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Sun
03
May

Dakota County adds final stamp of approval to alternative Argenta Trail realignment

This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)
This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)

Homeowners ‘enjoying the afterglow of success’ For Inver Grove Heights homeowners who have been working to defend their homes from becoming casualties of an upcoming county road project, the fight is over.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a northern realignment and expansion of Argenta Trail (County Road 63) that will spare at least 10 homes. This decision echoed support of the Inver Grove Heights City Council, which had spent months working out a compromise that would best satisfy homeowners and a developer who both started out vying to keep the new road off their properties.

Sun
03
May

St. Croix Lutheran students celebrate diversity

Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.
Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.

To celebrate the diversity of St. Croix Lutheran students, grades 6 to 12 participated in an event to enrich cultural awareness. The school held an international festival Thursday, April 23.

Sun
03
May

$1 million idea has morphed

The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)
The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)

Sans building, Tracy Sides switches focus to food programs When Tracy Sides won $1 million for her idea to transform the old Standard Oil building into a food hub for farmers, gardeners and anyone who enjoys eating, the idea sounded romantic. Sides won the $1 Million Forever Saint Paul Challenge in 2013. Sponsored by the St. Paul Foundation, the contest was driven by one question: “What would you do with $1 million to make Saint Paul great?”

Sun
03
May

Saint Thomas Academy’s Little awarded for teaching

Caroline Little, a teacher at St. Thomas Academy, was named French Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Little is its 2015 recipient of the Dorothy S.

Sun
03
May

IHCC students will travel to DC

The Amphibian Research Team at Inver Heights Community College has been named one of ten finalists in the Community College Innovation Challenge.

Sun
03
May

Southwest Review People 5-4-15

Ellie Schaffer of Inver Grove Heights, a student at Wartburg College, will travel to Shurab, Tajikistan to help train teachers at the city’s only remaining public school on more effective methods of teaching.

Sun
03
May

Sleight of hand doesn’t swindle surveillance cameras

South-West Review police reports published May 3, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Tue
28
Apr

84-year-old Roseville conductor brings world-class touch to community orchestra

Maestro Henry Smith, conductor of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, digitally composes a score inside his home office in Roseville. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Maestro Henry Smith, conductor of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, digitally composes a score inside his home office in Roseville. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

In the midst of the Cold War, Henry Charles Smith packed up his trombone and went on tour of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc nations with the Philadelphia Orchestra.  

Mon
27
Apr

Metzen gathers support for Robert Street construction

Senator James Metzen testified in front of the Senate Transportation Finance Division last week in support of increased state participation in the Robert Street construction project.

Mon
27
Apr

Kline’s ‘mobile office’ will visit Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale

Congressman John Kline’s “mobile office,” which provides residents greater access to the services that are available to them, will stop in Inver Grove Heights and Lilydale Tuesday, April 28.

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