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Sun
21
Feb

Inver Grove Heights receives state award

On Jan. 28, Inver Grove Heights was awarded the 2016 Environmental Leadership Award by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association for its role in “Designing a City for Zero Stormwater Runoff.”

Sun
14
Feb

Renovated South St. Paul Secondary building tours scheduled

South St. Paul Public Schools is planning opportunities for community members to tour the newly renovated South St. Paul Secondary Building.

Sun
14
Feb

South St. Paul State of the City

Mayor Beth A. Baumann and the South St. Paul City Council are planning the 2016 State of the City address on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Sun
14
Feb

Council member throws hat in Senate race

Todd Podgorski
Todd Podgorski

Podgorski seeking DFL endorsement
South St. Paul City Council member Todd Podgorski announced he intends to run for the open state Senate District 52 seat.
“This is a position I’ve been interested in for some time now, and I want to work for justice for all,” Podgorski, also a Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy, said in a statement.

Sun
14
Feb

Down to the Last Men

Even in 1998, the numbers of the South St. Paul VFW Post 295 Last Man’s Club were dwindling. (submitted photo)

South St. Paul’s WWII Last Man’s Club is down to three
Running his finger down the list, Ken Lawrence reminisces about the names he reads. 
As chaplain of South St. Paul VFW Post 295’s World War II Last Man’s Club, Lawrence has read over the names on that list countless times.
“You look down the roster, and it brings back memories of most everyone. That’s where we live, in our memories now, anyhow,” Lawrence says. 

Wed
10
Feb

Prescription drug deal goes awry; 50 cops show up at New Brighton home

Andrew Troy Bisbee
Andrew Troy Bisbee

A 19-year-old man was arrested in New Brighton after allegedly shooting at a vehicle in response to a failed drug deal the evening of Jan. 29 and then holing up in a house in the 600 block of Continental Drive. 

Wed
10
Feb

Thin ice sinks Lake Elmo Lions ice fishing tournament

The ice was thick enough on Saturday, Jan. 30, for students from Tartan’s Relay for Life Team Dr. Cure to host an ice fishing tournament. Team We Cure Because We Care took care of the concessions. For many years, Tartan has been a top fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The ice was thick enough on Saturday, Jan. 30, for students from Tartan’s Relay for Life Team Dr. Cure to host an ice fishing tournament. Team We Cure Because We Care took care of the concessions. For many years, Tartan has been a top fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Contest cancelled second year in a row
Though Tartan High School Relay for Life students held their ice fishing tournament on Lake Jane the last weekend of January, the larger-scale Lake Elmo Lions Club Ice Fishing Contest planned for Super Bowl Sunday on Lake Jane was cancelled due to thin ice. 
The Lions’ ice fishing event will not be rescheduled, but the cash drawings still took place.

 

Sun
07
Feb

Renovated South St. Paul Secondary building tours scheduled

South St. Paul Public Schools is planning opportunities for community members to tour the newly renovated South St. Paul Secondary Building.

Sun
07
Feb

Frosty fun for everyone!

The horse and carriage ride were a treat for families to enjoy the beautiful, seasonably warm weather around the nature center grounds.
The horse and carriage ride were a treat for families to enjoy the beautiful, seasonably warm weather around the nature center grounds.

Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul held its annual Frosty Fun! event on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Linda E. Andersen photos/Review)

Sun
07
Feb

Sen. Sieben stepping down at end of term

Sen. Katie Sieben
Sen. Katie Sieben

Minnesota Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben, who represents District 54 which includes a portion of South St. Paul, announced Tuesday, Feb. 2 that she will not run for re-election this November. 

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