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The Oakdale Cub Foods is moving into the old Kmart space at the other end of Bergen Plaza, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694. The company is moving into the larger space to compete with the new Hy-Vee store across 10th Street. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Company seeks to remain competitive with new Hy-Vee
In an effort to keep pace with its competition, the Oakdale Cub Foods store will be moving into a larger space at the other end of Bergen Plaza, just across the street from the new, sprawling Hy-Vee complex.
Oakdale community development director Bob Streetar said Cub Foods' parent company, SuperValu Inc., has submitted building plans with the city to move into the former Kmart space, just south of 10th Street North and west of Interstate 694.
The Gateway Corridor, a transit line that would run bus rapid transit from the eastern suburbs to downtown St. Paul, was recently given a $1 million federal grant to study development along the line’s stations. If things go according to plan, the line would begin service in 2022. (submitted graphic)
With a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, planning for the Gateway Corridor continues to inch forward.
A litter of feral kittens finds food on a deck in Maplewood back in 2007. The feral mother cat was trapped and spayed, so she couldn’t have more kittens. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Trap-Neuter-Return likely method
In a residential strip of Maplewood bordering St. Paul, two neighbors are at odds when it comes to dealing with stray and feral cats that inhabit their streets.
One has been trapping the cats and bringing them in to be set up for adoption or euthanized, depending on their condition.
While total enrollment is nearly the same this school year as last, District 622 has seen a small spike in the number of students enrolled in special-education programs, and needs to hire additional staff to meet state requirements for student-tea
Though it’s barely bigger than a coin, this potshard shows clearly the marks of the material or rope used in making it. (submitted photo)
The Fish Creek bluff in Maplewood must have hosted something like a family-and-friends reunion as people gathered centuries ago at their favorite summer spot: along the water and offering enough room for a number of families, unlike their winter h
Levy would remain flat if referendums fail this fall
The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board approved District 622's preliminary property-tax levy at its Sept. 22 meeting.
Board members certified the proposed levy maximum of $41,339,197 for 2016. If the preliminary levy is approved at its maximum in December when board members will vote on a final levy, it would be the same amount approved by the board last year.
Frezgi Hiskias and his wife Sihin cooked a chicken and lasagna dinner to share with Wally Wakefield. The families met through hospice and struck up a friendship and made known an incredible life story, “Striking it Lucky: A Biography of Pain and Resiliency from Eritrea to St. Paul.” (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Meeting hospice staffer leads to Wakefield book documenting lifetime quest
As a 13-year-old boy in Eritrea — a coastal African nation bordering Sudan, Ethiopia and the Red Sea — Frezgi Hiskias got caught in a thunderstorm while herding cattle back to his village.
As he and a friend sheltered under a tree, talking about how close they were to home — just a two-day journey — a bolt of lightning struck.
Business objects to city's request to revoke license
A massage therapist arrested on suspicion of prostitution has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution in a public place.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department took Yuanfen Liu, 51, of Stillwater into custody Thursday, Sept. 17, following an undercover investigation.
East Siders Tony Yang (left) and Pa Xyen take turns shooting Tuj Lub tops at Wakefield Park in Maplewood. Their team, along with the other competitive teams in the Twin Cities, will soon have a chance to play on official courts being built by the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Tuj Lub courts under construction in St. Paul, Maplewood
On a mild, windy September day, six East Side Hmong men spent the entirety of their evening practicing the artful lawn sport of Tuj Lub at Wakefield Park in Maplewood.
Combining elements of bowling, bocce ball, shotput, a shooting range, and more, Tuj Lub has a small but strong following amongst Hmong men in the Twin Cities, as well as other parts of the U.S.