June 2015

Wed
01
Jul

Department of Health shuts down Maplewood mortuary

Case raises questions about Hmong funeral practices
Last month, the Minnesota Department of Health shut down Maple Oaks-Phalen Park Funeral Home in Maplewood, alleging the facility had decomposing bodies in the embalming room.
The owners, E. Peter Vasey and David Thorsell, maintain the bodies were in a state of severe dehydration — a condition that should not have put their business in jeopardy.

Wed
01
Jul

Casey Lake Park gets new fishing pier

City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Those looking to fish on Casey Lake, or simply get a closer look at the wildlife, are encouraged to check out the new fishing pier at Casey Lake Park.

Wed
01
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2015-2016 budget

Superintendent Patty Phillips
Superintendent Patty Phillips

Superintendent Phillips says farewell
A final budget to fund a new school year was adopted by the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board last week. The board unanimously approved the district’s 2015-2016 revenue and expenditures budget at its Tuesday, June 23, meeting.
The $180,484,235 budget is about $3.7 million more than expected expenditures for next school year, bringing the district’s fund balance up to over $4 million.

Wed
01
Jul

New Brighton adds new polling places

New Brighton approved seven of eight proposed polling places at its June 23 City Council meeting. City clerk Terri Haarstad said polling places need to be located within one mile of the border of the precinct they serve. The proposed polls at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center were not approved and could be moved to nearby Sunnyside Elementary School or Irondale High School. The council will revisit the location of the Precinct 8 polling place at its July 14 meeting. (courtesy of New Brighton)
New Brighton approved seven of eight proposed polling places at its June 23 City Council meeting. City clerk Terri Haarstad said polling places need to be located within one mile of the border of the precinct they serve. The proposed polls at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center were not approved and could be moved to nearby Sunnyside Elementary School or Irondale High School. The council will revisit the location of the Precinct 8 polling place at its July 14 meeting. (courtesy of New Brighton)

If New Brighton residents show up this year at the same polling place they voted at last year, they may be in for a surprise.

Tue
30
Jun

Inquiring minds: Slovenian beauty

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.

Q.  Can you tell me about the Slovenian bee hives?  I’ve heard that they are highly decorated and quite unique.

 

 

Tue
30
Jun

Shady postcard scams hit state

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota
The Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to watch out for a scam involving postcards alerting recipients to "a reward of up to $100 in Gas Savings." These "savings" are allegedly redeemable at Exxon/Mobil, Shell or Sunoco.
However, BBB advises people to pass on this offer, as it appears to be designed by unknown parties solely to gather personal and credit card information — or both. The postcards have no return address but urge people to call an 844 number, which is toll-free.

Tue
30
Jun

Rosefest 2015

The Roll for the Roses 5K and 10K runners and inline skaters filled County Road C in Roseville on June 27.
The Roll for the Roses 5K and 10K runners and inline skaters filled County Road C in Roseville on June 27.

Rosefest, Roseville's annual summer festival, was held June 25 through June 29. Several events drew crowds and participants from the area.

Tue
30
Jun

Busy stretch ahead for Rosetown legion baseball

The Rosetown American Legion baseball team enjoyed a quiet week last week but the schedule is about to get busier in a hurry.

Tue
30
Jun

Former Raiders amass honors for St. Scholastica

Austin Colvard (photo courtesy of the College of St. Scholastica)
Austin Colvard

A foursome of Roseville Area High School graduates were honored recently for their academic and athletic prowess at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.

Tue
30
Jun

Former Raider named captain

Lee Stecklein (photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota)
Lee Stecklein (photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota)

Lee Stecklein was recently named co-captain of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey for the 2015-16 season.

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