Neil Oxendale took over ownership of Jim's Market this month. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Oxendale's Market shops changes to store, stock
With two shifts in ownership in just over three years, employees at what still looks like Jim's Market in West St. Paul are used to seeing changes to the store and stock.
In 2011, Jim's family-owned supermarket chain bought and renovated R.C. Dick's Market at 374 W. Bernard St., near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road. The store changed hands again this month, and, though the only noticeable change so far is a paper sign taped to the entrance with the new name, Oxendale's Market, the employees are already looking forward to the fresh approach under new owner Neil Oxendale.
Harry L. Burke, 85, holds his cap adorned with Purple Heart and Marine Corps pins while praying Nov. 11 during the state's official Veterans Day ceremony in Inver Grove Heights. He's attended the program for around 20 years. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Inver Grove Heights welcomes veterans, dignitaries, new enlistees
Standing in a room of dignitaries, veterans and new enlistees in Inver Grove Heights Nov. 11, Harry L. Burke said he felt lucky.
West St. Paul was one stop along the route of a 100-foot long truck lugging a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest to Washington, D.C. For 50 years, a Christmas tree has been erected on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year, the U.S. Forest Service, Choose Outdoors and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are providing the evergreen. Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul hosted the event Nov. 6 where kids could see the tree in the truck and write a message to the Capitol. photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
A 25-year-old woman is facing a felony for allegedly beating her boss with a metal plate after he threatened to fire her for being late to her job at a Mendota Heights plant that develops metal and plastic coating.
The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force ended this year’s Halloween festivities with a special pumpkin recycling event, where jack-o’-lanterns were launched from a catapult to their demise on the South St. Paul High School football practice field on Nov. 1.
Staff at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights dug up this photo of students in the early 1900s acting out a Greek myth. In the 1890s, mythology was apparently part of gym class at the Catholic private school. (Submitted photo)
When Nicole Sutton inherited a project involving students acting out Greek myths, the freshman English teacher decided to find out how long the tradition has existed.
With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)
Steam behind stadium falls short at polls
The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.
Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.