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Fri
22
Aug

Maplewood Mall celebrates 40 years


The center court of Maplewood Mall in 2014. Maplewood Mall, located near the corner of Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with new clothing stores, restaurants, renovations and a back-to-school fashion event. Renovations to the interior of the mall in 2011 included new flooring, remodeled common areas and restrooms, a redesigned food court and energy-efficient lighting. (Submitted photo)

The center court of Maplewood Mall as it looked in 1988. The mall underwent extensive renovations that year, expanding to 718,000 square feet and adding 40 new stores. (Submitted photo)

This aerial photo of the Maplewood Mall was taken in October 1978. It shows the mall (bottom) as well as the original location of the Bruentrup Farm (center), which is surrounded by commercial development. (Courtesy of the Maplewood Historical Society)

Shopping center marks milestone with new stores, new look
Shoppers can expect to find a new look at Maplewood Mall this season — and not just for themselves. 

Mon
11
Aug

Community Foundations ‘at-fault’ for resident’s frostbite injuries

Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.

Mon
11
Aug

Maplewood church member charged with child molestation

James Xang Vang, 21, of St. Paul has been charged with first- and second-degree counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly molesting a 6-year-old girl during a two-year period between June 2012 and his arrest on July 29.

Thu
07
Aug

A somewhat true tale of Robin Hood - photos


Linda Baumeister/Review

Jessica Arend as Lady Marion and Nathan Cousins playing Robin Hood star in the Front Porch Theatre’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Keeping with the theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, the hope was to give a free, family-friendly performance while also raising money and awareness for those in need. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Audiences brought lawn chairs from home to the Donley family’s Burr Street home in Maplewood to take in “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Three different charities -- Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, and The Family Place -- were highlighted on each of the performance nights. Representatives from the charities gave a brief talk afterwards. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Local professional and semi-professional actors put a comic spin on Robin Hood during performances last weekend as the Donley family’s property in Maplewood transforms into Sherwood Forest.

Thu
07
Aug

Filing for municipal and school board elections underway - North St. Paul edition

The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29, as did filing for seats on local school boards.  The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Wed
06
Aug

A peace pole amidst a profusion of plants


Playschool Child Care, Inc. in Maplewood held a dedication of its peace pole during the family fun night Aug. 1. Now one of over 200,000 peace poles in the world, peace is the focus at the entrance to the school property. The Muhammad Ali Peace Center provided the initial funds to begin peace-centered activities and gardening programs for the youth. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Annie and Carson, 5 1/2, talk about the new peace pole and garden plantings at Playschool Child Care, Inc. in Maplewood following the dedication ceremony. The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District helped to incorporate five rain gardens into the center’s landscaping to better control excessive water runoff. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Watershed district helps Playschool create five rain gardens
A peace pole ceremony was held the evening of Friday, Aug. 1 at Playschool Child Care, Inc. to culminate a long series of events that have led to improved environmental conditions surrounding the daycare building on White Bear Avenue, just north of Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood.

Wed
06
Aug

Community Foundations ‘at fault’ for resident’s frostbite injuries


Community Foundations in Maplewood was found “at fault” for an incident in which a resident wandered off in the middle of a cold March evening.

Health Department issues report on security issues
The Minnesota Department of Health has found a Maplewood residential care facility at fault for an incident involving a mentally ill client who wandered away from the building on a frigid March night.

Thu
31
Jul

BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor - (Oakdale edition)


Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)

An outline of the Gateway Corridor shows it passing along the north side of Interstate 94 through the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood into downtown St. Paul. Corridor studies moving forward will focus on putting in a bus rapid transit line to serve commuters from the eastern suburbs. (submitted graphic)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

Thu
31
Jul

Linn Companies is redeveloping former Hostess store


What was once a vacant building at the corner of County Road B and White Bear Avenue will soon become the new home of Baby Zone Child Care Center. Linn Companies is remodeling the former bread store, and Baby Zone’s current building at Highway 36 and English Street will be razed and replaced with a Holiday gas station. (Photo by Tim Faklis/Review)

Daycare to occupy ‘prime location’
The abandoned Hostess bread store on White Bear Avenue, which hasn’t seen any action in at least two years, is finally the focus of a redevelopment project.

Wed
30
Jul

Oakdale Cub opens; Roundy’s officially departs Twin Cities

SuperValu adds more stores, expands distribution
The last of 10 Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities purchased by SuperValu in May reopened as Cub Foods stores last week, including the Oakdale location at 7053 Tenth Street North.

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