West St Paul

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West St. Paul police collect school items for kids

The West St.

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19
Jul

City to boost marketing efforts for Robert Street businesses

Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

West St. Paul small-business owners focus on survival
With the southbound segment of Robert Street from Annapolis Street to Thompson Avenue currently torn up for reconstruction, small businesses along the thoroughfare are counting on customers being loyal enough to endure the detours.
Over at the Big Splash Car Wash, owner Dave Cashman says he gave his customers the heads up to start using the back entrance. Despite losing power and water on a few occasions, his greatest long-term concern is having to move his roadside sign to eventually make way for a new boulevard tree.

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19
Jul

West St. Paul Mayor threatens another veto

Phase 2 of West St.

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16
Jul

New principal selected as at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet

Mark Quinn
Mark Quinn

School District 197 announced that Mark Quinn has been named the next principal at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet Elementary School in West St. Paul.

Tue
14
Jul

Robert Street phase 2 bids come in high

Mayor says he’ll propose an alternative
As the city lines up a contractor for phase two of the Robert Street Improvement Project, which will include landscaping and sidewalks, it will need to tackle another potentially costly hurdle. 
West St. Paul opened bids for phase two on July 2, and three contractors submitted bids — all of which exceeded the engineer’s estimate by more than $1 million.
“I’m disappointed, but I’m not shocked,” Mayor David Meisinger told the Review.

Tue
14
Jul

West St. Paul awards Marie Avenue bid

Full street reconstruction along Marie Ave. in West St. Paul is back on track to take place this summer. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Full street reconstruction along Marie Ave. in West St. Paul is back on track to take place this summer. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Project marred by ethics debate
Despite roughly a month-long delay, full street reconstruction along Marie Avenue — from Charlton Street to Livingston Avenue — will begin this summer.
Following a contentious vote to rebid the project, the West St. Paul city council awarded the bid to Danner Inc. at a special meeting June 29. The council voted 5-1 in support of the $1,828,908 bid from Danner Inc., with council member Jenny Halverson dissenting and several reluctant supporters criticizing the bidding process.

Sun
05
Jul

WSP sanctions shops, shops cite ‘human element’

Five liquor-selling establishments failed alcohol compliance checks

Mon
29
Jun

Biking at the rodeo

CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.
CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.

Kids showed off their bicycling skills while learning safety tips from local West St. Paul police officers during a Wentworth Library event called the “Bike Rodeo” Saturday, June 20.

Mon
29
Jun

WSP amends alcohol and tobacco ordinances

West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Tobacco-related sampling continues to be prohibited
The ban on sampling of tobacco-related products like electronic cigarettes will continue in West St. Paul. However, to the gratitude of many, the city council has expanded the hours liquor can be sold at both on- and off-sale establishments in the community.
The council members reviewed West St. Paul’s alcohol and tobacco bylaws at their meeting Monday, June 8, and considered three proposed ordinance changes.

Sun
21
Jun

Art for kids

The Wentworth Library in West St. Paul held an Abrakadoodle art class June 17, led by teacher Aisaa Khalifa.

Khalifa shows children an example drawing of Arlo, the dog from the children’s book Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg.

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