Mendota Heights drug deal-shooting investigation comes to a close
Three young men are facing felony charges in connection with the robbery of two of their acquaintances at gunpoint at a Mendota Heights residence Thursday, May 21.
According to the criminal complaint, two victims, referred to in a police statement as B.J.P. and B.J.S., were called to deliver illegal drugs to the townhouse of 21-year-old Hamel Forbes Hartinger on Ivy Hill Drive. The suspects were reportedly waiting at the house with the intention of robbing B.J.P. and B.J.S. of any drugs and money the two might have had on hand.
A proposed taking of the entire $8.1 million balance in the emergency response fund for the State’s two largest landfills—the Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights and the Burnsville Landfill—has Dakota County lawmakers, mayors and county comm
Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.
When West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver served as the department’s first D.A.R.E. officer roughly 25 years ago, he helped his fifth-grade participants plant trees, as a symbol of growth, outside Garlough Elementary School.
As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Hockey rink will be used for growing summer sport
Residents of Mendota Heights who are interested in the growing sport of pickleball will no longer have to take a hike out of town to play what is sometimes described as the racket sport combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
At its June 2 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council approved a plan to seasonally transform the Marie Park hockey rink into four adjacent pickleball courts and one basketball court.
Greg Schouweiler works behind the pharmacy counter at Pro Pharmacy in South St. Paul with a few of his staff technicians behind him. From left, Ed Collins of Cottage Grove has worked at Pro Pharmacy for five years, and Valerie Wirtjes of St. Paul has worked at the pharmacy for six years. (Jesse Poole/Review)
When Greg Schouweiler happened upon the opportunity to buy a pharmacy in South St. Paul in 1975, he jumped on it.
Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”
A Brooklyn Park woman was denied a personal massage license and thus the right to practice massage in West St. Paul upon recommendation from the police department at the city council meeting Tuesday, May 26.
In Maplewood, Yousef Shaheen, general manager of Maplewood Tobacco, demonstrates e-cigarette product sampling. His establishment has been grandfathered into Maplewood’s revised tobacco ordinance that now bans in-store sampling. As West St. Paul looks to ban in-store sampling as well, Alex Kolyszko, manager of Vape Pros on South Robert Street, hopes to convince the city council to limit the ban to establishments that allow minors to enter. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In 2013, the West St. Paul City Council joined a handful of Minnesota cities in passing a ban on in-store sampling of tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes.