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Two army recruiters struck in Roseville parking lot hit and run


During a press conference at Roseville City Hall Sept. 19, Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig told media that Enrico Taylor has had multiple run-ins with police. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Charges against Enrico Taylor, 52, of Minneapolis, were filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court. Two of the felony counts of criminal vehicular operation relate to great bodily harm as well as fleeing the scene of an accident, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
Taylor's first court appearance was scheduled for 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

Wed
18
Sep

Commissioners approve 2014 Washington County budget

Washington County residents could see some big improvements next year on the road, in the parks and at the government center, thanks to key budget allocations for 2014.
County commissioners voted Sept. 10 to approve the proposed $147.4 million 2014 operating budget and $23.1 million capital expenditures budget. The board now has until December to adjust the budget and levy, although the amount of the levy cannot be raised, only lowered.
The 2014 property-tax levy is set at $86.7 million, a .66 percent increase from last year. State law allows the levy to be raised by 1.1 percent each year. This will be Washington County’s first levy increase in four years, according to a release from the county.
 

Wed
18
Sep

Lake Elmo boy, 9, dies from motorcycle crash injuries

A Lake Elmo boy has died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash that took place on state Highway 5 Sept. 4.
About 5:40 p.m. that day, a 46-year-old motorcyclist pulled off the roadway to the shoulder near 31st Avenue North to “address a mechanical issue” with his machine when the boy, Pierre LeQue, reportedly came out from a driveway on his bicycle, colliding with the motorcycle, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

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18
Sep

Hearing veterans’ voices


The Club Helena Road Runners of Oakdale pose for a group shot before one of their outings Sept. 15. Participants say it has been a wonderful opportunity to find babysitters and share equipment for yard work. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Of the more than 381,000 veterans living in Minnesota, just 25 were honored by the Minnesota Center for Humanities at the first-ever Veterans’ Voices award ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
It was the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S., and Sept. 11 has been designated as National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Wed
18
Sep

Driver hits Army recruiters; drags one 3/4 mile

Enrico Darious TaylorA 52-year-old man with an extensive criminal record was arrested after a hit and run in Roseville on Tuesday that bounced one Army recruiter onto the vehicle hood and dragged another between the undercarriage and the pavement nearly 3/4 mile.
Enrico Taylor, 52, of St. Paul, was arrested for criminal vehicular operation shortly after the incident occurred, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Wed
18
Sep

New Brighton city council candidates weigh in on issues

Five candidates are preparing for the Nov. 5 city council election in New Brighton.
Incumbents Char Samuelson and Gina Bauman and three other candidates are vying for two open council seats.
Longtime New Brighton resident and councilmember Char Samuelson was first elected to serve on the city council in 1994 and served two consecutive terms. She then served back-to-back terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, a republican representing the communities of New Brighton, Arden Hills and Shoreview from 2003-2007.

Wed
18
Sep

Incumbent Dave Jacobsen and councilmember Mary Burg face off in mayoral race

In New Brighton, current City Council Member Mary Burg will challenge incumbent Mayor Dave Jacobsen in the Nov. 5 election.
Burg has served on the city council since January 2004, and is currently in the middle of her third term. She said she has considered running for mayor for years.
“I believe I’m really qualified and want to use my expertise and experience,” she said. “I would like to bring about more community engagement in city politics.”

Wed
18
Sep

Meet Jason Ziemer, NSP’s new city manager


Jason Ziemer, formerly with Maple Plain and the DNR, is the new city manager for North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Jason Ziemer didn’t always have plans to manage entire cities. And yet, at age 39, he has already managed two Minnesota cities — Maple Plain, and, most recently, North St. Paul.
His first day with North St. Paul was Sept. 4, and since then, the newly minted city manager has been taking a crash course in the city’s affairs.

Tue
17
Sep

Nonprofit school for children with hearing loss expands in Roseville


Northern Voices teacher Elizabeth Rogers works with two soon-to-be graduates of the school’s preschool program, Ava (Left) and Sammy, both 5. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Northern Voices in Roseville, a nonprofit school and daycare center focusing on listening and spoken language, provides a unique learning experience for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
And in the school’s preschool, some children’s speech seems more advanced than the typical 5-year-old’s.
“What color are you coloring the roof of the house?” a curious little girl asks the boy across from her. “I’m coloring the roof blue,” he says.

Tue
17
Sep

Cities set not-to-exceed levies for 2014

Local cities have set a cap on their property tax levies for next year.
Last week, the cities of Roseville, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights and Little Canada approved their 2014 preliminary tax levies. The final levies can’t be increased now that the preliminary levies have been set by the city councils.

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