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07
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Study names impaired lakes in northern Dakota County


Thompson Lake in West St. Paul is among four lakes deemed impaired in a study. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Public invited to comment on   findings, fixes
City officials in northern Dakota County had an idea a handful of their lakes were impaired — now it’s official.

Mon
07
Jul

Schwietz Saloon reopens after lull


Ed Bertges opened Schwietz Saloon after years of the classic East Side bar being closed. After re-exposing the original copper ceiling and adding a kitchen and 20 taps, Bertges opened the place up in late June. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After nearly two years of preparation, Ed Bertges has finally pulled off the re-opening of the long-standing Schwietz Saloon on Payne Avenue -- and he’s added a kitchen.

Thu
03
Jul

MPCA advises dog owners to keep pets out of algae-laden waters

A dog died last weekend after swimming in a Sherburne County lake that had developed areas of heavy algae growth, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  

Wed
02
Jul

Dakota Premium Foods in South St. Paul halts production

Mayor Baumann: 'We are surprised'
Dakota Premium Foods announced July 2 that the South St. Paul beef processing facility would halt production for an undetermined amount of time. The closure affects about 300 employees.

Wed
02
Jul

St. Anthony joins Suburban Rate Authority

The St. Anthony city council voted to join the Suburban Rate Authority (SRA) with a unanimous 4-0 vote at its June 24 meeting.

Wed
02
Jul

Mounds View School Board votes in new member

At its June 24 meeting, the Mounds View Public Schools board voted to seat Jonathan Weinhagen in the vacancy created when board member Lisa Sjobeck announced her resignation in May; he will take over the seat effective July 1 through the first Monday of 2016.

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale mayor swears in new police officer


New Oakdale police officer James Richards takes the oath of office administered by mayor Carmen Sarrack on June 24. (Submitted photo)

The Oakdale City Council held a swearing-in ceremony for the city’s newest police officer, James Richards, at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

Wed
02
Jul

Oakdale man accused of brutally assaulting 5-year-old daughter

De’Anthony Simpson could face 20 years in prison
An Oakdale man charged with assaulting his 5-year-old daughter and causing a traumatic brain injury -- leaving her in a vegetative state with little hope for recovery -- was taken into custody last week.

Wed
02
Jul

Volunteers needed for Turtle Lake Elementary playground community build

Following two years of planning, raising $170,000 and a June 6 groundbreaking, “A Playground For Everyone” at Turtle Lake Elementary School is looking for volunteers with a variety of skills to help with a community build July 24-28.

Wed
02
Jul

District 622 School Board adopts 2014-2015 budget

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School Board unanimously approved and adopted the district’s 2014-2015 revenue and expenditure budgets at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

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