Aundrea Kinney

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

Tue
17
Oct

North St. Paul city manager resigns


Jason Ziemer

After working four years as North St. Paul’s city manager, Jason Ziemer resigned Oct. 6. The recruitment process for a new city manager has not yet begun, and in the meantime, the North St.

Tue
17
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Frosty gets a makeover


North St. Paul’s famous snowman statue that overlooks Highway 36 received a fresh coat of paint Oct. 9. The sculpture was built between 1972 and 1974 as a symbol of the city.

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos / Aundrea Kinney)

Tue
17
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Booya!


It’s a tradition for the North St. Paul Fire Department to host a booya fundraiser every fall — this year’s event was held Oct. 8 at Casey Lake Park.

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos / Aundrea Kinney)

Mon
16
Oct

North St. Paul food shelf experiences a different kind of scarcity: volunteers

The North St. Paul Area Food Shelf, which is run entirely by volunteers, is in trouble. Daytime volunteers have become a scarcity, and unless new volunteers step up, the food shelf may close.

Tue
10
Oct

String of area gas stations robbed at gunpoint


A person of interest has been identified in response to four robberies that occurred on Sept. 28 and 29. Photo courtesy of the Oakdale Police Department

One man allegedly robbed four area gas stations between Sept. 28 and 29. The Oakdale, Maplewood and North St. Paul police departments teamed up to identify a suspect who allegedly robbed gas stations in all three communities.

Tue
10
Oct

SNAPSHOT: Rock On!


St. Jerome Elementary School in Maplewood celebrated Kindness in Chalk Day Oct. 2. This national campaign was started in 2015 by a Minnesota blogger as an anti-bullying movement. Kind messages written in chalk are intended to be an inexpensive way to make someone’s day. Students of St. Jerome Elementary School celebrated by drawing pictures and writing messages in front of their school building before classes started. Aundrea Kinney photos/Review
Mon
09
Oct

Beeping anti-theft device mistaken for bomb in Maplewood


The Maplewood Police Department helped keep passersby safely away from the Maplewood Mall Metro Transit Station until it was clear there was no bomb. Aundrea Kinney/photo

When a Metro Transit bus operator heard a beeping sound in one of the trash cans at the Maplewood Mall Metro Transit Station, the driver immediately contacted Metro Transit Police Officers, fearing the noise could be coming from a bomb.

Tue
03
Oct

Emma’s Place in Maplewood makes a difference


Emma’s Place, located on Van Dyke Street in Maplewood, was opened in 2002 and offers permanent townhouse-style homes and support services for single parent families with three or more children. Emma Norton Services, which runs Emma’s Place and works to end homelessness for women and families, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Aundrea Kinney photo/Review

Emma Norton Services celebrates a century of fighting homelessnes.

 

Tue
03
Oct

Long lines plague the Maplewood DMV


Over the summer, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division upgraded and replaced its 30-year-old vehicle services computer system. 

Tue
26
Sep

Let the fun begin at Hause Park’s new playground


After. Aundrea Kinney /Review

The outdated play structure at Hause Park, located on Charles Street North between Fourth and Fifth avenues in North St. Paul, was replaced with a new play structure, which opened for use the week of Sept. 11.

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