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Thu
25
Sep

Lights at Polar Field: Spectators not only can see the light, but the action on the field


A new, brighter lighting system is illuminating North Stadium this autumn. The old lights, which were installed in 1965, had become so unreliable that fans and players were sometimes plunged into darkness during games. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

North High activities director Jed Helwig recently admitted he wasn't sure what really happened to fix the failing overhead lights at Polar Field, but he said it certainly was a huge success.

Wed
24
Sep

Project Home provides relief in Ramsey County


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.

Wed
24
Sep

Car show draws huge crowds


Car show volunteer Bruce Fabio said bigger crowds than ever before strolled down East Seventh Avenue to check out the vintage cars, enjoy the food and listen to the music in 2014. (Submitted photo)

A "Tow Mater" truck attracted attention, especially from the youngsters Sept. 19. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

One of the many vintage cars catches the eye of a couple walking by at the History Cruze Car Show. (Submitted photo)

The North St. Paul History Cruzer Friday night weekly car show concluded its 21st year Sept. 19. "See ya next summer" was overheard as the classics began to rumble out of downtown. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A look back at a North St. Paul summer tradition
The summer-long History Cruze Car Show rolled to a conclusion on Friday, Sept. 19. Classic car owners from around the region began cruising into downtown North St. Paul all the way back on June 6, and kept coming every Friday after that.

Wed
24
Sep

Burglar tries to haul away copper piping from new fire hall

Maplewood officers report they apprehended a South St. Paul man who was attempting to steal copper from the new fire and police station construction site earlier this month.

Tue
23
Sep

Kellogg Bridge into the East Side found structurally deficient


The Kellogg Bridge going into downtown St. Paul from the East Side was found structurally deficient. The bridge's outer lanes will be shut down beginning Monday, Sept. 29. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

New bridge needed; lane closures begin Monday
The Kellogg Bridge is structurally deficient and needs to be replaced, officials announced Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Following recent inspections, the St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced the bridge will be narrowed down to three lanes starting Monday, Sept. 29.

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.

Thu
11
Sep

Check out new police digs at Maplewood open house


Visitors to the Maplewood Police Department’s Saturday open house can meet one of the department’s K-9 teams -- and see the expanded and improved police facilities. (file photo)

The Maplewood Police Department will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

Thu
11
Sep

North St. Paul 2015 budgets taking shape

Proposed general fund, property-tax levy and service levy budgets for 2015 were given preliminary approval at the North St. Paul city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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