Newsbriefs - South-West Review

Tue
04
Mar

Ryan Leech nominated to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Phillip Hanson to U.S. Air Force Academy

 Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., announced he has nominated Ryan Leech of Mendota Heights for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Phillip Hanson of Inver Grove Heights for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Tue
04
Mar

A messy situation - photos


The snowplows were out on Feb. 25 in South St. Paul trying to improve road conditions late last week.

Slushy snow bonded to street surfaces during a large snowstorm Feb. 20 and over a week later it was still hard to maneuver around most city streets in the Twin Cities. Concord Boulevard in South St. Paul was one of the many icy, rutted streets around town. Road crews said sub-zero temperatures were reducing the effectiveness of the salt and chemical compounds on the streets. Up next: pothole season.

Four days after the Twin Cities was blanketed with 11 inches of wet snow, crews were attempting to reduce the huge piles in city lots. Here the lot at the South St. Paul Community Center needed more attention. There was little chance of Mother Nature lending a hand with melting the all the snow, as the forecast called for sub-zero temperatures continuing into early March.

photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
 

Mon
03
Mar

Spartans reclaim title


Tony Fragnito/Review

Simley Spartans reclaim the Class AA wrestling title in dominant fashion.  Downing Dawson-Boyd in the quarter finals 46-12, followed by a trouncing of last year’s state champion, Kasson Mantorville, they then turned in a solid performance against

Mon
24
Feb

Out with the old

Whether you recently received a brand new flat-screen TV as a holiday gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear ou

Mon
24
Feb

Wentworth Library buzzing with activity


An interesting art show features art sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation at the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul.

photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review

Dakota County’s Wentworth Library has loads of books, daily newspapers, computers for kids and adults, plus more!

The weather outside may have been frightful, but it was warm and cozy inside the Wentworth Library in West St. Paul last week.

Mon
20
Jan

Dakota County study finds high nitrate levels in many private water wells

A recent study of private water wells in Dakota County, funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, found nitrate levels in some wells that were above the safe drinking water standard. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), water with a nitrate concentration of more than 10 milligrams per liter is unsafe for infants and pregnant women to drink.

Thu
12
Dec

IGH’s Rock Island Swing Bridge closed for season

The Rock Island Swing Bridge will be closed for the winter season effective Dec.

Thu
05
Dec

Help to stay at home

Dakota County provides links to find services for people who need assistance to live in their home safely, as listed on www.co.dakota.mn.us; search on “seniors.” These are a few of the suggestions. More can be found through the LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433. Consider:

Mon
02
Dec

WSP renews management contract for sports dome

Believe it or not, it’s been more than a year since West St. Paul’s sports dome assumed its dominant position in the city’s skyline.
As an indirect reminder of the Regional Athletic Center’s anniversary, the West St. Paul City Council voted in its Nov. 25 meeting to keep the dome’s current management company in place through at least one more year.

Mon
25
Nov

Open house to offer info on county park’s master plan  

A 60-day public review and comment period for Dakota County’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park Master Plan is open until Jan. 18, and the public is invited to weigh in on a variety of plan elements including natural resource restoration projects, improved amenities and trail enhancements.

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