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Sun
10
May

Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

Sun
10
May

Inver Hills Community College receives $25,000 grant to support veterans

Inver Hills Community College Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, to fund scholarships for veterans and their family members pursuing STEM (science, technology, engine

Sun
10
May

District bids farewell to school board member Allen Gerber

Inver Grove Heights Community Schools announced that Allen Gerber will be stepping down from the ISD 199 Board of Education, where he served for the past three and a half years.

Sun
10
May

Pond or frying pan?

From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)
From left, Highland Park High School students Steven Crenshaw, 17, of St. Paul, and Domenico Cerbone, 17, an exchange student from Italy, handle fish. (Jesse Poole/Review)

On Wednesday, May 6, Highland Park High School students took part in a class field trip to Thompson County Park in West St. Paul.

Sun
10
May

Local 5K translated to scholarships for students

A 5 kilometer run is only 16,404 feet 2 inches.
Folks participated in the 17th annual Inver Grove Heights B.E.S.T. Foundation’s May Day 5K in Inver Grove Heights on May 2.

Sun
10
May

Minnesotans urged to be ‘financially capable’

Minnesotans are urged to become “financially capable” by learning how to focus on their financial goals, manage their money responsibly and protect themselves against fraud and scams.

Sun
10
May

Governor Dayton signs four bills into law

Governor Mark Dayton signed four bills into law May 7.

Chapter 17, SF 1816: This is the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. It updates and modernizes the Fraudulent Transfers Act. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers.

Sun
10
May

Antihistamine theft’s nothing to sneeze at

South-West Review police reports published May 10, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Sun
10
May

On the ice again at Wakota Arena

Attendees gather on the second floor for the Taste of South St. Paul, while a local radio reporter interviews Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord in the stands. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Attendees gather on the second floor for the Taste of South St. Paul, while a local radio reporter interviews Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord in the stands. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

The only thing that seems to be missing from the new boys and girls hockey locker rooms at South St. Paul’s Wakota Arena is the smell of sweaty gear. And coach Paul Moen intends to keep it that way.

Wed
06
May

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Gov. Dayton visit Richardson Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visit with preschool students at Richardson Elementary in North St. Paul. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dayton wants to use surplus dollars to provide free pre-K   With a projected budget surplus of nearly $2 billion and just a few weeks remaining in the 2015 legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to earmark millions for early childhood education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius joined Dayton for a visit to Richardson Elementary School in North St. Paul Tuesday, April 28, to discuss Dayton's plans to further invest in early learning programs and to see what District 622 offers its children under 5.

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