South St. Paul fixes issues, completes project
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has finalized a violation involving South St. Paul and a city contractor who pumped "cloudy" water into the city's stormwater system while building a new pumping station, spilling untreated water into the Mississippi River.
No. 4 in council race among 8 finalists
After receiving a dozen submissions on Monday, the last day to hand in applications to fill the seat of a longtime councilman, the South St. Paul City Council had to narrow 20 candidates to eight at a brief meeting Wednesday night.
The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force ended this year’s Halloween festivities with a special pumpkin recycling event, where jack-o’-lanterns were launched from a catapult to their demise on the South St. Paul High School football practice field on Nov. 1.
Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.
Dakota Premium foods halted production in July. Now the South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority is planning to purchase and raze the building, in order for an office and warehouse facility to be built. (File photo)
Meatpacker halted processing in July
The future of Dakota Premium Foods was unknown in July when the company halted production, but now the South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority has plans to purchase and redevelop the site, making way for a 58,000 square-foot office and warehouse facility.
The South St. Paul city council race features three available seats and six candidates running for those seats. All three incumbents whose terms are up — Todd Podgorski, Marilyn Rothecker and Tom Seaberg — are seeking re-election.
A mob of primarily juveniles beat and shot at a 17-year-old boy, pictured here receiving treatment at a hospital, and his friend in South St. Paul Oct. 19. Two teens were arrested in the incident, and police are searching for more suspects. (Courtesy photo)
A large group of primarily youths beat and apparently shot at a 17-year-old boy and his friend in an aggravated robbery at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in South St. Paul, authorities say.