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St. Anthony approves PD contracts with Lauderdale and Falcon Heights

The St. Anthony Village City Council unanimously approved contract agreements for police services with the cities of Lauderdale and Falcon Heights at its Tuesday, July 23 council meeting.
Both cities approved separate one-year, $617,000 contract agreements for police services in 2014.

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29
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After driving towards officer, fleeing suspect is shot


Reginald C Sutherlin

A St. Paul police officer shot and wounded a fleeing suspect who was allegedly driving at the officer. The incident occurred Sunday night near Earl Street North and Geranium Avenue East, police said.
Police had stopped St. Paul resident Reginald Craig Sutherlin, 53, in connection with a felony domestic assault case. There were active warrants out on Sutherlin, police said. As police were attempting to arrest him, Sutherlin fled in his car.

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WSP officials celebrate with 101-year-old resident


West St. Paul resident Frances Nelson celebrated her 101th year with West St. Paul Council Member Ed Iago, Police Chief Bud Shaver, Mayor John Zanmiller, Fire Chief Mike Potts and resident Jim McKie. (Heather Edwards/Review)

If you make it to 100 years old, you’ve probably earned a day for yourself.
In West St. Paul, residents who reach their 100th birthday are honored during city council meetings, during which Mayor John Zanmiller offers a proclamation naming a day after the resident.
Can’t make the meeting? No needed to panic: as resident Frances Nelson learned recently, there are some benefits that come with age.

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Inver Glen Library gets approval for expansion


This rendering depicts how Inver Glen Library is expected to look from the northeast side of the building after a 4,400 square-foot expansion is completed next summer. (submitted graphic)

Inver Grove Heights bookworms have something to look forward to besides the latest installment in a favorite series.
The Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights is planning an expansion that will increase the size of the library by one third, adding meeting rooms and more quiet corners for readers to curl up in. The plans have been in talks for the past three years, but cleared a final hurdle July 22 when they received approval from the Inver Grove Heights City Council.

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WSP approves hiring of new city manager

If good things really do come to those who wait then expectations will be riding high for West St. Paul’s new city manager.
Matt Fulton, a former city manager of Coon Rapids and New Brighton, became the first person to hold the city’s highest paid position in nearly two years, following the city council’s approval of an employment agreement at its July 22 meeting. Fulton was selected after extensive vetting and interviews that winnowed an initial pool of 42 applicants for the position.

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Residents meet Conway Rec’s proposed private partner


Tony Sanneh, retired pro soccer player and founder of Sanneh Foundation, shakes the hands of residents at the Conway Recreation Center at a community meeting on Monday, July 22. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After a slow and at times painful process, those concerned about the fate of the Conway Recreation Center may finally be seeing some light.
A private partner, Sanneh Foundation, has been approved by the District 1 Community Council and expects to move into the city-owned facility by Sept. 1. The foundation will be negotiating the final contract with St. Paul Parks and Recreation in coming weeks.

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I-35E construction plans face skeptical eye from East Siders


Eastern District patrol commander Kevin Casper hugs a resident at his last community policing meeting on Wednesday, July 17. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With the Cayuga and MNPASS projects moving along on the Interstate 35E corridor, East Side community leaders are keeping an eye on the proposed plans.
The roughly $260 million set of projects will mean major changes to interchanges along the freeway on the stretch that runs along the East Side from downtown St. Paul to Larpenteur Avenue.

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Community-minded cop moves on up and out


Eastern District patrol commander Kevin Casper hugs a resident at his last community policing meeting on Wednesday, July 17. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After seven years on the East Side, the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District commander Kevin Casper will be moving on up.
St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith promoted him to senior commander in the Internal Affairs Department. Starting in August, Casper will be working out of the headquarters at 367 Grove St., on the edge of downtown.

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Into the principal’s office… (part 2)

Meet Tracy Buhl, principal at Oakdale Elementary School, Meet Travis Barringer, principal at Skyview Elementary School, Meet Joe Slavin, principal at Skyview Middle School

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Valentine Park in Arden Hills re-opens after a makeover


Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin Valentine Park in Arden Hills has re-opened and features many new and updated pieces of equipment, such as a new basketball court, new swing sets and the playground area too.

Around 150 residents, the mayor, city council and city staff members braved the blazing heat on Tuesday, July 16 for the grand re-opening of Valentine Park in Arden Hills.
The re-opening included a free ice cream social, children’s events, a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the brand new Don Messerly Picnic Shelter.
The park had been under construction since the spring of 2012 and had been closed to the public since last fall.

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