Lights winding around a large conifer and strung on trees throughout Mendota Plaza are now brightening up Mendota Heights for the holiday season. Mendota Heights celebrated the season Dec. 6 near the corner of Highway 110 and Dodd Road with hayrides, reindeer and the lighting of the tree in the central square area. The Convent of the Visitation Choir sang holiday songs during the holiday event. Dickinson-era carolers, above, also joined the fun. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
Justin Miller lauded for financial, planning skills
After three years of service to the city of Mendota Heights, Justin Miller has decided to make his next career move. The 38-year-old city administrator has accepted an offer to fill the same role for the city of Lakeville.
“The city of Lakeville just provided an opportunity that I thought I couldn’t pass up,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of economic development down there that really excites me.”
A 25-year-old woman is facing a felony for allegedly beating her boss with a metal plate after he threatened to fire her for being late to her job at a Mendota Heights plant that develops metal and plastic coating.
Staff at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights dug up this photo of students in the early 1900s acting out a Greek myth. In the 1890s, mythology was apparently part of gym class at the Catholic private school. (Submitted photo)
When Nicole Sutton inherited a project involving students acting out Greek myths, the freshman English teacher decided to find out how long the tradition has existed.
With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)
Steam behind stadium falls short at polls
The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.
Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.