Mendota Heights

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20
Apr

South-West Review Area Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the South-West Readers Choice is May 22.

 

 

 

 

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31
May

On the ground in Vietnam, with rice, not bullets

Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)
Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)

Calvin Kellerman advised civilians on agriculture

Calvin Kellerman, 89, keeps a small brass statue of an aged Vietnamese man hauling a load of firewood for cooking on display at his residence in Mendota Heights. He's not sure who made it, but he speculates it's made of artillery shells that had been fired by U.S. soldiers — collected, melted down, and turned into a gift given to him by the local farmers he advised. 
A World War II veteran, Kellerman signed up in 1966 to serve during the Vietnam War as a civilian agricultural advisor.

Sun
24
May

Bill passed for slain police officer Scott Patrick

Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Candles, flowers, flags, and more were left at the corner of Dodd and Smith in the days after officer Scott Patrick was killed following a traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Last week, a bill to designate a section of Dodd Road in Mendota Heights as “Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway” was unanimously passed by the state House and Senate.

The law was then signed by Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday, May 19.

Sun
24
May

Visitation Students Honored with Academic Award

During an awards assembly held at the Convent of the Visitation School May 11, four academic achievement awards were presented to Mendota Heights girls for their achievements in various academic disciplines.  

Sun
24
May

Mendota Heights honors Patrick, hires new officer

Last week members of Mendota Heights Police Department accompanied the family of slain Officer Scott Patrick to Washington D.C. to partcipate in the memorial activites at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Sun
24
May

Dodd Road rehabilitation continues to be discussed

The Highway 149 (Dodd Road) rehabilitation project, set for 2017, is still being discussed by Mendota Heights staff and Minnesota Department of Transportation representatives concerning design aspects of the project.

Sun
24
May

Highway 13 reconstruction project to begin early June

The Highway 13 reconstruction project, from I-35E to 2nd Street, has been awarded to New Look Contracting. Construction is expected to begin in early June with substantial completion expected by the end of September.

Sun
17
May

Mendota Heights offers prescription drop-off box

Dakota County residents can now safely and anonymously dispose of their prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication at the Mendota Heights Police Department.

Sun
17
May

Mendota Heights encourages residents to not flush wipes

Mendota Heights utilities lead worker Rich Burrows teamed up with Katherine Curtis of Town Square TV to produce a video about not flushing “flushable” wipes down the toilet.

Sun
10
May

Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

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