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Fri
19
Sep

Early Learning Center opens in Inver Grove Heights


Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Early Childhood Director Karen Sperl reads to students in the Community Preschool classroom on Sept. 11 during the grand opening of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Inver Grove Heights royalty worked on arts and crafts during the grand opening Sept. 11 of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Center added onto Hilltop Elementary
Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop Elementary School, is now open for business.

Wed
17
Sep

First looks at new police headquarters at open house


The Maplewood Police Department expansion was the highlight of its second annual open house Sept. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Maplewood Police Department has an expanded garage, allowing vehicles to be parked inside. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Maplewood Police Reserve Tom Tousignant stands ready to assist Beverly Parkinson who tries walking the straight blue line with "fatal vision" goggles replicating an impaired .07 - 1.0, .08 being the legal limit. Visitors were encouraged to give it a try in the police conference room, now doubled in size, gaining space from the old locker room. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Maplewood Police report writing room is in space once occupied by the former 911 dispatch center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The investigator's new conference room is card access, a section strictly for the investigative team. The Sept. 13 open house was the first opportunity to see the expansion project. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The expanded Maplewood police department threw its doors open to the public Saturday, Sept. 13.

Wed
17
Sep

Maplewood Home Depot may switch from Xcel to North St. Paul power


Home Depot is located on White Beat Avenue in Maplewood. North St. Paul and Xcel Energy representatives are in talks over electric utility control. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)

A discovery by North St. Paul city staff has led to some interesting negotiations over who has the right to provide electricity to - and receive payments from -- the Home Depot store in Maplewood.

Wed
17
Sep

Rush Line Corridor: yea or nay?


The Rush Line transit corridor is still in its infancy, but Ramsey County is bearing down and focusing on the corridor. A study concluding next summer will decide whether to put the transit line through the East Side up to White Bear Lake, or along I-35E up to Forest Lake. (submitted graphic)

Residents' awareness  of project unclear
With the Rush Line Corridor project moving forward, the amount of familiarity Maplewood residents have with the proposal is unclear.
A recent show of hands at a St. Paul neighborhood meeting showed that many East Side residents are not familiar with the proposed Rush Line corridor, a northeast transit line which as been on the backburner since a preliminary study concluded back in 2009.

Wed
17
Sep

Raising monarch butterflies from one generation to the next


Haley Jostes, winged for the occasion, displayed the monarch butterfly progression at the Juran home during the "Evening in the Big Backyard." Visitors could tap the resources of the Washington Conservation District, Washington Watershed, and Master Gardeners. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Monarch butterfly-friendly gardens were showcased at Bonnie Juran’s yard in August. Information was made available on pollinators, monarch butterflies, native plants, and trees and shrubs. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Haley Jostes prepares an adult monarch butterfly she raised for release into the wild in a butterfly house her father built for her in the family’s Lake Elmo backyard. The tracking tag visible on the butterfly’s wing will allow researchers to learn about monarch migrating patterns after a recapture. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Haley Jostes carefully places a tracking tag on a recently hatched monarch butterfly. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

On an August afternoon, 13-year-old Haley Jostes carefully places a recently hatched monarch butterfly on a nectar flower in her parents Lake Elmo backyard.

Wed
17
Sep

St. Anthony to install fiber optic network to connect important city facilities

St. Anthony Village will begin installation of a municipal fiber optic network beginning next month after the plan was approved unanimously by the city council at its Sept. 9 meeting.

Wed
17
Sep

Lake Elmo council limits communications between staff and fellow council member

Lake Elmo City Council members took action Tuesday, Sept. 2, barring longtime council member Anne Smith from one-on-one, face-to-face communication with city staff. 

Wed
17
Sep

Oakdale, Lake Elmo approve tax caps and preliminary levies

Oakdale and Lake Elmo officials recently approved preliminary 2015 property-tax levies and budgets for their cities.

Wed
17
Sep

Details surface after Hoffman's arrest


Lyle "Ty" Hoffman

Bullets, packed suitcase recovered during investigation
Hoffman is charged with one count of intentional second-degree murder. He appeared in Ramsey County District Court Sept. 12 in a bulletproof vest, and his bail was set at $2 million. His next court appearance is Oct. 3. The maximum sentence for second-degree murder is 40 years.

Tue
16
Sep

35E toll lane coming, 694 expanding


A MnPASS express toll lane is currently being constructed on Interstate 35E in Little Canada. The project is slated to continue through next year.

Little Canada braces for noise
Two major highways in the area will soon have an additional lane, thanks to major construction projects in the works. When the projects are completed, they will improve traffic flow and safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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