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News for South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and surrounding communities in the South-West Review www.southwestreviewnews.com

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Year in jail for West St. Paul man who sped off with friend in truck window

Defense attorney says sentence a disappointment
A West St. Paul man was sentenced May 21 to one year in jail after seriously injuring a friend who tried to keep him from driving drunk.

Mon
19
May

Dakota County sponsors conference on strengthening communities

Community members, business owners and government leaders are invited to participate in a summit to discuss the impact on society as Boomers age.

Mon
19
May

Gov. Dayton signs bill to improve South St. Paul school board

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law May 9 to allow South St Paul schools to change the structure of their school board elections.

Mon
19
May

St. Croix Lutheran to construct new dormitory

The city of West St. Paul recently approved construction of a three-story, 152-bed dormitory on the campus of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 in West St. Paul. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Mon
19
May

‘A dying art’?


Jim Kueppers, 69, holds up a photo of a bunch of young woodcarvers, and the man who introduced him to woodcarving. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Jim Kueppers works on a chipmunk during a woodcarvers group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Kathy Beatty, 70, chats with Larry Krech, 88, while working on a toy soldier ornament during a woodcarving group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Carvers bring wood to life in South St. Paul
With his gloved left hand, Jim Kueppers grips a rodent-shaped chunk of wood, pulling the knife in his right toward him to scrape off thin chips, chiseling out the shape he sees in it: a life-like chipmunk. The shavings cling to his jeans or flutter to the ground to be swept up later.

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19
May

Mendota Heights residents push for bigger dog park

After the Tuesday, May 13 meeting before the Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation Commission, one thing is clear: if the city’s going to build a dog park, one acre won’t cut it.

Mon
19
May

Inver Grove Heights snuffs out crematory proposal


David Jansen and his dog stroll on his driveway, where he can see land that currently has a small cemetery and a farm house. He and other residents opposed an expansion for the parcel that would’ve put a full-service mortuary with a crematorium at 8225 Argenta Trail. The Inver Grove Heights City Council denied the project May 12. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Residents raise concerns over influx parcel
David Jansen says his 30-mile commute is worth it, because he gets to live in Inver Grove Heights.
Besides airplanes flying above occasionally, and the sound of twittering birds, his neighborhood is fairly quiet.

Sun
18
May

Creative excuses in SSP: ‘I’m here because the door was open’

South-West Review police reports May 18, 2014

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13
May

Black bear bops around Inver Grove Heights


Gertens on Tuesday shared this photo of a black bear roaming near the company’s Upper 55th Street East gate that morning in Inver Grove Heights.

Residents reported seeing a black bear bundling around Inver Grove Heights last week — and the burly beast seems to have an affinity for alliteration.
By Tuesday, April 6, the Inver Grove Heights Police Department had heard of multiple sightings of a black bear at the 6200 block of Blaine Avenue, the 6000 block of Bowman Avenue and the 5800 block of Blackberry Bridge Path (No kidding on that last one).

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