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Maplewood business setting interior design trend


Aundrea Kinney photos/Review • Steve Cody, owner of LuxNova Stone, opened his Maplewood showroom July 2017 to display thinly sliced stone, which can be used for any number of home or business design projects. Because the stone is sliced so thin, it is lightweight and often can be backlit with white or colored light.

For about six months, Maplewood has been home to LuxNova Stone, a company which, according to the owner, is at the forefront of the stonework and home design industries.

Wed
17
Jan

2017 Oakdale volunteer of the year honored at city council meeting


Jodi Christensen

The Oakdale City Council recently named lifelong Oakdale resident Jodi Christensen as the city’s volunteer of 2017.

Wed
17
Jan

Little Canada gymnast says she too was abused by U.S. team doctor

Little Canada native and Roseville Area High School graduate Maggie Nichols joined more than 100 women and other high-profile gymnasts saying she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Wed
17
Jan

Three standout firefighters recognized at annual appreciation event


courtesy of the city of North St. Paul

At the annual North St. Paul Fire Department appreciation dinner Jan. 5, Chief Scott Duddeck named Mike Richter, center, the 2017 Firefighter of the Year. Duddeck also presented Rolando Leon, left, and Lt.

Tue
16
Jan

Oak Grove group says Hispanic immigration heat has made life in New Brighton harder


Solomon Gustavo photo • At the Oak Grove mobile home park in New Brighton, some residents claim an uptick in immigration law enforcement activity is happening because of a discriminatory tip from a manager of Oak Grove Park Properties. The management company investigated the claim. The manager accused of contacting immigration authorities, Vicki Florio, was cleared of all wrongdoing and her attorney says the discrimination claims are “blatantly false.”

Gricel Alvarez, 16, sat at the head of the table in her mobile home in Oak Grove Park, the bright light from another recent white-out, wintry morning pouring in through a large window.

Tue
16
Jan

Group exploring free bus loop linking housing sites with businesses in south Roseville.


courtesy of Newtrax • A proposed bus loop serving seniors and others in southern Roseville and Falcon Heights would link senior housing facilities with shopping and community centers. Free rides would be available Tuesdays midday. There are three community forums planned to discuss the proposal. The first is Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roseville Library.

A Roseville group is testing the waters to see if there is demand for a free bus service linking senior housing facilities — and possibly serving people with disabilities or low income — with area shopping spots and community centers. 

Tue
16
Jan

Roseville schools highlight local eats


courtesy of Roseville Area Schools • Roseville Area Schools’ once-monthly “Minnesota Thursday” lunch features food produced and grown within 300 miles of the city. It, along with another program, “Harvest of the Month,” features local, whole foods. Jan. 11’s Minnesota Thursday lunch included a beef hotdog made in Cannon Falls, a bun out of St. Cloud and coleslaw made from cabbage grown in Northfield, among other food.

Lunch programs tap food hub, small farms

 

The kids are eating more than all right.

Tue
16
Jan

Senator celebrates success at Wilshire Park

Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited St. Anthony’s Wilshire Park Elementary School on Jan. 5. Wilshire Park was one of eight Minnesota schools last year to receive the U.S.

Tue
16
Jan

ACLU information request covers St. Anthony Police Department

The national office of the American Civil Liberties Union filed Freedom of Information Act requests for information about the St. Anthony Police Department.

Tue
16
Jan

Mounds View teacher writes book for fellow educators as aid against boredom


courtesy of Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department • A grass fire burned Nov. 29 off Interstate 35W at the off-ramp for County Road I in Mounds View before the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department extinguished it.

submitted photo • Author and Mounds View High School teacher Martha Rush’s new book, “Beat Boredom,” is available now from Stenhouse Publishing.

Martha Rush, an educator for more than 20 years currently working as a social studies teacher for Mounds View High School, sat in the back corner of a coffee shop, her glasses resting on her nose above an inquisitively warm, teacherly smile. 

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