A black bear was spotted in Inver Grove Heights recently. There have been a flurry of sightings reported online via social media and to area police. (Submitted photo)
Bear's body given to resident for butchering
Surrounded by joggers, curious onlookers and visitors of Harmon Park across the street, a West St. Paul police officer shot and killed an injured black bear in the interest of public safety early June 7 in the parking lot of a small apartment complex, authorities say.
Firefighter Rob Ehlert, left, and Lt. John Mohs, right, get ready to take a break after collecting donations and handing out stickers near the intersection of South Robert Street and Thompson Avenue on Wednesday in West St. Paul.
The South Metro Fire Department collected donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, filling boots with cash and coins in South St. Paul and West St.
Esther Rahn, right, turned 105 on June 1, and Florence Polzin, left, photo, turns 100 on June 9. The sisters, who grew up in Eagan on a farm, are closer than ever, living in neighboring apartments at Lilydale Senior Living. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Siblings of first Eagan mayor celebrate birthdays jointly
Florence Polzin and Esther Rahn share a wall at Lilydale Senior Living in apartments that mirror one another. The sisters share meals together every day, and this week, they’ll share a title that none of their close relatives reached: centenarian.
After over 30 years of service, investigator ready to call it a career
Mario Reyes knew he wanted to be a police officer since middle school.
Now, after over three decades of living out his dream through the Mendota Heights Police Department, he decided his dream has been fully realized. For that reason, he recently announced his intention to retire from the force. His last day was May 28.
Folks gathered at Salem Church in Inver Grove Heights on June 1 to celebrate Founders’ Day with worship and fellowship. One of oldest churches in the area, Salem Church in Inver Grove Heights, celebrated its history with a service on June 1. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
Catherine Condon Gudio, right, and her daughter Paloma, 7, left, pose for a photo with the beloved Sweetie, a Chow Chow, welcoming the dog home with a small get together at Kaposia Landing Dog Park in South St. Paul, after she had been missing for five days. (Submitted photo)
Catherine Condon Gudio on Tuesday stopped by the St. Paul Yacht Club, not far from Harriet Island, to put up posters and talk to some boat owners about Sweetie the Chow Chow, who went missing for five days and was found June 3. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Mendota Heights dog inspires online network for lost pets
When her family’s dog ran away, Catherine Condon Gudio turned to social media. She was soon overwhelmed by the community’s response to find Sweetie the Chow Chow.