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13
Mar

Robert Street construction is starting back up


Construction on Robert Street in 2016 will be mainly focused between Thompson and Mendota avenues. Detours will be set up so businesses on Robert Street are still accessible.(Submitted graphic)

Round two of the Robert Street improvement project is expected to begin within the next couple weeks. Last year, the northern portion of the busy thoroughfare, from Thompson Avenue to Annapolis Street, was rebuilt.

Sun
06
Mar

West St. Paul celebrates record-breaking 2015


The circled areas represent redevelopment zones the Economic Development Authority Board is targeting for redevelopment in the next five to 10 years. Most of the areas already have developers working on concept plans that include commercial and/or residential projects. (submitted graphic)

West St. Paul was riding high heading into 2016 after experiencing record-breaking economic development in 2015. 

Sun
06
Mar

2016 St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations

The Heritage Preservation Commission of St. Paul and the St. Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects are co-sponsoring the 26th-annual St.

Sun
06
Mar

Discuss the great outdoors

Help develop two Dakota County strategic plans at open houses. One is Monday, March 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Dakota Lodge, Thompson County Park, 1200 Stassen Lane, in West St. Paul.

Sun
06
Mar

Visitation to host STEAM Day

To help young women experience first-hand the excitement of careers in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math — STEAM — Visitation School, 2455 Visitation Dr., Mendota Heights, will host STEAM Day for middle school girls on Saturday,

Sun
06
Mar

Get help on your taxes — ask the experts

Cable subscribers metro-wide will have the opportunity to have their tax questions answered by a panel of experts on “Call-n-Talk Taxes.” The live call-in show can be seen on cable television on Thursdays March 10 and March 31 from 8-9 p.m., on bo

Sun
06
Mar

Claflin, small business owner, announces run for 54A House seat


Warren Claflin

Warren Claflin of South St. Paul announced he is seeking the DFL Party endorsement for the open seat in House District 54A. 

Sun
06
Mar

St. Paul Park mayor Franke aiming for higher office


Keith Franke

Keith Franke, mayor of St. Paul Park, announced on Feb. 17 he is running for the open District 54A House of Representatives seat and is seeking the Republican Party endorsement.

Sun
06
Mar

Ready. Set. PULL.


The field at South St. Paul Rod & Gun club is littered with used clay pigeons, both broken and whole. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)

High school trap teams growing in popularity

The trap field at South St. Paul Rod & Gun seems like it is covered in fluorescent orange snow. 

Only on closer examination is it apparent it’s not snow. It’s actually clay pigeons. 

Some of them are in pieces after being hit by members of the South St. Paul Packer trap team and the Simley High School trap team.

Sun
28
Feb

Not Entirely a World Apart


Sgt. Grant Snyder, lead investigator for sex trafficking, spoke to the crowd at Simley High School about what sex trafficking looks like and who the victims are. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

It doesn’t seem like something that would occur here: young boys and girls lured into the dark world known as sex trafficking. 

Unfortunately, it does happen.

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