Solomon Gustavo

Wed
26
Jun

Friends Used Bookstore offer cheap books, fund libraries


Friends Used Bookstore volunteers Kathy Robbins and Diane Miller at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

A tax-funded, free public library system is a social treasure that’s easy to take for granted. 

Wed
26
Jun

North St. Paul OKs pawn shop, updates massage therapy licensing


The North St. Paul City Council approved a permit for Twin Cities Pawn to open for business at 2231 11th Ave. near Target. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

In an effort to be as “business friendly as possible,” the North St. Paul City Council welcomed a new pawn shop to town and updated its ordinance for massage therapy licencing. 

Wed
26
Jun

Highway 36 closed in Lake Elmo due to semi rollover


A semi-truck rolled over on Highway 36 in Lake Elmo, causing it to be shut down for a couple hours the morning of June 18. (submitted photos)

The Minnesota State Patrol had to shut down both lanes of traffic on Highway 36 in Lake Elmo to attend to a semi that had crashed and rolled over June 18. 

Wed
26
Jun

Window World opens off Highway 36


Solomon Gustavo/Review

Window World recently opened at 2220 Highway 36 in the former North St. Paul Ace Hardware Store space. “Where’s Ace?” people sometimes come in and ask, said Window World franchise owner Mary Derosier.

Wed
19
Jun

Maplewood council bares teeth enacting Myth security plan

Following an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Maplewood City Council members and Myth Live lawyers at its June 10 meeting, the council approved a plan for improving security at the venue. 

Wed
19
Jun

Maplewood approves new tennis courts


The Maplewood City Council approved replacing tennis courts at Sherwood Park on Kennard Street. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

At its June 10 meeting, the Maplewood City Council approved replacing tennis courts at Sherwood Park on Kennard Street. 

Wed
19
Jun

Drunk driving suspected cause of fatal Lake Elmo crash


James Lohr

A one-car crash June 6 in Lake Elmo that killed a passenger in the backseat is suspected to have been caused by a man driving drunk.

Wed
12
Jun

St. Paul man shot in chest in Maplewood

Around midnight on June 4, a man was accidentally shot in the chest in the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. 

Wed
12
Jun

Author and memoirist mines tough reflection


Author and memoirist Gloria VanDemmeltraadt outside her Oakdale home with a title from her murder mystery fiction series. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Even when writing a memoir, there is a line. 

“I decided my kids didn’t need to know all of this,” says Gloria VanDemmeltraadt of her first book, “Musing and Munching,” a memoir on her life. 

Wed
12
Jun

Planting people


Solomon Gustavo/Review

People seed and tend to plants on 7th Avenue in North St. Paul.

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