Aundrea Kinney

Aundrea Kinney can be reached at akinney@lillienews.com or at 651-748-7822.

Tue
27
Jun

Maplewood resident says advocacy training class was life-changing


Toni Malone, front right, said the Partners in Policymaking class helped her network with others hoping to make a change for those with disabilities. submitted photo

Partners in Policymaking program accepting applications through July 10

 

Tue
27
Jun

How and why Oakdale’s water treatment plant works


The lead and lag tanks at the Oakdale water treatment plant provide a two-step water filtration system. Both tanks are filled up with granular activated carbon, which absorbs perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, two synthetic chemicals formerly used by 3M Company. Oakdale has five pairs of lead/lag tanks. Aundrea Kinney/Review

Water purification may be on the minds of area residents after the Minnesota Department of Health updated its health-based advisory values in May for two industrial chemicals present in some east metro groundwater. 

Mon
19
Jun

Another year, another novel

Former resident meets success with second published book

 

Mon
19
Jun

Co-ownership of Tartan Ice Arena dissolved


The Tartan Ice Arena, which has been in use since 1997, now needs several repairs including a new roof and updates to the ice making system. Aundrea Kinney/review

School District 622 takes sole ownership
 

The week of June 12, both Maplewood and Oakdale city councils unanimously agreed to relinquish the control and responsibility of owning the Tartan Ice Arena.

Mon
19
Jun

A second apparent drowning death in the city of Lake Elmo this June


A young man died in Lake Jane June 15 of apparent drowning. According to lake-link.com, Lake Jane is about 153 square acres and 39 feet deep at its deepest point. Aundrea Kinney/Review

A June 15 fishing excursion on Lake Jane led to the appearent drowning death of a young man, and the rescue of two other men. 

Thu
25
May

North St. Paul residents are recognized for community service


Crist Langelett, a longtime North St. Paul resident and spiritual leader, has volunteered his time to benefit North St. Paul’s police and fire departments, the North St. Paul Food Shelf and inmates in area prisons.

Crist Langelett among award recipients​

Thu
25
May

Hause Park playground to be updated


The existing playground at Hause Park was built in 1996 and shows its wear and tear; it has outlived its 15 year lifespan.

The Sky Run Zip Track includes a seat for a child to sit on as they slide across the track.

Much to their delight, area children will soon be crawling on a new play structure in North St. Paul. At its May 16 meeting, the North St.

Fri
19
May

New Lake Elmo nature center to honor resident’s late wife


The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center will include a classroom, gift shop and restroom on the main floor and office space and additional exhibits in the mezzanine.

Organizers expect to break ground this July

Fri
19
May

North St. Paul insurance company employee sentenced in $1.2 million embezzlement case


More than $1.2 million was stolen from the owners of Garry Insurancenter in North St. Paul.

courtesy of Facebook, John William Rowan

 

A former Garry Insurancenter employee was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1.2 million from the North St. Paul based insurance company over the span of two decades.

Mon
08
May

In the world of education, athletics & activities, Wally Wakefield was positive to the end


Lillie Suburban Newspaper staff fondly remember seeing Wally Wakefield at his desk every Saturday morning with a cup of coffee and his notes from the Friday night games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former sports editor dies at age 86

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