South-West Review People

Sun
14
Feb

Down to the Last Men

Even in 1998, the numbers of the South St. Paul VFW Post 295 Last Man’s Club were dwindling. (submitted photo)

South St. Paul’s WWII Last Man’s Club is down to three
Running his finger down the list, Ken Lawrence reminisces about the names he reads. 
As chaplain of South St. Paul VFW Post 295’s World War II Last Man’s Club, Lawrence has read over the names on that list countless times.
“You look down the roster, and it brings back memories of most everyone. That’s where we live, in our memories now, anyhow,” Lawrence says. 

Sun
31
Jan

Senator Metzen will step down after more than 50 years in politics

DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)
DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)

State Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, announced last weekend that he will not be running for a tenth term in District 52.

Sun
31
Jan

Rep. Joe Atkins not seeking re-election

Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive.  (submitted photo)
Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)

Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.

Sun
17
Jan

Klein announces run for State Senate

Dr. Matt Klein
Dr. Matt Klein

Dr. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights announced his bid for the state Senate District 52 seat on Monday, Jan. 11. 

Sun
17
Jan

Dakota County Commissioner to retire

Nancy Schouweiler
Nancy Schouweiler

Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota County commissioner for District 4 and current board chair, announced she will retire from the Dakota County Board when her term expires at the end of 2016.

Sun
17
Jan

Long-time Dakota County manager announces retirement

Brandt Richardson
Brandt Richardson

Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, has announced he will retire in May 2016. 

Sun
13
Dec

Keeping dance in the family

Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

More than holiday tradition

It’s not uncommon for kids to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
For one Inver Grove Heights family, ballet shoes are making those footsteps.

Sun
29
Nov

A salute to Senator Metzen

A number of local and state leaders came out to celebrate the long career of DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen, who represents District 52. He was honored Nov. 19 at Croatian Hall in South St. Paul.

Tue
10
Nov

South-West Review area people - published 11-8-15

Meg Simon of South St. Paul was crowned Miss South St. Paul 2015-16. Crowned at the Kaposia Days Coronation Ceremony at Kaposia Education center in late June, Simon is currently a senior at South St.

Sun
25
Oct

New Inver Grove Heights pastor uses insight gained in Hollywood career

Chris Sikorowski went from working in the Hollywood film industry to pastoring Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights this summer. He and his wife Allison and their two young sons, Elias and Brasen, moved from Pasadena, California to Inver Grove Heights in late July. (courtesy of the Sikorowski family)
Chris Sikorowski went from working in the Hollywood film industry to pastoring Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights this summer. He and his wife Allison and their two young sons, Elias and Brasen, moved from Pasadena, California to Inver Grove Heights in late July. (courtesy of the Sikorowski family)

The new lead pastor of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Inver Grove Heights wasn’t always preaching in front of a congregation.

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