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Tue
08
Apr

Complaint: West St. Paul man threatens another driver with BB gun


Joshua T. Tipcke

A West St. Paul man has been charged for allegedly pointing a BB gun at another driver in an incident of road rage April 1.
Joshua T. Tipcke, 27, is facing felony charges, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, April 8, in Dakota County District Court.

Mon
07
Apr

Spare Key opens doors for parents of sick kids


The striking Aria venue in downtown Minneapolis hosted the 2014 Groove Gala, Spare Key’s biggest fundraiser of the year. (Submitted photo)

The small, but passionate staff of Spare Key are committed to helping families “bounce and not break.” From left to right: Nikki Lignell (program director) Erich Mische (executive director) and Jen Holubar (director of communications, partnerships and development). Not pictured: Roerick Sweeney, director of cryptocurrency development, markets and social engagement.

Spare Key’s dedicated board of directors includes a diverse range of doctors, real estate agents, bankers, politicians and more. “There’s a commitment and passion that they each bring to the table,” Executive Director Erich Mische said. All of the board members attended the 2014 Groove Gala.

Patsy and Robb Keech with their young son, Derian. Derian was born in 1993 with a severe genetic disorder. He passed away when he was two and a half years old

Supporters of Spare Key dance the night away at the organization’s annual Groove Gala. Over 600 people attended the event, which raised over $400,000.

“Get down tonight!” Disco dance band Boogie Wonderland “groove” with Spare Key’s supporters at the non-profit’s annual Groove Gala.

South St. Paul couple’s nonprofit helps families keep their homes during crisis
If you were forced to make a decision between your job and your child, what would you do?

Mon
07
Apr

Inver Grove Heights man charged with misdemeanor in fatal car crash

An Inver Grove Heights man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he fell asleep while driving near Rosemount and struck and killed another driver.
Michael W. Steinhoff, 20, was charged Tuesday with careless driving in the death of Angela N. Wear, 32, of Inver Grove Heights, according to the criminal complaint.

Sun
06
Apr

Sweet treat on tap - photos


Naturalist Matt Ripple demonstrated how tree sap is cooked in a large cauldron outdoors at the center on March 29. The tree sap is made up of mostly water, which is heated for hours to make syrup.

Tapped trees are scattered all over the grounds of the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, waiting for the weather to cooperate and sap to start flowing.

photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
 

Sun
06
Apr

South-West Review police reports Apr. 6, 2014

South-West Review police reports Apr. 6, 2014

Tue
01
Apr

Dayton appoints Roseville lawyer to Minnesota Court of Appeals


Peter Reyes, Jr. will start his judgeship on the Minnesota Court of Appeals next week. Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on any appellate court in Minnesota. (submitted photo)

Peter M. Reyes, Jr. speaks at the MHBA Presidential Fiesta in 2012; a highlight was celebrating his becoming the first Minnesota member to become president of the Hispanic National Bar Association. (submitted photo)

Reyes had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama in 2012. (submitted photo)

Peter Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on the court
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Peter Reyes, Jr. as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals last month. Reyes, along with District Court Judge Denise Reilly of Long Lake, Minn., were appointed to fill two at-large seats on the court following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri Stoneburner on April 1.

Mon
31
Mar

Learning by Heart


The new Visitation School entrance in Mendota Heights at twilight. (submitted photos)

Seniors Nicole Nelson and Rachel Mussell wait in anticipation for the unveiling of the historic stained glass in the entryway of Visitation School.

Students gather for the grand opening of Visitation’s new” Heart of the School” addition.

Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade joined together to celebrate the opening of the new “Heart of the School” addition.

Students toured the new space and discovered features that had been hidden beyond temporary construction walls.

Visitation School celebrates opening of new commons area
March 17 was a historic day for Visitation School in Mendota Heights. For perhaps the first time ever, students couldn’t wait to go to school on a Monday.

Mon
31
Mar

District 197 seeks voter approval for referendum

Money would go to technology upgrades, new building
On May 6, School District 197 will be asking voters to approve a two-question tax-levy referendum that would improve technology, expand early learning and boost the district’s security systems.

Tue
25
Mar

Dakota County Sheriff warns against imposter calls

The Dakota County Sheriff's Department and city police departments in the county have received numerous reports from people who received calls from an impostor claiming to be a sheriff's deputy.

Mon
24
Mar

Pothole predictions


Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Here’s the culprit: water. When the sun shines and weather warms, snowmelt finds its way into every nook and cranny, then, at night, the water freezes and expands, breaking the pavement around it. The next day, there’s more water coursing in. Enough cycles and heavy traffic can yield gallon-size potholes.

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.

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