South-West Review People

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01
May

Cottage Grove business owner receives GOP Senate endorsement


Leilani Holmstadt

Leilani Holmstadt of Cottage Grove announced her plans to run for the open state Senate District 54 seat on April 23, two days after receiving the Republican Party endorsement for the seat.

Sun
01
May

St. Joseph principal honored as she nears retirement


Jane Nordin

For Jane Nordin, there was never any question when she was young about what she was going to do with her life.

Sun
01
May

Kicking off a new scholarship program

SSP alumna Allie Paulson creates scholarship to help dancers pursue dreams

When Allie Paulson was looking into college scholarships her senior year, she didn’t see any for students who participated in dance.

“There was almost a scholarship for everything but dance, down to even like being a manager for a sport. I was kind of annoyed by it, and I didn’t think it was fair, so I did something about it,” she says.

Sun
17
Apr

2016 Athena Award winners announced

Several local high school girls are among the recipients of 2016 St. Paul Area Athena Award. 

Sun
17
Apr

Visitation student achieves award trifecta

Catherine Link, a student at Visitation School, is only a junior but is already the recipient of multiple awards. 

Fri
08
Apr

A journey to recovery


Martha speaks at different churches about her book “Dear David,” and David is there to answer questions people may have about his journey. (submitted photos)

Mother and son tell their story of overcoming addiction

It was never something Martha Wegner thought would happen to her family. 

Her teenage son, David, became addicted to drugs, and she was forced to give him a “tough love” ultimatum: get treatment or get out.

“Most people say they could never do that, but we didn’t have any choice. There was nothing left for us to do,” Martha says. “He wasn’t getting the help he needed, and it was really causing havoc in our family.”

This moment was just one stop in David’s three-year battle with addiction. Now, Martha and David travel to area churches talking about their family’s struggle and how they overcame it. 

Mon
04
Apr

Gov. Mark Dayton takes a break to sing songs and do crafts at Kaposia


Gov. Mark Dayton joins in on one of the activities during class at Kaposia called “choices,” where students choose a toy to play with and share with others. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)

Gov. Mark Dayton, along with Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, visited South St. Paul Schools’ Kaposia Education Center, a half-day preschool, on March 31. 

Sun
03
Apr

IGH student named Aspiration Award runner-up


Sumayo Saed

Sumayo Saed, a senior at STEP Academy Charter School in Inver Grove Heights, was named a 2016 state runner-up in the fourth annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing awards.

Sun
27
Mar

An award 20 years in the making


For the past 18 years, Barb and Ed Gorski have been volunteering around the community, including Gramcery Co-Op, where they live. They are the 2016 recipients of the Service to Others Humanitarian Recognition.

Like clockwork, Barb, 78, and Ed, 83, Gorski pull up to Neighbors, Inc., in South St. Paul to unload their minivan full of bread donations. 

Sun
20
Mar

T’Kach receives DFL endorsement for 52B seat


Mary T’Kach

On Saturday, March 12, Mary T’Kach received the DFL Party endorsement in the Minnesota House race for district 52B.

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