South-West Review -News

News for South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and surrounding communities in the South-West Review www.southwestreviewnews.com

Mon
26
May

West St. Paul, South St. Paul receive grants

Work on vacant sites set to begin
While plans are still in infant stages, a group of Dakota County cities is planning to freshen up some rundown properties.
The Dakota County Community Development Agency recently awarded more than $900,000 in redevelopment incentive grants to five cities, including West St. Paul and South St. Paul.

Mon
26
May

District 197 school board discusses failed referendum

Still unclear if requests will be on Nov. 4 ballot
The District 197 School Board is still unsure if it will put another referendum on the ballot in November, after the majority of voters rejected levy and bond requests in a special election this month.
Although district leaders anticipated an easy win May 6, the two-part referendum aimed at increasing technology funding and upgrading facilities and security measures at West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools failed.

Sun
25
May

Personifying animals: Injured goose in West St. Paul says he’s ‘simply relaxing’

South-West Review police reports May 25, 2014

Fri
23
May

Man allegedly stole, scrapped cars around Twin Cities, West St. Paul

A Twin Cities man allegedly stole a pickup in West St. Paul, an incident that is possibly connected with dozens of vehicle thefts throughout the metro area, police say.

Thu
22
May

Year in jail for West St. Paul man who sped off with friend in truck window

Defense attorney says sentence a disappointment
A West St. Paul man was sentenced May 21 to one year in jail after seriously injuring a friend who tried to keep him from driving drunk.

Mon
19
May

Dakota County sponsors conference on strengthening communities

Community members, business owners and government leaders are invited to participate in a summit to discuss the impact on society as Boomers age.

Mon
19
May

Gov. Dayton signs bill to improve South St. Paul school board

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law May 9 to allow South St Paul schools to change the structure of their school board elections.

Mon
19
May

St. Croix Lutheran to construct new dormitory

The city of West St. Paul recently approved construction of a three-story, 152-bed dormitory on the campus of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 in West St. Paul. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 30 at 6:15 p.m.

Mon
19
May

‘A dying art’?


Jim Kueppers, 69, holds up a photo of a bunch of young woodcarvers, and the man who introduced him to woodcarving. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Jim Kueppers works on a chipmunk during a woodcarvers group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Kathy Beatty, 70, chats with Larry Krech, 88, while working on a toy soldier ornament during a woodcarving group that meets Tuesdays at the South St. Paul Senior Center. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Carvers bring wood to life in South St. Paul
With his gloved left hand, Jim Kueppers grips a rodent-shaped chunk of wood, pulling the knife in his right toward him to scrape off thin chips, chiseling out the shape he sees in it: a life-like chipmunk. The shavings cling to his jeans or flutter to the ground to be swept up later.

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