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Burglary awareness

 

As the weather becomes warmer, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie cautions residents to “be on the lookout,” as burglaries and related criminal activity tend to increase during this time. 

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May

Sunfish Lake become GreenStep city

At the May 3 meeting, the Sunfish Lake City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing the suburb to become a GreenStep City.

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May

St. Joseph’s School names new principal upcoming school year

St. Joseph’s School in West St. Paul announced last week that it has hired Greg Wesely to be its principal for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. 

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May

Dakota County property taxes due May 16

Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the first half of 2016 are due Monday, May 16.

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May

A not so big worry


In “A Big Worry for a Little Girl,” Grandma Marie helps Sarah learn how to turn a big worry into a little one. (Illustrations by Madeleine Boone)

Mendota Heights author publishes first book

Megan Valen never imagined she would write a book. Sure, the licensed family therapist had tossed the idea around, but admits she was never serious about it. 

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Apr

South St. Paul veteran honored


Richard LaMotte was joined by his family for the award presentation on April 11. They were also joined by Congressman John Kline who helped present the award and Minnesota Wing Vice Commander, Lt. Col. Clark Carlson. At right, LaMotte was a member of the Civil Air Patrol squadron in South St. Paul from its founding in 1942 until he was called to active duty in 1950.

LaMotte receives award for service during WWII

For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. 

The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident was given the medal and award on Monday, April 11, at Fleming Field.

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Apr

Volunteer to help seniors

Volunteers are needed to help seniors living in northern Dakota County with lawn mowing. 

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Apr

Emerald ash borers found in West St. Paul

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently discovered three ash trees infested with emerald ash borers in the northern portion of West St. Paul, adding it to a list of Dakota County cities dealing with the invasive, jewel-green beetles. 

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Apr

Inver Grove Heights police chief on leave


Larry Stanger

Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Larry Stanger has been placed on paid administrative leave as of Monday, April 11.

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Apr

Local nonprofit wins Brackets for Good tournament


Cindy Koebele, vice president of Spare Key, was joined by Erich Mische, executive director, for a “banner hanging” ceremony to celebrate Spare Key receiving $10,000 for winning the Minnesota Brackets for Good. (submitted photo)

On Thursday, April 14, Minneapolis-based nonprofit Spare Key held a “banner hanging” ceremony as part of a celebration following the April 10 Pacers game in Indianapolis in which Spare Key was honored with a $10,000 check presentation at half time

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