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North suburbs boast 6 semifinalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year


Kari Elontara

Earlier this year, Education Minnesota, the state teachers’ union, announced a field of 167 candidates for its 2018 Teacher of the Year award.

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Latest Lowry Grove plan passes muster with St. Anthony Planning Commission


file photo • The latest iteration of redevelopment plans for the former Lowry Grove mobile home park site, which was emptied of residents last summer, will be presented to the St. Anthony City Council March 27 upon the recommendation of the city’s Planning Commission.

At its Feb. 26 meeting, the St. Anthony Planning Commission, which advises the St.

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SNAPSHOTS: Hands-on training

photos courtesy of Mark Connolly • The Roseville Fire Department holds frequent hands-only CPR classes that are open to the public. Batallion Chief David Brosnahan taught the Feb. 21 session.

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SNAPSHOT: Storytime with Mayor Carter

courtesy of Joanna Rada at New Horizon Academy • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter visited students Feb.

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SNAPSHOT: St. Paul’s Hmong girl

submitted photo • Sen. Foung Hawj and Rep.Tim Mahoney, who represent the East Side for legislative districts 67 and 67A, helped unveil “Nkauj Hmoob Lucy” Feb.

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‘Granny flats’ could be coming to East Side


Courtesy of the City of St. Paul • St. Paul city staff is looking at expanding the use of accessory dwelling units to select East Side neighborhoods. Commonly known as “mother-in-law apartments” or “granny-flats,” accessory dwelling units are small, separate apartments that can be created within an existing structure, as a separate, small dwelling, or on top of a garage.

The St. Paul City Council voted to begin a study of the use of accessory dwelling units in select parts of the city during its meeting on Feb. 7.

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Former IGH Rainbow building to become special education school


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A new special education school got the go-ahead from the Inver Grove Heights City Council Feb. 26 to move into the space that once housed the Rainbow Foods at 9015 Broderick Blvd.

The long vacant building that used to house Rainbow Foods in Inver Grove Heights has been given the green light for a new tenant. 

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West St. Paul council decides to close municipal golf course


Graphic courtesy of Dakota County • The concept map shows what the River to River Greenway crossing could be like between Livingston and Oakdale avenues. The dashed line represents what could be an alignment through Thompson Oaks Golf Course, made possible by the West St. Paul City Council’s Feb. 26 decision to close the city-owned course.

Closure could open door to new development and trails.

 

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As membership triples, Roseville Police Explorers Post seeks public’s support


Mike Munzenrider • Roseville Police Explorer Dawson Fischer conducts a simulated traffic stop during a recent Explorers meeting in a garage beneath the Roseville Police Department. The Explorer post’s membership has nearly tripled since last year, and the police department is seeking the public’s support for the program, which teaches young people about law enforcement, ahead of a state competition.

Post teaches young people about law enforcement during time of need.

All kinds of meetings are commonplace at Roseville City Hall, but few include simulated police traffic stops or controlled bomb scares.

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New Marion Street park to bring more green play space for Roseville families


courtesy of City of Roseville • A new green-space park has been approved for 1716 Marion St. in southeast Roseville. With a public and privately funded $250,000 budget, the lot will include a wide open field, playground and a hill slide.

The Roseville City Council unanimously approved the master plan for a new park to be built in the southeast corner of the city. 

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