Crime Report January 21, 2022

The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between January 19-20. Lexington-Hamline Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen at Skyline Tower, 1247 Saint Anthony Ave., on Wednesday, January 19. Assault—A…

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Saint Paul restaurants embrace vaccine mandate, some with reservations

Saint Paul bars and restaurants, theaters and other entertainment venues that have been struggling for close to two years with state-imposed shutdowns and a drop in business driven by fears of COVID-19 now find themselves bracing for the impact of…

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Crime Report January 18, 2022

The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between January 15-18. Highland Park Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1200 block of Davern Street on Saturday, January 15.—A…

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Crime Report January 14, 2022

The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources between January 13-14. Highland Park Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 500 block of Brimhall Street, on Inner Drive…

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Crime Report January 12, 2022

The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources between January 11-12. Highland Park Burglary—Erik’s Bike Shop, 2191 Ford Pkwy., was burglarized around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, January 8.Theft—Catalytic converters were reported…

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District court order puts city’s vaccine mandate on hold

Saint Paul’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city employees has been put on hold. Ramsey County District Court Judge Robert Awsumb issued a temporary restraining order on December 23 at the request of the Saint Paul Police Federation and the International…

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Sawkar is new voice of morning show at 830 WCCO

Starting listeners’ day is latest challenge for local news buffMost people in their mid-50s tend to be settled in their careers and may even be thinking ahead to retirement. Taking up a new pastime or tackling a new job is…

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High demand is driving up price of homeownership at Highland Bridge

Interest has been strong in the owner-occupied housing planned at the Highland Bridge development in Highland Park. The sale of the first 22 rowhouses being built by Pulte Homes is scheduled for January 18-20.But with bidding on the units starting…

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Commodore gets to open west dining room

The long fight to be able to use the Commodore Bar & Restaurant’s west dining room has cleared another hurdle. The Saint Paul Planning Commission unanimously approved a nonconforming use permit on January 7 to allow the restaurant at 79…

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City increases fees for rental, commercial buildings

The vast majority of the fees charged for Saint Paul city services are increasing 1.5 percent in 2022. However, the owners of rental housing, commercial buildings, vacant buildings, and buildings with elevators can expect to see much steeper city fee…

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Mendota Plaza housing development is tabled

The Mendota Heights City Council has delayed until February 2 its consideration of a proposed 89-unit apartment complex on a vacant parcel in Mendota Plaza at the southeast corner of Dodd Road and Highway 62. The postponement is intended to…

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