JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Sick of being cooped up in her home during a winter season that seemed it would never end, JoAnn Ekwall vowed to create an event that would bring people together regardless of the weather. Ekwall, a long-time resident of West Lakeland Township, said older adults and retirees like herself are... + continue reading

City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
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"It's location, location, location," said New Brighton Mayor Dave Jacobsen, just prior to tossing some sand at the Pulte Homes development groundbreaking ceremony the evening of Sept. 23 at the New Brighton Exchange. The New Brighton Exchange - formerly known as the Northwest... + continue reading

In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Small East Side charter school ranks high nationally The small Twin Cities Academy high school sits tucked away on a quiet block of Dayton's Bluff across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. It could easily go unnoticed. And yet, it stands out at a national level -- its high performance... + continue reading

Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)
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'On the Road Again' hosts Boucha, new mini train While kicking back with a couple of "Hammies" beers after a successful rodeo in South St. Paul, Walt Books and his buddy Bob Yanz started brewing up another attraction to keep the small town on the map: a booya contest. And it... + continue reading

Mounds View running back Danny DeWitt (2) takes a direct snap in the Mustangs' 38-0 win over Roseville on Sept. 19. DeWitt rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders. (photos courtesy of Dan McMahon Photography)
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It was clear at the beginning of the season that the meat of the Mounds View High School football team's schedule was in the back half of the season. Now midway through the year, the Mustangs have one final game against a team with a losing record before running a gauntlet in their final three... + continue reading

JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)

Mounds View running back Danny DeWitt (2) takes a direct snap in the Mustangs' 38-0 win over Roseville on Sept. 19. DeWitt rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders. (photos courtesy of Dan McMahon Photography)

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School districts 282 and 621 have released their levy plans for 2015 and into the future, and both districts are looking for an increase in funding. The St. Anthony-New Brighton Independent School District 282 will ask voters to increase the district's funding with two property tax... + continue reading
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Area homes see increases in property value Each of the four cities in the Review's coverage area -- Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada -- recently certified a preliminary tax levy for next year. The proposed levies below are the maximum property-tax increases... + continue reading
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Laura Wilberts finds time for service in busy schedule Laura Wilberts High school seniors have a lot on their plate this time of year: extracurriculars, homework and college applications, to name a few. Add volunteering and leading an... + continue reading

A rough rendering of the new Mississippi Market grocery store shows how its main entrance will face out on the corner of East Seventh Street and Maple Street. (submitted graphic)
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With a land sale approved by the city and plans ready to go, Mississippi Market will proceed with site preparation as soon as Monday, Oct. 13. The roughly $11 million project has been in the works for about two years. Gail Graham, general manager of the food stores, said actual... + continue reading
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City powerless to regulate project The city of St. Paul, it would seem, doesn't have much of a say over what happens to its sensitive wildlife area at Pig's Eye Lake, at least not when the railroads are involved. Canadian Pacific Railway will look to bypass the city's... + continue reading

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JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

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A rough rendering of the new Mississippi Market grocery store shows how its main entrance will face out on the corner of East Seventh Street and Maple Street. (submitted graphic)
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With a land sale approved by the city and plans ready to go, Mississippi Market will proceed with site preparation as soon as Monday, Oct. 13. The roughly $11 million project has been in the works... + continue reading

In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Kids in a biology class at Twin Cities Academy were hard at work on a lab about enzymes. The school's small class sizes and rigorous academics have brought it national recognition. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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The Kellogg Bridge going into downtown St. Paul from the East Side was found structurally deficient. The bridge's outer lanes will be shut down beginning Monday, Sept. 29. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)
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'On the Road Again' hosts Boucha, new mini train While kicking back with a couple of "Hammies" beers after a successful rodeo in South St. Paul, Walt Books and his buddy Bob... + continue reading

A typical Romanian family at the turn of the 20th century, in traditional dress. Immigrants made their mark in northern Dakota County, where cultural traditions and foods are still enjoyed. (submitted photo)
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Vicki Albu's curiosity about her antecedents expanded into a collection of oral histories and a film on Romanian migration to the Twin Cities. John Sarafolean, 80, was among those interviewed and filmed. Albu is behind the camera. (submitted photo)
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Area homes see increases in property value Each of the four cities in the Review's coverage area -- Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada -- recently certified a preliminary... + continue reading

A young Project Home resident puts a puzzle together with Pilgrim Lutheran Church volunteer Joan Haan. (Submitted photo)
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Project Home volunteer Linda Denson from Mount Olivet Baptist Church gives one of the youngest residents a friendly hug. (submitted photo)
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A Project Home youngster works on a building project. (submitted photo)
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The Lake Elmo city council approved a concept plan for a proposed mixed-use development on 157 acres of land located south of 10th Street and and east of Inwood Avenue. (Submitted graphic)
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The Lake Elmo City Council approved a concept plan for a planned unit development (PUD) for what may be the largest development in the city of 8,000's history. The council had a loaded agenda at... + continue reading

The Oakdale Business and Professional Association held its annual Eggs 'n Issues breakfast last week at Oak Marsh Golf Course. This was the first year the OBPA has hosted a mayoral forum. City council members Paul Reinke, left, and Stan Karwoski took turns fielding questions -- each made his case as to why he should be Oakdale's next mayor. (Submitted photo)
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The Kmart in Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza would close Sept. 13 after months of a going-out of-business liquidation. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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A young Project Home resident puts a puzzle together with Pilgrim Lutheran Church volunteer Joan Haan. (Submitted photo)
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Temporary shelters provide beds for homeless all over county Financial struggles can seemingly come out of nowhere. They could be brought on by the loss of a job, a serious car crash or a health... + continue reading

Car show volunteer Bruce Fabio said bigger crowds than ever before strolled down East Seventh Avenue to check out the vintage cars, enjoy the food and listen to the music in 2014. (Submitted photo)
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A "Tow Mater" truck attracted attention, especially from the youngsters Sept. 19. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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One of the many vintage cars catches the eye of a couple walking by at the History Cruze Car Show. (Submitted photo)
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The North St. Paul History Cruzer Friday night weekly car show concluded its 21st year Sept. 19. "See ya next summer" was overheard as the classics began to rumble out of downtown. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Home Depot is located on White Beat Avenue in Maplewood. North St. Paul and Xcel Energy representatives are in talks over electric utility control. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
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City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
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"It's location, location, location," said New Brighton Mayor Dave Jacobsen, just prior to tossing some sand at the Pulte Homes development groundbreaking ceremony the evening of Sept.... + continue reading