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Thu
04
Dec

West St. Paul police investigate 'isolated' assault, robbery

A 17-year-old girl yelled for help, pounded on doors and left muddy handprints on windows at about 3 a.m. Dec. 2 in West St. Paul after multiple people assaulted and robbed her in what police call an isolated incident.

Tue
02
Dec

Defense request to move trial for Scott Patrick's murder is granted


Brian Fitch

A judge has decided Brian George Fitch Sr. probably wouldn't have a fair trial in Dakota County involving charges related to Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick's murder.

Mon
01
Dec

Local educators honored as 2014 TIES Exceptional Teachers

Gina  Smethers  and Micah  Klotz  of Inver Grove Heights Community Schools  will be recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2014 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on Dec. 9.

Mon
01
Dec

Tim Leslie preps to lead Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31.
Dakota County Chief Deputy Tim Leslie was elected to replace his mentor, Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows, once his term expires Dec. 31. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dave Bellows reflects on term as county’s top cop
Tim Leslie of Mendota Heights has shared an office wall with Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows in Hastings for more than four years.
As chief deputy, Leslie has been focusing on the internal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, from the $18-million budget to personnel issues among the 200-person staff.

Mon
01
Dec

Spreading the joy

Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights.
Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights. (Submitted photo)

Inver Grove Heights couple are ‘Santa and Mrs.’ to neighbor kids, light-show fans
Santa Claus lives on a quiet street in Inver Grove Heights.
At least he does according to 2-year-old Brady and 4-year-old Gabriel.
Their neighbors, Nancy and Rodney Brown, not only dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every night for more than a month during the holidays, but they set up thousands of dollars worth of lights in their yard.

Sun
30
Nov

PCP: Inspiring naked snow-angel making since 2014

South-West Review police reports published Nov. 30, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
28
Nov

West St. Paul asks for input on Robert St. project


The West St. Paul City Council called for a special meeting to discuss the reconstruction of Robert Street. On Dec. 1, the public is invited to comment on the $24.2 million project.

The West St. Paul City Council is hosting a special meeting Dec.

Sat
22
Nov

MPCA fines city $3K for 'stormwater violations'

South St. Paul fixes issues, completes project
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has finalized a violation involving South St. Paul and a city contractor who pumped "cloudy" water into the city's stormwater system while building a new pumping station, spilling untreated water into the Mississippi River. 

Thu
20
Nov

West St. Paul scores 'Mighty Ducks' grant for ice arena

West St. Paul area hockey players can breathe a sigh of relief — or maybe let out a duck call — thanks to the Mighty Ducks ice arena grant program.

Thu
20
Nov

South St. Paul council narrows candidate pool for vacancy

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Chris Lehmann

No. 4 in council race among 8 finalists
After receiving a dozen submissions on Monday, the last day to hand in applications to fill the seat of a longtime councilman, the South St. Paul City Council had to narrow 20 candidates to eight at a brief meeting Wednesday night.

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