Kaitlyn Roby

Kaitlyn Roby can be reached at kroby@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815.
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Sat
30
Aug

Inver Grove Heights 7-year-old sings 'Let It Go' beyond her years at state fair


Cosette Jaeger, 9, left, and Montana Jaeger, 7, both of Inver Grove Heights, hold up their second and first place trophies, respectively, after sweeping the Dakota County Fair pre-teen talent competition this year. As the first-place finisher, Montana went on to perform "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 23, representing Dakota County.

Local sisters won first, second at Dakota County singing competition
Seven-year-old Montana Jaeger of Inver Grove Heights says she doesn't really get scared or nervous, just nervous-excited performing in front of large crowds. 

Wed
27
Aug

Trio charged in South St. Paul drive-by shooting


Desean Thomas

Breanna Harris

Charges: Victim shot in hip over rental car
A 51-year-old man was shot in the hip in South St. Paul while trying to take back a rental car he loaned to two women weeks ago. A man pulled up in a SUV and sprayed the victim and his truck with bullets ...

Mon
25
Aug

South St. Paul couple charged in drive-by shooting over rental car


Desean Thomas

Breanna Harris

Charges: Victim shot in hip
A 51-year-old Rochester man was shot in the hip in South St. Paul while trying to take back a rental car he loaned to two women weeks ago. A man pulled up in a SUV and sprayed the victim and his truck with bullets ... 

Sun
24
Aug

Small for its breed — for now


Asher was the first dog No Place Like Home Pet Rescue, a new area non-profit that finds foster and forever homes for animals, brought into its program. His foster person, Michelle Saelin of Minneapolis, adopted him. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

No Place Like Home Pet Rescue is now up and running. In front are foster/adopter Michelle Saelin of Minneapolis, director/foster coordinator Lindsay Krieger of St. Paul's East Side and director/vetting manager Steffani Patrick of South St. Paul with Taco, a rescued chihuahua. Behind them are director/adoption coordinator Melissa Marchio of South St. Paul and director/account manager Kevin Ward of Inver Grove Heights. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Michelle Saelin of Minneapolis fostered and adopted No Place Like Home Pet Rescue's first dog from a shelter: Asher, who Saelin said may be a Rottweiler-shepherd mix.

Pet rescue founded by area residents quickly lures pack of supporters
In the more than two years Michelle Saelin has fostered animals, she's taken some risks in order give dogs and cats a second chance.

Sat
23
Aug

District 197 school board ties success of stadium to technology, security votes

Some stadium supporters feel "betrayed" by decision
Because the District 197 referendum failed in May's special election, school leaders hope enthusiam for a new stadium at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights will help pass the vote this fall. 

Wed
20
Aug

Man faces attempted-murder charges in West St. Paul drive-by shooting


Jorge Roman Vasquez

Complaint: Victim had affair with suspect's girlfriend
A St. Paul man is facing four felony charges in a West St. Paul drive-by shooting for "intentionally" firing at a man who reportedly had an affair with the shooter's girlfriend, according to court documents filed in Dakota County District Court this week.

Mon
18
Aug

Love, leukemia and loss: Inver Grove Heights family's story becomes faith-based movie


Inver Grove Heights couple Bonnie and Dan Boyum's son, Michael Boyum, died Oct. 17, 1999 after a yearlong battle with leukemia. A movie is now being made about his life, especially his relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Michelle, whom he married just six weeks before he died. The film will also address Michael's brother Matthew's struggle with depression. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Matthew Boyum, left, and brother Michael at Michael's wedding, just weeks before he died from leukemia. Matthew donated bone marrow to Michael during his yearlong struggle with leukemia. (Submitted photo)

Michael Boyum and longtime girlfriend Michelle, all dressed up for their high school prom. (Submitted photo)

Extras being sought for wedding scene
It was like something out of a movie. Michael was dying of leukemia. His childhood sweetheart Michelle asked him to marry her, and he said yes. 

Fri
15
Aug

Fitch appears in court for charges in murder of Mendota Heights officer


Brian George Fitch Sr.
Fri
15
Aug

Incumbents top primaries in Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul

Ballots set for general election
Many of the "usual suspects" will face off in Nov. 4's general election, as most political veterans topped Tuesday's primary election in South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights. 

Fri
15
Aug

West St. Paul driver gets year in jail for crash that killed man


Jon Devereaux
A West St. Paul man was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 13 to 365 days in jail and 10 years probation for criminal vehicular homicide and operation, after he drove an SUV while drunk and rolled it. Multiple passengers were thrown from the vehicle; one was killed. 

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