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Wed
23
Jan

Maplewood’s choice for new mayor came down to two council members

Abrams sworn in; council still has two vacancies 

 

Winner of a 2-1 council vote, council member Marylee Abrams was sworn in as mayor at the Jan. 14 Maplewood City Council meeting. 

Wed
23
Jan

Oakdale group spreads sex trafficking awareness

Following in the footsteps of Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, who has made the prosecution of sex traffickers a priority, an Oakdale group has risen up to help.

Wed
23
Jan

“I loved being mayor of Maplewood” Former mayor Nora Slawik


courtesy of Metropolitan Council

The winner, comfortably, of last fall’s election for Maplewood mayor put in hours, and hours, knocking on doors to get re-elected. 

Wed
23
Jan

Power plays, and poise, in the Maplewood council chambers


Solomon Gustavo staff writer

There was no hockey in Maplewood City Hall, no brawls, no threats, hurt feelings or missing teeth.

Wed
23
Jan

The new 7th Avenue shopkeepers on buying less and choosing well


Solomon Gustavo/Review Haus Theory owners Dan and Amanda Evans keep things minimal at their store on Seventh Avenue East in North St. Paul.

North St. Paul’s Seventh Avenue East, the tchotchke strip, is a collector’s dream. 

Tue
22
Jan

New Brighton mayor pleads guilty to DWI

New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson pleaded guilty to DWI on Jan. 22 after a weekend arrest and three days in jail.

Tue
22
Jan

New Brighton mayor charged with DWI

New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson was charged with two counts of third-degree DWI following a traffic stop on Jan. 20.

Tue
22
Jan

For Bhutanese refugees, civics lessons come with police assistance


Matt Hudson Roseville police officer Won Chau spoke to a group of Bhutanese refugees during an English language learning class on Jan. 16. The officer has been visiting the group for about a year to take questions about adjusting to life in the United States.

After a short break period, some 35 Bhutanese refugees sat down in a basement room of the Rose Hill Alliance Church in Roseville.

Tue
22
Jan

Roseville fire chief asks for more firefighters


file photo Citing outdated staffing models that don’t meet demand, Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill has asked the city for nine more full-time firefighters. The increase in staffng could cost up to $1 million a year.

The Roseville Fire Department is looking to add nine firefighters to its full-time ranks, and took its case to the Roseville City Council’s Jan. 7 meeting.

Tue
22
Jan

Solar-supported ice house part of new MVPS vocational programs


courtesy of Greg Helgeson A high school student worked on part of an ice fishing house at Irondale High School. The project is part of the Mounds View school district’s Pathways to Possibilities program that supports college and workforce prep.

High school students started building their ice fishing house just outside of Irondale High School in the early fall, when the weather was warmer.

Throughout the semester, the weather turned colder, and work had to move inside.

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