Dakota County

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26
Jan

South St. Paul driver topples streetlight at library, leaves scene


The fallen streetlight involved in the crash remained on the ground the afternoon of Jan. 21. The surveillance footage posted on the South St. Paul Police Department's Facebook page garnered nearly 16,000 views, and led investigators to the driver, a city commissioner. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Police post video searching for man, turns out to be city commission member
A South St. Paul Planning Commission member recently got more safety testing than he bargained for while test-driving a car, according to police. John Ross, 58, who a few weeks ago was considered as an applicant for an open City Council seat, is facing a misdemeanor charge of fleeing the scene of a crash, after a car he was driving felled a city streetlight in front of the South St. Paul Public Library Jan. 13.

Fri
23
Jan

Masked robbers threaten Mendota VFW employee

Two male suspects wearing masks recently threatened an employee while robbing the Mendota VFW, brandishing a bat and claiming to have a gun, according to police.

Tue
30
Dec

Man sentenced in 400-pound marijuana bust in Inver Grove Heights

A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for his role in the nearly 400 pounds of marijuana recovered from his Inver Grove Heights home

Fri
19
Dec

King and I Thai coming to Mendota Heights


This photo appeared on the King and I Thai Facebook page Dec. 19 with the caption "It's really happening!!"

Two years after King and I Thai shuttered its Minneapolis location, the restaurant is planning to reemerge — in Mendota Heights.

Thu
18
Dec

South St. Paul council appoints new member


William Flatley

'Straight shooter' William Flatley looks to 2015
William Flatley is set to be South St. Paul's newest council member. "I want to make a difference for, not only our citizens but for our businesses," the lifelong South St. Paul resident said. The South St. Paul City Council appointed Flatley Monday to replace Chris Lehmann, who resigned in October after about 11 years on the council in order to serve as a judge.

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Mon
01
Dec

Tim Leslie preps to lead Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.

Fri
28
Nov

West St. Paul asks for input on Robert St. project


The West St. Paul City Council called for a special meeting to discuss the reconstruction of Robert Street. On Dec. 1, the public is invited to comment on the $24.2 million project.

The West St. Paul City Council is hosting a special meeting Dec.

Thu
06
Nov

New mayor elected in West St. Paul

Meisinger
David Meisinger

Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.

Thu
06
Nov

Incumbents win U.S. House, Dakota County by landslides


John Kline

"More of the same" is the takeaway from the District 2 races of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and the U.S. House of Representatives. Area residents helped incumbents keep their spots by more-than comfortable margins Nov. 4.

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