South St Paul

Mon
16
Jun

Oak Hill Cemetery in South St. Paul seeks help with road redo


Oak Hill Cemetery in South St. Paul is in need of major road repairs — and major funding, according to secretary-treasurer Char Poore. She and her late husband used to be caretakers of the 117-year-old cemetery. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Next to the white and black pylons at the entrance of Oak Hill Cemetery in South St. Paul on a recent Friday, caretaker Steve Rivera crouched by a hole surrounded by torn-up asphalt, fixing a blown water main.

Mon
16
Jun

Golfing for a cause


Justin Crane enjoying time on a four-wheeler with his daughter, Alex. Crane died in October of 2012, after battling acute myeloid leukemia. A golf tournament this week was started in his memory.

Tournament in memory of South St. Paul man
When South St. Paul native Justin Crane was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in August of 2011, he stayed positive.
When doctors told him his prognosis wasn’t good, he strengthened his resolve. Even when things got worse, his outlook endured.4

Sun
08
Jun

Driving donations - photos


Firefighter Rob Ehlert, left, and Lt. John Mohs, right, get ready to take a break after collecting donations and handing out stickers near the intersection of South Robert Street and Thompson Avenue on Wednesday in West St. Paul.

The South Metro Fire Department collected donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, filling boots with cash and coins in South St. Paul and West St. Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
(photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Mon
26
May

West St. Paul, South St. Paul receive grants

Work on vacant sites set to begin
While plans are still in infant stages, a group of Dakota County cities is planning to freshen up some rundown properties.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency recently awarded more than $900,000 in redevelopment incentive grants to five cities, including West St. Paul and South St. Paul.

Mon
19
May

Gov. Dayton signs bill to improve South St. Paul school board

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law May 9 to allow South St Paul schools to change the structure of their school board elections.

Mon
19
May

‘A dying art’?


Jim Kueppers, 69, holds up a photo of a bunch of young woodcarvers, and the man who introduced him to woodcarving. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Carvers bring wood to life in South St. Paul
With his gloved left hand, Jim Kueppers grips a rodent-shaped chunk of wood, pulling the knife in his right toward him to scrape off thin chips, chiseling out the shape he sees in it: a life-like chipmunk. The shavings cling to his jeans or flutter to the ground to be swept up later.

Mon
21
Apr

South St. Paul to bid 1920s school gym farewell


The high school building as it stands today. (Submitted photo)

Sixth-grade center to replace storied structure
On those Friday nights when he got to stay out late, a 9- or 10-year-old Steve Doody watched the big kids play and a big crowd fill the South St. Paul Secondary School gym for varsity basketball games.

Mon
07
Apr

Spare Key opens doors for parents of sick kids


The striking Aria venue in downtown Minneapolis hosted the 2014 Groove Gala, Spare Key’s biggest fundraiser of the year. (Submitted photo)

South St. Paul couple’s nonprofit helps families keep their homes during crisis
If you were forced to make a decision between your job and your child, what would you do?

Mon
24
Mar

Pothole predictions


Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.

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