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Tue
22
Dec

Phase II at Little Canada’s Veterans Memorial Park nearly complete

A 50-ton crane placed some 9,000 pounds of stones at Little Canada’s Veterans Memorial Park Dec. 16, coming close to finishing the second phase of the park’s construction. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
A 50-ton crane placed some 9,000 pounds of stones at Little Canada’s Veterans Memorial Park Dec. 16, coming close to finishing the second phase of the park’s construction. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Little Canada Road just east of Rice Street was closed at Veterans Memorial Park the morning of Dec. 16 because a 50-ton crane operated by workers from McGough Construction was blocking the way.

Tue
22
Dec

Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada finalize budgets

With cities required to approve their final budgets and property-tax levies before the end of the month, Lauderdale did so Dec. 8 and Little Canada did the same Dec. 16.

Sun
20
Dec

Telling the story of her town

During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)
During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)

Lois Glewwe is out with a new South St. Paul history book
One would think writing a book about the place where you grew up would be easy. For Lois A. Glewwe, writing “South St. Paul: A Brief History” was almost too easy.
“What I found out was it was much harder than I thought because I could have written 600 pages easier than I could write 160,” Glewwe explains. “So to condense it down to a readable, accessible level was the challenge. I was constantly cutting and cutting.”

Sun
20
Dec

County Board approves 2016 - 2017 budget

On Dec. 15, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved a two-year budget of $645,061,000 million in 2016 and $660,832,186 million in 2017.

Sun
20
Dec

Very end of the road for ‘Arjo’ Adams

Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)
Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)

His house is demolished, his art park is demolished, and now, in a final conclusion, his appeal is...demolished.

Sun
20
Dec

Sanneh eying Conway Rec upgrades

Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)
Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)

About two years into their lease with the city, the Sanneh Foundation are looking to cement their future at Conway Recreation Center.

Sun
20
Dec

Teeny shop celebrates 60 years

Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Sandeen’s still selling Scandinavian specialties

At Sandeen's Scandinavian Gifts, Kay Sandeen gracefully explains a myriad of candle choices to a customer while simultaneously battling with her half-century-old cash register, which won't add up the total.
"You've just got to talk to it nicely," she says of the cash register while repeatedly tapping a button and smiling.
Finally, it dings triumphantly, and the customer, in no hurry at all, gets her change.

Wed
16
Dec

Catherine Hearding wins statewide watercolor award

Catherine Hearding works on a still life watercolor inside her home studio in Lake Elmo. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Catherine Hearding works on a still life watercolor inside her home studio in Lake Elmo. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

On vacation with her husband in Oregon, Catherine Hearding, 63, began snapping several photos near the ocean. She was fascinated with the shadows cast by sand dunes and the dynamic lighting cast by waves rolling in and out along the shore.

Wed
16
Dec

Police to treat immigration status as a private matter

This breakdown of Maplewood’s population is based on the 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (submitted graphic)
This breakdown of Maplewood’s population is based on the 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. (submitted graphic)

Maplewood's new immigration law enforcement policy aims to enhance public safety

In the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's statement on preventing Muslim immigration to the United States, as a matter of national security, a newly approved policing policy in Maplewood takes a far different approach to achieve a similar outcome.
Seeking to enhance public safety, Police Chief Paul Schnell, along with the support of the Maplewood Human Rights Commission, will be implementing the department's first official immigration law enforcement policy early in 2016.

Tue
15
Dec

Sixty-four-year-old Shoreview woman missing

Officials are asking for the public's assistance in searching for a 64-year-old woman from Shoreview who went missing early the morning of Sunday, Dec. 13. 
 

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