A group of residents from the Nan McKay and John Carroll high-rises visits the South St. Paul Farmer’s Market Wednesday, July 8, as part of a city-run program called ‘Fun, Fresh Food and Fitness,’ paid for by a grant from Allina Health. (Submitted photo)
The primary idea behind farmer’s markets is that they’re local — locally produced foods, grown and sold by local farmers, purchased and eaten by local residents.
Full street reconstruction along Marie Ave. in West St. Paul is back on track to take place this summer. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Project marred by ethics debate
Despite roughly a month-long delay, full street reconstruction along Marie Avenue — from Charlton Street to Livingston Avenue — will begin this summer.
Following a contentious vote to rebid the project, the West St. Paul city council awarded the bid to Danner Inc. at a special meeting June 29. The council voted 5-1 in support of the $1,828,908 bid from Danner Inc., with council member Jenny Halverson dissenting and several reluctant supporters criticizing the bidding process.
Last year, a group of reenactors marches in the Mendota Day parade behind a History Fort Snelling banner. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The city of Mendota is celebrating a few birthdays this year: the town’s Historic City Jail turns 100, and the Church of St. Peter off of Highway 13 turns 175, making it Minnesota’s oldest Catholic church.
After sorting, hundreds of crayons were found in good working condition. (Submitted photo)
South St. Paul kids repurpose school supplies
An unofficial but rather organized group of young South St. Paul volunteers has proven that slightly shorter pencils (sometimes riddled with bite marks) still have a place in this world.
So do graphite-stained plastic pencil cases and their familiar companions: misshapen erasers, crayon-smudged scissors, and half-used glue sticks.
According to South St. Paul school board member Lauri Flatley, these used items and many other school supplies deserve a second look.