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Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

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Short-term mental health crisis residence eying old Blessed Sacrament building

People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave. (Courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave. (Courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

A non-profit mental health and social services organization would like to establish a short-term mental health crisis center on White Bear Avenue.

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May

Pond or frying pan?

From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)
From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)

On Wednesday, May 6, Highland Park High School students took part in a class field trip to Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

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May

Minnesotans urged to be ‘financially capable’

Minnesotans are urged to become “financially capable” by learning how to focus on their financial goals, manage their money responsibly and protect themselves against fraud and scams.

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Governor Dayton signs four bills into law

Governor Mark Dayton signed four bills into law May 7.

Chapter 17, SF 1816: This is the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. It updates and modernizes the Fraudulent Transfers Act. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.

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May

On the ice again at Wakota Arena

Attendees gather on the second floor for the Taste of South St. Paul, while a local radio reporter interviews Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord in the stands. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Attendees gather on the second floor for the Taste of South St. Paul, while a local radio reporter interviews Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord in the stands. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

The only thing that seems to be missing from the new boys and girls hockey locker rooms at South St. Paul’s Wakota Arena is the smell of sweaty gear. And coach Paul Moen intends to keep it that way.

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51 warrants resolved at Ramsey County event

Of the roughly 4,500 active misdemeanor warrants in Ramsey County, 51 were resolved during a warrant resolution event held May 2 at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

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May

SPPS looking for summer food service hosts

Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.

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May

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

The Eastern District Police reports from April 27 to May 4.

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May

Northern Iron owner thinking condos ... garage condos

Storage condos, sometimes called “man caves” like the one from Columbus, Minnesota could be coming to the East Side. Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron and Machine, is looking into putting some in on a lot he owns. (submitted photo)
Storage condos, sometimes called “man caves” like the one from Columbus, Minnesota could be coming to the East Side. Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron and Machine, is looking into putting some in on a lot he owns. (submitted photo)

Empty lot could be home to ‘man caves’
What do you do with a dirt lot across from a factory?
Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron & Machine, took a good look at the ugly dirt lot across from his iron foundry, and an idea came to him.

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