PERSPECTIVES - Woodbury - South Maplewood

Tue
21
Apr

Lillie Newspapers boasts three award-winning writers

Mary Lee Hagert, left, and Pamela O’Meara stand next to the displays of award-winning entries during the 2015 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention.
Mary Lee Hagert, left, and Pamela O’Meara stand next to the displays of award-winning entries during the 2015 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention.

The Review had two longtime staff members take home honors at the recent Minnesota Newspaper Association statewide contest—and both in column writing.

Tue
07
Apr

Greetings from Arkansas Lake Ouachita: quiet splendor

Hiking along a comfortable path soft with dead leaves to a lake overlook, we paused to take in the view of the changing clouds and fog over the water. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Hiking along a comfortable path soft with dead leaves to a lake overlook, we paused to take in the view of the changing clouds and fog over the water. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Rural southwest Arkansas is vacation haven featuring fishing, hiking, oil, diamonds, history

Tue
31
Mar

3 years after concussion, RAHS dancer continues to spread awareness

RAHS senior Michelle Jensen, left, suffered a severe concussion during gym class her freshman year, and still feels its effects today. Now, the Raiderette dancer uses platforms like dance shows­­—pictured with head coach Brittany Rehling at right—and health classes to spread awareness and education. (submitted photo)
RAHS senior Michelle Jensen, left, suffered a severe concussion during gym class her freshman year, and still feels its effects today. Now, the Raiderette dancer uses platforms like dance shows­­—pictured with head coach Brittany Rehling at right—and health classes to spread awareness and education. (submitted photo)

Over the next couple years, 17-year-old Michelle Jensen of Roseville has a few things on her to-do list: ride a bike again, learn to drive, ride a horse, go to Mars, own a pet dinosaur...

Wed
18
Mar

Maplewood company prepares to cultivate tobacco-based vaccines

Dave Roeser and Jeff Reinert are partners in MN Pharm. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Dave Roeser and Jeff Reinert are partners in MnPharm. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Imagine having access to a seed bank for cancer treatments that would allow you to just go into a drawer and start growing a cure.

Tue
10
Mar

One for the books

Laura Given
Laura Given

Parkview Center School librarian to serve on Caldecott Medal selection committee

Wed
24
Dec

No wrapping: 97-year-old’s gift is in song

Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement.
Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Carolers sent from across the country
The scene: following a fresh sprinkling of snow, 14 young carolers from Edgerton Elementary School file into Cecilia Gresback’s living room, filling her Maplewood home with song and good tidings. The 97-year-old rocks her chair back and forth and claps her hands, keeping tempo with the carolers as they sing “Holly Jolly Christmas” with a keyboard accompaniment.
Her daughter, Rita Shor, sitting by her side, can hardly keep her eyes dry.

Wed
17
Dec

Strohmeier’s legacy can be measured in miles

Elmer and Janice Strohmeier participate in the MS 150 Ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities, in 2002. During the three-day event, the couple slept in a tent.
Elmer and Janice Strohmeier participate in the MS 150 Ride from Duluth to the Twin Cities, in 2002. During the three-day event, the couple slept in a tent. (submitted photo)

Elmer Strohmeier, 76, and his wife, Janice, also 76, have put in more miles than they can recall running and biking on the trails that run through the city of North St. Paul.

Wed
10
Dec

Student-built housing adds value in North St. Paul

Former students John Corazzo (Roseville), Dalton Suedkamp (Stillwater), and Nick Swanson (Irondale) toured the 916 House that they had worked on.
Former students John Corazzo (Roseville), Dalton Suedkamp (Stillwater), and Nick Swanson (Irondale) toured the 916 House that they had worked on. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Longtime North St. Paul residents Nate and Liatra Tepe are busy settling into their new home at 2370 15th Ave. with their three children.

Tue
02
Dec

Old World Christmas Market creates holiday magic

Colorful hand-blown glass balls from the Czech Republic will make a Christmas tree beautiful.
Colorful hand-blown glass balls from the Czech Republic will make a Christmas tree beautiful. (photos by Pamela O'Meara/Review)

As I drove across Wisconsin last December, I was excited at the prospect of a weekend getaway at The Osthoff Resort.

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