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).
Xcel Energy is visually inspecting its electricity transmission lines in Minnesota, eastern North Dakota and South Dakota by helicopter.
The helicopter flights enable crews to look for defects or loose fittings. Trouble spots that could cause power outages will be identified and later repaired.
Madeleine Logeais of Roseville, a junior at Visitation School in Mendota Heights and co-captain of The Robettes all-girls robotics team, earned one of only ten FIRST Dean’s List awards at the Robotics World Championship held April 26 in St. Louis, Mo.
Logeais is the first-ever Minnesotan recipient of the prestigious award, which is selectively given to exceptional FIRST Robotics Competition participants based on their leadership skills, commitment to FIRST ideals, contributions to their team, and their effectiveness in increasing awareness of FIRST within their schools and communities. 80 or more finalists are named, and winners are announced at a ceremony during the championship.
The Rainbow Foods Location in Inver Grove Heights remains unsold by Roundy’s, Inc. It’s future is uncertain, while 10 other locations have been bought by SuperValu, and will become Cub Foods stores. (Tim Faklis/Review)
Some stores’ll be Cub Foods, others unclaimed
Rainbow Foods is leaving Minnesota, for the most part.
SuperValu, Inc., will purchase 10 Rainbow Foods locations, and turn them into Cub Foods stores. Six locations, including one in West St. Paul, will still be Rainbow Foods, but under new ownership.
District 197 Superintendent Nancy Allen-Mastro presented information April 22 on why the schools were asking for additional funding, a request voters rejected May 6. The school board voted unanimously in February to put the two questions on the ballot in a special election. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
District 197 voters recently struck down a two-part referendum aimed at increasing technology funding and upgrading facilities at West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools.
The two questions that failed on the May 6 ballot asked voters to:
The Inver Grove Heights Community Schools Board of Education recently selected the district’s next superintendent.
David W. Bernhardson, an assistant superintendent at South Washington County Public Schools and past Inver Grove Heights principal, will start in the district’s top spot July 1.
Fire officials show that a cup of water poured on a small grease fire causes the fire to greatly intensify. The Dakota County Fire Chiefs Association unveiled its new kitchen fire prevention trailer at a demonstration May 5 outside Eagan City Hall. The $30,000 trailer, which was donated by Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount, will allow Dakota County fire officials to educate the public on how to prevent kitchen fires, the number one type of fire in the U.S. (Submitted photo)