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Wed
22
Feb

 Washington County spring weight restrictions go into effect

 Spring weight restrictions went into effect on Washington County roads at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 17. Restrictions will be in effect for eight weeks, unless extraordinary conditions require extending them.

Wed
22
Feb

Gateway Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit project moves along

The Washington County Board of Commissioners took more steps Feb. 14 to complete planning for the Gateway Gold Line bus rapid transit corridor between downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot and Woodbury generally parallel to Interstate 94 route.

Wed
22
Feb

The path to become a city


Maplewood’s first village officials are sworn in.

A History of Maplewood

Bob Jensen  - President of the Maplewood Area Historical Society

The written history of Maplewood begins about 165 years ago when European and French-Canadian settlers began farming in this area. Prior to this time, the land was inhabited by the Dakota Indians with occasional visits by French and English fur traders and explorers. The landscape was a mix of scrub oak and prairie with many wetlands and lakes.

Wed
22
Feb

Now it’s easy to be green


North St. Paul’s turbine is a smaller turbine than commonly used on wind farms, but it has the capability to produce about 160 kilowatts of energy in each hour, which is enough to power about 60 to 80 homes.

North St. Paul offers residents a new way to support renewable energy

Wed
22
Feb

Getting to know Paul Reinke


Paul Reinke, a longtime Oakdale city council member who oversaw many developments including the Oakdale Discovery Center, is now the mayor of Oakdale.

A closer look at Oakdale’s appointed mayor

Wed
22
Feb

Culture is celebrated in District 622 schools


The Fireflies Hmong Dance Group performed during the Eagle Point Elementary School Culture Fair Feb. 2.
Tue
21
Feb

Case of officer who killed Philando Castile to proceed to trial


Jeronimo Yanez

Despite defense attorneys’ efforts last week to have a judge dismiss the criminal charges against their client, St.

Tue
21
Feb

Right of spring: Ramsey County announces 2017 road projects


Ramsey County announced six county road projects for 2017 that will take place in the area. 1: Resurfacing a 4,500-foot stretch of Cleveland Avenue; the road will go from four lanes to three. 2: Resurfacing of 3,600 feet of County Road B with the addition of bike lanes. 3: Installation of traffic signals and new lane striping at County Road B2 and Snelling Avenue. 4: Installation of sidewalks on Larpenteur Avenue along Tamarack Park. 5: New turn lanes at the intersection of Snelling and Larpenter Avenues. 6: Railway crossing work on Victoria Street just north of County Road C.

As temperatures more typical of April may be signaling an early spring, there are more familiar signs the end of winter nears: Ramsey County announced its slate of road projects for 2017.

Tue
21
Feb

Police arrest man wanted for murder for role in Roseville overdose


Victor Wayne Lynch

Days after he was charged with murder for his alleged role in an overdose death at a Roseville motel last year, Victor Wayne Lynch was arrested without incident in Circle Pines.

Mon
20
Feb

More charges filed against South St. Paul teacher


Melanie Sue Parkin

After having charges filed against her in connection with a Woodbury Walgreens robbery, Melanie Sue Parkin of South St. Paul is facing additional charges for similar robberies involving prescription painkillers.

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