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Mon
19
Aug

East Side building brought back to life


Cleo Kelly stands proudly outside the building he’s owned for 20 years. He’s finishing the facade, which he intends to be his ìmonument to the East Side. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Cleo Kelly’s a bit of a dreamer.
The 72-year-old man is also a lover of well-crafted buildings.
For 20 years he’s owned a classic old building at 798 Margaret St. on the East Side. The 1885 building is visible from busy East Seventh Street, and is full of detail and history, which he’s eager to show off.

Fri
16
Aug

Community, upset over recent violence, erupts with emotions and concern


Officials look on as the crowd gets organized before the start of the meeting on violence in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church. Moderating the meeting were Al Oertwig, president of the District 5 Community Council, standing in the center, and Leslie McMurray, executive director of council. In the background, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman talks to St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith.

Hundreds poured into the community meeting in the basement of Arlington Hills Lutheran Church yesterday.
Residents upset with the recent violence on the East Side filled the room to the brim, and it quickly became hot and stuffy. There was a long line out the door at 6:30 p.m. when the meeting was supposed to start.

Fri
16
Aug

All-night search in SSP finally locates snoozing boy

It was, in the words of Tommy Lee Jones' character in "The Fugitive," a search of every "residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse" and garage and shed in the area.
And thankfully for all concerned, it turned up its young target unharmed.

Fri
16
Aug

SSP police investigating Friday morning shooting

At 9 a.m. Friday morning, South St. Paul police were called to a scene near Roosevelt Field, in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue South, on a report of a shooting.
According to a statement by Police Chief William Messerich, they met a male there who said three other males had shot at him and then fled on foot.
The person shot at was not injured.

Thu
15
Aug

ISD 834 School Board approves putting levy request on November ballot

The Stillwater Area School District board of education has voted to put a levy referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot.
The vote, taken at the board’s Aug. 8 meeting, was unanimous.
According to a news release from the district, the decision to place the request to increase the district’s operating levy on the ballot came after two years of planning and community input, then months of discussion regarding recent changes in state legislation.

Thu
15
Aug

Volunteer teams paint NSP, Maplewood homes

If you live in a community in the Twin Cities, chances are good you’ve seen a house that has been painted by a Paint-A-Thon team. Over the last 29 years, Paint-A-Thon volunteers have painted 6,300 homes in the seven-county metro area.
Saturday, Aug. 3, was the official “paint day” for the 60 teams that participated in this year’s Paint-A-Thon, a program offered through the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Now in its 29th year, the program caters to low-income seniors and the physically disabled, who may not be able to paint their homes on their own.

Thu
15
Aug

Department of Health cites neglect in Maplewood nursing home death

The Minnesota Department of Health published a report of findings last week that says the death of a Ramsey County Care Center resident in April was the result of staff error.
The resident, who was supposed to be on a diet of puree-texture food, choked and died April 1 after being served an Easter holiday lunch. The resident did not have any teeth, and her care plan called for attendants to only serve her food the consistency of pudding. Additionally, the report says, the woman had a history of choking on solid foods.

Thu
15
Aug

Kath Auto Supply in North St. Paul closes

Much to the dismay of many local car-tinkerers, Kath Auto Supply, a small vehicle parts supplier in downtown North St. Paul, recently closed its doors.
A representative from Kath says the closure was “a corporate decision” by Uni-Select Auto Plus, which bought out the company some time ago.

Thu
15
Aug

Pool supply vehicle leaks toxic chemical in St. Anthony

A driver of a pool supply vehicle called police at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, when he noticed toxic pool cleaning chemicals leaking from the vehicle.
The driver spotted the chemical leak while in St. Anthony Village near 37th Avenue NE and Macalester Drive. He quickly called 911 to report the leak and parked the vehicle.
According to a police department press release, the vehicle traveled approximately six blocks while leaking the chemical before stopping at 37th Avenue and Highcrest Road in Roseville.

Wed
14
Aug

Molestation charges against NSP foster father dropped

In May, Ramsey County prosecutors dismissed two fourth-degree sexual conduct charges against Moua Soua Mouacheupao, 61, of North St. Paul. Mouacheupao was accused of molesting two female minors who were placed under foster care in his home with him and his wife, Sy Vang Mouacheupao.
A document submitted by the prosecution says “the State of Minnesota ... dismisses the (charges) on the grounds that the State is unable to maintain its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt at a trial in this matter.”
Mouacheupao has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal. Over the years, his house on Buhl Avenue has been home to more than 25 foster children ages 2-21.

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