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Dec

New single-family development to come to Inver Grove Heights


A new single-family home development will straddle the border between Inver Grove Heights and Eagan. The Inver Grove Heights side of the development is on the right side of the map near Highway 149.

The Inver Grove Heights City Council approved resolutions at its Dec. 12 meeting that will allow a new housing development to move forward.

Pulte Homes plans to build houses on adjoining properties in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights. 

Sun
18
Dec

Inver Grove Heights approves final 2017 budget numbers


The chart shows the breakdown of the 2017 general fund. The biggest expenditure is public safety.

At the second to last meeting of the year, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the final 2017 budgets and levies. Kristi Smith, finance director, said the proposed preliminary levies and budgets were approved at the Sept.

Sun
18
Dec

Inver Grove Heights and Police Chief Stanger part ways


Larry Stanger

Lt. Sean Folmar to continue as acting chief

At the Dec. 12 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council unanimously approved a separation agreement with Police Chief Larry Stanger. 

Sun
11
Dec

Hendrickson indicted in Dollar Tree store shooting


Grant Hendrickson

A Dakota County grand jury indicted a South St. Paul man on Dec. 8 for first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a Burnsville Dollar Tree store. 

Sun
11
Dec

Hilltop Elementary unveils new cafeteria


Just a few minimal updates transformed the look of the cafeteria. Wall colors were changed and more posters were hung to add more color to the once bland space.

Lunch menus receive updates as well

For some elementary students it’s the subject they like best: lunch. 

Sun
11
Dec

South St. Paul sets final budgets and tax levies


This chart shows the breakdown of taxes and expenditures for the 2017 tax-supported funds.

The South St. Paul City Council has finalized its 2017 budget. The preliminary tax levies and budgets were set on Sept. 6. These numbers set the cap for the budget and levies. 

Thu
08
Dec

Longtime Mendota Heights police chief retires


Mike Aschenbrener

After 13 years in the police department, Chief Mike Aschenbrener announced at the Dec. 6 Mendota Heights Council meeting that he is retiring at the end of the year. 

The council accepted his resignation unanimously.

Mon
05
Dec

Body of missing man found in Mendota Heights on Thanksgiving


Joseph Hernandez

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced the body of an adult male was found in Mendota Heights on Thursday, Nov. 24, and identified as Joseph Hernandez, 35, of Mendota Heights.

Sun
04
Dec

Popular Inver Grove Heights restaurant to expand

B-52 Burgers & Brew is about to get a little bigger. The Bishop Heights restaurant came before the Inver Grove Heights City Council on Nov. 28 requesting a planned unit development amendment.

Sun
04
Dec

New apartment complex one step closer to reality in West St. Paul


A proposed four-story apartment would be located at 260 Marie Ave. E. in West St. Paul. Currently in a light industrial zone, the owners asked the city council to consider rezoning the land to accommodate a multiple-family residential development.

At the Nov. 28 meeting, the West St. Paul City Council approved several motions to redevelop the site of a vacant racquetball club at 260 Marie Ave. E.

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