Ramsey County


Few surprises in 2016 Roseville area elections

Jason Etten

Little Canada, legislative incumbents re-elected


2016-17 Community Guide

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North St. Paul police arrest 'zombie hunter'

Ryan Stanislaw

Resident now faces two felony charges

It's not even Halloween yet, and creepy clowns have been making the news. As if that weren't enough, apparently North St. Paul residents also need to be wary of zombies -- and zombie hunters.


Ramsey County Fair and White Bear Ave Parade 2016

As mom Tobi watches, Samantha set down her umbrella to add her touch to the giant coloring book mounted on the exhibit building.

The Ramsey County Fair, which celebrated its 103 year, took place July 13 through July 17. The kickoff of the fair started with the White Bear Avenue parade on July 13.


Police shoot and kill black man in Falcon Heights, protests ensue

A memorial for Philando Castile stood at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights July 7. Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer July 6. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Facebook video recorded on scene moments after shooting.
The eyes of the nation were focused on Falcon Heights Thursday, July 7, after a black man was fatally shot by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights the evening of July 6.


Charge stolen cards — get charged

Damien Alexander McVay

Man charged with identity theft in relation to 22 metro-wide thefts
Damien Alexander McVay, 26, has been charged with identity theft in Washington County in relation to 22 thefts he allegedly committed throughout the metro area between February and June this year.


Cars leave the roadway after pavement buckles on Highway 36

The rear end of an SUV is pitched into the air on Highway 36 June 11 as seen in footage from a Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera. Pavement buckled on the roadway due to the heat -- the roadway was fixed shortly after the buckle was reported. (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)

Soaring temperatures the evening of June 11 caused pavement on Highway 36 to buckle on the border of Maplewood and Little Canada at Edgerton Street.


Ramsey County agrees to believe

At a launching event for the Ramsey County: A Start by Believing Community initiative Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said, “As friends we can believe and support these victims. As criminal justice system providers and others we can believe and ensure that good solid investigation occurs.” (Aundrea Kinney/Review)

Communities unite against sexual violence

One in six women and one in 33 men are victims of sexual assault, and only a fraction of sexual assault cases are ever reported, according to John Choi Ramsey County Attorney.

“Just in Ramsey County alone, two-thirds of all the cases that are investigated by police agencies never even come to the county judge’s office or prosecution to deal with,” Choi said.


North St. Paul says goodbye to a local icon

In 1995 Ellsworth Erickson revisited photographs taken in Europe during World War II. While serving his country, Erickson developed film to be viewed in 3D. This early version of 3D required photos to be taken from slightly different vantage points. Once developed, the photos were viewed through plastic glasses. (file photo)
Ellsworth Erickson, 92, was World War II vet, popular teacher, civic leader 

North St. Paul lost one of its few remaining World War II veterans on March 3, 2016, when Ellsworth Erickson succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

He will be remembered by the public as a family man, a veteran, a teacher, an artist and a friend. His family members said they will remember him for his loyalty, honesty and optimism that permeated all aspects of his life.

“It was hard because even though he was 92, he acted young; he thought young,” said his daughter Sheryl Erickson in an interview last week.


Cowern teacher Julie Swanson makes Teacher of the Year semifinals

Julie Swanson
Julie Swanson

Julie Swanson was recently named one of the 34 semifinalists for the 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 


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