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Sun
10
Jan

Volcanoes and a river gorge

Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Exploring Oregon’s ring of fire — Mount St. Helens & Crater Lake
When Mount St. Helens in Washington exploded in 1980, the world watched on TV and saw lava and steam pouring out from the northern slope of the mountain. Viewers also saw devastation - the majestic peak in the Cascades was partially collapsed and covered with charred remains of trees and volcanic ash.

Sun
10
Jan

Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization seeks new member

The Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization is searching for an individual from Inver Grove Heights to serve as a representative on its board of managers.

Sun
10
Jan

Rep. Hansen announces REAL ID proposal

State Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St. Paul, announced a proposal on Jan. 7 to bring Minnesota in compliance with the federal REAL ID act as a legislative working group meets for the first time in advance of a possible special session.

Sun
10
Jan

DFL Second Congressional District cancels candidate forum

With the recent withdrawal announcements by Dr, Mary Lawrence and Roger Kittelson, the DFL Second Congressional District has announced the cancellation of its entire series of candidate forums, including the one that was scheduled at Wentworth Lib

Sun
10
Jan

DARTS Snow Angel program bring cheer to local seniors

A DARTS Snow Angel program volunteer playfully creates an angel in fresh snow. (submitted photo)
A DARTS Snow Angel program volunteer playfully creates an angel in fresh snow. (submitted photo)

Winters in Minnesota can be a challenging time, especially for older homeowners.

Sun
10
Jan

Red Rock Corridor plans coming along

The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)
The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)

East Side stops added to plan
East Side residents could one day use a bus rapid transit line to go to jobs in Cottage Grove.
By the same route, southwest suburbanites from Newport all the way down to Hastings could easily travel into the East Side to visit restaurants or go to school at Metropolitan State University, or commute to work in downtown St. Paul. And from there, they could link up with other transit lines such as the Green Line light rail route between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sun
03
Jan

History through the books

(courtesy of HMH Books for Young Readers)
(courtesy of HMH Books for Young Readers)

Author brings Gypsie culture and WWII survival to life in new children’s book
Sitting on a train with windows draped in black, Lizzie, 10, and her brother Peter, 7, were among a group of fearful, anxious children being sent to the safety of Swainedale in the Yorkshire countryside to live with strangers during the World War II bombings in England. Some host families welcomed the children and others, like Lizzie and Peter's, found them a burden.

Wed
23
Dec

Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization Board of Managers Appointment

The Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization (WMO), an independent government organization that provides water resources management, is searching for an individual to serve as a representative of the City of Inver Grove Heights

Sun
20
Dec

Telling the story of her town

During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)
During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)

Lois Glewwe is out with a new South St. Paul history book
One would think writing a book about the place where you grew up would be easy. For Lois A. Glewwe, writing “South St. Paul: A Brief History” was almost too easy.
“What I found out was it was much harder than I thought because I could have written 600 pages easier than I could write 160,” Glewwe explains. “So to condense it down to a readable, accessible level was the challenge. I was constantly cutting and cutting.”

Sun
13
Dec

Visitation announces new head of school

Rene Gavic
Rene Gavic

Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights announced last week that Rene Gavic has been named head of school, effective July 1, 2016.

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