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05
Jun

The life and times of a White Bear Avenue watchmaker


Bob Tuerk, the 79-year-old owner of House of Clocks on White Bear Avenue, has been on a nonstop grind since he was 14, and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Succession was not in the cards for House of Clocks. 

Wed
05
Jun

Boys Totem Town to close


Boys Totem Town, the juvenile detention facility in the Highwood Hills neighborhood of St. Paul, will close Aug. 1, as announced in late May by Ramsey County officials. The 36-bed facility currently has five residents, the last of which is set to finish his programming July 27. (file graphic)

Boys Totem Town will be closing Aug. 1, as announced by Ramsey County Director of Community Corrections John Klavins last month.

Wed
05
Jun

Maplewood backs pair of affordable housing projects


Without making any financial commitments, the City of Maplewood gave its support May 28 to a possible 60-unit affordable housing project where a funeral home currently stands at 1310 Frost Ave. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

City likes potential for 60-unit, 99-unit developments 

 

St. Paul development group JB Vang has been working with Maplewood city staffers on a potential 60-unit affordable housing project at 1310 Frost Ave. 

Wed
05
Jun

Sights of Summer


As weather warms, sublime summer sights return. A man enjoyed a morning bike ride on White Bear Avenue in Maplewood May 31.
Wed
05
Jun

BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - June 5th, 2019

Oakdale Library events

Tue
04
Jun

Neighbors call for action as Twin Lake rises


Neighbors placed sandbags May 25 as Twin Lake’s rising waters threatened the lowest lying home on the lake. Residents are looking for help as there appears to be no end in sight for flooding on the Little Canada lake, which has no natural outflow. (submitted photo)

The unofficial start of summer was not a restful time for Burt Johnson, who lives in Little Canada on the west side of Twin Lake.

Mon
03
Jun

A universal connection


Marjorie Otto photos/Review

As a way to share a community meal, and to share in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with non-Muslim neighbors, a community iftar dinner was served May 28 at Highwood Hills Elementary School.

Wed
29
May

$2.7 million and 180 acres: Lake Elmo settles with 3M


Lake Jane in Lake Elmo. The city announced it reached a settlement to end its lawsuit against 3M over pollutants the company made that were found in Lake Elmo groundwater. (file photo)

After decades of contamination findings, lawsuits and finger-pointing, Lake Elmo and 3M have reached a resolution. 

Wed
29
May

Oakdale author’s knack for history unearths gangster hideout story


Oakdale author Betty Passick with her historical novel, “Gangster in our Midst.” (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Fairbank, Iowa, population 1,123, had a rumor so juicy it persisted for generations. 

People believed a gangster, Al Capone’s bookkeeper, Louie La Cava, relocated to the farmtown in the 1920s to hide out. 

Wed
29
May

Locals welcome North St. Paul growth


On the minds of city brass and residents as North St. Paul grows is adequate parking, which is already sometimes tight. Lynnda Ziebol, who lives on Fourth Avenue East, said parking is especially confounding during the History Cruzer Car Show, when it’s sometimes hard to get a car down her road. (Solomon Gustavo photos/Review)

Adequate parking will be a priority

 

North St. Paul is growing — the city has the space and empty lots have been snapped up by developers for new housing. 

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