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Excellent Educator: Harmony Learning Center’s Scott Helland

This week’s Excellent Educator award goes to Scott Helland, an administrator who goes above and beyond to connect with those who aren’t your typical students.

10/03/2014

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‘Pastor’ Gets 12-Year Sentence For Raping Girls

A 62-year-old Maplewood man and self-proclaimed pastor was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for raping two young girls for almost a decade. Jacoby Kindred was convicted on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and was given consecutive sentences of 144 months for each.

10/02/2014

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Police: Missing Maplewood Man Found Near Cannon Falls

Authorities in Maplewood say an 84-year-old man who went missing on Tuesday has been found and is safe. Arthur Robert Arnold, Jr., of Maplewood, left his home at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to go to a St. Paul barbershop, but never got there.

09/24/2014

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Keller Golf Course Reopens After $12 Million Renovation

A historic Twin Cities golf course reopens Saturday after a two-year hiatus. It’s been closed for a $12 million renovation, according to Ramsey County’s Park and Recreation’s Jon Oyanagi.

07/18/2014

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Historic Maplewood Golf Course Prepares For Reopening

Walk onto Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn. and you can practically feel the history rising up from the bentgrass. Opened in 1929, Keller was a regular stop on the professional tours through the 1960s and even hosted the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, and players like Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and many of the greats. “That’s one of the things that make this place so special, is the history,” Paul Diegnau, Keller’s superintendent, said. “And all the legends of golf that played here year after year after year.”

07/06/2014

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Maplewood Family Remembers Son, 27, Killed In Afghanistan

For the Frokjer family of Maplewood, Memorial Day used to be a day of barbeques and celebrating summer. Now, it’s a day to remember the life of 27-year-old Sgt. Chad Frokjer, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

05/26/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Warm Memorial Day Weather

The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.

05/26/2014

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No Injuries In Maplewood Bus Fire

The Minnesota State Patrol says no one was injured when a school bus started on fire in Maplewood Tuesday afternoon. The bus fire — captured by MnDOT traffic cameras — occurred near Interstate 94 and Century Avenue North around 3 p.m..

05/20/2014

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Police, FBI Looking For Suspect Following Maplewood Bank Robbery

Police in Maplewood are asking the public’s help finding a man who robbed a Well Fargo Bank Monday afternoon and may have robbed other metro banks in recent days.

04/21/2014

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Militia Leader Pleads Guilty To ID Theft

A Minnesota man accused of stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit has pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, is a self-described militia commander who planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for his militia members.

04/15/2014

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Authorities Identify Woman’s Body Found In Maplewood

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the woman whose body was found in a wooded area in Maplewood, Minn.

04/14/2014

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Woman’s Body Found In Maplewood

Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a wooded area around 3:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Maplewood, Minn. The body was identified as a middle-aged, white female. According to Maplewood police, the body was found roughly 30 yards from a paved walking path near Hazelwood Street and Beam Avenue.

04/12/2014

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2 Burglars Arrested After Pocket-Dialing Police At Scene

Two men have been charged with third-degree burglary after they inadvertently alerted police to the scene of the crime when one of their phones pocket-dialed 911.

04/08/2014

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Maplewood Police Find Several Explosive Devices

Maplewood Police say they’ve found four explosive devices on four separate occasions in the city between last Wednesday and Monday of this week. Police Chief Paul Schell says the devices look like pipe bombs, and use a wick as an igniter. He says the wicks on all four devices were lit, but all failed to detonate.

04/02/2014

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Maplewood Man Mourns Loss Of Brother, Killed By Father

The brother of a man who was murdered by his own father speaks on the tragedy that has rocked his family. On Monday, police arrested a man for the murder of his own son. The father shot his son during an argument over cable TV. Police said 84-year-old Pang Vang turned a rifle on his 36-year-old son Chue Vang inside the home they shared in Maplewood, Minn.

03/29/2014

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