Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
06
Jun

Record-length sturgeon caught by retired Oakdale businessman


courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • Jack Burke broke a Minnesota catch-and-release record for the longest lake sturgeon while fishing on the Rainy River with a neighbor May 4. The fish was 73 inches long with a 32-inch girth.

When Jack Burke got to a Rainy River boat landing around 6 a.m. May 4, he couldn’t have anticipated the success he would have fishing that day, but by 11 a.m.

Mon
04
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: Winter worries abandoned in favor of summer fun

When seeds from a nearby cottonwood tree came to rest in the grass May 23 at North St. Paul’s Dorothy Park, they looked like a light accumulation of snow flurries.

Mon
04
Jun

Legal battles over White Bear Lake water level ruling continue


file photo • North St. Paul is one of ten cities with groundwater wells within a five-mile radius of White Bear Lake, a region determined by a Ramsey County judge to be influencing the lake’s chronically low water contitions. The city and others are fighting elements of the judge’s ruling that would mean costly changes to the way they deliver water to residents and business.

Legislature, DNR and North St. Paul resist water-use changes.

Mon
04
Jun

New nature center opens in Lake Elmo June 2


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Construction is winding down at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center as volunteers from the Friends of Lake Elmo’s Sunfish Lake Park prepare for the center’s grand opening on Saturday, June 2.

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center, named in memory of a Lake Elmo resident, will open to the public on Saturday, June 2, during a grand opening event.

Wed
23
May

Volunteers recognized with North St. Paul Community Service Awards

For the third year in a row, the North St. Paul City Council presented Community Service Awards to several standout volunteers in the community.

Wed
23
May

Summer ‘begins’ with a busy night in North St. Paul


file photo • The History Cruze Car Show will be rumbling into North St. Paul on Friday, June 1, for the first time this season and continue on Friday nights through mid September.

Car show, Relay For Life events are June 1

 

Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, North St. Paul will mark the first of the month as the unofficial start of the season. 

Wed
23
May

Two local elementary schools to be remodeled

In an effort to reduce crowding and be proactive about the area’s growing population, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 has begun planning for remodeling work to be done at two area elementary schools.

Mon
21
May

One-year-old boy hit and killed by car at Maplewood home

Was thought to have been inside house

 

A 1-year-old boy was accidentally struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a family member in a Maplewood neighborhood the night of May 20.

Wed
16
May

Tobacco 21 discussions begin slowly in Maplewood


file photo • Youth from John Glenn Middle School’s Support Our School group have talked with several elected officials about raising the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21. During Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation Day on March 22, the students met with Reps. Leon Lillie and Peter Fischer, as well as Sen. Chuck Wiger, at the Capitol, and in April, they met with Maplewood Mayor Nora Slawik.

Cities changing the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 is a growing trend in the metro area. The week of May 7, Shoreview and Falcon Heights became the first east metro cities to join the trend, which includes five other cities in Minnesota.

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