Hannah Burlingame

 Hannah Burlingame can be reached at staffwriter@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.

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IGH storage center denied over land use concerns


courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights The Inver Grove Heights City Council on April 8 denied requests to rezone and change the land use for a site on Rich Valley Boulevard that would have allowed for construction of a mini-storage facility.

The Inver Grove Heights City Council on April 8 denied a number of changes that would have allowed for the creation of a new mini-storage center. 

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22
Apr

Inver Grove Heights approves new cell facility standards

The Inver Grove Heights City Council on April 8 approved a resolution adopting small cell facility aesthetic standards. 

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22
Apr

South St. Paul car show green lit for next 5 years

With the South St. Paul City Council’s unanimous approval of an interim use permit April 15, the Robert Brown II Car Show is set to run for the next five years at Fleming Field Airport.

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15
Apr

Tackling lead on the East Side and across the state


courtesy of East Side Neighborhood Development Company For the first year of a program created by the East Side Neighborhood Development Company — called the LeadSafeMN Initiative — three East Side census tracts where children showed high levels of lead in their blood were the focus. LeadSafeMN aims to create funding sources and resources to bring lead poisoning down to zero. The initiative will eventually address the 40 census tracts statewide where kids are testing for high levels of lead.

Lead poisoning is often thought of as a problem from the past, one that has been solved through requirements for safer paints and materials in homes.  

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15
Apr

Legislator looks to memorialize South St. Paul voting history


submitted photo Marguerite Newburgh was the first woman to vote in the U.S. after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, as seen in this photo from the Aug. 27, 1920, edition of the Minneapolis Journal. Rep. Anne Claflin is seeking funding for a monument to memorialize the historic vote, which took place in South St. Paul almost 100 years ago.

Almost 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the U.S. the right to vote, a state legislator is looking to memorialize the role women in South St. Paul played in voting rights history.

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15
Apr

South St. Paul educator a finalist for Teacher of the Year

Finalists have been announced for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, and a South St. Paul educator is among them. 

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15
Apr

Inver Grove Heights changes dog leashing and licensing requirements

After several months of work and discussion, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the third and final reading of changes to dog licensing, dog leashing and dangerous dog ordinances at its April 8 meeting. 

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08
Apr

Something afoul in West St. Paul


courtesy Dan Nowickil In an April Fools’ Day post, West St. Paul Marketing and Communications Director Dan Nowicki photoshopped the city’s water tower to pay tribute to the city’s chicken restaurants. He said folks frequently joke about the number of chicken joints in town.

An April 1 post on the West St. Paul city Facebook page nearly had people crying foul, had it not been for one important detail — it was April Fools’ Day.

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08
Apr

Sharing her family’s legacy


courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society “Mrs. Ambassador: the life and politics of Eugenie Anderson”

Mendota Heights author pens grandmother’s biography

 

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08
Apr

South St. Paul looks to future with updated guiding document


courtesy of City of South St. Paul The South St. Paul draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan breaks the city into 12 different planning districts, which take a closer look at future land uses for each section of town.

South St. Paul is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update, and on April 1, the city council unanimously approved its draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan update. 

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