Tartan’s SADD group held a mock car crash assembly for juniors and seniors May 8. The Alex Balluff family shared their story of Alex being hit by a drunken driver and having to relearn nearly everything.
Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds
Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack.
Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Maplewood City Hall was abuzz Monday, April 27, as small-business owners, students and activists waited outside council chambers for the meeting where revisions to the city's tobacco sale ordinance promised to spark a lively debate.
Just over five years after Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years — the Minnesota Senate has voted to name a section of Highway 36 in his honor. Sgt.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Dayton wants to use surplus dollars to provide free pre-K With a projected budget surplus of nearly $2 billion and just a few weeks remaining in the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to earmark millions for early childhood education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined Dayton for a visit to Richardson Elementary School in North St. Paul Tuesday, April 28, to discuss Dayton's plans to further invest in early learning programs and to see what District 622 offers its children under 5.
May 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the fatal shooting of Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who had served the city for 20 years. The City of Maplewood and Maplewood Police Department held a ceremony to retire his badge, number 357, at the police memorial created outside City Hall after his death. Mayor Nora Slawik reads the proclamation as Police Chief Paul Schnell holds it. Mayor Slawik presents the proclamation to Gail Bergeron along with the #357 badge. Two #457 badges were presented to Bergeron’s daughters, as well.
North St. Paul Green will hold a meeting at North St. Paul City Hall May 5 at 7 p.m.
The North St. Paul Historical Society Museum is looking for items from the 1950s and newer to add to its collection. Items should have a North St Paul connection such as a business, a school, a hot teenage "hangout" spot, or other items of local interest people are willing to donate to the Museum.
Author Kao Kalia Yang spent the past month at the Sun Ray Library for a residency. Yang will give a presentation about her residency at the Sun Ray Library on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (submitted photo)
Nationally recognized author Kao Kalia Yang has spent the past month at the Sun Ray Library working on a writer’s residency.