Inver Grove Heights

Thu
12
Dec

IGH’s Rock Island Swing Bridge closed for season

The Rock Island Swing Bridge will be closed for the winter season effective Dec.

Mon
02
Dec

IGH passes wind turbine ordinance

Inver Grove Heights residents interested in constructing vertical axis wind turbines now have nothing to wait for but a strong wind.
The city council approved an ordinance that will allow the turbines as a permitted use in the city’s A and E-1 zoning districts in its Nov. 25 meeting. The measure allows residents to construct one turbine up to 52.5 feet tall per 15 acres of land.
Prior to the new ordinance, vertical axis wind turbines had been allowed in the city with a conditional use permit, and Council member Dennis Madden reiterated his belief at the Nov. 25 meeting things shouldn’t change. Madden said he was considered that allowing the turbines as a permitted use would lead to a proliferation of the machines at the cost of the city’s rural appeal.

Mon
18
Nov

When does a city council get involved in Black Friday?

Black Friday bargain-hunters have one more thing to be thankful for this year: the City of Inver Grove Heights will allow Walmart to remain open continuously from Thanksgiving Day into the day after to maximize holiday shopping hours.
The Inver Grove Heights Walmart is normally restricted to 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. hours as part of an agreement struck with developers in 2003, when the store was built, to appease residents in the area.

Mon
18
Nov

IGH keeps wind turbine ordinance moving


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An ordinance that would allow vertical axis wind turbines in certain areas of Inver Grove Heights is still churning, despite mixed opinions on the city council.
The council voted 4-1 to advance the draft ordinance to a third and final reading in its Nov. 12 meeting. While the move doesn’t guarantee the ordinance will make it into city code, it keeps the draft alive for discussion.
If the ordinance does pass a final reading at the council’s Nov. 25 meeting, it would allow vertical axis wind turbines at heights up to 52.5 feet in certain agricultural and residentially zoned districts of the city.

Mon
11
Nov

IGH school referendum passes narrowly

It may not have been an overwhelming show of support, but the slim 127-vote margin by which Inver Grove Heights residents voted in favor of the school district’s bond referendum was enough to yield some big fixes for community schools.
The $24.8 million bond referendum received 1,761 yes votes in the Nov. 5 election, or 52 percent of the total vote, compared to 1,634 votes against.

Sun
10
Nov

Yes, you have to pay even if you’re not hungry

South-West Review police reports Nov. 10, 2013

Mon
04
Nov

IGH council not convinced by winds of change


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Not all the answers are blowing in the wind, according to the Inver Grove Heights City Council.
The council is moving forward a new ordinance that would allow vertical axis wind turbines in certain residentially-zoned districts, but some council and planning commission members have raised concerns about the benefit of the ordinance and the potential eyesore of the towering machines.

Sun
03
Nov

That call? It’s coming from...inside the nursing home!

South-West Review police reports Nov. 3, 2013

Sun
27
Oct

The days of livestock rustling aren’t over

South-West Review police reports Oct. 27, 2013

Sun
20
Oct

Eatery places order with police: one drunk cook to go

South-West Review police reports Oct. 20, 2013

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