News

Sat
07
Feb

Spate of auto theft on the rise in NSP

North St. Paul police plan to start using their new license plate reader this spring, after the Legislature provides some guidance on data retention. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
North St. Paul police plan to start using their new license plate reader this spring, after the Legislature provides some guidance on data retention. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

On a cold winter morning, Jan. 4, a person walking down Margaret Street approached an unattended, running vehicle in the North St. Paul City Hall parking lot, hopped in and drove off.

Sat
07
Feb

North St. Paul hiring for new director job

When city naturalists expressed the need for North St. Paul Parks and Recreation to conduct a survey of the Southwood Nature Preserve, where invasive plants are continuing to gain ground, Mayor Mike Kuehn was a bit surprised to discover this hadn't already been done.

Sat
07
Feb

New half-century, new city logo

New logo designer Barry McCullough and previous logo contest winner designer Ed Pehoski were on hand for the unveiling Jan. 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
New logo designer Barry McCullough and previous logo contest winner designer Ed Pehoski were on hand for the unveiling Jan. 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As things change, they also stay the same. After 50 years of using its original snowman logo, the City of North St. Paul has now adopted: another snowman logo.

Sat
07
Feb

Roseville Police to host coyote clinic for residents

The Roseville Police Department will host a coyote clinic for city residents on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Roseville City Hall in the council chambers from 6-7:30 p.m. City Hall is located at 2660 Civic Center Drive.

Sat
07
Feb

Additional charges filed against New Brighton masseuse convicted of criminal sexual conduct

Wade Rio Wutschke
Wade Rio Wutschke

A New Brighton man convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in November for fondling a female victim at his St. Anthony massage parlor in July 2014 has been accused of a similar crime dating back to 2012.

Fri
06
Feb

Bill Wolston, treasured Dakota County historian, dies


Bill Wolston

For years, William “Bill” Wolston paid tribute to the people, places and artifacts that characterized Dakota County — through videos, articles and conversation. 

Fri
06
Feb

Brian Fitch Sr. sentenced in murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick


Since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul July 30, a memorial of flowers, signs and candles has been maintained near where he was fatally shot. A recent addition — a sign marking Patrick's birthday Jan. 26 — is pictured somewhat covered in snow Feb. 4.

Fitch gets life in prison without chance for release

Thu
05
Feb

An East Side pride billboard?


The billboard atop the East Side's police station has been a source of complaints and discussion for years. The blank billboard will either get fixed up with a new sign or taken down, it's up to the St. Paul Mayor. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Bostrom leads charge to put up new sign; mayor says not so fast  Ward 6 City Council member Dan Bostrom, it seems, would really like to make use of the blank, scrappy-looking billboard above the St. Paul Police Department's Eastern District Headquarters. So much so that he introduced an item to the St. Paul City Council unannounced, calling for a resolution that the billboard be named a community asset. 

Thu
05
Feb

Special meeting scheduled in Lake Elmo Thursday


This map shows the area in Lake Elmo where the Old Village Street and Utility Improvements Project will occur. Phase I of the project is scheduled to begin this summer. (Submitted graphic)

City council to vote on first phase of downtown improvement   Whether or not to approve phase I of the downtown street and utility project will be decided a special city council meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Lake Elmo City Hall.  City administrator Dean Zuleger said the council would need to vote to "approve municipal consent" in order to move forward with preliminary design plans and on to the final design phase. Municipal consent is required under Minnesota state law, because the project is a joint effort with Washington County. 

Tue
03
Feb

District 622 must cut budget by $8 million

School District 622 administrators and school board members will have to make some tough decisions in the coming days on how to close an $8 million budget shortfall.
 

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