Eric Friberg, a biology teacher at Henry Sibley High in School District 197, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement, an honor that is accompanied by a $15,000 award.
Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission seeks community feedback Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission (NDC4) has received a Cable Television Franchise Application from CenturyLink, the local incumbent telephone exc
Work on County Road 8 from Highway 52 to County Road 14 in South St. Paul began late last week with minor utility adjustments and concrete work. This work will take approximately two weeks to complete.
Landscape restoration along Warrior Drive and Marie Avenue in Mendota Heights is almost complete. One of the pedestrian access points along Warrior Drive has been determined as non-compliant with ADA standards.
Mendota Heights rehabilitates sections of sanitary sewer each year to prevent inflow and infiltration from ground water and storm water into the city’s sanitary sewer. Contract was awarded to Insituform, Inc. at the May 19 City Council meeting.
A Eureka Construction crew digs into the dirt beneath the pavement of South Robert Street and Butler Avenue June 4. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Soil from 24 locations identified as contaminated
Turning up pavement can be a little like turning over a rock: there may be unwelcome discoveries underneath.
In the case of the Robert Street makeover, an environmental site assessment found soils to be contaminated at 24 locations along a two-and-a-half mile span of South Robert Street in West St. Paul.
Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)
Calvin Kellerman advised civilians on agriculture
Calvin Kellerman, 89, keeps a small brass statue of an aged Vietnamese man hauling a load of firewood for cooking on display at his residence in Mendota Heights. He's not sure who made it, but he speculates it's made of artillery shells that had been fired by U.S. soldiers — collected, melted down, and turned into a gift given to him by the local farmers he advised.
A World War II veteran, Kellerman signed up in 1966 to serve during the Vietnam War as a civilian agricultural advisor.