Neil Oxendale took over ownership of Jim's Market this month. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Oxendale's Market shops changes to store, stock
With two shifts in ownership in just over three years, employees at what still looks like Jim's Market in West St. Paul are used to seeing changes to the store and stock.
In 2011, Jim's family-owned supermarket chain bought and renovated R.C. Dick's Market at 374 W. Bernard St., near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road. The store changed hands again this month, and, though the only noticeable change so far is a paper sign taped to the entrance with the new name, Oxendale's Market, the employees are already looking forward to the fresh approach under new owner Neil Oxendale.
With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)
Steam behind stadium falls short at polls
The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.
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.
The Capitol Christmas Tree was cut down Oct. 29 from the Chippewa National Forest about 10 miles east of Cass Lake in northern Minnesota, and then made its way to Bemidji State University to be prepped for its nearly 2,000-mile road trip, which includes a stop in West St. Paul. (Courtesy photo)
Minnesota white spruce makes its way to U.S. Capitol
West St. Paul has been chosen as a stop along the route of a 100-foot long truck currently lugging a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest to Washington D.C.
Council members still committed to project
The West St. Paul City Council on Oct. 13 rejected the first round of bids for phase one of planned South Robert Street improvements, but council members said they’re still committed to the project.
Only two paving companies bid on the about $20.8 million of road construction. The bids were upwards of 37 percent more than the engineer’s original estimates, according to city documents.
The candidates vying for the Ward 3 spot on the West St. Paul City Council and facing off in the mayoral race tackled city issues and discussed why they’re running for elected office in response to a Review questionnaire.
With temperatures exceeding 60 degrees, a black squirrel and a migrating female monarch butterfly made the most of a sunny, autumn day at Marthaler Park in West St. Paul the afternoon of Oct. 15. photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review