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Wed
29
May

Shoreview seeks volunteers to combat Emerald Ash Borer

The city of Shoreview is preparing for some uninvited guests that have been appearing in more and more communities throughout the state. The city first confirmed the arrival of the tiny, yet destructive pests known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) last year. Adult specimens are a green metallic color and about a half an inch long.

Tue
28
May

Slovenian consulate opens in Roseville


From left to right Mayor Dan Roe, Slovenian Ambassador Roman Kirn, Honorary Consul Miro Medved at the opening of the Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Roseville.

The first Slovenian consulate in Minnesota opened its doors with a celebration at the home of Miro and Karen Medved on Monday, May 20.
Dozens of people showed up for the event where Miro Medved was officially named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia by visiting Ambassador Roman Kirn.

Tue
28
May

Fire at Fleming Field damages plane


A skeleton is all that remains of a small plane after a fire at Fleming Field last week. (photos by Heather Edwards/Review)

Fire broke out in a hangar the morning of May 20 as a tenant of Fleming Field was working on his Stearman aircraft. The plane was completely destroyed in the blaze.

Tue
28
May

Harambee and Crosswinds likely to be dormant next year

At the closing of the legislative session, the Crosswinds and Harambee bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed to make it through the Legislature, and it appears both buildings will stand empty next year as their students are sent back to their home districts.

Tue
28
May

Education funding bill passes, provides for all-day kindergarten

Youngsters who will be starting off kindergarten in the fall of 2014 may or may not be happy to know they can spend all day, not just a half day at school.
The Minnesota Senate approved a $15.7 billion education-funding bill on Sunday, May 19 in a 41-26 vote. The omnibus bill passed in the House earlier in a 78-56 vote.

Mon
27
May

Ward 6 keeps it classic


The exterior of Ward 6, at 858 Payne Ave., shows the 1885 building’s classic look, and hints at the historic feel of the interior. photos by Patrick Larkin/Review

The new East Side restaurant gets an award from the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission

Sun
26
May

SSP voters agree to bond

South St. Paul residents have approved a $26,675,000 bond that will give their schools a significant facelift.

Sun
26
May

Sticking with it


The Lawsons, left to right, Miles, Layla, Lennon and Shannon, seem happy with their East Side home. Though surrounded by vacant homes, they’re making the most of it and can see the bright side to their neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

When the soon-to-be-wed Lawsons moved into their East Side home on the 700 block of Jessamine in 2005, they were surrounded on every side by “great families and great kids,” Shannon Lawson said.
But what they didn’t realize at the time was the importance of having good neighbors. After all, they were in their late 20s, didn’t have kids and didn’t spend a lot of time in the neighborhood.

Sun
26
May

SSP rejects bid for levee repairs

Every riverside community hopes its levee will withstand hell and high water, but the fact is that level of durability doesn’t come cheap

Sun
26
May

WSP pastor pleads guilty to sexual conduct with minor

A former West St. Paul pastor will serve five years in prison after carrying on an affair with a 16-year-old member of his congregation last fall.

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