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
Three options included on an online survey, asking residents to offer their feedback on three possible city logos, which were designed in-house.
West St. Paul is considering a few ideas for a new city logo — all three of which are major departures from the blue star-like logo currently stamped on city signs, uniforms and vehicles, as well as the water tower.
City crews added more sandbags to a pile at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on June 25, bracing for the Mississippi River to crest. The state now plans to reimburse Dakota County for money spent on flood mitigation and recovery.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Mendota Mayor Brian Mielke look over a map of the city as they discuss areas heavily effected by flooding June 24. It was Dayton's last stop while touring rain-soaked communities, assessing damages, and deciding which counties would be included in a State of Emergency declaration earlier this year.
FEMA denies appeal; Dayton orders use of new program
A new state program will provide significant relief for northern Dakota County taxpayers who may have otherwise seen a jump in 2015 city tax levies to cover the cost of flood damage.
Mendota Heights, District 197 on board; city applies for "Mighty Ducks" grant
West St. Paul recently chalked up another goal in saving the city's ice arena. Mendota Heights and School District 197 each pledged $555,333, a third of the cost to revamp John V. Hoene Ice Arena.
Construction of the new Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center was completed Aug. 1. The school celebrated its grand opening Sept. 11. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Early Childhood Director Karen Sperl reads to students in the Community Preschool classroom on Sept. 11 during the grand opening of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Inver Grove Heights royalty worked on arts and crafts during the grand opening Sept. 11 of the Inver Grove Heights Early Learning Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Center added onto Hilltop Elementary Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop Elementary School, is now open for business.