Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Wed
13
May

A cultural sampler


Students share a dance wearing traditional Ethiopian dress.

The Festival of Cultures was held at North High May 8. Numerous countries were represented, showcasing popular foods, musical instruments, traditions, and dances of their culture. (photos/Linda Baumeister/Review)

Wed
13
May

A sobering reminder

Tartan’s SADD group held a mock car crash assembly for juniors and seniors May 8. The Alex Balluff family shared their story of Alex being hit by a drunken driver and having to relearn nearly everything.

Wed
13
May

Skyview schools go on one-hour lockdown

Police respond to reports of 'suspicious' former student on grounds

Skyview Middle and Skyview Elementary schools were locked down momentarily early Thursday morning, May 7. Oakdale police responded to Skyview Middle School, 1100 Heron Ave. N., just before 9 a.m. on a report of 14-year-old former Skyview student inside the building carrying a backpack.

Wed
13
May

City tightens rules on sale of tobacco related products

Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jonny Ny, 21, manager of E-Cigarettes, located off White Bear Ave., says he’s fearful the new ban on in-store sampling may destroy his business because customers are reluctant to buy a flavored product they haven’t sampled. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Maplewood City Hall was abuzz Monday, April 27, as small-business owners, students and activists waited outside council chambers for the meeting where revisions to the city's tobacco sale ordinance promised to spark a lively debate.

Wed
13
May

Senate passes Sgt. Bergeron highway bill

Just over five years after Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years — the Minnesota Senate has voted to name a section of Highway 36 in his honor. Sgt.

Wed
13
May

Missing grove plaque inspires Arbor Day event

On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)
On May 7, 1932, members of the 4th District of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, unveil a memorial plaque, dedicating an elm tree grove in Keller Park to George Washington in honor of the bicentennial of his birthday. The children were direct descendants of Augustine Washington, George Washington’s half-brother. (courtesy Minnesota Historical Society)

When he was a student in college, Maplewood City Council member Bob Cardinal spent time running and biking around Lake Phalen. Among the notable landmarks along the course, he says, was a boulder with a plaque marking a memorial grove.

Sun
03
May

Major I-35E closures to last until September

If you’re an East Sider who uses Interstate 35E north of Maryland Avenue, MnDOT advises you to be prepared.

Wed
29
Apr

Maplewood police, city departments hold auction

The City of Maplewood will auction off surplus, forfeited, and unclaimed property Saturday, May 2 at Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Rd. B.

Tue
28
Apr

Minnesotans will find their own histories in ‘Scandinavian Legacy’

The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)

In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:

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