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03
Apr

Visitation School names new director of advancement

Anne Kane, a Visitation alumna with more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience, has been named Visitation School’s new director of advancement, beginning July 1.

Sun
03
Apr

SWCD Board election filings begin May 17

Individuals interested in natural resource management in Dakota County should consider filing May 17 to May 31 to run for the position of supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Sun
03
Apr

IGH student named Aspiration Award runner-up


Sumayo Saed

Sumayo Saed, a senior at STEP Academy Charter School in Inver Grove Heights, was named a 2016 state runner-up in the fourth annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing awards.

Sun
03
Apr

New charter school to open fall 2016 in Inver Grove Heights


Discovery Charter School will be located at 4100 66th St. E., in Inver Grove Heights, right off Concord Boulevard. (Hannah Burlingame/Review staff)

Discovery Charter will focus on STEM programming

Inver Grove Heights will be home to a new charter school that administrators say will be one of the first of its kind. 

Discovery Charter School STEM Fuse will open in time for the 2016-2017 school year.

Discussions about forming the new independent public school began two years ago, said Dan Hurley, executive director. He explained that Discovery applied for a start-up grant, which it received from the Minnesota Department of Education for $625,000.

Sun
03
Apr

Finding the home within


Marisella Veiga (courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society Press)

A ‘Cuban from Minnesota’ tells her story

Marisella Veiga, her siblings and mother fled Cuba on Dec. 30, 1960, leaving their home to escape the new revolutionary government led by Fidel Castro. 

Her father, Miguel, followed them to Miami, Florida, early the next year. 

Five years after the Veigas’ arrival in the United States, they moved to Roseville, where they purchased a house on West Belmont Lane.

Sun
27
Mar

DFL endorses Mendota Heights resident for open District 52 Senate seat


Dr. Matt Klein

Dr. Matt Klein received the DFL Party endorsement on Saturday, March 12, in his race for the state Senate District 52 seat.

Sun
27
Mar

Sunfish Lake public meeting will focus on storm water

City officials in Sunfish Lake are planning a public meeting Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.  

The purpose of the meeting will be to review the city’s storm water pollution prevention program.

Sun
27
Mar

St. Joseph’s School receives 2016 stem innovation grant

St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 1138 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul, has received a 2016 STEM Innovation Grant by the Minnesota Independent School Forum. 

Sun
27
Mar

An award 20 years in the making


For the past 18 years, Barb and Ed Gorski have been volunteering around the community, including Gramcery Co-Op, where they live. They are the 2016 recipients of the Service to Others Humanitarian Recognition.

Like clockwork, Barb, 78, and Ed, 83, Gorski pull up to Neighbors, Inc., in South St. Paul to unload their minivan full of bread donations. 

Sun
20
Mar

T’Kach receives DFL endorsement for 52B seat


Mary T’Kach

On Saturday, March 12, Mary T’Kach received the DFL Party endorsement in the Minnesota House race for district 52B.

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