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Tue
10
Feb

Dakota County Library launches literacy campaign

Dakota County Library launches literacy campaign;

Tue
10
Feb

Woman sidesteps school patrol, but not the law

South-West Review police reports published Feb. 8, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
06
Feb

Bill Wolston, treasured Dakota County historian, dies


Bill Wolston

For years, William “Bill” Wolston paid tribute to the people, places and artifacts that characterized Dakota County — through videos, articles and conversation. 

Fri
06
Feb

Brian Fitch Sr. sentenced in murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick


Since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul July 30, a memorial of flowers, signs and candles has been maintained near where he was fatally shot. A recent addition — a sign marking Patrick's birthday Jan. 26 — is pictured somewhat covered in snow Feb. 4.

Fitch gets life in prison without chance for release

Mon
02
Feb

You’ve got mail! Except it’s not yours

South-West Review police reports published Feb. 1, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
02
Feb

River to River Greenway plan nears completion

Corridor will connect trails in four south-west suburbs
Trail users in northern Dakota County who are used to skidding their bikes over patches of deteriorating pavement and improvising routes along county roads between trailheads can anticipate smoother travels ahead.

Mon
02
Feb

From South St. Paul to Memphis: Blues duo hits career high note

Donna Dahl, of South St. Paul, and Dave Lambert make up Brother Sun Sister Moon, a 2-year-old blues duo that recently competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis — a career highlight for the local musicians. (submitted photo)
Donna Dahl, of South St. Paul, and Dave Lambert make up Brother Sun Sister Moon, a 2-year-old blues duo that recently competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis — a career highlight for the local musicians. (submitted photo by Doug Jenkins)

Donna Dahl’s long, red hair and Dave Lambert’s gray mustache, which extends into two long braids, help them stand out in the local blues scene, but their look isn’t what makes them unique.

Sat
31
Jan

New LeMay Lake development raises water-quality concerns in Mendota Heights


Developers are clearing trees and debris from the LeMay Shores townhouse site, in preparation for construction this spring and summer. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

In the dead of winter, when the trees are bare and the ground is blanketed with snow, Scott Norling says it’s easy to track tree-clearing activity along the elevated eastern shore of LeMay Lake in Mendota Heights.

Fri
30
Jan

Mendota Heights picks new top staffer


Mark McNeill

After interviewing two finalists Jan.

Fri
30
Jan

West St. Paul opens low Robert St. bids; council ‘excited’


On Tuesday, West St. Paul opened a second round of bids for the first phase of the Robert Street reconstruction. The lowest bid was $1.14 million under the estimated cost of $24.2 million, spurring some excitement among city staff and the West St. Paul City Council. The council will meet Feb. 5 to discuss the project. (File photo)

Public invited to Feb. 5 meeting
After delaying phase one of the Robert Street revamp due to higher-than-anticipated costs, West St. Paul on Tuesday received construction proposals as much as $5.5 million less than the lowest bid from the first time around, leaving city officials hopeful about the project’s future.

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