Gertens on Tuesday shared this photo of a black bear roaming near the company’s Upper 55th Street East gate that morning in Inver Grove Heights.
Residents reported seeing a black bear bundling around Inver Grove Heights last week — and the burly beast seems to have an affinity for alliteration.
By Tuesday, April 6, the Inver Grove Heights Police Department had heard of multiple sightings of a black bear at the 6200 block of Blaine Avenue, the 6000 block of Bowman Avenue and the 5800 block of Blackberry Bridge Path (No kidding on that last one).
Xcel Energy is visually inspecting its electricity transmission lines in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota and South Dakota by helicopter.
The helicopter flights enable crews to look for defects or loose fittings. Trouble spots that could cause power outages will be identified and later repaired.
Joanne (Joey) Schoen, lead teacher and assistant director at Dodge Nature Preschool, received the 2014 Kate Davidson Tanner Award for teaching from the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children. MNAEYC representatives, members of the Kate Davidson Tanner family, and Dodge Nature Center staff and board members joined the preschool staff and Schoen’s former preschool students in congratulating Schoen at an awards reception on Thursday, April 24.
Dakota County Fleet Management won the Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management Award at the 2014 Fleet Excellence Awards April 8 in Minneapolis. The awards are presented by the NAFA Fleet Management Association.
The West St. Paul Police Department is investigating two recent commercial burglaries, where some cash was taken after hours.
Due to an alarm call, officers were summoned to BYO Burger, 1221 S. Robert St., at 9:35 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, according to Lt. Brian Sturgeon.
“The office was ransacked, and some cash was stolen,” he said.