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May

Taking a step back in time


Mike Capecchi and his mom, Becky, looked at letter Mike wrote for the time capsule where he wrote that he wanted to be a police man, and yes, that is what he became! (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Somerset Elementary opens time capsule

On April 30, Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights unveiled the contents of a time capsule buried in 1996.

Sun
15
May

Dakota County EMS Advisory Council recognizes first responders

During National Emergency Medical Services Week each May, the Dakota County EMS Advisory Council honors first responders, providers and others who have made exceptional contributions to emergency services.

Sun
15
May

Election filing opens May 17

Candidate filing for the 2016 election will be open May 17 through May 31 for individuals to have their names on the ballot this fall.

 

Sun
15
May

a whole new world


Hossam Abdelraheem, far left, host family was Jeremy and Jenni Hein along with their kids Justin, Jordan and Jenna. (submitted photos)

Imagine having the opportunity to go to a different country by yourself when you are 16 or 17 years old. 

Mon
09
May

A not so big worry


In “A Big Worry for a Little Girl,” Grandma Marie helps Sarah learn how to turn a big worry into a little one. (Illustrations by Madeleine Boone)

Mendota Heights author publishes first book

Megan Valen never imagined she would write a book. Sure, the licensed family therapist had tossed the idea around, but admits she was never serious about it. 

Sun
08
May

Battle Creek Dog Park hosts Corgi Minnesota gathering


Pembroke Welsh Corgis are the more common variation of the corgi dog. (courtesy of the American Kennel Club)

You may recognize a corgi from internet videos or pictures, or, perhaps, from Queen Elizabeth’s recent 90th birthday photos.

Sun
08
May

Luby sentenced to life in prison


Thomas Michael Luby

 

Judge Joseph Carter sentenced Thomas Luby, 59, of South St. Paul to life in prison on May 2 in connection with the Aug. 7, 2015, stabbing death of Kelly Anderson, 45, also of South St. Paul. 

Sun
08
May

Dakota County names Matt Smith as county manager


Matt Smith

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners announced Matt Smith as the county’s new manager. In his new role, Smith will oversee a team of nearly 2,000 employees in the county’s 16 different departments.

Sun
08
May

Burglary awareness

As the weather becomes warmer, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie cautions residents to “be on the lookout,” as burglaries and related criminal activity tend to increase during this time. 

Sun
08
May

Sunfish Lake become GreenStep city

At the May 3 meeting, the Sunfish Lake City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing the suburb to become a GreenStep City.

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