Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Sun
26
Jul

CP Rail construction on track

A major construction project that Canadian Pacific Railway is doing at its St. Paul switching yard is well underway. Ninety percent of the work to fill in six acres of wetlands is done, a retaining wall is in place, and grading work has been completed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A major construction project that Canadian Pacific Railway is doing at its St. Paul switching yard is well underway. Ninety percent of the work to fill in six acres of wetlands is done, a retaining wall is in place, and grading work has been completed. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Filling in wetlands 90 percent complete
According to Canadian Pacific Railway spokesperson Andy Cummings, the large expansion of the rail company's Dunn Yard is well underway.
Ninety percent of the work to fill in six acres of wetlands is done, a retaining wall is in place, and grading work has been completed.

Wed
08
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she's done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense

Wed
01
Jul

Casey Lake Park gets new fishing pier

City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
City staff and volunteers transport the first segment of the new Casey Lake fishing pier to the shoreline on June 23. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Those looking to fish on Casey Lake, or simply get a closer look at the wildlife, are encouraged to check out the new fishing pier at Casey Lake Park.

Wed
24
Jun

North St. Paul’s fiber optic system: an economic opportunity or expensive relic?

The 1985 movie "Back to the Future" portrayed 2015 as a futuristic world equipped with flying cars, thumbprint technology and holographic concert performance.

Sun
21
Jun

Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

Sun
21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

Wed
17
Jun

E-cigarettes get break

Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As Maplewood tightens restrictions on tobacco sales, four local e-cigarette businesses have established themselves as the exception when it comes to in-store sampling rules.  

Wed
17
Jun

North St. Paul kick-starts talks to revitalize downtown strip, seeks community input

North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials.  (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

More than a dozen North St. Paul business owners met Thursday evening in a conference room above Luther Auctions to weigh in on an initial round of talks about revitalizing the downtown strip.

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.

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