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Skipper of his own fate, but asleep at the wheel

South-West Review police reports published July 26, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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26
Jul

Summit Charter School postpones start in Inver Grove Heights

Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy.  (Jesse Poole/Review)
Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Administrators addressing accusations of ties to former TiZA charter school
On Wednesday, students enrolled at Summit Charter School — the new K-5 charter school set to open in Inver Grove Heights — found out they’ll have to go elsewhere for the upcoming school year.
According to an update on the school’s website, the start of the school will be delayed by one year, as administrators spend more time developing its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educational program.

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26
Jul

Mound of soil saves mound of money

This panorama shows the stretch of soil from St. Paul that was placed in the median on Highway 52, near Highway 55 in Inver Grove Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
This panorama shows the stretch of soil from St. Paul that was placed in the median on Highway 52, near Highway 55 in Inver Grove Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

‘Mystery dirt’ in IGH saves state $2 million
Area residents who drive on Highway 52 may have noticed an elongated mound of dirt in the median near Highway 55. Those who have spotted it have been trying to figure out what it’s doing there.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the 115,000-ton pile of soil came from the I-35E Cayuga Improvement Project, which is the reconstruction of I-35E from I-94 to Maryland Avenue, north of downtown St. Paul.

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19
Jul

Airplane crashes at Fleming Field

A small plane crashes Sunday, July 12. (submitted photo)
A small plane crashes Sunday, July 12. (submitted photo)

A small airplane crashed at South St. Paul's Fleming Field during a take-off attempt just before 8 a.m. Sunday, July 12.

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19
Jul

Residents wrestle with cable company moving in

CenturyLink uses a contracted construction company to set up a pole at the corner of Hingham Circle and Staples Avenue. This is the sight Linda Tapp woke up surprised to see recently one morning. (submitted photo)
CenturyLink uses a contracted construction company to set up a pole at the corner of Hingham Circle and Staples Avenue. This is the sight Linda Tapp woke up surprised to see recently one morning. (submitted photo)

Linda Tapp of Mendota Heights woke up one morning recently to the sound of a small construction crew outside her house at 9 Hingham Circle. She was surprised to discover the crew was planting a large wooden pole in her front yard.

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19
Jul

City to boost marketing efforts for Robert Street businesses

Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

West St. Paul small-business owners focus on survival
With the southbound segment of Robert Street from Annapolis Street to Thompson Avenue currently torn up for reconstruction, small businesses along the thoroughfare are counting on customers being loyal enough to endure the detours.
Over at the Big Splash Car Wash, owner Dave Cashman says he gave his customers the heads up to start using the back entrance. Despite losing power and water on a few occasions, his greatest long-term concern is having to move his roadside sign to eventually make way for a new boulevard tree.

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19
Jul

Changes made to city’s compost site

Effective June 13, South St. Paul’s compost site no longer accepts brush. However, the city has partnered with S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists, Inc.

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19
Jul

Blue-green algae not yet determined in Simley Lake

According to the City of Inver Grove Heights, there has been concern that blue-green algae may be blooming in Simley Lake.

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19
Jul

Union Pacific Railroad Improvement Project open house in South St. Paul

Residents are invited to join representatives from Union Pacific Railroad Thursday, July 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the South St.

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19
Jul

New charter school to open this fall in Inver Grove Heights

New to Inver Grove Heights, Summit Charter School will open its doors in late-August for students in grades K-5.

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