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Raising monarch butterflies from one generation to the next


Haley Jostes prepares an adult monarch butterfly she raised for release into the wild in a butterfly house her father built for her in the family’s Lake Elmo backyard. The tracking tag visible on the butterfly’s wing will allow researchers to learn about monarch migrating patterns after a recapture. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

On an August afternoon, 13-year-old Haley Jostes carefully places a recently hatched monarch butterfly on a nectar flower in her parents Lake Elmo backyard.

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St. Anthony to install fiber optic network to connect important city facilities

St. Anthony Village will begin installation of a municipal fiber optic network beginning next month after the plan was approved unanimously by the city council at its Sept. 9 meeting.

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Lake Elmo council limits communications between staff and fellow council member

Lake Elmo City Council members took action Tuesday, Sept. 2, barring longtime council member Anne Smith from one-on-one, face-to-face communication with city staff. 

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Oakdale, Lake Elmo approve tax caps and preliminary levies

Oakdale and Lake Elmo officials recently approved preliminary 2015 property-tax levies and budgets for their cities.

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Sep

Details surface after Hoffman's arrest


Lyle "Ty" Hoffman

Bullets, packed suitcase recovered during investigation
Hoffman is charged with one count of intentional second-degree murder. He appeared in Ramsey County District Court Sept. 12 in a bulletproof vest, and his bail was set at $2 million. His next court appearance is Oct. 3. The maximum sentence for second-degree murder is 40 years.

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Sep

35E toll lane coming, 694 expanding


A MnPASS express toll lane is currently being constructed on Interstate 35E in Little Canada. The project is slated to continue through next year.

Little Canada braces for noise
Two major highways in the area will soon have an additional lane, thanks to major construction projects in the works. When the projects are completed, they will improve traffic flow and safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Sep

District 199 appoints new school board member


Sherry Warrick
The District 199 School Board appointed Sherry Warrick to fill the board seat left vacant by Bridget Cronin, who resigned in August due to a change in her residency, at a special meeting Sept. 8.
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Sep

Inver Grove Heights native wins 'Educator of the Year' Peabody


Surrounded by some of his family, Inver Grove Heights native and Indiana principal Tim McIntosh holds up a check he received after being named "Educator of the Year" at Peabody Energy's Leaders in Education Awards dinner. (Submitted photo)

Growing up in Inver Grove Heights, Tim McIntosh had great teachers.

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Sep

‘Terrible 20’ means imminent overhaul of two East Side streets

St. Paul announced last week that road work is underway for 20 lousy stretches of pavement, dubbed the “Terrible 20.”
Included in that list will be Johnson Parkway and Wheelock Parkway -- both thoroughfares will get a mill-and-overlay treatment in late September or early October.

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Charges: West St. Paul man allegedly strangled, killed woman


Marc Bakambia

Woman told relative she 'feared for her life' days prior to death
A month after a West St. Paul woman was found dead in her apartment Aug. 10, police discovered a "selfie" on her boyfriend's cell phone of him lying next to her on a bed. In the photo, she appears to be deceased and he is crying, according to court documents recently filed in Dakota County District Court.

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