Hannah Burlingame

 Hannah Burlingame can be reached at staffwriter@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.

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Feb

West St. Paul going more green with solar panels on city buildings

On Feb. 11 the West St. Paul City Council approved a power purchase agreement with Ideal Energies that will lead to the installation of solar panels on City Hall and the city’s public works facility.

Mon
18
Feb

Dakota County working to improve Thompson Park


courtesy of Dakota County Dakota County is looking at two master plan concepts for Thompson Park in West St. Paul. Senior county planner Lil Leatham said it won’t be one concept over the other, but rather aspects from each concept will be taken and used to create a preferred plan that should be complete by the end of the year.

Thompson County Park in West St. Paul is on its way to getting a facelift. Work is currently being done to update the master plan for the 57-acre park located off Butler Avenue, with the goal of giving park users what they want.

 

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11
Feb

Mendota Heights police edge closer to body cameras

Roughly five months after it was first brought to the council, the Mendota Heights Police Department is growing closer to implementing body-worn cameras.

Mon
11
Feb

Fix it or remove it


photos courtesy of City of South St. Paul The Feb. 4 South St. Paul City Council meeting agenda packet had several photos showing the disrepair of the house at 110 Third St. S. Each photo listed what needed to be fixed at the home, which has no running water or electricity, for it to be deemed habitable again. The council took action requiring the home’s owner to fix the numerous issues.

South St. Paul council addresses hazardous home 

 

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04
Feb

Short-term rental ordinance back before Inver Grove Heights council

The Inver Grove Heights City Council has been discussing how to regulate short-term rentals through services like Airbnb for some two years.

Mon
28
Jan

Brewpub could be coming to Inver Grove Heights


Hannah Burlingame/Review A new brewpub may be opening in Inver Grove Heights at the former Ruby Tuesday site at 9051 Buchanan Trail.

SSP also a site of future brewing ops

 

Inver Grove Heights might have a new dining and hangout spot in the near future as talks about a brewpub heat up. 

Mon
28
Jan

Station-area plans being finalized for Gold Line transit corridor


courtesy of Gold Line Partners The Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit corridor will run between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury along Interstate 94. As a part planning for the project, an urban planning consulting firm was hired to help create station-area plans, which will help guide future development along the transit corridor.

With planning well underway for the Gold Line bus rapid transit corridor, station-area plans are beginning to wrap up, serving to lead potential future development along the corridor.

Mon
28
Jan

Cities ask Comcast, cable commission to go back to drawing board

NDC4 and cable provider unable to reach franchise agreement

 

Mon
28
Jan

Council approves plans for Mendota Heights fire station renovation


courtesy of CNH Architects A view from the northeast of the proposed update and expansion of the Mendota Heights fire station, 2121 Dodd Road. The schematic shows a portion of the 14,000-square-foot expansion, which includes a tower, new office space and dorm rooms.

The Mendota Heights City Council adopted plans and specifications for renovating the city’s existing fire station on Jan. 15.

Mon
21
Jan

Marine vet awarded mortgage-free home in Inver Grove Heights


courtesy Justin Yunke, U.S. Bank Andrea Bruns and her 4-year-old daughter were selected for a mortgage-free home from Freedom Alliance and U.S. Bank. The pair officially moved into their Inver Grove Heights home Jan. 11.

With boxes left to unpack, Andrea Bruns is feeling the excitement that every new homeowner feels as they settle in. 

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