Aundrea Kinney

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

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18
Jan

Speed studies to examine 10th Street and Inwood Avenue


A speed study is planned for 10th Street between Heron and Century Avenues.

Oakdale’s 10th Street North and Lake Elmo’s Inwood Avenue North are among nine segments of Washington County roadways that will be the focus of updated speed studies. 

Wed
11
Jan

Lake Elmo city council passes 2017 property tax levy

In a year marked by split votes and strong differences of opinion, it was probably no surprise to most observers when the Lake Elmo City Council members, in one of their final actions of 2016, were divided when it came time to approve the municipa

Wed
11
Jan

Anne Smith says 12 years is enough


Anne Smith

Lake Elmo City Council member reflects on political career 

Wed
28
Dec

Maplewood police investigating robbery of credit union


Surveillance photos show an armed robber inside the Unity One Credit Union on Beam Avenue in Maplewood on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

The Maplewood Police Department and the Minneapolis office of the FBI are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Unity One Credit Union, 1535 Beam Ave. 

Wed
28
Dec

North St. Paul church’s offerings stolen the week before Christmas


Sunday collection plate offerings were stolen Dec. 19 from Christ Lutheran Church located on East 17th Avenue in North St. Paul.

Members of Christ Lutheran Church in North St. Paul were saddened to learn the church was burglarized the night of Monday, Dec. 19, and the Sunday collection plate offerings were stolen. 

Wed
28
Dec

North St. Paul passes general fund levy and budget

On Dec. 6, the North St. Paul City Council passed the 2017 general fund budget and property-tax levy.

The 2017 general fund budget was set at $6,953,530, which is $44,378 more than the 2016 general fund budget. 

Wed
21
Dec

Sanctuary or circus?


During the autumn cleanup at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North St. Paul, many decorations were moved from gravesites to the space behind the privacy fence at the edge of the cemetery. All of the items were tagged, so the owners could retrieve them, but two months later many of the same items remain there untouched.

St. Mary’s Cemetery: stricter adornment policies divide community

Wed
21
Dec

Paul Reinke appointed as Oakdale mayor


City administrator Bart Fischer swore in Paul Reinke as mayor of Oakdale at the Dec. 13 city council meeting.

At the Dec. 13 Oakdale City Council meeting, the council unanimously appointed council member Paul Reinke, 58, to fill the vacant mayoral position until a candidate is elected in a special election. Reinke was sworn in during the same meeting.

Wed
21
Dec

Maplewood passes 2017 levy with 5 percent increase

Maplewood held a public truth-in-taxation hearing during its regular Dec. 12 city council meeting. 

After the hearing, council members cast unanimous votes for a 5 percent increase in the city’s property-tax levy for next year.

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18
Dec

A man of spiritual words & local actions


After many years of community service, Crist and Noma Langelett of North St. Paul describe themselves as “finally retiring” from some of their many volunteer duties.

Crist Langelett cutting back after many years of extraordinary volunteerism

Crist Langelett is a community icon in North St. Paul, though his influence has touched lives all over the east metro. 

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