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South St. Paul veteran honored


Richard LaMotte was joined by his family for the award presentation on April 11. They were also joined by Congressman John Kline who helped present the award and Minnesota Wing Vice Commander, Lt. Col. Clark Carlson. At right, LaMotte was a member of the Civil Air Patrol squadron in South St. Paul from its founding in 1942 until he was called to active duty in 1950.

LaMotte receives award for service during WWII

For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. 

The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident was given the medal and award on Monday, April 11, at Fleming Field.

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24
Apr

Volunteer to help seniors

Volunteers are needed to help seniors living in northern Dakota County with lawn mowing. 

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24
Apr

Emerald ash borers found in West St. Paul

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently discovered three ash trees infested with emerald ash borers in the northern portion of West St. Paul, adding it to a list of Dakota County cities dealing with the invasive, jewel-green beetles. 

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24
Apr

Inver Grove Heights police chief on leave


Larry Stanger

Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Larry Stanger has been placed on paid administrative leave as of Monday, April 11.

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24
Apr

Local nonprofit wins Brackets for Good tournament


Cindy Koebele, vice president of Spare Key, was joined by Erich Mische, executive director, for a “banner hanging” ceremony to celebrate Spare Key receiving $10,000 for winning the Minnesota Brackets for Good. (submitted photo)

On Thursday, April 14, Minneapolis-based nonprofit Spare Key held a “banner hanging” ceremony as part of a celebration following the April 10 Pacers game in Indianapolis in which Spare Key was honored with a $10,000 check presentation at half time

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24
Apr

South St. Paul man convicted of murder


Thomas Michael Luby

Thomas Michael Luby, 59, of South St. Paul was found guilty on one count each of first-degree murder (premeditated) and second-degree murder (intentional). 

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24
Apr

Reaching for sobriety


Seniors often drink at home to cope with pain, loss and loneliness. (photo illustration by Linda Baumeister)

A 2-year old girl scoops up a clean cotton ball with both hands as if it was a little creature and gently delivers it to her grandfather who is sitting on the living room couch. 

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17
Apr

2016 Athena Award winners announced

Several local high school girls are among the recipients of 2016 St. Paul Area Athena Award. 

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17
Apr

Visitation student achieves award trifecta

Catherine Link, a student at Visitation School, is only a junior but is already the recipient of multiple awards. 

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10
Apr

IGH resident Regina Barr wins GOP endorsement in 52B race


Regina Barr

Regina Barr of Inver Grove Heights has received the Republican Party endorsement in the House District 52B race.

At the District 52 convention on Saturday, April 2, Barr received over 70 percent of the vote on the first ballot.

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