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Wed
27
Nov

Priest charged with 4th degree CSC

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon it has charged the Rev. Mark Andrew Huberty with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. The priest, head pastor of Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic in Maplewood, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an adult woman he had been counseling.
The Twin Cities Archdiocese says Huberty has denied the allegations.

Wed
27
Nov

An angel in Oakdale


Oakdale resident Relindis Moffor and 10 staff members operate Angel of Mercy USA, a nonprofit she founded in 2005. Through three offices located in Cameroon, the organization serves about 750 people, many of whom have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Their clients live in about 10 villages in the west central African country. (submitted photos)

Some days, Relindis Oyebog Moffor, a registered nurse at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, works a 16-hour shift in the dead of night caring for ailing patients. Then she comes home, makes a phone call to Cameroon and provides care for several hundred people living nearly 7,000 miles away.

Wed
27
Nov

Colombian orphans arrive in Shoreview for Camp of Dreams

A group of 11 orphans have traveled thousands of miles from their native Colombia to Shoreview to spend a week and a half at the Camp of Dreams held at the Ona Orth Ministry Center on Snail Lake’s northeast shore.
The camp runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2. During this time the children will participate in a Minnesota-style camp experience, which will include a traditional Thanksgiving feast, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, games, and a trip to an indoor water park.

Tue
26
Nov

Roseville residents weigh in on possibility of organized trash hauling

The Roseville City Council has not decided not to rule out the possibility of organized trash hauling for the city, but will not be moving forward with any official process at this time.
The possibility of implementing an organized trash collection system in Roseville has been a topic of discussion in recent years, and the Public Works, Environment and Transportation Commission recently passed an updated resolution that asked the Roseville City Council to consider that possibility.

Tue
26
Nov

Canadian Pacific Railway changing its operations at Cardigan Junction

Residents living near Cardigan Junction in southeast Shoreview may get some relief from the around-the-clock train noise they have been enduring since this spring as a result of increased railroad activity.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that they would be implementing a new operation plan through the junction.
CPR, which owns the railway intersection just north of I-694 and west of Rice Street, has seen an uptick in business lately as a result of an improved economy, according to Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the company.

Tue
26
Nov

Preliminary designs for road reconstruction near TCAAP unveiled


Proposed improvements to the County Road H and County Highway 96 interchanges with I-35W are still in the preliminary phases. Ramsey County is seeking state funding to help pay for the improvements that would address operational, safety and bridge deficiencies as well as to provide for future needs. (graphic courtesy of Google Maps)

Ramsey County held an open house for residents to learn more about reconstruction plans for the County Road 96 and County Road H interchanges with Interstate 35W Nov. 19 at the Ramsey County Public Works Facility in Arden Hills.
County officials, in cooperation with the cities of Shoreview, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Arden Hills along with Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Rice Creek Watershed District, are currently reviewing several preliminary design alternatives for the reconstruction project.

Mon
25
Nov

Jeffery Trevino sentenced to 27.5 years in prison

Jeffery Trevino of St. Paul was sentenced to 330 months, or about 27 1/2 years, in prison at a hearing in Ramsey County Court Nov. 25.
A courtroom full of family members, volunteer searchers and journalists watched as Trevino entered the room, looking solemn and wearing an orange Ramsey County jail jumpsuit.

Mon
25
Nov

Police warn of phone scam targeting Spanish speakers - East Side

St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District noticed a string of reports of a phone scammer on the prowl.
Police said Spanish-speaking adults have reported someone claiming to be from “Xcel Energy” had called them. The scammer would tell the victims they are past due on utility bills, and that their power will be shut off.

Mon
25
Nov

City identifies East Seventh Street as a starter streetcar route


A map of the Seventh Street streetcar line’s rough outline was drafted by the city. The alignment through downtown is yet to be determined. (submitted graphic)

The East Side could be first in the cue for a streetcar line.
In the final phase of the city’s Streetcar Feasibility Study, the East Seventh Street corridor was identified as a top choice for routes.

Mon
25
Nov

Mendota Heights to tackle Victoria Road project in phases

Faced with one of its most expensive projects in recent memory, the Mendota Heights City Council has decided it will soften the financial blow of its extensive street repairs in the Rolling Green/Victoria Road neighborhoods by  splitting the work into stages.
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the council unanimously voted in favor of an option that would rehabilitate streets in the Rolling Green neighborhood and reconstruct Victoria Road North in 2014, while leaving the reconstruction of Victoria Road South for a later date.

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