The race in Mendota Heights for a pair of seats in city council features just that: pairs. There are two incumbents’ seats up for election Nov. 4 and a pair of challengers looking to take those seats from them.
North St. Paul and Maplewood are represented by three districts in the State House: 43A, which includes the northwestern portion of Maplewood, District 43B, which includes central Maplewood and North St.
Maplewood and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension detectives inspect the scene at the Maplewood home of Chue Vang, 36, who was shot and killed by his father, Pang Vang, 84, inside the house March 24. (Kaitlyn Roby/file photo)
Vang dies 10 days prior to sentencing for son’s murder
Pang Vang, the 84-year-old who murdered his son March 24 after an argument over cable TV, died last week at Regions Hospital.
Vang, who was awaiting sentencing, was transferred from the Ramsey County Jail to the St. Paul hospital Monday, Sept. 29. He died that same day.
Maplewood self-proclaimed pastor found guilty of sexual abuse
Back in December 2013, when Jacoby Kindred was first charged with sexual abuse of two young girls, he vehemently denied the charges.
In a phone interview, Kindred said, "This is wrong. Just because they filed criminal charges, doesn't mean a man is guilty."
Visitation students Nick Owens, Greta Van Guilder and Alex Casale were excited to see the code they wrote working as part of the robotics unit of their computer science program. (submitted photo)
Visitation student Janna Fitzgerald is a member of the mechanical sub team of the school robotics club. The mechanical sub team's responsibilities include building a robot for competition against other schools. Last year Visitation was the regional champion of the FIRST Robotics Competition. (submitted photo)
Tekne Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 13
Science can be an exacting discipline, and so too, it seems, can the art of choosing the winners of science and technology competitions.
The Convent of the Visitation School of Mendota Heights was nominated for a 2014 Tekne Awards in the Education Technology Award category.
Children enjoy a fall afternoon at Maple Heights Park. Located just east of Maplewood Mall, it's one of the city's busier parks. (Tim Faklis/Review)
Years of planning starting to take form
According to city officials, Maplewood's parks are simply not cutting it anymore.
Maplewood parks manager Jim Taylor went as far as to say that the city hasn't done a good enough job historically keeping the infrastructure updated at its 36 parks.
A typical Romanian family at the turn of the 20th century, in traditional dress. Immigrants made their mark in northern Dakota County, where cultural traditions and foods are still enjoyed. (submitted photo)
Vicki Albu's curiosity about her antecedents expanded into a collection of oral histories and a film on Romanian migration to the Twin Cities. John Sarafolean, 80, was among those interviewed and filmed. Albu is behind the camera. (submitted photo)
Local resident completes documentary, taps into heritage
A community-wide quest to learn more about Romanian immigrant culture started about 20 years ago, when Vicki Albu decided to learn more about her heritage.
But she knew she'd have to go further afield than her own family's scrapbooks and stories.
A young Project Home resident puts a puzzle together with Pilgrim Lutheran Church volunteer Joan Haan. (Submitted photo)
Project Home volunteer Linda Denson from Mount Olivet Baptist Church gives one of the youngest residents a friendly hug. (submitted photo)
A Project Home youngster works on a building project. (submitted photo)
Temporary shelters provide beds for homeless all over county
Financial struggles can seemingly come out of nowhere. They could be brought on by the loss of a job, a serious car crash or a health emergency. Individuals who always paid their bills on time can unexpectedly find themselves falling behind.