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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Stillwater and other area schools ease mask restrictions

A spot-check of other districts Friday shows different rules and timelines for easing of COVID-related restrictions. → Read More

History vs. housing: Cedarhurst plan sparks debate in Cottage Grove

The good news: there’s a plan to preserve Cedarhurst. The bad news: the plan for six other buildings on the site. → Read More

Gold Line gets Washington County’s OK. Housing alongside rapid-bus route announced. – Twin Cities

The Gold Line will wind though St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale and Woodbury, mostly on dedicated roadways and bridges. → Read More

COVID, lack of movies taking toll on local theaters as some facilities are redeveloped

Theater owners are nervously looking around, wondering which might be next. → Read More

Stan Machovec, longtime St. Paul grocer, friend of Mississippi riverboats, dies at 88

Stan Machovec, a long-time grocer on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street and friend to riverboats of the Mississippi River, died Jan. 27. He was 88. Machovec owned Machovec’s Food Market in … → Read More

Developer sues city of Lake Elmo over bus terminal project for Stillwater schools – Twin Cities

A developer is suing Lake Elmo, arguing that the city sabotaged plans to build a $7 million terminal for Stillwater school buses. The suit by EN Properties says Lake Elmo officials originally appla… → Read More

‘Unique’ cemetery opens in Lake Elmo following long legal fight – Twin Cities

The cemetery was allowed by city zoning and approved by the Planning Commission, but the City Council rejected it. → Read More

MnDOT plans meeting about Highway 36-Century Avenue intersection

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning a virtual informational meeting about a project to rebuild the intersection of Highway 36 and Century Avenue. In addition, MnDOT is considerin… → Read More

Newport to add two apartment projects at the transit station

The buildings would bring 102 units of housing to Newport — housing that the metro area needs, said city administrator Deb Hill. → Read More

Racist video rattles North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale schools

A video that includes a middle-school student using racist language is causing alarm in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District. The district sent a message to parents Wednesday about … → Read More

Oakdale plans $26 million switch in city water wells

Oakdale is getting ready for a $26 million swap of its water wells. The city will be trading in four polluted wells for three new water wells, starting in 2024. At a workshop Jan. 25, the city coun… → Read More

Stillwater’s first snow-sculpting contest draws frosty artists worldwide – Twin Cities

A team of Canadians has chipped and hacked their way into record books — as the winners of Stillwater’s first international snow-sculpting contest. → Read More

COVID patient dies after wife has him moved for alternative treatment

Conservative news outlets claimed the Minnesota hospital deliberately mistreated Quiner to punish him for being unvaccinated. → Read More

COVID patient dies after wife has him moved for alternative treatment

Conservative news outlets claimed the Minnesota hospital deliberately mistreated Quiner to punish him for being unvaccinated. → Read More

MN COVID patient transferred from Coon Rapids hospital dies in Texas

Scott Quiner’s illness generated news stories nationwide after his wife Anne Quiner fought Mercy Hospital’s plans to remove a ventilator. → Read More

Cottage Grove golf course to become 499-home project

Another metro-area golf course is trading its fairways for cul-de-sacs. → Read More

Woodbury location of $30 million Washington County service center may come down to 3 sites

A proposed $30 million service center in Woodbury is looking for a home – and there are now three possibilities. For more than a year, officials planned to build the Washington County Service Cente… → Read More

Woodbury roller rink to be re-born into center for basketball, soccer

The 49-year-old facility has been closed for years, and city officials welcomed its revival. → Read More

MLK Day takes on localized urgency after George Floyd’s murder, COVID

At two Minnesota events, most speakers invoked the memory of Floyd as a reason why Minnesotans should be especially attuned to the message of King. → Read More

Rosemount plans 2,000-home development on former UMN land

The 435-acre Amber Fields will be the first project built on former University of Minnesota land which has sat mostly undeveloped since WWII. → Read More