From left, Peter Deanovic, Nikki Abbott, Denny Wolfe and Jim Deanovic exchange words of gratitude and understanding over the Inver Grove Heights City Council’s decision on the long-deliberated Argenta Trail alignment, while council members discuss remaining items on the March 23 agenda. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
From left, Peter Deanovic, Nikki Abbott, Denny Wolfe and Jim Deanovic exchange words of gratitude and understanding over the Inver Grove Heights City Council’s decision on the long-deliberated Argenta Trail alignment, while council members discuss remaining items on the March 23 agenda. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
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Project moves to Dakota County for review Inver Grove Heights City Council meetings have seen an uptick in public turnout, and comment, these past couple months, ever since the future alignment and expansion of Argenta Trail made the agenda. With the promise of a city council vote on the... + continue reading
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the  entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River.  (submitted photo)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River. (submitted photo)
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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For some, exploring the dark enigma of tunnels that carry stormwater from near Lake Phalen down to the Mississippi River sounds exciting. For others, it might sound mortifying. For Dave Vlasin, it’s just his job. Vlasin, a water quality specialist for the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed... + continue reading
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 25, St. Paul residents could be seen parking their bicycles in special designated bike parking outside of City Hall, anticipating their turns to speak about the city’s bicycle plan. That plan, which has been in planning since 2011, was adopted 6-0 by the St. Paul City... + continue reading
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
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South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann got a little break March 16. She didn’t quite play hooky on one of the 52 dreaded Mondays of the year. Instead, she sort of relinquished her duties - for a time - to Emily Martinez, a sixth-grade student of Kaposia Education Center. That’s because... + continue reading
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
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Sixth-grader’s nonprofit brings birthday parties, school supplies to community Mandi Simon began leveraging her birthday-girl status to help others when she was only 5 years old. It started out with a request for her friends and family to make donations for her birthday in lieu of gifts... + continue reading
From left, Peter Deanovic, Nikki Abbott, Denny Wolfe and Jim Deanovic exchange words of gratitude and understanding over the Inver Grove Heights City Council’s decision on the long-deliberated Argenta Trail alignment, while council members discuss remaining items on the March 23 agenda. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
From left, Peter Deanovic, Nikki Abbott, Denny Wolfe and Jim Deanovic exchange words of gratitude and understanding over the Inver Grove Heights City Council’s decision on the long-deliberated Argenta Trail alignment, while council members discuss remaining items on the March 23 agenda. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the  entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River.  (submitted photo)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)

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Sunday, 03/29/15
Come July 1, South St. Paul may start to see a rise in resident-based revenues, deriving from a 1.25 percent increase to Xcel gas and electric franchise fees. Residents are currently charged a 3 percent fee on their monthly utility bill. The city council has recommended that fee be... + continue reading
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
Sunday, 03/29/15
Sixth-grader’s nonprofit brings birthday parties, school supplies to community Mandi Simon began leveraging her birthday-girl status to help others when she was only 5 years old. It started out with a request for her friends and family to make donations for her birthday in lieu... + continue reading
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Sunday, 03/29/15
South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann got a little break March 16. She didn’t quite play hooky on one of the 52 dreaded Mondays of the year. Instead, she sort of relinquished her duties - for a time - to Emily Martinez, a sixth-grade student of Kaposia Education Center. That’s... + continue reading
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
Sunday, 03/29/15
On Wednesday, March 25, St. Paul residents could be seen parking their bicycles in special designated bike parking outside of City Hall, anticipating their turns to speak about the city’s bicycle plan. That plan, which has been in planning since 2011, was adopted 6-0 by the St.... + continue reading
Sunday, 03/29/15
A 25-year-old man who murdered his cousin was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Monday, March 23. Chevaze Darell Ward of St. Paul was found guilty of second-degree murder in January after shooting his cousin, Lamar Hale, 25, in the chest multiple times near the intersection of Arcade... + continue reading

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Sunday, 03/29/15
Thursday, Feb. 26 — Wednesday, March 4, 2015 District 1 District 2 District 4 District 5... + continue reading
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the  entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River.  (submitted photo)
Barr Engineering staff take notes during the inspection at the entrance to the Beltline near the Mississippi River. (submitted photo)
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Vlasin avoids a waterfall pouring into the Beltline tunnel from a feeder pipe. (submitted photo)
Vlasin avoids a waterfall pouring into the Beltline tunnel from a feeder pipe. (submitted photo)
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Staff found grafitti in the Beltline storm sewer, indicating an occasional urban explorer makes it into the storm sewers. (submitted photo)
Staff found grafitti in the Beltline storm sewer, indicating an occasional urban explorer makes it into the storm sewers. (submitted photo)
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Dave Vlasin, water quality specialist for the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, shows off some safety equipment that was used during the Beltline storm sewer inspection. He’s shown holding a yellow electronic device that monitors air quality.  (submitted photo)
Dave Vlasin, water quality specialist for the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, shows off some safety equipment that was used during the Beltline storm sewer inspection. He’s shown holding a yellow electronic device that monitors air quality. (submitted photo)
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A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
A bicyclist goes through the Swede Hollow Park tunnel. The East Side may gain a number of bike facilities thanks to St. Paul’s comprehensive bike plan. (submitted photo)
03/29/15 -

South West Review

Sunday, 03/29/15
Dakota County is offering Master Recycler/Composter classes in order to provide instruction on waste prevention, recycling and composting. The program extends six weeks with a three-hour class each... + continue reading

Roseville - Little Canada

Tuesday, 03/24/15
Roseville Area Middle School students Elite Thor, Elizabeth Hansel and Julia Brand were recently named the top three finalists of Roseville’s human rights essay contest, sponsored by the... + continue reading
Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig, far right, went in for a high five after a hard-fought game. The department lost to the NYFS team 55-34. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig, far right, went in for a high five after a hard-fought game. The department lost to the NYFS team 55-34. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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Members of the Roseville Police Department played Northeast Youth and Family Services students in a friendly basketball game on March 19 at NYFS in Shoreview. Roseville officer Corey Yunke, center, was defended by Connor Dickson, left, and Colton Beach, right. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Members of the Roseville Police Department played Northeast Youth and Family Services students in a friendly basketball game on March 19 at NYFS in Shoreview. Roseville officer Corey Yunke, center, was defended by Connor Dickson, left, and Colton Beach, right. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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The Rice Street Bridge over Interstate-694 seen from the east during non-peak traffic times. During rush hours, city officials say, traffic on the bridge backs up onto the interstate. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
The Rice Street Bridge over Interstate-694 seen from the east during non-peak traffic times. During rush hours, city officials say, traffic on the bridge backs up onto the interstate. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
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With Shoreview to the left, Vadnais Heights in the upper right and Little Canada in the lower right, the Rice Street bridge, circled, contributes to traffic congestion issues in all three cities, according to their mayors. (Map via Google Maps)
With Shoreview to the left, Vadnais Heights in the upper right and Little Canada in the lower right, the Rice Street bridge, circled, contributes to traffic congestion issues in all three cities, according to their mayors. (Map via Google Maps)
03/24/15 -

Oakdale - Lake Elmo

Protesters lined the sidewalk leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Protesters lined the sidewalk leading into Lake Elmo City Hall Tuesday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 200 people opposing a contentious council vote on March 10 to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger showed up that evening. At the March 24 meeting, the council voted unanimously to retain Zuleger through at least Jan. 31, 2016. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
Wednesday, 03/25/15
Around 100 Lake Elmo residents outraged over a recent council decision to release city administrator Dean Zuleger packed the council chambers at City Hall Tuesday, March 24, for a special meeting... + continue reading
Teacher and coach Craig Spreiter congratulates Tartan DECA student Allen Richardson, who took third place in state competition for his presentation on restaurant and food service management. (submitted photo)
Teacher and coach Craig Spreiter congratulates Tartan DECA student Allen Richardson, who took third place in state competition for his presentation on restaurant and food service management. (submitted photo)
03/25/15
Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
03/23/15

Ramsey Co. - Maplewood

Teacher and coach Craig Spreiter congratulates Tartan DECA student Allen Richardson, who took third place in state competition for his presentation on restaurant and food service management. (submitted photo)
Teacher and coach Craig Spreiter congratulates Tartan DECA student Allen Richardson, who took third place in state competition for his presentation on restaurant and food service management. (submitted photo)
Wednesday, 03/25/15
Tartan High School's DECA chapter has seen four students advance past state to national competition. In DECA, students put their research, analytic and marketing skills to work studying... + continue reading
Officer Joe Friedrichs oversees northern districts 1-3, along with officer Jesse Barnes. He joined the department after serving as a police officer in Roseville for seven months, where he worked as a firefighter prior. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Officer Joe Friedrichs oversees northern districts 1-3, along with officer Jesse Barnes. He joined the department after serving as a police officer in Roseville for seven months, where he worked as a firefighter prior. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
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Police officers will serve as the main point-of-contact for residents and business owners in their assigned districts. Residents are encouraged to contact officers directly to report any safety concerns. (submitted graphic)
Police officers will serve as the main point-of-contact for residents and business owners in their assigned districts. Residents are encouraged to contact officers directly to report any safety concerns. (submitted graphic)
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At the request of neighborhood watch groups, the police department ordered window stickers to help give the groups more visibility. Residents are welcome to stop by the police department to pick one up for free. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
At the request of neighborhood watch groups, the police department ordered window stickers to help give the groups more visibility. Residents are welcome to stop by the police department to pick one up for free. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
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Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
Barry Weeks and Dick Wier of Lake Elmo created 40 handpainted “We Protest Council Vote” signs in response to the recent council decision to part ways with city administrator Dean Zuleger. With the demand high for their signs, they ordered an additional 200 from a screen printer. (Linda Baumeister / Review)
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Bulletin Area

03/25/2015
These area students made the Dean's List recently at various colleges and universities: Bethel University Arden Hills — Carlie Abel, Lars Anderson, Niklas Anderson, Jessica Arend,... + continue reading
From left, Nathon Bailey, Judy and Jim Phillips, with other family and friends, speak to the media following Lyle “Ty” Hoffman’s sentencing for the killing of Kelly L. Phillips. Said Jim Phillips, “Our part in this is over, for the most part ... We’re just happy to be able to put this aside a little bit and maybe live a normal life.” (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left, Nathon Bailey, Judy and Jim Phillips, with other family and friends, speak to the media following Lyle “Ty” Hoffman’s sentencing for the killing of Kelly L. Phillips. Said Jim Phillips, “Our part in this is over, for the most part ... We’re just happy to be able to put this aside a little bit and maybe live a normal life.” (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
03/25/2015
Lorraine Johnson readies to roll, as her teammates, in blue shirts and small St. Patrick’s Day caps, look on. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Lorraine Johnson readies to roll, as her teammates, in blue shirts and small St. Patrick’s Day caps, look on. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
03/25/2015