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02
Oct

ISD199 superintendent hosting Community Talks series

Inver Grove Heights Community Schools Superintendent Dave Bernhardson will hold monthly informal meetings with the community to answer questions and provide information about the district. 

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02
Oct

West St. Paul sets preliminary budget and levy

The West St. Paul City Council approved the proposed 2017 preliminary budget and levy at the Sept. 26 meeting, just in time for the Sept. 30 deadline. 

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02
Oct

Inver Grove Heights approves interim ordinance

City joins others in placing restrictions on where sex offenders can reside

Inver Grove Heights is the latest city in the east metro to pass an ordinance restricting where convicted Level 3 sex offenders can reside. 

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02
Oct

Inver Grove Heights sets max property-tax levy


The table shows the difference between 2016’s taxes and the proposed 2017 taxes for a median-value home.

Like other metro cities, the Inver Grove Heights City Council set and approved its 2017 proposed property-tax levy and budget last week.

Once set, the levy cannot increase, but it can remain the same or decrease.

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02
Oct

Students recognized for life-saving measures


St. Thomas Academy and Visitation School students, from the left, Vinnie Motzel, Tom Litecky, Kelli Martin, Maria Daly and Anne Marie Underwood were given certificates for their life-saving measures taken when their teacher Mitch Taraschi, middle, suffered from a stroke during a class in May 2016.

Teacher suffered stroke in middle of class

On Monday, Sept. 26, five high-school students were honored for life-saving measures that took place earlier this year.

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02
Oct

Mendota Heights residents voice support for chickens

Group hopes birds will no longer be afoul of suburb’s ordinances

It’s a trend that many surrounding communities are embracing: raising urban chickens. 

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25
Sep

South St. Paul teacher Callon Siebenahler named regional Teacher of the Year


Callon Siebenahler

Callon Siebenahler has been named the 2016 Region III Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education.

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25
Sep

West St. Paul Kmart to close; future of building unclear


Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located in Signal Hills, 50 Signal Hills Center. It will be shuttering its doors by the middle of December.

Employees of the West St. Paul Big Kmart learned last week that their store, which had survived other rounds of Kmart closings, was not so lucky this time. 

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25
Sep

Mendota Heights approves preliminary 2017 budget


This graphic shows the proposed levy impact on various home prices throughout Mendota Heights.

Mendota Heights City Council approved the city’s preliminary budget and property-tax levy Sept. 20.

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25
Sep

South St. Paul moves forward with new ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live


The white areas of the map, created by the South St. Paul engineering department, show the parts of the city where convicted sex offenders would be allowed to live, under a proposed residency restriction ordinance.

The South St. Paul City Council approved the first reading of a new ordinance on Monday, Sept. 19, that would significantly restrict where convicted sex offenders and predators could live in the community.

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