Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

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15
Aug

Primary election results roll in for Washington County

The primary election, held Aug. 14, determined the candidates for this fall's general election, many of which are familiar faces to Washington County voters.

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15
Aug

Maplewood City Council candidates set after primary

The terms of two Maplewood City Council members are ending in December, and since five people filed for candidacy to fill those positions, one candidate had to be eliminated during the Aug. 14 primary.

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15
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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15
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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15
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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15
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.

Wed
08
Aug

International sex trafficking organization busted in Minnesota

Washington County Attorney’s Office charges four group leaders

 

Wed
08
Aug

Former North High School teacher passes away at age 89


Herbert King

Herbert “Herb” E. King, a former teacher and coach at North High School, died July 26. He was 89 years old.

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08
Aug

Primary election voters to narrow field of candidates Aug. 14

It is almost time for the primary election, when area residents will have the chance to narrow down candidates for the general election. The votes cast Aug. 14 will determine who will be on the Nov. 6 ballots.

Wed
08
Aug

North St. Paul Police assist in underage sex sting


photos courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office / graphic courtesy Thomas Bonneville • Nearly 20 men, aged between 20 and 60 and from all over the metro area, were recently charged in Ramsey County for allegedly attempting to have sex with minors following a sting operation that brought the men to a North St. Paul apartment earlier this year.

Undercover investigations lead to charges against 19 men

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