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The predictably unpredictable artist


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Jimmy Reagan is an artist from Mendota Heights whose work is currently on display at First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul. He was diagnosed as a toddler with complex autism, and his artwork gives him a way to show people how he sees the world.

Local painter doesn’t let differences hold him back.

 

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Railroad Island to be an energy conservation hotspot


courtesy of Google Maps • A new solar garden, part of an energy conservation program taking place in Railroad Island, will be located at the end of Minnehaha Avenue near the Village on Rivoli housing development. Homes with low income occupants will be hooked up to the solar garden for free, with the goal of eliminating barriers to renewable energy.

The little neighborhood of Railroad Island has become a big target when it comes to energy consumption and renewable energy.

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Beloved literary park receives new bench


submitted photo • Mem Lloyd, pictured with the bench she created, is a founder and board member of the East Side Arts Council.

Poetry Park, a literary sanctuary in Phalen Regional Park, is about to have a new seat for contemplation. 

The East Side Arts Council plans to install a new bench to honor one of the council’s founders, Kitty Anderson. 

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Temporary memorial to be made in honor of Scott Patrick


Hannah Burlingame/Review • The empty lot on the corner of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road just inside West St. Paul will be home to a temporary memorial to Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed there while on duty in 2014.

Scott Patrick

WSP council split on right way to memorialize fallen officer.

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Payne-Phalen council gets back to the business of taking care of the community

The Payne-Phalen Community Council held its annual meeting on April 24, where the council announced upcoming changes and achievements. 

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South-West Review police reports published April 29, 2018

South-West Review police reports published April 29, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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Mendota Heights Wireless Zone owner recognized


submitted photo • Matt Fun, middle, was recognized by Wireless Zone for his work with the company in the last five years. Funk and his team find ways to give back to local organizations like Minnesota Outdoor Adventure Foundation.

Matt Funk, owner of Wireless Zone in Mendota Heights, was recently recognized at the brand’s annual convention for his outstanding performance at his five locations and 10 years with the brand.

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SNAPSHOT: A budding spring

Hannah Burlingame/Review • As temperatures continue to climb, buds and birds are coming back, as seen here at Pine Bend Bluff Natural Area in Inver Grove Heights on April 25.

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Roseville district says girls basketball racism allegation is ‘resolved’

Former players pushed back against claim.

The Roseville Area School District has completed its investigation into an allegation of racism that came out of a girls high school basketball banquet last month.

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Minnesota Secretary of State speaks at district council meeting


Marjorie Otto/Review • Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon spoke at the District 2 Community Council meeting on April 18. Simon’s most well-known duty is managing the state’s election process, which Simon spoke about during the meeting.

While Election Day is still many months away, it’s never too early to talk about the process, which is what the District 2 Community Council did during its April 18 annual meeting.

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