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Trailer home fire kills two people in Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Heights first responders were called to a manufactered home fire the night of Feb. 25 in which two people died from the injuries they sustained in the blaze.

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27
Feb

As membership triples, Roseville Police Explorers Post seeks public’s support


Mike Munzenrider • Roseville Police Explorer Dawson Fischer conducts a simulated traffic stop during a recent Explorers meeting in a garage beneath the Roseville Police Department. The Explorer post’s membership has nearly tripled since last year, and the police department is seeking the public’s support for the program, which teaches young people about law enforcement, ahead of a state competition.

Post teaches young people about law enforcement during time of need.

All kinds of meetings are commonplace at Roseville City Hall, but few include simulated police traffic stops or controlled bomb scares.

Tue
27
Feb

New Marion Street park to bring more green play space for Roseville families


courtesy of City of Roseville • A new green-space park has been approved for 1716 Marion St. in southeast Roseville. With a public and privately funded $250,000 budget, the lot will include a wide open field, playground and a hill slide.

The Roseville City Council unanimously approved the master plan for a new park to be built in the southeast corner of the city. 

Mon
26
Feb

Henry Sibley’s ‘Little Marching Band That Could’ finds excellence in being small


Katie Lauer/Review • Members of the Henry Sibley Marching Band’s color guard took to the auditorium stage to work on flag-handling techniques and skills in preparation for the band’s trip to Washington, D.C., this summer. The band, successful in competitions despite its small size, was invited by Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Amy Klobuchar to represent Minnesota in the Independence Day Parade and is working to raise money to make the trip happen.

Band seeks help for trip to Washington, D.C., for July 4 parade.

 

Marching in sync to the beat of the center snare drum, last year you couldn’t tell which Henry Sibley Marching Band members were rookies or vets.

Mon
26
Feb

SNAPSHOTS: A balmy Freeze Fest

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • It was a mild day, at least by Minnesota standards, during the annual Lake Phalen Freeze Fest on Feb. 17.

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26
Feb

Totem Town discussion kick-starts evaluation of juvenile corrections in Ramsey County


file photo • Discussions about Boys Totem Town’s ageing facilities have turned to conversations about Ramsey County’s juvenile corrections system and changes the county could make with the goal to better serve youth.

What started as a conversation about Boys Totem Town’s ageing facilities has now turned into an evaluation of Ramsey County’s juvenile correction programming and how to better serve youth.

Mon
26
Feb

South-West Review police reports published February 25, 2018

South-West Review police reports published February 25, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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26
Feb

Planning moves ahead on West St. Paul trail projects


submitted graphic • Trail and sidewalk work is proposed to take place on both Oakdale Avenue and Marie Avenue in West St. Paul in 2019. Both stretches of roadway are listed as high priority on the city’s bike/pedestrian plan.

Marie and Oakdale avenues set to become more pedestrian friendly.

On Feb. 20, residents of West St. Paul had a chance to look at the proposed plans that will make two busy sections of town more walkable. 

Mon
26
Feb

Eggroll Queen’s trailer burns, neighborhood rallies to to get it rolling again


file photo • Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live festival in 2016. Vang’s food trailer was destroyed by a fire on Jan. 14 and friends have set up a GoFundMe fundraiser webpage to help get her mobile businesses back up and running.

Many East Side neighbors know Mai Vang as the Eggroll Queen. She and her family park their food trailer at various sites across the East Side, selling her locally-famous egg rolls. 

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26
Feb

River Heights area Chamber awards Rep. Rick Hansen Excellence Award


submitted photo • Rep Rick Hansen was awarded Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence

The River Heights area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Rep. Rick Hansen its 2017 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award.

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