December 2013

Tue
17
Dec

Bev Scalze receives MASWCD Legislator of the Year Award

Senator Bev Scalze received the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) 2013 Legislator of the Year Award. The award is in recognition to Sen.

Tue
17
Dec

Roseville Reading Recovery Teacher selected to attend National Reading Recovery Conference

Roseville Area Schools teacher Siri Peterson, a Reading Recovery Teacher at Emmet D.

Tue
17
Dec

City of Shoreview, Little Canada couple win LEAP awards


LEAP team members Phyllis Hunter, far left, and Dana Larsen-Ramsay, far right, with Kent Peterson and Karen Eckman. Peterson and Eckman accepted the award on behalf of the city of Shoreview. (submitted photos)

The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District announced this year’s Landscape Ecology Award Program (LEAP) winners last month. The local watershed district has been recognizing efforts made to preserve and improve water quality and natural resources at private residences, businesses and public spaces since 2002, and this year began its first annual Watershed Excellence Awards.

Tue
17
Dec

Picnic shelter reservations begin Jan. 2

Start making your summer plans. Park shelter reservations in Roseville begin Jan. 2 at 8 a.m.

Tue
17
Dec

Man throws girlfriend’s dinner in sink

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Dec. 17, 2013

Mon
16
Dec

IGH reduces budget for troubled golf course


Inver Grove Heights is reducing next year’s budget for Inver Wood Golf Course in an effort to stem losses at the financially-troubled course. (Luke Reiter/Review)

December in Minnesota is never a good time for golf, but the latest challenge for Inver Grove Height’s municipal golf course has nothing to do with snow.
The city council voted in its Dec. 9 meeting to trim $60,000 from the 2014 budget for the Inver Wood Golf Course in an effort to slow losses at the financially-troubled course.

Mon
16
Dec

SSP, IGH finalize 2014 budget and levies

While it might seem like minor progress in light of the hardships of recent years, city staff for South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights are forecasting a few rays of hope for city finances in the upcoming year.
Despite mixed or declining home values, the tax capacities for both cities is expected to increase in 2014. That change, paired with decisions from the State Legislature this year that absolve cities from paying sales tax and restore financial aid for cities such as South St. Paul, provides more breathing room for municipalities which have trudged through consecutive years of declining revenues during the recession.

Mon
16
Dec

The billion dollar question

For the first time in an awfully long time, Minnesota’s Management and Budget Office is projecting a state budget surplus.  Already there are proposals emerging about what to do with it:  tax cuts, placing it in a reserve account, and/or spending it on things like roads and bridges, just to name a few.  I would appreciate South-West Review readers’ input on these ideas.

Mon
16
Dec

Letter: Robert Street isn’t pedestrian friendly

There is a long-term Robert Street Improvement Plan (RSIP) in West St. Paul that will be putting medians down the center, but only one stoplight and one additional crosswalk is included at Crusader Avenue and Robert Street (by Petco and Baker’s Square.)

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