Kaitlyn Roby

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Thu
09
Oct

West St. Paul asks for resident input on logo design


The current West St. Paul logo

West St. Paul is considering a few ideas for a new city logo — all three of which are major departures from the blue star-like logo currently stamped on city signs, uniforms and vehicles, as well as the water tower.

Tue
07
Oct

Dakota County commissioner honored as leader in public health


Nancy Schouweiler

Nancy Schouweiler didn't plan on being a leader in public health.

Mon
06
Oct

Visitation School coach suspended prior to sexual misconduct charges


Daniel Hubbard-Wilson

St. Paul man accused of having sex with female student, 16
Less than two weeks after a Convent of the Visitation School coach was suspended due to a suspected inappropriate relationship with a minor, the St. Paul man has been accused of criminal sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old female student.
Daniel Erik Hubbard-Wilson, 27, is facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual misconduct and third-degree criminal sexual misconduct, both felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County District Court on Oct. 6.

Fri
03
Oct

Mendota Heights students to host District 52B debate

Some area students will be able to see classroom lessons in action on Sunday.

Fri
03
Oct

More crude graffiti reported in Mendota Heights; reward offered


A mailbox was vandalized recently in a spree that included vulgar and sexually explicit images and words scratched and spray-painted into vehicles and houses in Mendota Heights. A $500 is being offered for information. (Submitted photo)

An effort to nab vandals who spray-painted racial slurs, sexual images and expletives on vehicles, homes and mailboxes in June has been reinvigorated, due to yet another crude image splashed on a Mendota Heights home.

Fri
03
Oct

Mendota Heights man accused of dragging bicyclist alongside car

A Mendota Heights man is facing charges after, while driving, he allegedly grabbed a bicyclist, dragging him and his bike on the pavement alongside his car.

Fri
03
Oct

State bolsters flood recovery in Dakota County


City crews added more sandbags to a pile at Twin City Marina in Inver Grove Heights on June 25, bracing for the Mississippi River to crest. The state now plans to reimburse Dakota County for money spent on flood mitigation and recovery.

FEMA denies appeal; Dayton orders use of new program
A new state program will provide significant relief for northern Dakota County taxpayers who may have otherwise seen a jump in 2015 city tax levies to cover the cost of flood damage.

Mon
29
Sep

South St. Paul gears up for fall festival


Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)

'On the Road Again' hosts Boucha, new mini train
While kicking back with a couple of "Hammies" beers after a successful rodeo in South St. Paul, Walt Books and his buddy Bob Yanz started brewing up another attraction to keep the small town on the map: a booya contest.
And it wasn't just going to be a local shindig. Books wanted it to be big. So big, he dubbed it the "World Championship Booya" in 1982, a name that eventually attracted national news coverage and an intense rivalry with other booya organizers — in particular, a Wisconsin newspaper columnist — over Books's claim that South St. Paul is the booya capital of the U.S.

Mon
29
Sep

West St. Paul closer to ice arena revamp

Mendota Heights, District 197 on board; city applies for "Mighty Ducks" grant
West St. Paul recently chalked up another goal in saving the city's ice arena. Mendota Heights and School District 197 each pledged $555,333, a third of the cost to revamp John V. Hoene Ice Arena.

Mon
22
Sep

Inver Grove Heights 'On the Rise' veteran mentors others to be people of character


Sean Staum sits with his wife, Rebekah, son, Titus, and newborn daughter, Isabelle, at their Inver Grove Heights home. Staum recently garnered recognition as a veteran who is giving back to his community at the Minnesota Humanities Center's second annual Veterans' Voices Award Ceremony Sept. 11. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

As a 20-something, Sean Staum says he was bitter, and seldom thought beyond his own needs and wants. Some of his lowest points: he went through a divorce and spent a night in jail for a DWI. 

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