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07
Feb

Renovated South St. Paul Secondary building tours scheduled

South St. Paul Public Schools is planning opportunities for community members to tour the newly renovated South St. Paul Secondary Building.

Sun
07
Feb

Frosty fun for everyone!

The horse and carriage ride were a treat for families to enjoy the beautiful, seasonably warm weather around the nature center grounds.
The horse and carriage ride were a treat for families to enjoy the beautiful, seasonably warm weather around the nature center grounds.

Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul held its annual Frosty Fun! event on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Linda E. Andersen photos/Review)

Sun
07
Feb

Sen. Sieben stepping down at end of term

Sen. Katie Sieben
Sen. Katie Sieben

Minnesota Senate Assistant Majority Leader Katie Sieben, who represents District 54 which includes a portion of South St. Paul, announced Tuesday, Feb. 2 that she will not run for re-election this November. 

Sun
07
Feb

The great migration

Sandhill cranes and spectators head to Nebraska’s Platte River

Tue
02
Feb

Sen. Franken visits Central Park Elementary

U.S. Sen. Al Franken read the “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, a popular children’s picture book, to kindergartners at Central Park Elementary. He discussed his two-year-old grandson with the kids, as well as snowballs, a theme in the book. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken read the “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, a popular children’s picture book, to kindergartners at Central Park Elementary. He discussed his two-year-old grandson with the kids, as well as snowballs, a theme in the book. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

When U.S. Sen. Al Franken visited Roseville’s Central Park Elementary Jan. 22, the children were cheery and curious while he engaged them in discussions about school, books, science projects and snowballs.

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31
Jan

Police track down stolen puppy

A three-pound Shih Tzu puppy, stolen from Roseville’s Har Mar Pet Shop on Jan. 19, was safely picked up by the Roseville Police Department, along with two suspects in the theft, on Jan. 25. (courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)
A three-pound Shih Tzu puppy, stolen from Roseville’s Har Mar Pet Shop on Jan. 19, was safely picked up by the Roseville Police Department, along with two suspects in the theft, on Jan. 25. (courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)

Thieves allegedly wanted to sell dog on Craigslist
A three-pound Shih Tzu puppy that was boosted from the Har Mar Pet Shop Jan. 19 was returned to the store's owner Jan. 25 after Roseville police tracked the stolen pup to Minneapolis and arrested two suspected thieves.
The unnamed female Shih Tzu, valued at $1,195, was not harmed in the heist, according to Roseville Police Lt. Lorne Rosand.

Sun
31
Jan

Giving back in more than one way

To thunderous applause and cheers from the students and staff of Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet, Great Lakes employees Nick Anderson, second from left, Carrie Hansen, middle, and Ann Scott presented Principal Mark Quinn with a check at an assembly on Jan. 27. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)
To thunderous applause and cheers from the students and staff of Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet, Great Lakes employees Nick Anderson, second from left, Carrie Hansen, middle, and Ann Scott presented Principal Mark Quinn with a check at an assembly on Jan. 27. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)

Great Lakes Higher Education, a national non-profit student loan servicer, is giving back to local communities in more than one way.

Sun
31
Jan

Senator Metzen will step down after more than 50 years in politics

DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)
DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)

State Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, announced last weekend that he will not be running for a tenth term in District 52.

Sun
31
Jan

Rep. Joe Atkins not seeking re-election

Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive.  (submitted photo)
Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)

Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.

Sun
31
Jan

St. Paul Hiking Club-February Hikes

The St. Paul Hiking Club announces these February hikes:

• Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 11:30 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Sherwood Lounge, 1418 White Bear Ave. N, at Arlington, St. Paul. We’ll hike the scenic Furness Parkway.

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