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Tue
15
Oct

Referendum for Roseville Area Schools to be held Nov. 5

On this year’s ballot, voters will see a request by the school board to approve a new operating levy for Roseville Area Schools.
In November, District 623 residents will be asked to vote on a proposed eight-year operating levy that would generate $1,505 per student in the district. The current operating levy for Roseville Area Schools, which generates $1,575 per pupil, is set to expire on June 30, 2014.

Mon
14
Oct

Level-three sex offender moves to area


Sia Vang

Police have announced that a level-three sex offender has moved to the 1200 block of Bush Avenue in St. Paul.
Sia Vang, 28, has a history of sexual contact with females age 12-13. The young female victims were known to Vang.

Mon
14
Oct

SSP awards bid for levy repair

When it comes to finding a contractor to repair the South St. Paul levee, it seems the second time’s the charm.
Five months after initially putting the project out to bid, the South St. Paul City Council awarded the first phase of the repair project in its Oct. 7 meeting. The winning bid for the first phase, which includes repairs to the levee and drainage pipes, was submitted by Meyers Contracting in the amount of $2.2 million.

Mon
14
Oct

SSP peddlers must get license to knock

What do marriage, owning a handgun and selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door have in common?
While some people may find multiple parallels, the most germane for South St. Paul residents is that soon the latter venture will join the two former in requiring licensure.

Mon
14
Oct

New outdoor classroom comes to Vento sanctuary


The new outdoor classroom is built with native limestone quarried in Minnesota. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Just downhill from the potential site for Tracy Sides’ million-dollar idea lies the site of another innovation at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary: an outdoor classroom.
Dan McGuiness of the Lower Phalen Creek Project has been working to build a “classroom” setting to enhance the park’s options, with the help of grant money from the McNeely Foundation, directed to the project by 3M.

Mon
14
Oct

Five charged in a series of Craigslist robberies in St. Paul

The Ramsey County attorney’s office wants you to be wary of sketchy Craigslist deals.
This could include avoiding meeting a potential seller in an alleyway, or after dark.
Five people out of a six-person ring of three brothers, a girlfriend, and two acquaintances are charged with crimes related to a series of robberies undertaken using Craigslist ads.

Mon
14
Oct

City launches Railroad Island sweep

As part of an effort called “Spotlight on Railroad Island,” the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections will do an “environmental sweep” of properties in the Railroad Island neighborhood.
DSI director Ricardo Cervantes said the sweep will involve city inspectors looking for exterior property maintenance issues, including weeds, tall grass, litter and graffiti -- “those particular code issues that diminish the livability of the neighborhood,” Cervantes said.

Mon
14
Oct

Former IGH resident charged with stealing $95,000 from bank

A former Inver Grove Heights resident who took $95,000 from a Farmington bank has been sentenced to jail, probation and one hefty repayment plan.
Leah Marie Bremner, 32, was sentenced Oct. 1 to 30 days in jail, 90 days of electronic home monitoring, and probation for up to 20 years in connection with the loss of $95,000 from a bank in Lakeville where she worked. In addition, Bremner was ordered to pay restitution for the stolen money.

Fri
11
Oct

Photo evidence in Trevino trial released


The bag of evidence found near Keller Lake in Maplewood March 17 in one of the many searches family, friends and strangers made for clues to Kira Steger's disappearance. She was last seen in public Feb. 21. A pillowcase soaked in blood was found in the bag. Other items in the bag were a sports bra, shirt and sponge.

Photo evidence from the Jeffery Trevino trial was released to the public Friday, Oct. 11. Trevino, 39, was convicted of second degree unintentional murder of his wife, Kira Steger, 30. Steger was last seen publicly the evening of Feb. 21. Her body was recovered from the Mississippi River May 8. The couple lived in a rental home on the East Side of St. Paul.

Thu
10
Oct

Oakdale hosts first-ever fine arts fair


“Iowa Barn” by St. Paul photographer Steve Wewerka was shot in 2012 in northern Iowa. His work has been described as “atmospheric.” (submitted photos)

Art aficionados in the area can get their fill of local, beautifully crafted creations at Oakdale’s first-ever fine arts fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Discovery Center.
The city has had an art gallery at the Discovery Center for the past six years, and the high level of participation led staff to look for a way to meet the growing interests of the local artists who display their work in the gallery and participate in the indoor markets over the winter.

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