Aundrea Kinney

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

Tue
07
Nov

Inclusive playground to be built inside the Maplewood Mall next fall


The first playground built by the Madison Claire Foundation is located in Woodbury and includes many of the features also planned for the playground that will be built inside the Maplewood Mall. • submitted rendering

The Maplewood Mall and the Madison Clair Foundation are partnering to build a free indoor playground that will be inclusive to children of all abilities.

Wed
01
Nov

Unconscious driver crashes into Hy-Vee on Halloween day 


An unconscious man experiencing medical issues crashed into Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31 and had to be transported to the hospital. After only a couple hours, almost all signs of the incident had been cleaned up. Aundrea Kinney/Review

A driver crashed his Chevy Tahoe into the Hy-Vee in Oakdale Oct. 31, striking the rental video dispenser, shelving and products displayed in the front of the grocery store. 

Tue
31
Oct

Amsterdam beyond the guidebook


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review Because Amsterdam is a flat city, the most popular mode of transportation is biking. Pedal bikes, motorized bikes and motorized scooters all travel in the bike lane, and pedestrians need to be careful not to get clipped when stepping off the sidewalk.

I first learned of the Netherlands during a first-grade career day presentation. The grandmother of one of my classmates was a flight attendant, and as we sat at our desks, she talked us through what it is like to fly in an airplane. 

Tue
24
Oct

Draft vision plan formed for Rice-Larpenteur corridor


Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are holding an Oct. 26 meeting to go over draft plans for the Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area with the public. courtesy of Google Street View

Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are all coming together to design improvements to the area of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue.

Tue
17
Oct

North St. Paul city manager resigns


Jason Ziemer

After working four years as North St. Paul’s city manager, Jason Ziemer resigned Oct. 6. The recruitment process for a new city manager has not yet begun, and in the meantime, the North St.

Tue
17
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Frosty gets a makeover


North St. Paul’s famous snowman statue that overlooks Highway 36 received a fresh coat of paint Oct. 9. The sculpture was built between 1972 and 1974 as a symbol of the city.

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos / Aundrea Kinney)

Tue
17
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Booya!


It’s a tradition for the North St. Paul Fire Department to host a booya fundraiser every fall — this year’s event was held Oct. 8 at Casey Lake Park.

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos / Aundrea Kinney)

Mon
16
Oct

North St. Paul food shelf experiences a different kind of scarcity: volunteers

The North St. Paul Area Food Shelf, which is run entirely by volunteers, is in trouble. Daytime volunteers have become a scarcity, and unless new volunteers step up, the food shelf may close.

Tue
10
Oct

String of area gas stations robbed at gunpoint


A person of interest has been identified in response to four robberies that occurred on Sept. 28 and 29. Photo courtesy of the Oakdale Police Department

One man allegedly robbed four area gas stations between Sept. 28 and 29. The Oakdale, Maplewood and North St. Paul police departments teamed up to identify a suspect who allegedly robbed gas stations in all three communities.

Tue
10
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Rock On!


St. Jerome Elementary School in Maplewood celebrated Kindness in Chalk Day Oct. 2. This national campaign was started in 2015 by a Minnesota blogger as an anti-bullying movement. Kind messages written in chalk are intended to be an inexpensive way to make someone’s day. Students of St. Jerome Elementary School celebrated by drawing pictures and writing messages in front of their school building before classes started. Aundrea Kinney photos/Review

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