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Summit Charter School postpones start in Inver Grove Heights

Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy.  (Jesse Poole/Review)
Summit Charter School was set to open at 4100 66th St. E. in Inver Grove Heights for the upcoming school year but recently announced a year-long delay. The building is shared with STEP Academy. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Administrators addressing accusations of ties to former TiZA charter school
On Wednesday, students enrolled at Summit Charter School — the new K-5 charter school set to open in Inver Grove Heights — found out they’ll have to go elsewhere for the upcoming school year.
According to an update on the school’s website, the start of the school will be delayed by one year, as administrators spend more time developing its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educational program.

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Mound of soil saves mound of money

This panorama shows the stretch of soil from St. Paul that was placed in the median on Highway 52, near Highway 55 in Inver Grove Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
This panorama shows the stretch of soil from St. Paul that was placed in the median on Highway 52, near Highway 55 in Inver Grove Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

‘Mystery dirt’ in IGH saves state $2 million
Area residents who drive on Highway 52 may have noticed an elongated mound of dirt in the median near Highway 55. Those who have spotted it have been trying to figure out what it’s doing there.
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the 115,000-ton pile of soil came from the I-35E Cayuga Improvement Project, which is the reconstruction of I-35E from I-94 to Maryland Avenue, north of downtown St. Paul.

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Elderly East Sider saved from humid nightmare

Simple act of kindness on a hot summer day
Joyce Norbury, 90, was driving her 1997 Crown Victoria to get groceries, a car that she describes as "this massive ancient Crown Victoria," when something went amiss.
Her brakes seemed to be acting up. So, being a prudent individual, she turned off of the rather high-speed Phalen Boulevard onto Wells Street, and slowly brought the car to a halt.

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Lockwood Park to get new play area

Payne Phalen’s Lockwood Park will be getting some modest upgrades before early next year. St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are in the planning process for the upgrades, and are reaching out to community members for input. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Payne Phalen’s Lockwood Park will be getting some modest upgrades before early next year. St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are in the planning process for the upgrades, and are reaching out to community members for input. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Planning is underway to upgrade Lockwood Park, the small, square park located at the corner of Cook Avenue and Mendota Street, not far from the Church of St. Casimir in the Payne Phalen neighborhood.

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Entrepreneur tunes in to Payne Ave restaurant buzz

Entrepreneur Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou stands inside of 871 Payne Ave., which he hopes to turn into a concept restaurant. He decided to invest in Payne Avenue after reading news articles about the commercial corridor’s restaurant happenings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Entrepreneur Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou stands inside of 871 Payne Ave., which he hopes to turn into a concept restaurant. He decided to invest in Payne Avenue after reading news articles about the commercial corridor’s restaurant happenings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Picks up two buildings, hopes to open new businesses ASAP
It seems trend-piece articles about Payne Avenue have paid off, at least for two vacant buildings on the commercial corridor.
For it was after Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou heard the buzz about restaurants popping up on Payne from a radio news segment and some newpaper articles that he decided he'd better get in on the action.

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22
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Assault at Roseville home reportedly sparked by work relationship

Jay Perry Chapman
Jay Perry Chapman

A 51-year-old Roseville man has been charged with two counts of assault after allegedly beating a younger man in the head and face with a siding jack.

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22
Jul

How cycling changed an Oakdale man’s life

A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)

Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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22
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Scammers target victims through online classifieds, phone calls

Maplewood detectives urge caution
Scam artists have long preyed on the elderly — threatening legal action for tax evasion, promising lotteries worth millions of dollars, and posing as grandchildren in need of bail.
But those apt to keep a landline home phone aren't the only ones being targeted these days.
Young adults who use online classified sites like Craigslist and Care.com are also falling victim to theft by swindle.

Wed
22
Jul

Error in NSP water quality report raises eyebrows

North St. Paul residents recently received a pamphlet in the mail summarizing the 2014 Drinking Water Quality Report, which is annually published and distributed by the city's public works department.

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22
Jul

Oak Marsh hotel plans quashed

Talks between Oakdale officials and an out-of-state developer about building a hotel at Oak Marsh Golf Course will not continue.

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