The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)
Sunday, August 28, 2016
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The rezoning application for 419 Whitall St. was approved unanimously by the St. Paul Planning Commission on Aug. 19 and awaits final approval by the St. Paul City Council. This comes after a somewhat tense Payne-Phalen Community Planning and Economic Development committee meeting on Aug. 3... + continue reading

The modern view of the corner of Payne Avenue and York Street, facing south, with 900 Payne on the left side. (Marjorie Otto/Review)
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As new businesses begin occupying storefronts along Payne Avenue, many building owners are discovering that careful considerations must be made regarding the historic character of the avenue’s historic commercial corridor.  Those involved at 900 Payne Ave., the future home of Caydence... + continue reading
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On Aug. 6, Urban Oasis hosted a community meal as a way to wrap up the Edible Streetscape project. The meal consisted of wild rice salad bean thread noodle salad, stewed black beans, braised collards, African berbere chicken and coconut rice pudding. The recipes were based off some of the many... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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The Slackers won the Class D Championship in action against the Pink Socks during the 40th annual Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff Aug. 14. There were 96 teams participating in the annual Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff Days. + continue reading
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Jack Nemmers tries his skill at “Batter Up” and came close to getting a home run at the fun kid’s games at North Haven Saturday afternoon. Logan Ambright gets a Ninja Turtle face painting out at the North Haven Summer Festival Aug. 13, an event organized by North Haven Church in North St. Paul.... + continue reading

The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)

The modern view of the corner of Payne Avenue and York Street, facing south, with 900 Payne on the left side. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

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The vacant lots in the 400 block of Whitall Street, marked with a star, are located just up the hill from the HealthPartners medical complex (light purple) along Phalen Boulevard. (courtesy of the St. Paul Zoning Committee)
Sunday, 08/28/16
The rezoning application for 419 Whitall St. was approved unanimously by the St. Paul Planning Commission on Aug. 19 and awaits final approval by the St. Paul City Council. This comes after a somewhat tense Payne-Phalen Community Planning and Economic Development committee meeting on... + continue reading
Sunday, 08/28/16
During a closed executive session on Monday, Aug. 22, the Inver Grove Heights City Council directed city administration to begin an internal investigation on Police Chief Larry Stanger. The investigation will be conducted through an independent investigator. City administrator Joe... + continue reading

Great Smoky Mountains, which straddles North Carolina and Tennessee, attracts people from around the country and is the most visited national park.
Sunday, 08/28/16
A reminder that the journey is as important as the destination I’ve narrowly escaped a charging bison bull in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, come face to face with a huge alligator while hiking in a Florida national wildlife refuge, been startled by a mountain lion sprinting through... + continue reading
Sunday, 08/28/16
At the Aug. 22 meeting, the West St. Paul City Council continued discussion on updating the city’s Renaissance Plan. The Renaissance Plan has guided private redevelopment within the Robert Street for roughly 15 years and incorporated a commercial site plan review process. Cuningham... + continue reading
Sunday, 08/28/16
While Inver Grove Heights has experienced plenty of residential and commercial development in recent years, there are still large tracts that remain woods, pastureland and farm fields, especially in the southwestern portion of the suburb.  Hunters have traditionally used those... + continue reading

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Sunday, 08/28/16
Thursday, July 28 — Wednesday, August 3 District 1 District 2 District 4 District 5 About the blotter The East Side... + continue reading

South West Review


Isabella MCauley of Inver Grove Heights beams as she holds the state girls Junior PGA Warrior Cup trophy, which she won in a three-way playoff.
Sunday, 08/28/16
Isabella McCauley of Inver Grove Heights is a winner of the 2016 Minnesota Junior PGA Warrior Cup presented by Valspar.  This was an invitation only event at Pebble Creek Golf Club for... + continue reading

Roseville - Little Canada

Tuesday, 08/23/16
The new Bell Museum and Planetarium on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota takes shape at the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights, as seen on Aug. 17. The more... + continue reading

Roselawn Cemetery cancelled a planned car show at the cemetery following days of public criticism.
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With its malt-making machines still under plastic and pushed to the front so the rest of the shop can be scrubbed clean, Kiwanis Malts gets ready for another year at the Minnesota State Fair. Run by the North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club, money raised by the shop goes towards helping kids.
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At left, incoming North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club president Scott Johnson, and at far right, outgoing president Dale Jensen. Cleaning Kiwanis Malts can make for some cramped quarters — through the run of the fair club members, family and other volunteers will cover some 260 shifts at the shop.
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Oakdale - Lake Elmo

Wednesday, 08/24/16
Ballot now set for Nov. 8 election Candidate filings closed Aug. 16 for cities and school boards that do not hold primaries for the general election.  The following individuals will be on... + continue reading

Ramsey Co. - Maplewood


The Gateway Gold Line BRT Policy Advisory Committee members reviewed new route options in Oakdale and Woodbury at their August 18 meeting. A decision on the preferred route is expected this fall after a robust community engagement process.
Wednesday, 08/24/16
A potential new route for the proposed bus rapid transit Gateway Gold Line was revealed at an Aug. 18 meeting of the Gateway Corridor Commission and Policy Advisory Committee. The Gold Line BRT... + continue reading

Bulletin Area

08/24/2016
Candidate filing for municipal elections in cities without primaries closed Aug. 16. The following is a rundown of the candidates in the Bulletin area that voters can expect to see on their Nov. 8... + continue reading

Shoreview city council members agree that the city’s two websites need upgrading, and especially optimization for mobile devices. A screenshot of the City Hall website as viewed on a computer. Some future updates could change the drop-down menu format and other details.
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A screenshot shows how an iPhone displays Shoreview’s City Hall website. Though it’s different from how a desktop computer would display the home screen, it’s also not as easy to maneuver as it could be, according to council members and city staff.
08/24/2016

Before you make it to the Midway at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, security staff at the gates will check bags, purses, coolers and packages as a part of new security measures for 2016.
08/21/2016

Protesters began to gather at the entrance to the community center in St. Anthony Village around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The organizing group -- Justice Occupation for Philando -- said it would wrap up the protest around 4:30 p.m. so that participants could join a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was scheduled to make a fundraising stop in Minneapolis that evening. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
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Alex Cardenas of Mounds View silently holds a sign Aug. 19 in protest of Jeronimo Yanez returning to work as a St. Anthony police officer following the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castille during a traffic stop last month. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
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Dane McLain of Minneapolis joins a group protesting officer Jeronimo Yanez's return to work at the St. Anthony Village Community Center. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
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One protester approaches a man videoing protesters on his iPad. The recording had been going on for nearly an hour without an obvious end in sight. Through a heated conversation, the man in the car, at first reluctant to talk, eventually indicated that he was recording the protest with intentions to upload it to YouTube or to provide it to RT (Russia Today) news site. The protester, who happened to have some Russian language skills, used them to converse with the motorist. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
08/19/2016
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