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NEWSBRIEFS: Ramsey Co. / Maplewood / Oakdale / Lake Elmo - July 12, 2017

Service impact expected at Washington County license centers

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Welcome, new citizens


During a July 6 naturalization ceremony in Shoreview, 28 people — representing 18 countries of origin — took an oath of citizenship, becoming citizens of the United States. Jesse Poole

During a July 6 naturalization ceremony in Shoreview, 28 people — representing 18 countries of origin — took an oath of citizenship, becoming citizens of the United States. 

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County rolls out mounted deputy program


Laura Syring of Hugo helps train the reserve deputies and their horses. She commends the unit’s 10 volunteers, calling their willingness to support the sheriff’s office and the community “impressive.” photos courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies on horseback may seem like a thing of the past, but they’re no strangers to Ramsey County — not anymore. 

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Lowry Grove closes


Lowry Grove, in St. Anthony but bordering Minneapolis, is now closed. The land’s owner, The Village, plans to redevelop the site. Jesse Poole

After some 70 years of operation, Lowry Grove, once home to about 90 households, is now empty.

Residents of St. Anthony Village’s only mobile home park had to vacate the property by the end of the day, June 30. 

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Legislature approves funding for new Rice bridge over I-694


Area elected officials have long sought to replace the outdated Rice Street bridge over Interstate 694. With state funding now secured, work to rebuild the interchange could begin as soon as late 2018. Mike Munzenrider

Bridge targeted to be replaced for decades

 

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Living with Bipolar disorder


Penelope and Donald Rodriguez. submitted photo

Mother and son share journey toward diagnosis in new book

 

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Pedestrian struck at Johnson Parkway and East Seventh


A pedestrian on a motorized mobility scooter was struck while crossing Johnson Parkway at East Seventh Street July 3. The pedestrian was alert and conscious at the scene with non-life-threatening injuries. courtesy of Sara Harrington

A pedestrian on a motorized mobility scooter was struck by a vehicle while crossing Johnson Parkway at the intersection of East Seventh Street at approximately 2:30 p.m July 3.

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A life-changing social club


The new East Side-grown social club, the TAP, provides a space for those with disability labels to shed those labels and socialize in an environment without judgement. The group meets monthly at Woodland Hills Church in Maplewood, and it’s various guilds meet at Sojourner’s Cafe. courtesy of the TAP

The TAP provides a social outlet without judgement

 

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West St. Paul approves revised Robert Street Renaissance plan

After several years of work, West St. Paul has an updated Renaissance plan for Robert Street. 

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