South St Paul

Sun
15
Jan

2016: A year in review

Another year has come and gone in the South-West Review coverage area. 

Here is a recap of the stories that stood out in northern Dakota County in 2016. 

 

Sun
08
Jan

They solemnly swear


Jenny Halverson will move one chair over. The new West St. Paul mayor was previously a councilmember for Ward 2 before winning the mayoral election in November.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, three new mayors were sworn in for the start of their first terms.

Sun
08
Jan

New Year’s Eve carjacking in South St. Paul leads to police standoff


Miguel Rea

A New Year’s Eve carjacking in South St. Paul that included a crash with a police squad car and a standoff at a home, ended with two men charged in connection to the incident.

Sun
08
Jan

More details released in South St. Paul sex abuse case


Aric Babbitt

Couple under investigation found dead of murder-suicide 

Sun
08
Jan

‘Mayor B’ looks back


Beth Baumann joined the South St. Paul City Council in 2000. Her tenure as mayor started by chance when the mayor at the time won a seat on the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. Since then, Baumann moved full steam ahead.

Longtime South St. Paul leader retires from office

Sun
18
Dec

Oh Christmas tree

The South St. Paul Library has a different kind of Christmas tree. What better way for a library to get into the holiday spirit than with a tree made entirely of books. 

 

Sun
11
Dec

Hendrickson indicted in Dollar Tree store shooting


Grant Hendrickson

A Dakota County grand jury indicted a South St. Paul man on Dec. 8 for first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a Burnsville Dollar Tree store. 

Sun
11
Dec

Hilltop Elementary unveils new cafeteria


Just a few minimal updates transformed the look of the cafeteria. Wall colors were changed and more posters were hung to add more color to the once bland space.

Lunch menus receive updates as well

For some elementary students it’s the subject they like best: lunch. 

Sun
11
Dec

South St. Paul sets final budgets and tax levies


This chart shows the breakdown of taxes and expenditures for the 2017 tax-supported funds.

The South St. Paul City Council has finalized its 2017 budget. The preliminary tax levies and budgets were set on Sept. 6. These numbers set the cap for the budget and levies. 

Sun
04
Dec

South St. Paul Holiday Lights

South St. Paul held their annual holiday event in Central Square on Nov. 27. There were games to play and fun activities for kids. Noah Steffen, 8, posed for a photos with a festive snowman at the South St. Paul holiday event.

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