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Thu
10
Oct

Hill-Murray presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'


Hill-Murray Theatre, including cast members William Arnold and the larger Audrey 2 played by Nick Schroepfer, will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Oct. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

Hill-Murray Theatre will present “Little Shop of Horrors” on Oct. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

Thu
10
Oct

Oakdale hosts first-ever fine arts fair


“Iowa Barn” by St. Paul photographer Steve Wewerka was shot in 2012 in northern Iowa. His work has been described as “atmospheric.” (submitted photos)

Art aficionados in the area can get their fill of local, beautifully crafted creations at Oakdale’s first-ever fine arts fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Discovery Center.
The city has had an art gallery at the Discovery Center for the past six years, and the high level of participation led staff to look for a way to meet the growing interests of the local artists who display their work in the gallery and participate in the indoor markets over the winter.

Wed
09
Oct

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale & Stillwater schools post top assessment scores

Last year, the state implemented a new assessment system, called the Multiple Measurements Rating, to evaluate how schools stack up in terms of students’ Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores and academic growth from year to year.
This year, several Stillwater Area District and North St. Paul-Maplewood Oakdale District Title 1 schools received recognition for their students’ achievements in the 2012-2013 school year.

Tue
08
Oct

East Side resident in critical condition after hit-and-run


Wade Souster, 31, is shown in critical condition, lying in a hospital bed in the surgical intensive care unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. (Photo courtesy of Wade Souster's family)

Wade Souster, 31, was nearly home when a vehicle struck him in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 3. The driver did not stop.
At 4 a.m., another driver spotted Souster lying in the median of Phalen Boulevard, near the intersection of Atlantic Street. Emergency personnel were called to the scene, and he was brought to Regions Hospital.
Now, he lies in a hospital bed, fighting for his life.

Mon
07
Oct

Plaza Maplewood Theatre to change management


On Nov. 1, Woodland Hills Church will take over management of the Plaza Maplewood Theatre. The church has owned the building since 2001 and will continue to run it as a theater, while also adding church programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Will go from the hands of a movie nerd to the hands of a church

When 25-year-old movie nerd Nathan Block was offered the chance to buy the Plaza Maplewood Theatre 15 years ago, he tried to play it cool.
He says he told the owners that he’d have to think about it, and that he’d need to see the numbers.
“But inside, I was like ‘Where do I sign?’” he said. “It was all I had ever dreamed of doing since my college days.”

Mon
07
Oct

With Boys Totem Town’s 100-year anniversary, staff talk changes


The sleeping areas at Boys Totem Town are communal rooms with cots and very little privacy. In an updated facility, boys would have their own private rooms, said Steve Poynter, superintendent of Boys Totem Town. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With its 100-year anniversary celebration coming up this Wednesday, Boys Totem Town is a facility in transition.
The Ramsey County correctional facility houses juveniles, including some East Side kids, who are there after sentencing for crimes ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. The offenses can include everything from thefts to assaults.

Thu
03
Oct

Jury finds Trevino guilty of unintentional murder


Jeffery Trevino

The family of Kira Steger says justice has been served after Ramsey County District Court jurors found Steger's husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, guilty of unintentional second-degree murder. The jury was handed the case on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and deliberated for 17 hours before returning to the court with their findings the evening of Oct. 2.
Trevino had been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one intentional and the other unintentional. Over the course of the eight-day trial, prosecutors called 42 witnesses to the stand to testify about the couple's relationship and the search for Steger's body and to explain autopsy reports. The defense did not call any witnesses.

Thu
03
Oct

Fatal crash in North St. Paul claims life of Jack Meyer

The North St. Paul Police Department, Fire Department and an ambulance responded to the area of East Seventh Avenue and Oak Hill Place on reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle around 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
The pedestrian, later identified as John (“Jack”) F. Meyer, 70, of North St. Paul, was found lying in the street and was transported to the hospital, where he later died due to his injuries.

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