Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Fri
06
Jun

Lake Phalen waterfall gets new life


Dry for decades, the 15-foot tall stone waterfall at the northwest corner of Lake Phalen has been restored. The dedication of water cascading again was held during the WaterFest events May 31. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

St. Paul Park and Recreation’s landscape architect Bryan Murphy, second from left, would later speak to a crowd at the dedication of the restored stone waterfall at Lake Phalen. Water is drawn from Lake Phalen and recirculated. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Phalen’s old, dormant waterfall has been brought back to life.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was originally built in the 1950s when the lake levels were receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply.

Thu
05
Jun

Charity cuts


Patsy Randall gets her haircut from Stephanie Chase at Regency Beauty institute in Maplewood. $5 of each $9 haircut went to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota during their May 29 and 30 event. (submitted photo)

Students at Regency Institute in Maplewood give back to Children’s Hospital
Students at Maplewood’s Regency Beauty institute used their education methods to give back to the community, donating $5 of each $9 haircut to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota during their May 29 and 30 event.

Wed
28
May

Obama fast-tracks Gateway Corridor project

Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”

Sun
18
May

Cowern earns statewide ‘character development’ award


Cowern Elementary School Principal Sonya Czerepak, District 622 Board Member Nancy Livingston, School Board Chair Amy Coborn, Sen. Chuck Wiger and teachers Cindy Piersdorf and Mary Glagavs at the award ceremony. (submitted photo)

In celebration of Character Recognition Day on May 8, Synergy & Leadership Exchange presented awards for positive character development to 17 schools and four community programs at the Character Recognition Awards Ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol. Cowern Elementary School received a Promising Practices Award for “Promoting Peace Across the Grade Levels,” a practice where each student participates in a cross-grade level peace group, meeting on a monthly basis to focus on a specific topic and engage in activities that promote peace building and positive relationships.

Thu
24
Apr

‘Safe at Home’ keeps crime victims’ locations private

Nearly 3,200 people have enrolled in “Safe at Home,” Minnesota’s address confidentiality program — hundreds of households, most with children, which have been able to use a substitute address to prevent previous abusers, stalkers or others they fear knowing where they reside.

Thu
24
Apr

North St. Paul asks for participation in survey

The City of North St. Paul is hoping to understand how it can better reach and engage residents, businesses and visitors in the community.
As part of the partnership with the University of Minnesota Resilient Communities Project, graduate students from the U will conduct a short survey at various locations in North St. Paul. Residents participating in the survey interview will receive a $5 gift card.

Wed
23
Apr

Interstate 694 ramp to eastbound Highway 36 closed through May 11


The $13.8 million Highway 36/Hilton Trail reconstruction project will replace the former signalized intersection with a grade-separated diamond interchange. MnDOT plans to finish the project by the end of summer. (submitted graphic)

Now that the snow has melted, construction crews are continuing work on the Minnesota Highway 36/Hilton Trail project in Pine Springs.
The ramp to eastbound Highway 36 from northbound Interstate 694 closed Monday morning and will not reopen until Monday, May 12, weather permitting.

Fri
18
Apr

Controlled burns planned for Ramsey County Parks in April and May


Controlled burns are a regular part of Ramsey County Parks activity. Shown is a 2006 burn at Tamarack Nature Center. (submitted photo)

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation will again be conducting prescribed burns in numerous parks and open spaces this spring. Burns begin in early April and continue through May.

Thu
17
Apr

Dispatchers get earful of Maplewood burglars’ plans

There’s a new rule for would-be burglars: don’t dial 911 while you’re casing the joint.
With today’s smartphones able to dial 911 with a touch of the screen, emergency dispatchers spend a lot of time picking up calls from toddlers and “pocket dialers.” They generally try to call the number back to check on the caller’s safety.

Mon
14
Apr

Woman's body found at Kohlman Creek

Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell announced at 6:30 p.m. Saturday that a woman's body had been found in a wooded area near Kohlman Creek earlier in the day.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. that day, Maplewood police officers were called to a wooded area near Hazelwood and Beam by a man who found a dead body in the creek. Schnell said.

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