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Tue
04
Jun

Roseville teacher’s body recovered from Mississippi River

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Wednesday, May 29, confirmed that a body found in the Mississippi River near the Ford Dam was Jerome Gordon-Jackson. Gordon-Jackson was a 28-year-old special education assistant in Roseville Area Schools.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer arrested Gordon-Jackson for D.W.I. around bar close on Saturday, May 18.

Tue
04
Jun

Hansen, gymnasts named parade grand marshals


Ken and Lorraine Hansen (pictured), and their daughter Diane Lang, have played a key role for many years in making sure the Rosefest parade is a wonderful event. (submitted photo)

Dedication, effort and tradition could well be the themes of this year’s Rose Parade; they’re definitely the driving forces behind both the group and individual grand marshals.
The 2013 Rose Parade will honor longtime volunteer Ken Hansen and the Roseville Area High School Gymnastics Team.

Mon
03
Jun

WSP decides clear (one-way) direction for Robert Street project

It can be hard to articulate a practical, day-to-day vision for a massive project like the Robert Street renovation in West St. Paul, but the city council believes it’s settled on a clear direction to get drivers through major construction -- and it’s one way only.

Sun
02
Jun

WSP writer wins McKnight fellowship


Local author Susan Koefod recently was awarded the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers. (submitted photo)

A West St. Paul woman has been awarded the coveted 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers.
Susan Koefod is the author of the Arvo Thorson mystery series. Her debut novel “Washed Up” introduced readers to the alcoholic, prickly investigator and was praised for its “gorgeous prose” by Library Journal. The second novel in the series, “Broken Down,” is set around a murder on a swing bridge bearing a striking resemblance to the former Rock Island swing bridge in Inver Grove Heights. Koefod is an Inver Grove Heights native, and both of her published books contain thinly concealed landmarks from the area.

Sun
02
Jun

Looking at a ‘Better Block’


A map of the East Side transit experiment. (photos courtesy of Better Block Project)

On Saturday, June 8, part of East Seventh Street is getting a makeover. Temporarily, at least.
Volunteers will use temporary materials to create bike lanes, widen the sidewalk, add crosswalks, throw up murals and sculptures, and erect businesses between Margaret and Arcade as a sort of street betterment workshop.
The Better Block project is open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. It will be located on East 7th Street between Margaret and Arcade.

Sun
02
Jun

Business group propagating


East Side Area Business Association’s Executive Director Tim Herman and Constant Contact’s Jeff Ferrazzo lead a seminar on growing your business with social media at the Culver’s in Sun Ray May 29. (Linda Baumeister/Reveiw)

ESABA sees marked growth in membership

The East Side Area Business Association is growing quickly.

Sun
02
Jun

Curfews to keep kids in line

Summer’s well on its way. And with it, schools clear out, and kids have more free time to roam.
Most St. Paul Public Schools are out June 7, and historically, that has meant large groups of youngsters hanging out past the curfew on the East Side.

Fri
31
May

Thomas Fox found guilty in Lori Baker murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury has found Thomas Fox guilty of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment.

Fri
31
May

Jury heads into deliberations for Thomas Fox murder case


Thomas Fox

A jury tasked with reaching a verdict in the trial of Thomas Fox, accused of killing Lori Christine Baker in her Oakdale apartment, has entered into deliberations.

Wed
29
May

Maplewood narrows Police Chief candidates to top three


Left to right: Dave Kvam. Scott Gerlicher. Paul Schnell.

On Monday, May 13, the Maplewood Police Civil Service Commission certified the top three finalists for the city’s vacant chief of police position.
The three candidates are Maplewood Acting Police Chief Dave Kvam, Minneapolis Commander of Strategic Information and Crime Analysis Division Scott Gerlicher and Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell.
Per Minnesota state statutes, the identities of the candidates remained anonymous until the top three finalists were certified.

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