The winning team, Team Hessler, includes many of the 1993 Sibley state tournament players. (submitted photo)
Sibley boys hockey alumni — including recent graduates, along with players dating back to the class of ‘78 — burned off their holiday feasts Dec. 26 by competing in an alumni tournament at the St. Paul Ice Arena.
At the Dec. 8 Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting, Mayor George Tourville thanks former council member Dennis Madden for his 25 years of service. (submitted photo)
Former Inver Grove Heights City Council member Dennis Madden, 74, only missed four meetings during his 25 years of service to the city: for a wedding, two funerals and an arrest that he had to make one evening.
During the start of the renovation of Harmon Park in West St. Paul this fall, the remains of the original Sibley School were unearthed. Pictured in 1927, Sibley Elementary, which was built in 1885. (submitted photo)
Part of Harmon Park revamp, debris removed from site
When a contractor dug into the ground for the Harmon Park renovation project in West St. Paul to prepare the ground for a parking lot, the crew hit history.
Her fourth year competing, Shelley Brown, pictured at her Inver Grove Heights home, was recently chosen as Klondike Kate 2015, the mistress of fun and frivolity for St. Paul’s Winter Carnival and beyond. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Inver Grove Heights native Shelley Brown often leaves a trail of black and red feathers behind her.
Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Since her daughter Vera Wilson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, Jeanne Keenan has had to fight to keep her only child at home. Vera, 50, can't speak, though she communicates in ways those close to her understand. She can crawl, but is usually dependent on a wheelchair and other people to get around.
A former West St. Paul Wal-Mart employee is facing a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $1,377 from the South Robert Street store through a combination of cash from her register and gift cards she activated without permission.
Sen. Jim Metzen stands inside the Minnesota Senate chamber, where he’ll be representing District 52 in the next legislative session, which begins this month. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sen. Jim Metzen honored for decades of service at state Capitol
State Sen. James Metzen is notorious for assigning nicknames to his colleagues at the Minnesota Capitol, according to State Rep. Joe Atkins.
Atkins jokes it may simply be Metzen’s way of getting out of memorizing the names of all those who have rotated through the Capitol doors while he stayed put for the last 40 years. More likely, it’s indicative of his desire to connect with his colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — on a more personal level, using humor as his catalyst for facilitating healthy, productive conversation.
Property owners see major uptick in home values
Residential property owners will bear the brunt of tax levy increases countywide in 2015.
The budget process for northern Dakota County cities culminated in December, solidifying a jump in taxes for some homeowners, largely due to another year of climbing property values.