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East Side’s last Catholic school finds fiscal saviors

St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

St. Pascal Baylon looks to salvage school through restructuring

Up until a month ago, it wasn’t clear whether St. Pascal Baylon’s school would operate past the end of May.
In dire financial straits, the parish and school, which sit at the corner of White Bear Avenue and East Third Street, had been running a combined annual deficit of $150,000.
To make up that deficit, they were drawing from cash reserves, which were being depleted.

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Mendota Heights offers prescription drop-off box

Dakota County residents can now safely and anonymously dispose of their prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication at the Mendota Heights Police Department.

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Mendota Heights encourages residents to not flush wipes

Mendota Heights utilities lead worker Rich Burrows teamed up with Katherine Curtis of Town Square TV to produce a video about not flushing “flushable” wipes down the toilet.

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May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for all Minnesotans to use Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month as an opportunity to get involved with initiatives to reduce teen pregnancy in communities throughout the state.

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Dakota County seeks input on improvement project in South St. Paul

Dakota County and the city of South St. Paul will host an open house focusing on the proposed improvements to Southview Boulevard from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the council chambers of City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul.

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St. Thomas Academy’s Westlake named Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Air Force Association

The Minnesota Chapter of the Air Force Association has named Mark Westlake, physics teacher at St. Thomas Academy, the 2014-2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

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May

Inver Grove Heights School Board announces Allen Gerber’s early resignation

Allen Gerber
Allen Gerber

Colleagues say his leadership, innovation will be missed

After serving as a member of the Inver Grove Heights School Board for the past three and a half years, Allen Gerber has decided to step down before his term expires at the end of December 2015.
According to the superintendent of District 199, Dave Bernhardson, “[Gerber’s] calendar for the remainder of his terms makes it difficult for him to remain involved in the manner he would like to remain involved.”

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West St. Paul couple noted for Basenji therapy dogs

Gary Langula’s 4-year-old Basenji Zorro has gold-colored eyes and eyeliner markings that remind the Langulas of his African origins. Zorro’s grandparents are still alive in Congo, where the breed originated as a hunting dog. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Gary Langula’s 4-year-old Basenji Zorro has gold-colored eyes and eyeliner markings that remind the Langulas of his African origins. Zorro’s grandparents are still alive in Congo, where the breed originated as a hunting dog. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

When Gary and Mary Langula take their two Basenji dogs out to visit residents at area nursing homes and assisted living units, the first thing they do is go their separate ways.

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South St. Paul to teach community about train safety

With assistance from a $5,000 grant provided by Union Pacific, the city of South St.

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May

The Skinny: notable incidents from the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District - published 5-17

The Eastern District Police reports from May 4- 11.

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