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Sun
05
Jul

Gateway Corridor to regroup after no $ comes through

A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)

Well, the Gateway Corridor did not get the $3 million it requested during the state Legislature’s special session in June.

Wed
01
Jul

Department of Health shuts down Maplewood mortuary

Case raises questions about Hmong funeral practices
Last month, the Minnesota Department of Health shut down Maple Oaks-Phalen Park Funeral Home in Maplewood, alleging the facility had decomposing bodies in the embalming room.
The owners, E. Peter Vasey and David Thorsell, maintain the bodies were in a state of severe dehydration — a condition that should not have put their business in jeopardy.

Wed
01
Jul

Casey Lake Park gets new fishing pier

City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Those looking to fish on Casey Lake, or simply get a closer look at the wildlife, are encouraged to check out the new fishing pier at Casey Lake Park.

Wed
01
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2015-2016 budget

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

Superintendent Phillips says farewell
A final budget to fund a new school year was adopted by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board last week. The board unanimously approved the district’s 2015-2016 revenue and expenditures budget at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting.
The $180,484,235 budget is about $3.7 million more than expected expenditures for next school year, bringing the district’s fund balance up to over $4 million.

Mon
29
Jun

State legislature throws $50k towards Chinese garden at Phalen

A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)

On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park.

Wed
24
Jun

From peewees to pups!

Even with Back to the 50s weekend going on elsewhere, the North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show still drew a crowd June 19. Classics cruise through downtown weekly on Friday nights.

Wed
24
Jun

Exemplary effort - Special Olympics regional competition

Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.
Admiring his silver medal, Jonathan competed in the 50 meter dash for the Maplewood Monarchs.

The Special Olympics regional competition at Stillwater High School June 20. Three days of competition and fun also included meals, games, displays, and a wellness center. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
24
Jun

North St. Paul’s fiber optic system: an economic opportunity or expensive relic?

The 1985 movie "Back to the Future" portrayed 2015 as a futuristic world equipped with flying cars, thumbprint technology and holographic concert performance.

Sun
21
Jun

Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

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