Hannah Burlingame

 Hannah Burlingame can be reached at staffwriter@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.

Mon
17
Jun

Going to the dogs


Hannah Burlingame photos/Review

Inver Grove Heights’ new off-leash dog park at Heritage Village Park opened June 11, coming after years of hoping and planning.

Mon
17
Jun

West St. Paul begins finalizing new sales tax

With the state’s OK coming out of the legislative session, the West St. Paul City Council got to work June 10 finalizing a new sales tax by unanimously approving the first reading of the ordinance that would create it.

Mon
17
Jun

New business sparks amendment conversation in Inver Grove Heights

The Inver Grove Heights City Council on June 10 unanimously voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would allow for sampling premium cigars in stores, a move that allows for a new business to come to town.

Mon
10
Jun

Density key question in Mendota Heights comp plan

The Mendota Heights City Council approved the final draft of the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after discussing it June 4.

Mon
10
Jun

Basketball coming back to two West St. Paul parks


Basketball hoops at Haskell and Oakdale parks will be restored after the West St. Paul City Council voted May 28 to temporarily put a single hoop back up in each park. The hoops were taken down more than a decade ago due to activities happening around them that were deemed dangerous and inappropriate. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

After more than a decade, basketballs will again be dribbled and free throws shot at two parks in West St. Paul. 

Mon
03
Jun

End of session brings benefits to local communities

When this year’s legislative session wrapped in the early hours of May 25, local communities benefitted from some of the work that had been done. 

Mon
03
Jun

Multi-year cleanup of West St. Paul lake now complete


A forebay was created to collect contaminated sediment before it goes into Thompson Lake. The forebay was part of a roughly $2.6 million restoration project aiming to improve water quality at the lake in Thompson County Park. (courtesy of Lower Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization)

A June 9 celebration marks the completion of a multi-year project to clean up Thompson Lake in West St. Paul. 

Tue
28
May

A changing of the guard


The phrase on each West St. Paul Police Department squad car, “We serve with honor and integrity,” was created by officers. It’s a part of the culture retired Chief Bud Shaver wanted to create when he took over as head of the department. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)

Manila “Bud” Shaver

West St. Paul chief celebrates his birthday with retirement

Manila “Bud” Shaver on May 24 celebrated two milestones: turning 63 and retiring from the West. St. Paul after three decades of service, most recently as police chief. 

Tue
28
May

Lilydale joins growing list of cities to increase tobacco purchase age

The Lilydale City Council voted unanimously on May 13 to become the latest city to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. 

Mon
20
May

Work begins on crucial Mendota Heights fire station remodel


Officials broke ground May 15 on a remodel of the Mendota Heights Station, located at 2121 Dodd Road. Work will include an expansion and remodel of the current fire station. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

Despite construction work already underway, May 15 marked the official groundbreaking for the $6.8 million Mendota Heights fire station remodel and expansion. 

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