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South-West Review Area Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the South-West Readers Choice is May 22.

 

 

 

 

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May

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gov. Dayton visit Richardson Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dayton wants to use surplus dollars to provide free pre-K   With a projected budget surplus of nearly $2 billion and just a few weeks remaining in the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to earmark millions for early childhood education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined Dayton for a visit to Richardson Elementary School in North St. Paul Tuesday, April 28, to discuss Dayton's plans to further invest in early learning programs and to see what District 622 offers its children under 5.

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03
May

Dakota County adds final stamp of approval to alternative Argenta Trail realignment

This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)
This map shows the future realignment of Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. (Courtesy Inver Grove Heights Public Works)

Homeowners ‘enjoying the afterglow of success’ For Inver Grove Heights homeowners who have been working to defend their homes from becoming casualties of an upcoming county road project, the fight is over.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a northern realignment and expansion of Argenta Trail (County Road 63) that will spare at least 10 homes. This decision echoed support of the Inver Grove Heights City Council, which had spent months working out a compromise that would best satisfy homeowners and a developer who both started out vying to keep the new road off their properties.

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03
May

St. Croix Lutheran students celebrate diversity

Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.
Raga Govada watches as Garrett Kapanke, blindfolded, takes a stab at a game at the India booth. Behind them, from left, Hannah Barrot, Rachel Lehne, Kate Altman, Paige Kamin, Leah Sonnenburg, and, back row, Adam Schuyler, and Jason Rupprecht, watch and laugh at Kapake’s performance.

To celebrate the diversity of St. Croix Lutheran students, grades 6 to 12 participated in an event to enrich cultural awareness. The school held an international festival Thursday, April 23.

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03
May

$1 million idea has morphed

The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)
The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)

Sans building, Tracy Sides switches focus to food programs When Tracy Sides won $1 million for her idea to transform the old Standard Oil building into a food hub for farmers, gardeners and anyone who enjoys eating, the idea sounded romantic. Sides won the $1 Million Forever Saint Paul Challenge in 2013. Sponsored by the St. Paul Foundation, the contest was driven by one question: “What would you do with $1 million to make Saint Paul great?”

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03
May

Saint Thomas Academy’s Little awarded for teaching

Caroline Little, a teacher at St. Thomas Academy, was named French Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Little is its 2015 recipient of the Dorothy S.

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03
May

IHCC students will travel to DC

The Amphibian Research Team at Inver Heights Community College has been named one of ten finalists in the Community College Innovation Challenge.

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03
May

Southwest Review People 5-4-15

Ellie Schaffer of Inver Grove Heights, a student at Wartburg College, will travel to Shurab, Tajikistan to help train teachers at the city’s only remaining public school on more effective methods of teaching.

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03
May

Sleight of hand doesn’t swindle surveillance cameras

South-West Review police reports published May 3, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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03
May

Women’s football team settles in Inver Grove Heights

Vixen co-owner Laura Brown, offensive line player, goes in to intercept a throw during the team’s game in Nebraska against the Stampede. (Courtesy of Mark Kuznia)
Vixen co-owner Laura Brown, offensive line player, goes in to intercept a throw during the team’s game in Nebraska against the Stampede. (Courtesy of Mark Kuznia)

It’s likely that many female athletes in the area have acquired sports-related leg injuries. Perhaps equally probable though: few in the country have obtained them the way 42-year-old Laura Brown of Inver Grove Heights did.

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