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Macalester College Names Art Building for Joan Mondale

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The late Joan Mondale will have her name on a newly completed arts building on the Macalester College campus in St. Paul.
    
Mondale was an alumna of the school and a nationally renowned arts advocate. The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale died earlier this year.
    

Church Expert: Recommendations Could Mean Shift in Culture of the Archdiocese

An independent task force reveals there have been some "serious shortcomings" in the way the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse cases. The task force has recommended several changes, many of which give laypeople more power.

One church expert says that could signify a significant shift in the institutional culture of the church.

The Lexington on Grand Avenue Gets a Makeover

Some big names in the Twin Cities restaurant scene are ready to do business on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

The Lexington is getting a remodel. The owners of Smack Shack and the former executive chef from Butcher and the Boar bought the old St. Paul supper club.

The new owners will keep the same name but plan a major renovation, which could include a rooftop patio.

Increase in Minn. Organ Donors, But More Organs Needed

In the past five months, nearly 25,000 Minnesotans have added the word "donor" to their driver's license or ID cards, state officials said.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the influx of donors is due to a statewide campaign that was launched last October.

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Authorities Identify Body Found in Maplewood Creek Saturday

Parts of the trail and preserve were blocked off while crews retrieved the woman's body. - Photo: KSTP/File

The woman's body found partially submerged in a creek in Maplewood on Saturday has been identified.

Victoria Thacker DeConwi's body was spotted about 30 yards off a trail in the Kohlman Creek Neighborhood Preserve by a passerby, Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said.

KSTP/SurveyUSA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats

Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.

Groundbreaking for New Maplewood Police and Fire Facility to be Held Monday

A concept photo of the new Maplewood Fire and Police Department South Station. - Photo: City of Maplewood

The groundbreaking for the Maplewood Fire and Police Department South Station building will take place Monday afternoon.

The new building will include four apparatus bays, departmental offices and a police substation, according to Fire Chief Steve Lukin. The site is located on the east side of McKnight Road, just south of Minnehaha Avenue on the 3M campus.