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Wed
25
Nov

Parliamentarian runs City Council meeting

Guest Parliamentarian Tammy Pust presides over the Nov. 17 Lake Elmo City Council meeting. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Guest Parliamentarian Tammy Pust presides over the Nov. 17 Lake Elmo City Council meeting. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

The Lake Elmo City Council has fallen into a rut.

Sun
22
Nov

Ramsey County Parks hoping to buck the Battle Creek buckthorn

Buckthorn at Battle Creek Regional Park is shown shading out understory vegetation, causing a bare soil floor within the park’s oak savanna/prairie transition zone. (photo courtesy of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation)
Buckthorn at Battle Creek Regional Park is shown shading out understory vegetation, causing a bare soil floor within the park’s oak savanna/prairie transition zone. (photo courtesy of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation)

Buckthorn, honey locust, invasive trees: be gone.

That's the message Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is sending to the invasive plants at Battle Creek Regional Park in the southeast corner of St. Paul.

Sun
22
Nov

Parks department cooling off on ice arenas?

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has created a task force to consider changes to the county’s 11 ice arenas. The county will have to make difficult decisions about the arenas in the next few years. North High senior hockey players faced off against Hill-Murray at a Section 4AA quarterfinal game in February at Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena.  (file photo)
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has created a task force to consider changes to the county’s 11 ice arenas. The county will have to make difficult decisions about the arenas in the next few years. North High senior hockey players faced off against Hill-Murray at a Section 4AA quarterfinal game in February at Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena. (file photo)

Ramsey County studies future of its indoor rinks

With Ramsey County's ice arenas aging, usage patterns changing, and upgrades needed in the foreseeable future, the county is mulling over its options for the facilities.
To tackle the topic, the county formed its Arena Task Force, which has been getting resident input, and will make recommendations about what to do with the arenas.
The county operates 13 ice sheets at 11 arenas, and has one of the largest arena systems in the state.

Wed
18
Nov

Homicide victim identified, investigation underway

The Maplewood Police Department has identified the man killed in a home invasion the morning of Nov. 7 as 31-year-old Justin Niles Wright.

Wed
18
Nov

Police draft immigration law enforcement policy

Human Rights Commission to review, community input welcomed

For folks like 37-year-old Daniel Deltoro, a Maplewood resident and an undocumented immigrant, a call to local police to report a crime can feel like a bit of a gamble.
"I have called the police. But in the back of mind there's always [the question]: 'Is the cop they send to my house a person who likes immigrants or not?'" he says.

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik receives Transportation Alliance Award

Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)
Mayor Nora Slawik, center, pictured with city staff at the 2015 Minnesota Transportation Alliance awards ceremony. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Transportation Alliance presented Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik with a 2015 Transportation Advocate Award at its annual membership meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Cannon Falls.

Wed
18
Nov

Students sing and salute

North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.
North St. Paul American Legion Honor Guard and veteran Tom Burns introduces himself during Oakdale Elementary’s annual Veterans Day Program and Recognition Nov. 11.

Area schools held programs to honor veterans and to celebrate Veteran's Day with them. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)

Wed
18
Nov

Chuck Wiger receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

Association of Metropolitan School Districts recently presented state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday, Oct. 30.

Wed
18
Nov

Veterans Day event starts at 4,800 feet

Isaiah Maring and Larry Yatch of the Patriot Parachute Team land a 10-foot Old Glory across from the North St. Paul Veterans Park Nov. 11. They formerly served as active duty Navy SEALs. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Isaiah Maring and Larry Yatch of the Patriot Parachute Team land a 10-foot Old Glory across from the North St. Paul Veterans Park Nov. 11. They formerly served as active duty Navy SEALs. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Spectators gather at memorial to pay tribute

By 11 a.m., a large crowd gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Park is fixated on a plane flying over the North High soccer field. Out jump two veteran Navy SEALS parachutists, holding an outstretched American flag.
It doesn’t take long for them to land safely on the ground. But the display leaves a lasting impression on many of those who showed up to pay their respects to veterans — including students from Christ Lutheran.

Wed
18
Nov

Maplewood dives deeper into MCC-YMCA partnership


(Linda Baumeister/Review)

Community building, operating efficiency drive discussion

Roughly four months into the new Maplewood Community Center-YMCA partnership, city staff are pleased to report it's helping keep both children and the community center afloat.
At the Oct. 26 City Council workshop, parks and recreation director DuWayne Konewko said swim lesson enrollment numbers have already started to increase, additional operational changes at the Maplewood Community Center are in the works, and the two entities are collaborating on ways to better engage diverse youth in wellness activities.

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