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Grande Parade kicks off beloved community celebration

Grand marshal Adam Carter
Grand marshal Adam Carter

If you happen to be driving south on 10th Avenue in South St. Paul the night of June 25, you can expect lawn chairs arrayed beside the road.

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05
Jul

2014 Kaposia Days queen says farewell

2014 Kaposia Days Queen  Michaele Rowan
2014 Kaposia Days Queen Michaele Rowan

Michaele Rowan, 17, says she can remember watching Kaposia Days royalty ride through the parade on a float when she was a little girl and the sense of wonder it instilled in her.

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05
Jul

Mendota Day celebrates history and community

Last year, a group of reenactors marches in the Mendota Day parade behind a History Fort Snelling banner. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Last year, a group of reenactors marches in the Mendota Day parade behind a History Fort Snelling banner. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The city of Mendota is celebrating a few birthdays this year: the town’s Historic City Jail turns 100, and the Church of St. Peter off of Highway 13 turns 175, making it Minnesota’s oldest Catholic church.

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WSP sanctions shops, shops cite ‘human element’

Five liquor-selling establishments failed alcohol compliance checks

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05
Jul

Recycling bits and pieces, bitten or otherwise

After sorting, hundreds of crayons were found in good working condition. (Submitted photo)
After sorting, hundreds of crayons were found in good working condition. (Submitted photo)

South St. Paul kids repurpose school supplies
An unofficial but rather organized group of young South St. Paul volunteers has proven that slightly shorter pencils (sometimes riddled with bite marks) still have a place in this world.
So do graphite-stained plastic pencil cases and their familiar companions: misshapen erasers, crayon-smudged scissors, and half-used glue sticks.
According to South St. Paul school board member Lauri Flatley, these used items and many other school supplies deserve a second look.

Mon
29
Jun

Biking at the rodeo

CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.
CJ Lindor, education specialist at Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, checks out bikes to make sure they are all in good riding condition.

Kids showed off their bicycling skills while learning safety tips from local West St. Paul police officers during a Wentworth Library event called the “Bike Rodeo” Saturday, June 20.

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Jun

Fourth of July Celebration

Did you know...
• In 1776, only 2.5 million people lived in the United States. (Compare this population with today's 321.2 million!)

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29
Jun

Fourth of July recipes

Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Shown is Elaine’s Jello (top) and Edamame Salad (bottom). (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Add some zest to your Fourth of July picnic with these mouth-watering salad recipes from employees of Lillie Suburban Newspapers.


Edamame or Soybean Salad

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29
Jun

Fourth of July fireworks

This Fourth of July, residents across the east metro will gather to celebrate the star-spangled holiday at one of these festivals and fireworks shows.

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29
Jun

Community celebrates new trailhead

Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.
Displayed during the grand opening, a historic print shows how the Rock Island Swing Bridge looked when it was constructed in 1894.

The Rock Island Swing Bridge Trailhead grand opening took place Thursday, June 18 in Inver Grove Heights.

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