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05
Oct

High-risk chase at an amusingly slow speed

South-West Review police reports published Oct. 5, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
03
Oct

More crude graffiti reported in Mendota Heights; reward offered


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)

An effort to nab vandals who spray-painted racial slurs, sexual images and expletives on vehicles, homes and mailboxes in June has been reinvigorated, due to yet another crude image splashed on a Mendota Heights home.

Fri
03
Oct

Mendota Heights man accused of dragging bicyclist alongside car

A Mendota Heights man is facing charges after, while driving, he allegedly grabbed a bicyclist, dragging him and his bike on the pavement alongside his car.

Fri
03
Oct

State bolsters flood recovery in Dakota County


City crews added more sandbags to a pile at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on June 25, bracing for the Mississippi River to crest. The state now plans to reimburse Dakota County for money spent on flood mitigation and recovery.

FEMA denies appeal; Dayton orders use of new program
A new state program will provide significant relief for northern Dakota County taxpayers who may have otherwise seen a jump in 2015 city tax levies to cover the cost of flood damage.

Mon
29
Sep

South St. Paul gears up for fall festival


Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)

'On the Road Again' hosts Boucha, new mini train
While kicking back with a couple of "Hammies" beers after a successful rodeo in South St. Paul, Walt Books and his buddy Bob Yanz started brewing up another attraction to keep the small town on the map: a booya contest.
And it wasn't just going to be a local shindig. Books wanted it to be big. So big, he dubbed it the "World Championship Booya" in 1982, a name that eventually attracted national news coverage and an intense rivalry with other booya organizers — in particular, a Wisconsin newspaper columnist — over Books's claim that South St. Paul is the booya capital of the U.S.

Mon
29
Sep

CP Rail will proceed with yard expansion

City powerless to regulate project
The city of St. Paul, it would seem, doesn't have much of a say over what happens to its sensitive wildlife area at Pig's Eye Lake, at least not when the railroads are involved.
Canadian Pacific Railway will look to bypass the city's demands and push forward with plans to infill six acres of wetlands along the lake, in order to expand its switching yard, known as Dunn Yard, which sits along the Mississippi River just to the west of Highway 61 near the intersection of Lower Afton Road.

Mon
29
Sep

From Romania to Minnesota: A history


A typical Romanian family at the turn of the 20th century, in traditional dress. Immigrants made their mark in northern Dakota County, where cultural traditions and foods are still enjoyed. (submitted photo)

Local resident completes documentary, taps into heritage
A community-wide quest to learn more about Romanian immigrant culture started about 20 years ago, when Vicki Albu decided to learn more about her heritage.
But she knew she'd have to go further afield than her own family's scrapbooks and stories.

Mon
29
Sep

West St. Paul closer to ice arena revamp

Mendota Heights, District 197 on board; city applies for "Mighty Ducks" grant
West St. Paul recently chalked up another goal in saving the city's ice arena. Mendota Heights and School District 197 each pledged $555,333, a third of the cost to revamp John V. Hoene Ice Arena.

Sun
28
Sep

Fall cleanup: remove meth users from shed

South-West Review police reports published Sept. 28, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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