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09
Dec

Stu Bickel pays surprise visit to Inver Grove Heights hockey team


Minnesota Wild player Stu Bickel surprises an Inver Grove Heights hockey team Monday night, thanks to a new program. He played alongside the 10- and 11-year-olds, posed for photos and signed autographs. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Makenzie Gibson faced an unexpected adversary in the net Monday night.

Mon
08
Dec

West St. Paul advances Robert St. project as-is

The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan.
The West St. Paul City Council decided to seek bids — for the second time — for what it estimates as $24.2 million in construction on Robert Street. The project would be the first phase of the whole Robert Street improvement plan. (File photo)

Council votes 6-0 to rebid Phase One
Bryan and Kristen Gerber moved to West St. Paul about three years ago, excited to take advantage of the many businesses along South Robert Street.
Now they say they avoid the busy, deteriorating thoroughfare at all costs.

Mon
08
Dec

Plenty of time to take cars ‘just warming up for a minute’

South-West Review police reports published Dec. 7, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
05
Dec

South St. Paul man charged in West Side bar assault

A South St. Paul man is facing charges nearly five months after a group assaulted two men at a bar in St. Paul's West Side, leaving one of the victims with injuries that put him in a coma and required a piece of his skull to be removed.

Thu
04
Dec

Pair fight knife-wielding robber in West St. Paul

A masked man with a knife threatened and robbed a couple at a West St. Paul apartment late Dec. 2, and the duo fought back.

Thu
04
Dec

West St. Paul police investigate 'isolated' assault, robbery

A 17-year-old girl yelled for help, pounded on doors and left muddy handprints on windows at about 3 a.m. Dec. 2 in West St. Paul after multiple people assaulted and robbed her in what police call an isolated incident.

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Mon
01
Dec

Local educators honored as 2014 TIES Exceptional Teachers

Gina  Smethers  and Micah  Klotz  of Inver Grove Heights Community Schools  will be recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on Dec. 9.

Mon
01
Dec

Tim Leslie preps to lead Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.

Mon
01
Dec

Spreading the joy

Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights.
Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights. (Submitted photo)

Inver Grove Heights couple are ‘Santa and Mrs.’ to neighbor kids, light-show fans
Santa Claus lives on a quiet street in Inver Grove Heights.
At least he does according to 2-year-old Brady and 4-year-old Gabriel.
Their neighbors, Nancy and Rodney Brown, not only dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every night for more than a month during the holidays, but they set up thousands of dollars worth of lights in their yard.

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