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Mon
16
Feb

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools’ bond rating upgraded

An improving general fund balance and low to moderate debt levels contributed to West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools (District 197) recently receiving a bond rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services.

Mon
16
Feb

BNSF announces plans to increase freight capacity at East Side rail yard

Citing strong demand for rail services, BNSF Railway Company announced plans to invest roughly $326 million in infrastructure upgrades in the state, including a project just down the hill from the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

Mon
16
Feb

Hoax hostage situation in South St. Paul

South-West Review police reports published Feb. 15, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
16
Feb

Janke-Furman shines on stage, wins local performance competition

Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)
Theo Janke-Furman as Chip Tollentino in the April 2014 Mounds Park Academy production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” (submitted photo)

Cast as the Cowardly Lion in his school’s spring production of “The Wizard of Oz,” sophomore Theo Janke-Furman has proven he’s anything but timid on stage.

Mon
16
Feb

Garlough students explore giant National Geographic map of Asia

Students can hardly resist crawling, sliding and leaping across the oversized vinyl map on the gym floor at Garlough Environmental Magnet Elementary School. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Students can hardly resist crawling, sliding and leaping across the oversized vinyl map on the gym floor at Garlough Environmental Magnet Elementary School. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Leaving their shoes behind, a local group of second-graders begin exploring Asia by foot.

Tue
10
Feb

Dakota County Library launches literacy campaign

Dakota County Library launches literacy campaign;

Tue
10
Feb

Woman sidesteps school patrol, but not the law

South-West Review police reports published Feb. 8, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
06
Feb

Bill Wolston, treasured Dakota County historian, dies


Bill Wolston

For years, William “Bill” Wolston paid tribute to the people, places and artifacts that characterized Dakota County — through videos, articles and conversation. 

Fri
06
Feb

Brian Fitch Sr. sentenced in murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick


Since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul July 30, a memorial of flowers, signs and candles has been maintained near where he was fatally shot. A recent addition — a sign marking Patrick's birthday Jan. 26 — is pictured somewhat covered in snow Feb. 4.

Fitch gets life in prison without chance for release

Mon
02
Feb

You’ve got mail! Except it’s not yours

South-West Review police reports published Feb. 1, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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