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Fri
24
Jul

Bringing on the green

Members of North St. Paul Green spent another Tuesday evening, July 7, tending the garden beds along East Seventh Avenue. The group gathers at 5 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of the month -- unless they’re rained out -- and at 10 a.m.

Thu
23
Jul

A cool, sweet time at Splash

The Early Bird Strings performed at the Silver Lake Splash.
The Early Bird Strings performed at the Silver Lake Splash.

Numerous vendors offered refreshments at the Silver Lake Splash July 19. There were also carnival games, crafts, silent auctions and an inflatable.

Wed
22
Jul

Scammers target victims through online classifieds, phone calls

Maplewood detectives urge caution
Scam artists have long preyed on the elderly — threatening legal action for tax evasion, promising lotteries worth millions of dollars, and posing as grandchildren in need of bail.
But those apt to keep a landline home phone aren't the only ones being targeted these days.
Young adults who use online classified sites like Craigslist and Care.com are also falling victim to theft by swindle.

Wed
22
Jul

Error in NSP water quality report raises eyebrows

North St. Paul residents recently received a pamphlet in the mail summarizing the 2014 Drinking Water Quality Report, which is annually published and distributed by the city's public works department.

Tue
21
Jul

Fireworks over the Ramsey County Fair

Fireworks over the midway.
Fireworks over the midway.

They had a BLAST at the Ramsey County Fair and White Bear Avenue Days. Fireworks lit up the night sky over the Ramsey County Fairgrounds midway July 17. It was the 102nd annual Ramsey County Fair July 15-19. (photos Linda Baumeister/Review)

Wed
15
Jul

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, dies at 85

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)
Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)

Jerome M. “Jerry” Hughes, known as “the father of Early Childhood/Family Education,” died June 28. He was 85.

Wed
15
Jul

Silver Lake Splash: a tradition born out of necessity

Whether attendees wanted to run, splash, float, color or just relax on the beach to enjoy the action, there was plenty going on at 2014’s Silver Lake Splash. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Whether attendees wanted to run, splash, float, color or just relax on the beach to enjoy the action, there was plenty going on at 2014’s Silver Lake Splash. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Many are comparing the draw of the Silver Lake Splash fundraiser in North St. Paul to the Historical Society's ice cream social of years past.

More than 1,000 beach-goers attend each summer, says volunteer resident Ingrid Koller.

Wed
15
Jul

July 18 marks sixth annual memorial run for slain North St. Paul Officer Richard Crittenden

Bikers congregate outside Neumann’s for Rick’s Ride in 2013. This year’s memorial run will take place on Saturday, July 18. (submitted photo)
Bikers congregate outside Neumann’s for Rick’s Ride in 2013. This year’s memorial run will take place on Saturday, July 18. (submitted photo)

Ride to start and end at Neumann’s
From his post at Neumann’s, longtime bartender Frank Kohler has forged camaraderie with a number of locals and city employees -- including the late North St. Paul Police Officer Richard Crittenden.
Kohler says Crittenden was very strict, but also knew how to joke around and have fun.
“I used to have spiky hair,” Kohler says, setting up a story about the time Crittenden ran up to him, asking if he was scared.
“He had a laugh like a tickled bear -- this belly laugh,” Kohler recalls.

Wed
08
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she's done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense

Wed
08
Jul

Calling all DIY-ers and Pinterest fans: It’s your time to shine

Have you made a craft or a recipe in the past year that you are ready to show the world?  Here is your opportunity!

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