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Tackling lead on the East Side and across the state


courtesy of East Side Neighborhood Development Company For the first year of a program created by the East Side Neighborhood Development Company — called the LeadSafeMN Initiative — three East Side census tracts where children showed high levels of lead in their blood were the focus. LeadSafeMN aims to create funding sources and resources to bring lead poisoning down to zero. The initiative will eventually address the 40 census tracts statewide where kids are testing for high levels of lead.

Lead poisoning is often thought of as a problem from the past, one that has been solved through requirements for safer paints and materials in homes.  

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More East Side road projects planned for 2019


graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul Margaret Street is a bike boulevard, meaning the road is meant to be shared between cyclists and drivers without separate, marked bike lanes. Work along the street this year will include the installation of traffic circles and curb bump-outs to serve as traffic-calming features to slow down vehicles on the street.

The City of St. Paul has a number of construction projects it will be managing on the East Side this summer.

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Midsummer in winter


The show must go on, and that’s just what happened for South St. Paul Theatre. Students performed “Midsummer 2019” April 11-14, just as a spring blizzard descended on the Twin Cities. The production, based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” brings together heroic figures from Greek mythology, mystical creatures from English folklore, young lovers from a Roman comedy and working class actors putting on a community theatre version of “Romeo and Juliet.” They all meet in the woods, where craziness ensues.

The show must go on, and that’s just what happened for South St. Paul Theatre. Students performed “Midsummer 2019” April 11-14, just as a spring blizzard descended on the Twin Cities.

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Lowering insulin prices can be a matter of life and death for thousands of Minnesotans

At a recent rally on the steps of the state Capitol, dozens of Minnesotans braved freezing winter temperatures to speak out for themselves and for the millions of other Americans with diabetes who find themselves in a life-and-death struggle to af

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Ready to hit the lakes


courtesy of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation

The Harding High School Fishing Club and the St. Paul Police Department Police Activities League did some training on March 28 to prep for open-water fishing.

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South St. Paul educator a finalist for Teacher of the Year

Finalists have been announced for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, and a South St. Paul educator is among them. 

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Inver Grove Heights changes dog leashing and licensing requirements

After several months of work and discussion, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the third and final reading of changes to dog licensing, dog leashing and dangerous dog ordinances at its April 8 meeting. 

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St. Thomas Academy takes second place at Economics Challenge State Championship

St. Thomas Academy placed second in the Adam Smith, or advanced placement, division of the statewide Economics Challenge on April 3 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Mounds View High School took first place.

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East Side Review - Police Reports • Thursday, March 21 — Wednesday, March 27

Thursday, March 21 — Wednesday, March 27

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West St. Paul seeks tips on vandalism


courtesy of City of West St. Paul

The City of West St. Paul and its police department are looking for tips on whoever caused $4,000 worth of damage to the soft turf fields at the sports complex by driving on them.

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