Newsbriefs - South-West Review

Sun
03
May

St. Croix Lutheran students celebrate diversity

Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.
Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.

To celebrate the diversity of St. Croix Lutheran students, grades 6 to 12 participated in an event to enrich cultural awareness. The school held an international festival Thursday, April 23.

Sun
03
May

Saint Thomas Academy’s Little awarded for teaching

Caroline Little, a teacher at St. Thomas Academy, was named French Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Little is its 2015 recipient of the Dorothy S.

Sun
03
May

IHCC students will travel to DC

The Amphibian Research Team at Inver Heights Community College has been named one of ten finalists in the Community College Innovation Challenge.

Sun
03
May

Dakota County adds final stamp of approval to alternative Argenta Trail realignment

This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)
This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)

Homeowners ‘enjoying the afterglow of success’ For Inver Grove Heights homeowners who have been working to defend their homes from becoming casualties of an upcoming county road project, the fight is over.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a northern realignment and expansion of Argenta Trail (County Road 63) that will spare at least 10 homes. This decision echoed support of the Inver Grove Heights City Council, which had spent months working out a compromise that would best satisfy homeowners and a developer who both started out vying to keep the new road off their properties.

Mon
27
Apr

Metzen gathers support for Robert Street construction

Senator James Metzen testified in front of the Senate Transportation Finance Division last week in support of increased state participation in the Robert Street construction project.

Mon
27
Apr

Kline’s ‘mobile office’ will visit Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale

Congressman John Kline’s “mobile office,” which provides residents greater access to the services that are available to them, will stop in Inver Grove Heights and Lilydale Tuesday, April 28.

Sun
26
Apr

Mendota, Mendota Heights solidify plans for final repairs

A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)

After last year’s excessive June flooding and the virtual drought of federal funds to repair the widespread damages in Dakota County, Mendota Heights and Mendota are still working on their final fixes nearly a year later.

Mon
20
Apr

Inver Grove Heights race means road closure

The upcoming May Day 5K fund-raiser in Inver Grove Heights means both scholarships for students of Simley High School as well as a street closure.

Sun
19
Apr

Officers keep tradition, all while remembering

Law enforcement officers from the counties of Dakota, Anoka, Goodhue, Olmsted, Hennepin, Stearns and Ramsey, as well as members of the Minnesota State Patrol, take part in the 5th annual basketball tournament April 11 at Sibley High School.

Sun
19
Apr

Breaking ground in West St. Paul

From left, West St. Paul City Council members Dick Vitelli, John Bellows, Dave Napier, County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord, West St.

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