Gov. Mark Dayton and Mendota Mayor Brian Mielke look over a map of the city as they discuss areas heavily affected by flooding. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
Gov. Mark Dayton and Mendota Mayor Brian Mielke take questions and hear concerns from Dakota County residents worried about flooding, sewer failures and landslides. (Tim Faklis/Review staff)
Governor tours state to discuss record-setting rainfall aftermath
Issues with flooding have gotten bad in Minnesota. So bad, in fact, that Gov. Mark Dayton made his way all across the state last week touring rain-soaked communities, assessing damages and deciding which counties should be included in a State of Emergency declaration.
City crews added more sandbags to a pile at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on Wednesday, June 25, bracing for the Mississippi River to crest in the next day or so. Since heavy rains began flooding the area last week, marina manager Jeff Holleschau and a handful of employees have been pulling 10- to 12-hour days, removing logs from the dock area and pumping water out of flooded areas, including a building basement. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
The water in Randy French's basement was waist-deep at one point, settling down to about ankle-deep on Wednesday, June 25. He, his wife and his four children just came home to the riverfront house they rent from the Twin City Marina, after three days living in a hotel. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Randy French's house near a couple of ponds and an Inver Grove Heights marina flooded, starting about a week ago, reaching its worst point over the weekend. Algae, cottonwood seeds and mud dirtied the standing water June 25, as the area braced for the Mississippi River to rise even higher. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
City crews stacked sandbags at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on Wednesday, June 25, preparing for the Mississippi River to crest Thursday. Since heavy rains began flooding the area last week, marina manager Jeff Holleschau and a handful of employees have been pulling 10- to 12-hour days, removing logs from the dock area and pumping water out of flooded areas, including a building basement. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
A man canoed through a flooded area at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on Wednesday, June 25. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
House rented by family nearby still flooded
The loud hum of pumps sucking water from flooded ponds and dumping it closer to the Mississippi River polluted the area of Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on Wednesday, June 25.
1998 incident leads to new restrictions on Joseph Gallatin's ministry
The Rev. Joseph Gallatin recently stepped down from his position at the Church of St. Peter in Mendota, after Archbishop John Nienstedt placed restrictions on his ministry, due to a fresh analysis of a 1998 "boundary violation" involving a minor.
A splash pad would accompany a brand new playground in the new construction plans. (submitted photo)
Bid comes in at $2 million more than expected
After rejecting the only construction bid it received for a major redevelopment at Harmon Park, the West St. Paul City Council decided to split the project into two parts and restart the bidding process.
Cheryl Young and Zack Mohs thanked volunteers, after they landscaped the yard around the house built with donations and volunteers in South St. Paul. Mohs sustained severe injuries from a hit-and-run in Anchorage, Alaska, in September of 2012 and the house has helped him become more independent. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Boston Scientific employees volunteering through Rebuilding Together Twin Cities transformed Zack Mohs’ yard June 13, adding sod and landscaping around his new house. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Nearly 2 years after hit-and-run, South St. Paul man regains independence
After a vehicle hit and dragged Zack Mohs when he tried to cross an intersection nearly two years ago, leaving him with an amputated leg, brain damage and extensive fractures, he and his family weren’t sure he would live, let alone live in his own home.
Co-conspirator, also 18, makes guilty plea
Christino Andres Rosario, 18, of St. Paul was sentenced on Thursday, June 19 to 10 1/2 years in prison for committing second-degree murder. Rosario and two others, were found guilty for killing 31-year-old Luis David Reyes-Galvan.
Malik Jamal Alize Farmer, 18, of St. Paul pleaded guilty to second-degree murder the same day, and was also sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison.