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Sun
15
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!

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

A whole new world


Niclas Prang went on vacation with his host family, Aline and Robin Kies and their sons Logan and Mathias, to Treasure Island in Florida.

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

Mon
09
May

West St. Paul Days 2016 supplement

West St. Paul Days - here's the guide with information and schedule for this year's festivities.

 

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.

Sun
08
May

St. Joseph’s School names new principal upcoming school year

St. Joseph’s School in West St. Paul announced last week that it has hired Greg Wesely to be its principal for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. 

Sun
08
May

Dakota County property taxes due May 16

Property taxes on Dakota County real estate for the first half of 2016 are due Monday, May 16.

Sun
08
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
24
Apr

South St. Paul veteran honored


Richard LaMotte was joined by his family for the award presentation on April 11. They were also joined by Congressman John Kline who helped present the award and Minnesota Wing Vice Commander, Lt. Col. Clark Carlson. At right, LaMotte was a member of the Civil Air Patrol squadron in South St. Paul from its founding in 1942 until he was called to active duty in 1950.

LaMotte receives award for service during WWII

For Richard LaMotte, it was a surprise to find out he was being awarded the Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal. 

The 91-year-old South St. Paul resident was given the medal and award on Monday, April 11, at Fleming Field.

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