Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
On the bar at Schwietz Saloon sit a number of nameplates marking the seats where regulars used to sit. Bertges kept the placards, and even one of the customers -- A woman by the name of Arlene showed up after the bar was re-opened and took up her old seat. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.
The Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team performed this summer’s first show at Keller Lake in Maplewood with pyramids, barefooting, doubles, jumps and more June 26. The ski club normally performs on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis but couldn’t last week due to high water. The water ski show unfolded with a Star Wars theme.
A spray of water followed as the Twin Cities River Rats highlighted their backside, barefoot and spinning feats Thursday evening.
Both Stormtroopers and a Jedi Jump Team brought daring acts as the Twin Cities River Rats hit the jump going 36 miles per hour.
White Bear Avenue Parade grand marshal Paul Mock is an advertising account executive at Lillie Suburban Newspapers. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Mock’s work with community earns him special distinction
The White Bear Avenue Parade has been around for a long time. The Ramsey County Fair has been around even longer; 2014 will be the 101st fair to be exact.
People brought their lawn chairs to Hause Park on a nice summer evening and enjoyed a classic rock ‘n’ roll and country concert. Up next will be “Mouldy Figs” on July 24 and “Zinghoppers & Mullet River Boys” Aug. 28. The free concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hause Park. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The “Any Day Now” lead singer goes out into the audience looking for people to sing along at Hause Park June 26. The North St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Window World and Sandberg Funeral and Cremation are sponsoring this summer’s free outdoor concert series.
De’Anthony Simpson could face 20 years in prison
An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.
First row from left to right: Officer AmberKatherine DeCory, Officer Raymond Rozales III. Second row, Capt. Dustin Nikituk, Community Service Officer Joe Odegard and Chief Tom Lauth
The city swears in three new officers at city council chambers
North St. Paul welcomed in a pair of new officers to its police force, as well as a community officer, at the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 17.
Couple accused of having over 15 Social Security cards
A Woodbury couple has been charged with multiple counts of felony aiding and abetting financial card fraud, which included purchasing some stolen items that were housed in an Acorn Storage facility in Maplewood.
Ramsey County taking extra precautions to protect eagle nest
With the summer season in full swing, Ramsey County residents and visitors alike can take their fun outdoors, and make their way onto the new Keller Regional Park trail and boardwalk in Maplewood, both of which opened up Friday, June 13 to the public.