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.
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.
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.
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