March 2013

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25
Mar

SSP straightens out fence ordinance

Done right, a fence can add beauty to a home and grant peace of mind. Throw in a few miscalculations, however, and the same fence can become a source of strife between neighbors and a magnet for city code enforcement.
The South St. Paul City Council is trying to ensure residential fences built within in the city fall in the first category, with an ordinance amendment that will clarify regulations and policies. The council presented a first reading of the updated ordinance in its March 18 meeting.

Mon
25
Mar

Shaking things up in last days of food drive


Members of the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force and the South St. Paul High School drama club donned costumes and cut a rug in a YouTube video to raise awareness for the task force’s March food drive. (submitted photo)

Food drives never cease to be important, but at times the constant needs can cause potential donors to grow numb to requests for help.
This March, however, the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force is demanding attention for its annual food drive with a costumed version of the popular Harlem Shake dance video. Dressed as a giant tub of popcorn, a soup can, the Packers bull, McGruff the Crime Dog, the duck from Neighbors, Inc. and more, members of the task force and members of the South St. Paul High School drama club shook, twisted, boogied and bounded for a one-minute video posted to YouTube March 18.

Mon
25
Mar

Mendota Heights’ Hunter Lane project ready for bids

Plans for street reconstruction in Mendota Heights Hunter and Orchard neighborhoods are now back on track and ready for bids after they were temporarily derailed last fall by disagreements over street widths and curb styles.

Mon
25
Mar

South St. Paul will ask for bond votes in May

The South St. Paul school district has decided it’s time to ask the public for help.

Mon
25
Mar

Hawj introduces bill to construct Hmong-Lao veterans memorial


The current memorial wall established at the Capitol includes the names of Minnesotans who lost their lives in Vietnam. However, Hmong soldiers who helped U.S. forces but were then forced out of their homeland and settled in Minnesota have no memorial. (File photo Linda Baumeister/Review)

Monument would be built on state Capitol grounds

Sat
23
Mar

Taking a bite out of crime at the meat counter

South-West Review police reports Mar. 24, 2013

Fri
22
Mar

Learn how to “get the most with your tax refund”

In honor of National Financial Literacy Awareness Month, Lake Elmo Public Library is proud to host Berni Johnson-Clark from Stillwater FamilyMeans Consumer Credit Counseling Service on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Fri
22
Mar

Low-cost rain barrels, trees available for purchase

This spring, the Washington Conservation District is selling low-cost rain barrels, as well as bundles of bare-root trees and shrubs for habitat and conservation plantings. 

Fri
22
Mar

Community joins forces to restock food shelf

Valley Outreach is partnering with a number of area employers, schools and churches to promote non-perishable food collections in a bid to replenish the food shelf in March.

Fri
22
Mar

‘Item’ found at Keller: bag with bloody clothes, pillow


The Ramsey County Dive Team finishes up their search of Keller Lake March 19. Cutting through 2-feet of ice, divers had searched the 80-90-feet diameter at the west end of the lake. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

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