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Dec

Telling the story of her town

During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)
During World War II, women filled in the holes in packing plants after men were drafted into service. (submitted photo)

Lois Glewwe is out with a new South St. Paul history book
One would think writing a book about the place where you grew up would be easy. For Lois A. Glewwe, writing “South St. Paul: A Brief History” was almost too easy.
“What I found out was it was much harder than I thought because I could have written 600 pages easier than I could write 160,” Glewwe explains. “So to condense it down to a readable, accessible level was the challenge. I was constantly cutting and cutting.”

Sun
13
Dec

Visitation announces new head of school

Rene Gavic
Rene Gavic

Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights announced last week that Rene Gavic has been named head of school, effective July 1, 2016.

Sun
13
Dec

Keeping dance in the family

Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

More than holiday tradition

It’s not uncommon for kids to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
For one Inver Grove Heights family, ballet shoes are making those footsteps.

Sun
06
Dec

Health officials urge flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week

Influenza activity in Minnesota has been low so far, but there is a lot of flu season left. Health officials want Minnesotans to get their flu vaccine now so they are protected when flu activity increases.

Sun
06
Dec

Second-degree murder charges filed in West St. Paul stabbing

Elizabeth Rios
Elizabeth Rios

Daniel Wallner died from wounds to chest

Elizabeth Rios, 26, and Jose Dominguez, 21, both of St. Paul, have each been charged with second-degree murder (without intent/while committing a felony) and first-degree aggravated robbery in connection with the fatal stabbing of Daniel Adam Wallner, 30, of West St. Paul, on Nov. 24 in West St. Paul.

Sun
06
Dec

The Season of Gifting

Local gift drives are wrapped in generosity

It is often said the holiday season is a time of giving.
A couple of local organizations are taking that to heart again this year.

Sun
29
Nov

Non-working Christmas lights can be recycled

Recycling Association of Minnesota says this year there’s no need to toss out strands of Christmas lights when they stop working.

Sun
29
Nov

Historical society seeking new board members

The Dakota County Historical Society is accepting applications from the public to serve on its board of trustees.

Sun
29
Nov

Inver Hills ranks as ‘Best for Vets’

Inver Hills Community College is the only MnSCU school to break the top 25 on Best for Vets, which ranks colleges nationwide. 

Sun
29
Nov

Electronic crimes task force receives award

The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs announced that the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task Force has been selected for its Local Government Innovation Award at a ceremony to be held on Dec. 10.

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