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Mendota Elementary fourth-grade teacher leaves

Friday, Dec. 16, was Brent Howe’s last day in the fourth-grade classroom at Mendota Elementary in Mendota Heights where he has taught for 16 years. After teaching in School District 197 for 34 years, he decided it was time to retire.

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Sarah Bulger, a senior at Henry Sibley High School

Sarah Bulger, a senior at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, has been dancing the role of the Snow Queen in Ballet Minnesota’s classic “Nutcracker” at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine’s.

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Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights holds annual tea

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights continued a tradition begun 36 years ago: an annual tea to honor those who have contributed to the school’s success through the years.

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09
Jan

When life imitates art, kids often pay the price

Jeremy lay in a bed in the intensive care unit, hooked up to life-sustaining machines. His young brain was swelling, shutting down his body and causing irreversible damage.

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09
Jan

Get outside, get active with arthritis

Here in the upper Midwest, we love to get outside. From sport to family picnics, people enjoy the fresh air and changing weather. Sometimes, the pain of arthritis can limit your interest in these fun activities; but there’s no need to stay behind.

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09
Jan

New program will track high-risk sex offenders by GPS

Thanks to a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota counties will begin this month requiring high-risk sex offenders to wear ankle bracelets equipped with tracking devices to monitor their whereabouts upon release from prison.

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09
Jan

Discover the possibilities at Heritage Middle School

Parents are invited to learn about middle school (grades 5 to 8) in District 197 at an information night at Heritage Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The school is located at 121 W. Butler Ave. in West St. Paul. Highlights of the evening include the opportunity to:

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09
Jan

Parent portal proving popular with parents of Henry Sibley HS students

More than 900 parents have signed up for Henry Sibley’s SchoolView Parent Portal, according to Beth Borgen, principal. SchoolView is a Web-based system that offers parents 24/7 access to information about their child’s schedule, attendance record and academic performance.

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09
Jan

New state law to keep teen drivers off cell phones

Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights reports that after the New Year rings in, a new state law will prevent drivers under the age of 18 from talking on a handheld or hands-free cell phone while driving, except in emergencies.

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09
Jan

Consolidation of the SSP and WSP fire departments on ‘Insight 7’

Starting Monday, Jan. 2, through Jan. 23, cable viewers in Northern Dakota County can tune in to Insight 7 on Channel 14. Insight 7 is the news magazine program featuring all local stories for the seven-city area. Insight 7 appears on Channel 14 daily at 3, 7 and 11 p.m.

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