Members of the St. George Middle Eastern dance troupe ride a camel at a past Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul. The fundraiser and celebration is July 18-20 this year. (Submitted photo)
Event will include camel rides, cuisine
A West St. Paul church’s Middle Eastern Festival this weekend is about more than raising money for the Orthodox Christian parish. Organizers say they want to share their culture steeped in generosity, inviting in the community with an
South St. Paul’s smelliness is partially attributed to the meat packing industry that settled there. The city’s stockyards were established in the late 1800s, and by 1974 (and through 1981) it was the world’s largest livestock market. Meat processing has dwindled in recent years, although the smells continue to characterize the city. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
City council passes ordinance to curb stench from businesses
Two weeks ago, South St. Paul’s proposed odor ordinance vote was put on hold, mainly because of the absence of Mayor Beth Baumann.
Dakota Premium Foods in South St. Paul recently halted production at the beef processing facility. The Minnesota Department of Employment will be holding a series of meetings Monday, July 14 to inform the 300 laid-off employees about unemployment benefits and the dislocated worker program. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Mayor Baumann: “This is a devastating loss”
Due to a national cattle shortage, Dakota Premium Foods recently halted production at its South St. Paul beef processing facility, leaving about 300 employees without work.
A mailbox was vandalized recently in a spree that included vulgar and sexually explicit images and words scratched and spray-painted into vehicles and houses in Mendota Heights. A $500 is being offered for information. (Submitted photo)
A local group is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the vandals who spray-painted racial slurs, sexual images and expletives on vehicles, homes and mailboxes around Mendota Heights.
Complaint: Suspect didn't notice officer behind him
A St. Paul man trying to ditch his drugs apparently didn't keep track of the West St. Paul officers who had pulled him and three other adults over. He tossed a bag of meth, hitting the officer behind him, according to court document filed in Dakota County District Court July 11.
Dakota County was selected to receive three 2014 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for the following programs: Creation of Drinking Water Profiles for At-Risk Communities; Sleep On It; and Workplace\ Violence Prevention