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Mon
28
May

Cookie Cart opens to embrace of the East Side


Marjorie Otto/Review • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter helped cut the ribbon during the May 17 grand opening of Cookie Cart, a new St. Paul bakery at 946 Payne Ave.

After nearly a year of construction, the much-anticipated Cookie Cart bakery at 946 Payne Ave. opened on May 17. 

Mon
28
May

Mendota Heights bans sale of many flavored tobacco products


file photo • At the March 20 Mendota Heights City Council meeting, a group of students from Henry Sibley High School gave a presentation on why the sale of flavored tobacco, outside of tobacco-only shops, should be banned. The students are part of Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, ALMAS, and discussed how flavored tobacco products target younger kids, and what can be done about the problem. On May 15 the council acted on the students’ presentation, banning the sale of many flavored tobacco products within the city.

Joins growing list of area cities changing tobacco ordinances

 

Mon
28
May

Metro State home to Minnesota’s first ‘cyber range’


Marjorie Otto/Review • Metropolitan State University held a grand opening celebration May 16 for its new MN Cyber Range, which will be based in the university’s Jason R. Carter Science Education Center. The cyber range, the first of its kind in Minnesota, is described as a “flight simulator for cyber attacks.” Cyber security professionals will use the range to practice how to react to and stop cyber attacks. Instructors demonstrated how the training simulator works during the grand opening.

Range will be used to train for cyber attacks

 

Mon
28
May

SNAPSHOTS: Take aim at summer

Photos courtesy of Harland Hiemstra, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources • Several hundred people joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources May 19 at its regional headquarters on Warner Road for the agency’s annual Take Ai

Mon
28
May

Inver Grove Heights school district hones in on potential new start times


courtesy Inver Grove Heights Schools • Inver Grove Heights Schools is looking at possibly switching the start and end times of its elementary and secondary schools. This would put the start time of secondary students in better alignment with research that shows later start times are better for their sleep habits. The change, which would need to be approved by the ISD 199 school board, wouldn’t take effect until the 2019-2020 school year.

South St. Paul school district begins its own look

 

Wed
23
May

Volunteers recognized with North St. Paul Community Service Awards

For the third year in a row, the North St. Paul City Council presented Community Service Awards to several standout volunteers in the community.

Wed
23
May

Summer ‘begins’ with a busy night in North St. Paul


file photo • The History Cruze Car Show will be rumbling into North St. Paul on Friday, June 1, for the first time this season and continue on Friday nights through mid September.

Car show, Relay For Life events are June 1

 

Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, North St. Paul will mark the first of the month as the unofficial start of the season. 

Wed
23
May

Middle-schoolers practice civic engagement


Students from three School District 622 middle schools who participated in Project Citizen, a bipartisan program to promote civic engagement, met with State Sen. Chuck Wiger on May 15 in the Capitol Rotunda. Pictured with Wiger are Skyview Middle School eighth-graders, from left, Gretchen Draves, Molly Holthe, Ashley Medina, Margaret Pawlenty, Olivia Meyer and Sydney Tiffany. Their project was about the use of road salt, and how it impacts the environment.
Tue
22
May

SNAPSHOT: Gone fishin’

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