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Sun
15
Mar

Alternate Argenta Trail option still under review in Inver Grove Heights

From left, Minnesota Tea Party Alliance members Joel Marzinske, David Meyer, Richard Evans and Jeff Schuett support Inver Grove Heights residents who fear the use of eminent domain might cost them their homes. (Erin Hinrichs / Review)
From left, Minnesota Tea Party Alliance members Joel Marzinske, David Meyer, Richard Evans and Jeff Schuett support Inver Grove Heights residents who fear the use of eminent domain might cost them their homes. (Erin Hinrichs / Review)

City pours staff resources into vetting Option 3a

Sun
15
Mar

Area cities join collaborative electronic crime investigation program

This year marks the beginning of a new era for many police departments in Dakota County, in terms of how they handle crimes that involve the Internet and electronic devices.

Sun
15
Mar

Ides of March not for idling

Neighbors, Inc. volunteers Angela Rud, left, Sue Hanebuth, and Geri Bares, right, arrange pizza pies by size for a more organized freezer. (Jesse Poole/Review )
Neighbors, Inc. volunteers Angela Rud, left, Sue Hanebuth, and Geri Bares, right, arrange pizza pies by size for a more organized freezer. (Jesse Poole/Review )

Statewide food drive boosts Neighbors’ supplies

The South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force has set itself a lofty goal, one the U.S. Postal Service might be proud of: to help collect 55,075 pounds of food in March.
The oddly specific number represents the city’s numerical ZIP code, translated into quite a hefty load of edible goods.

Tue
10
Mar

Home security smartphone apps foil burglar in Roseville

Kennis Ray Littleton Jr.
Kennis Ray Littleton Jr.

Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, a woman in Kansas sipped her coffee and caught up on the news.

Tue
10
Mar

Review area students receive their diplomas

University of Minnesota-Duluth
• Stanley Drutowski of Inver Grove Heights, bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing

Tue
10
Mar

Southwest Review area students make Deans' List

University of Kansas
• Jacquelyn Bernick of Mendota Heights
• Jessica Kauffman of Mendota Heights
• Anna Lavigne of South St. Paul
• Connor Ward of Mendota Heights

Mon
09
Mar

Celebrated dog that inspired WSP online network for lost pets needs new home

Sweetie
Sweetie (submitted photo)

Sweetie the Chow Chow gained notoriety last summer, after escaping from her owners in Mendota Heights for a five-day adventure.

Mon
09
Mar

Plenty of foundation, but feet of clay

South-West Review police reports published March 8, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
09
Mar

St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation principals both leaving

Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)
Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)

Come the first day of school next fall, there will be a lot of changes at two area private schools whose longtime leaders are leaving.

Mon
09
Mar

Mary Philblad and Joel Kemp: 40 years of safely transporting ‘precious cargo’ in School District 197

Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A school bus driver and a mechanic, setting high standards

From kindergarten to high school, many students start their school day before they enter the classroom. They begin their school day by stepping foot onto a school bus.

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