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Tiny East Side gift shop closing after more than 60 years


file photo • Sandeen describes the items at the shop as things you’d find at “grandma’s house” — traditional decorations and gifts.

Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts will close at the end of August

 

Mon
09
Jul

South St. Paul city administrator prepares to say goodbye


courtesy of Steve King • Steve King, left, is wrapping up a 15-year career in South St. Paul, and more than 30 years as a city administrator, at the end of the month. His replacement is Joel Hanson, who most recently served as city administrator of Little Canada.

After 30 years in public service, South St. Paul City Administrator Steve King is looking to the next chapter of his life — retirement. The 67-year-old, who has worked for South St.

Wed
04
Jul

Updates planned for Interstate 94


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • The interchange where interstates 94, 694 and 494 meet will be under construction in 2019 and 2020. The map at right shows the flow of traffic during the first phase of construction in 2019.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be renovating a major interchange in 2019 and 2020, affecting east metro commuters and area residents alike. 

Wed
04
Jul

Police find aspiring business owner’s prostitution connections

Oakdale council denies massage parlor license application

Tue
03
Jul

The old and the new teach story of life at Bell Museum


Mike Munzenrider photo • A woolly mammoth and other ice age creatures are some of the newest additions to the new $79 million Bell Museum, located at the corner of Cleveland and Larpenteur avenues on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in Falcon Heights. Its grand opening is July 13-15.

The woolly mammoth towering over the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues will soon be a familiar sight as the new Bell Museum opens in Falcon Heights this month.

Tue
03
Jul

Deputy recognized for saving woman from Arden Hills house fire


Solomon Gustavo • Deputy Don Rindal was awarded a Class A Medal of Valor by Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier for saving a woman’s life from an April house fire in Arden Hills. He was honored during a ceremony in Little Canada June 27.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office held an award ceremony at a Little Canada patrol station June 27, commemorating department staffers for bravery in a specific life-saving act, or for such bravery over the course of a career. 

Tue
03
Jul

New Brighton seeking new city logo


submitted graphic • New Brighton is in the process of selecting a new logo to replace its current logo, as seen above. This month, residents will have a chance to vote on their favorite new city logo, before the city council makes a final decision July 24.

“For me,” said New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter during a recent interview, explaining the power of branding, “ask Google how important branding is to them, or Ford or Chevy.”

Tue
03
Jul

Falcon Heights awarded for task force work in wake of Castile shooting

Officials say there’s plenty more to be done

The League of Minnesota Cities announced June 21 that Falcon Heights was a winner of its 2018 City of Excellence Award.

Tue
03
Jul

‘Car shopping’ in Falcon Heights

In mid June, Falcon Heights saw multiple small sprees of people rifling through cars left unlocked overnight.

Mon
02
Jul

Met Council study shows region needs more housing

The message from a recent Metropolitan Council study is that the metro region needs more housing. 

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