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.
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.
What: Woodcarvers Group; When: 9 a.m. Tuesdays; Where: South St. Paul Senior Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N., South St. Paul.; Who: All are welcome; Why: Newcomers are welcome to join this talented and skilled group; long-time carvers are happy to help newbies get started or get help with a project. ; Cost: It's free; For more information, call 651-306-3690. Photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review (except where noted)
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.
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).