Independent School District 197 has gone high tech.
For the past month, Jay Haugen, the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan district's new superintendent, has been recording "podcasts," in which he shares his pertinent thoughts on varied issues in the district.
South St. Paul Girl Scout Troop No. 419 earns highest acheivement at the Junior Program Age level, the Bronze Award. Katie Ray, Sadie Tetrick, Brianna Schneider, Elizabeth Busta and Abby Wisneski complete their Junior year with earning the Bronze Award.
Dakota County's Housing Opportunities Enhancement Program (HOPE), a locally financed initiative that encourages affordable housing projects, has been recognized with an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.