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A day in the life of a Payne Avenue restaurant owner


Marjorie Otto/Review • When business picks up during the lunch rush, Eddie Wu steps in to help cook. On this particular Tuesday, it was just Wu, one cook and one server.

There’s a sense of magic when eating at a restaurant — your order goes in and a bit later, a warm meal comes out. 

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Inver Grove Heights delays splitting up city land


courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights • The Inver Grove Heights City Council voted Aug. 13 to delay splitting up a portion of city-owned land, outlined in black, after residents raised concerns about the move. A plot that would have been created was to be purchased and used by AmericInn Hotel and Suites for a park and ride; the hotel currently has overflow parking at a nearby AMC Theatre.

The Inver Grove Heights City Council voted Aug. 13 to delay dividing up a piece of city-owned land along Highway 52, that would have been used as a hotel park and ride.

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Carter shares budget proposal, addresses East Side projects


Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter shared his priorities for the 2019 St. Paul Budget during an address at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School on Aug. 9.

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Aug

Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School


Malik Dontarius Turner

Man charged with second-degree murder.

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left a man dead near Harding High School.

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Aug

SNAPSHOTS: Walking for a cure in Dakota County

On Aug. 11, folks headed to Fleming Field in South St. Paul for the annual Relay for Life. Those in attendance helped raise money for the American Cancer Society by walking laps.

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Aug

SNAPSHOT: Washington County Fair 2018 - a runaway success!

Aundrea Kinney/Review  • Pig races are a popular event at the Washington County Fair, which was held Aug. 1-5.

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Aug

Maplewood mosque vandalized in possible hate crime


courtesy of the Maplewood Police Department • Two youth were caught on security footage July 29 vandalizing the Islamic Institute of Minnesota Al-Salam Mosque in Maplewood. Police are seeking help from the public in identifying them.

Police seeking help identifying the culprits.

 

Maplewood Police are working to identify two young men who were caught on security footage as they vandalized a Maplewood mosque around 1:30 a.m. on July 29.

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Aug

Local WWII vet gets replica Congressional Gold Medal


Copyright 2018 Lou Michaels • Over the years, Robert Holmstrom was awarded several military medals and commendations for his service in World War II, including the Croix de Guerre by the French government. In March, he and other OSS members collectively received the highest civilian honor when Congress presented them the Congressional Gold Medal, and on Aug. 6 U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum presented Holmstrom with a replica of that medal.

World War II veteran Robert Holmstrom of Maplewood was formally honored by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum when she presented him a replica Congressional Gold Medal at her St. Paul office Aug. 6 for his part in the victory of the Allied forces.

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Aug

Preliminary plans revealed for former Anchor Block site


courtesy of Google Maps • Developers of the former Anchor Block site shared plans with the North St. Paul City Council to build a variety of residential and commercial buildings on the lot. The vacant lot is located between McKnight Road, Highway 36, Third Street and South Avenue. The Gateway Trail bisects the lot into two parcels. Preliminary plans indicate the section south of the trail could be turned into townhomes, while the section north of it could be a mixture of apartment buildings, a self-storage facility and a coffee shop.

The North St. Paul City Council received an update on the development of the former Anchor Block property at an Aug. 8 special city council workshop.

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