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Sat
25
May

‘Fun’ is the goal at Artsy Smartsy studio in New Brighton


Brightly colored décor inspires art students who create their projects at Artsy Smartsy Studio in New Brighton. (photos by Vonny Rohloff/Bulletin)

The new Artsy Smartsy Studio at 909 Seventh Ave. N.W. in New Brighton is the inspiration of Tina Ottmar, an artist, and educator.
Her aim, she says, is to reach people who are underserved in art, and now she has accessible space to help her achieve that goal.

Fri
24
May

Trial begins for Lori Baker murder suspect


Thomas Fox

The trial for the man accused of killing Oakdale resident Lori Christine Baker began last week.

Thu
23
May

Oakdale man charged in connection with Woodbury burglaries

A 30-year-old Oakdale man has been charged in connection with two burglaries in Woodbury after a GPS monitoring device tracked the movements of a vehicle he was allegedly driving.

Thu
23
May

Victim drenched in blood after assault in East Side home


Paul Lee

Lee accused of stabbing, choking sister-in-law in late-night encounter, no motive evident

Wed
22
May

Buyers beware: some deals are ‘too good to be true’


Piotr Wasienski

To those who regularly scroll through craigslist.com listings for deals on gift cards: be careful.
The website’s free and anonymous postings may provide an excellent forum for buying and selling discounted items, but it can also become a hotbed for scams.

Wed
22
May

Maplewood’s Jim Antonen leaving; Chuck Ahl made manager


Jim Antonen, newly-arrived to Maplewood in 2009, enjoys the fact he had already made the front page of the Review. (file photo)

After 47 years in public service, Maplewood City Manager Jim Antonen is ready for a break. Earlier this year, a notable birthday prompted him to make the decision to retire.
“I turned 65 earlier this year, which is retirement age. That’s really the reason -- it’s time,” Antonen said. “I’ll be wintering in California, where I have a home, and summering in Minnesota. I have a townhome here and a home there in California.”

Wed
22
May

Highway 36 in Lake Elmo reduced to single lane overnight through mid-June

Overnight motorists in both directions on Highway 36 between Interstate 694 and one mile east of Demontreville Trail in Lake Elmo can expect delays until mid-June as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on shoulder removal and begins construction of a “J-turn” lane.

Wed
22
May

Oakdale to provide contract fire services to Landfall

Oakdale has reached an agreement with Landfall to provide fire services for the small community.
At the May 14 Oakdale City Council meeting, Fire Chief Jeff Anderson told council members that the two cities had reached an agreement that works well for Oakdale. The council voted unanimously to approve the contract agreement, which will begin in June and last through the end of 2017.

Wed
22
May

U.S. News ranks St. Anthony Village High School third in state

U.S. News and World Report ranked St. Anthony Village High School (SAVHS) the third best in the state in its recently released 2013 Best High Schools report.  
U.S. News analyzed data from more than 21,000 public high schools from across the country to determine its rankings.

Wed
22
May

Local legislators weigh in on marriage bill

On an unseasonably hot afternoon last Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage in front of thousands of cheering Minnesotans watching from the Capitol grounds.
Just days before Dayton signed the marriage equality bill, state legislators passed it in a 75-59 vote in the Minnesota House after a two-hour debate on Thursday, May 9.
On Monday, May 13, the same bill passed in the Minnesota Senate 37-30 after several hours of debate.

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