Aundrea Kinney

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

Wed
18
Apr

SNAPSHOT: Sharing culture through dance


courtesy of School District 622

courtesy of School District 622 • The District 622 Latino student group will be performing folklore dances from Mexico and El Salvador at the Tartan High School Festival of Cultures on Friday, April 20.

Wed
18
Apr

Maplewood music teacher named a finalist for Teacher of the Year


Shaylee McComb

Weaver Elementary School music teacher Shaylee McComb is a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Wed
18
Apr

In pursuit of the past


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Local historian Janice Quick pours over one of the historic ledgers at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where she conducted much of her research on Mathilde Dike.

Local historian uncovers forgotten story of a St. Paul woman.

Thu
12
Apr

Deputy shoots and kills man in Lake Elmo

Deputy shoots and kills man in Lake Elmo

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy in Lake Elmo just after midnight the morning of April 12.

Wed
11
Apr

DNR forcing North St. Paul to submit surface water plan


Aundrea Kinney/Review • North St. Paul must submit to the DNR a plan to convert the city’s water supply system from relying on groundwater to utilizing surface water. City Manager Craig Waldron noted at the April 2 city council meeting that this does not necessarily mean the city will actually be implementing the plan.

The North St.

Wed
11
Apr

Governor seeks permanent pre-k funding


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Castle Elementary School in Oakdale is one of the District 622 schools offering free pre-k to 4-year-olds this school year. Without the Legislature supporting renewed or permanent funding, the school may no longer be able to offer any free slots in its pre-k classes.

Funding affects District 622 and St. Mark’s Preschool differently.

Wed
04
Apr

Lake Elmo shuts down contaminated well and water tower


submitted photo • Lake Elmo took a well and a water tower offline March 28 following a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health, which discovered a perflurochemical concentration above its health-based advisory level. The affected well primarily served the Old Village area, providing water to properties south of the railroad tracks, along Lake Elmo Avenue South to Fifth Street. Properties in this area now are receiving clean water from two of the city’s other wells.

Lake Elmo shut down a city well and water tower March 28 due to contamination from perflurochemicals, often referred to as PFCs, which are man-made chemicals developed by 3M Company.

Wed
04
Apr

East metro cities appeal new DNR restrictions placed on municipal water permits

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Maplewood among those affected.

Wed
28
Mar

Local youth to compete at Augusta National Golf Club


submitted photo • From left, Sam Udovich, Isabella McCauley and Andrew Ramos are three young golfers from the metro area who met through the sport and often practice together. This year all three qualified for the National Finals held Sunday, April 1, at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

A group of local student golfers has qualified to compete at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 1, in Augusta, Georgia. 

Sun
25
Mar

Maplewood adopts vision plan for the Rice-Larpenteur area

The Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area Vision Plan will be added to Maplewood’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after a unanimous city council vote March 12. 

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