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Tue
16
Jun

In Door County, ‘life is just a bowl of cherries’

When we were kids, my sisters and I sat with Grandma and Grandpa Streelman at their kitchen table pitting cherries with old-fashioned hairpins after going to the orchard earlier in the day to pick the fruit.

Mon
15
Jun

Simley Theatre’s Hairspray production receives Hennepin Theatre Awards

Simley Theatre’s musical production of Hairspray was awarded Honorable Mention Overall Production and Outstanding Overall Performance by Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Program.  

Mon
15
Jun

Henry Sibley High School receives S.A.D.D. award

Henry Sibley High School received a Promising Practices Award for Henry Sibley’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) by Synergy & Leadership Exchange at the Character Recognition Awards ceremony at the State Capitol May 21.

Mon
15
Jun

Raid on Landfill Emergency Response Fund infuriates legislators, mayors, County Board

A proposed taking of the entire $8.1 million balance in the emergency response fund for the State’s two largest landfills—the Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights and the Burnsville Landfill—has Dakota County lawmakers, mayors and county comm

Mon
15
Jun

Summer Activities

The South St. Paul Library is gearing up for summer with fun activities for kids.

Mon
15
Jun

Grown man cited for candy theft after midnight craving

South-West Review police reports published June 14, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
15
Jun

West St. Paul police officer Shannon Mitchell steps into new role with D.A.R.E.

Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.
Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.

When West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver served as the department’s first D.A.R.E. officer roughly 25 years ago, he helped his fifth-grade participants plant trees, as a symbol of growth, outside Garlough Elementary School.

Mon
15
Jun

Mendota Heights to add pickleball as city amenity

As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)
As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Hockey rink will be used for growing summer sport
Residents of Mendota Heights who are interested in the growing sport of pickleball will no longer have to take a hike out of town to play what is sometimes described as the racket sport combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
At its June 2 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council approved a plan to seasonally transform the Marie Park hockey rink into four adjacent pickleball courts and one basketball court.

Mon
15
Jun

Long-time local business Pro Pharmacy to close

Greg Schouweiler works behind the pharmacy counter at Pro Pharmacy in South St. Paul with a few of his staff technicians behind him. From left, Ed Collins of Cottage Grove has worked at Pro Pharmacy for five years, and Valerie Wirtjes of St. Paul has worked at the pharmacy for six years.  (Jesse Poole/Review)
Greg Schouweiler works behind the pharmacy counter at Pro Pharmacy in South St. Paul with a few of his staff technicians behind him. From left, Ed Collins of Cottage Grove has worked at Pro Pharmacy for five years, and Valerie Wirtjes of St. Paul has worked at the pharmacy for six years. (Jesse Poole/Review)

When Greg Schouweiler happened upon the opportunity to buy a pharmacy in South St. Paul in 1975, he jumped on it.

Sun
14
Jun

Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children in Wehmeyer case

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer

Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”

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