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Thu
22
Aug

Openings still available for St. Anthony PD’s Citizen Academy

If you have ever wondered how a police department operates, the Citizen’s Academy is your chance to learn about its inner workings.
The St. Anthony Police Department will be hosting its eighth annual Citizen Police Academy on Thursday evenings from Sept. 5 to November 7 (no class on Oct. 31) from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Thu
22
Aug

New tastes and sights at State Fair

Leave it to the Minnesota State Fair to entice guests with new foods hitting the stick and plunging into the fryers.

This year’s new lineup of foods includes bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp on-a-stick, deep-fried pickles dipped in chocolate sauce and grilled glazed doughnuts on-a-stick.
Is your mouth watering yet?

Thu
22
Aug

Lake Elmo withdraws from state’s water pollution lawsuit against 3M

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Lake Elmo announced that it has withdrawn from a groundwater pollution lawsuit against 3M filed by the Minnesota attorney general’s office.
Lake Elmo is instead opting to enter into a tolling agreement that would allow the city to “cease ongoing legal action” and “collaboratively review facts and scientific data relating to groundwater quality” with 3M, according to a statement released by the city.

Wed
21
Aug

North St. Paul alarmed by string of daytime home burglaries

Residents of North St. Paul have seen a dramatic rise in daytime burglaries this summer.
Police Capt. Dustin Nikituk reports that since June 1, police have been called to the scenes of "numerous residential burglaries."

Wed
21
Aug

Oakdale doles out 2013 “Acorn Awards”


AJ Moses and Ann Ribbens, proactive to protect the environment, won the Oakdale Acorn Award for Green Innovation. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Certain properties in Oakdale are extra easy on the eyes, and each year city officials seek to recognize them with a well-deserved “Acorn Award.”
The Acorn Awards are a long-standing tradition in the city and given to properties that go above and beyond general maintenance standards.

Wed
21
Aug

Mounds View continues to collect Xcel franchise fees

The Mounds View City Council approved a continuation of a franchise fee on Xcel Energy electric and natural gas services in the city at its Monday, Aug. 12 meeting.
The city first adopted a franchise free agreement on electric and natural gas services in 1993.

Mon
19
Aug

City manager looks to bring new ideas to WSP


Matt Fulton, who started as city manager of West St. Paul Aug. 5, says he’s eager to work with residents to discover new ways to keep the city healthy in the long term. (Luke Reiter/Review)

Matt Fulton, West St. Paul’s new city manager, can trace the start of his public service career back to a city for which he’s never actually worked.
As a high school student, Fulton served as class president and participated in mock-government activities such as Boys State, but he recalls a precise moment on a trip to Duluth -- cresting the hill just southwest of the city at night, looking down on the streetscapes and buildings glimmering against a darkened Lake Superior -- that he realized he wanted to be part of the engine that powers such cities.

Mon
19
Aug

Fake money on the rise locally

While cases of counterfeit currency are declining statewide, Dakota County is seeing increasing incidents involving people trying to purchase goods with phony money.
Both South St. Paul and West St. Paul police departments have reported mounting problems this year. “It’s happening all over the place,” South St. Paul Detective Colleen Wahl said. “People are printing the money - sometimes it’s good (quality); sometimes it’s bad.”

Mon
19
Aug

Change is in order for Boys Totem Town


The 100-year-old Boys Totem Town facility sits among a serene acreage just east of Highway 61 and just south of Lower Afton Road. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A century after Boys Totem Town became a juvenile correctional facility, officials are beginning to study its main building, which is in need of repairs.
The assessment could go in many directions, from a makeover to a new facility to a demolition -- it’s all up in the air.
Sitting among acres of untouched nature, the facility lies just east of Highway 61, just south of Lower Afton Road. It’s currently housing about 25 boys, who are there after sentencing for crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Mon
19
Aug

St. Paul Parks to tear down ‘the People’s Park’


A small group of concerned residents gathered on Wednesday, August 7, to protest the potential destruction of the squatting art park at 680 Wells St. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Things are not looking good for proponents of the squatting art park at 680 Wells St.
Despite protests from some residents, St. Paul Parks and Recreation plans to tear it down, citing safety concerns.
The department has offered to help preserve certain pieces of art within the makeshift park, but has plans to remove the artwork and the retaining walls and regrade the land.

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