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New IGH fire station to reduce response time, provide training amenities

Inver Grove Heights firefighters at an old house that had been donated to the fire department for training, something they will likely be able to do at the new fire station. (submitted photo)
Inver Grove Heights firefighters at an old house that had been donated to the fire department for training, something they will likely be able to do at the new fire station. (submitted photo)

In a fire emergency, every minute counts.

Fire more than doubles every minute, says Inver Grove Heights Fire Chief Judy Thill.

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Feb

Inver Grove Heights neighbors: ‘Don’t tear us apart’

Residents of an Inver Grove Heights neighborhood have been urging the City Council to choose options for realigning Argenta Trail that don’t uproot 10 homes along the current Argenta, putting up signs in their yards and speaking out at council meetings. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Residents of an Inver Grove Heights neighborhood have been urging the City Council to choose options for realigning Argenta Trail that don’t uproot 10 homes along the current Argenta, putting up signs in their yards and speaking out at council meetings. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Realigning Argenta Trail could raze 10 houses

Most mornings, Chad Hagman and his family look out their window at the wildlife wandering through their back yard.

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Feb

St. Paul looking for resident feedback on Gateway Corridor stations

A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor route shows the five general areas where stations would be placed in St. Paul’s East Side. The Gateway Corridor will be a Bus Rapid Transit line with a dedicated roadway connecting St. Paul’s Union Depot to Woodbury. (submitted graphic)

Though the rough locations of St. Paul stops for the Gateway Corridor are set, the specifics have yet to be hammered out for the up-and-coming transit line.

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Feb

Billboard to get cleaned up pending warm weather

The St. Paul Mayor’s office says they’ll get the scrappy billboard over the Eastern District police station scraped and painted as soon as weather allows. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The St. Paul Mayor’s office says they’ll get the scrappy billboard over the Eastern District police station scraped and painted as soon as weather allows. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

In what neighbors are toting as signs of progress, the St. Paul mayor’s office sent out an email declaring it would get the tattered billboard, which sits atop the Eastern District police station along Payne Avenue, scraped and painted.

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23
Feb

A slow fade for 676 Wells Street

676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
676 Wells was cleared out by the city, and the windows have been boarded up. It sits ready for demolition, although there’s a lengthy process before the demolition can occur -- the homeowner, Ronald “Arjo” Adams, has filed an appeal against the demolition with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

City’s lined up to bulldoze, but an appeal’s slowing things down

Ronald “Arjo” Adams reports he’s living in his truck with his cat, after being kicked out of his house right before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2014.

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Golden Lion roars no more

Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Ralph Komarek, 80, is closing down his long-time East Side antique business in favor of retirement. His shop, the Golden Lion, has been a fixture on Payne Avenue since 1978. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Last antique store on Payne Ave. closes doors, proprietor retires

Wed
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Feb

Oakdale hires Bart Fischer as new city administrator

Bart Fischer
Bart Fischer

The Falcon Heights administrator got his start in Oakdale

After five months without a city administrator, Oakdale has hired Bart Fischer to fill the role. He replaces Craig Waldron, who left the city to teach at Hamline University last August after over 20 years on the job.

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18
Feb

Hill-Murray’s “The Great Gatsby” rated a “starred performance”

Hill-Murray’s award-winning cast and crew of the “Great Gatsby” took top honors at the Minnesota State High School League’s One Act Play Festival. (submitted photo)
Hill-Murray’s award-winning cast and crew of the “Great Gatsby” took top honors at the Minnesota State High School League’s One Act Play Festival. (submitted photo)

A panel of judges, after watching, listening, and then individually critiquing eight Class AA dramatic productions, rated Hill-Murray School’s “The Great Gatsby” a “starred performance” on Friday, Feb.

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Feb

Lake Elmo seeks committee members

The city of Lake Elmo currently has openings for members of the finance committee and the human resource committee. There are two positions available for each committee.

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Feb

Congresswoman McCollum, local leaders discuss Gateway Corridor BRT with Governor

Gov. Mark Dayton heard from community leaders on Monday, Feb.

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