrew," a group of mostly suburban protesters have been gathering every Thursday morning at the Mexican Counsulate on East Seventh Street. Cars can be heard honking constantly as they pass the group. They're there protesting the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms.

Sun
21
Sep

After decades apart, South St. Paul neighbors reunite at childhood stomping ground


Old friends reunited at Summit Park Sept. 13. Some have kept in touch since they grew up in the South St. Paul neighborhood, while others were seeing each other for the first time in 60 years or more. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

From left to right, Joey Jerhoff, Ronnie Gower, Denny Robertson and Tommy Metzen play at "The Clay Place," a muddy lot where neighborhood kids would build forts. (Submitted photo)

Brothers Duncan and Denny Robertson, left and middle, talked about growing up on Summit Avenue in South St. Paul, while touring their childhood home, now owned by Marty Haugen, right, and her husband. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Around 50 current and past neighbors from the area of Summit Avenue, which is three blocks long in South St. Paul, and their families gathered for a photo during a reunion Sept. 13 at the park where many of them played as kids. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

When Chuck Shom was around 8 years old, he and a group of kids from his neighborhood huddled on the cliff overlooking Concord Street in South St. Paul, lobbed snowballs at the cars below and ran like crazy.

Sun
21
Sep

Farm-Faith project connects East Side Hmong-Americans with local churches


Sy Vang harvests some sweet potatoes at the Hope Lutheran Church garden. Vang along with seven other Hmong women worked the gardens this summer, growing a wide variety of food to feed their families and share with friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The Hmong gardeners at Hope Lutheran Church's garden will cook a meal for a small group from the church using ingredients from their garden, including hot peppers, tomatoes, and green mustard. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
With Hmong neighbors and a diverse neighborhood overall, Hope Lutheran Church has been hoping to make better connections with its surrounding Greater East Side community.
 

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