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South St. Paul man charged for kidnapping of Kansas teen


Dechon Michael White

A 22-year-old South St. Paul man was charged July 9 in federal court for the alleged kidnapping of a 13-year-old Kansas girl who he met online.

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09
Jul

Renovations could be coming to decades-old Mendota Heights fire house


submitted graphic • The renovated Mendota Heights fire station will include a 14,000 square foot expansion, including an expanded apparatus bay and training area.

The Mendota Heights City Council took the first steps July 2 of lining up funding for a remodel of the city’s fire station.

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09
Jul

Tiny East Side gift shop closing after more than 60 years


file photo • Sandeen describes the items at the shop as things you’d find at “grandma’s house” — traditional decorations and gifts.

Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts will close at the end of August

 

Mon
09
Jul

South St. Paul city administrator prepares to say goodbye


courtesy of Steve King • Steve King, left, is wrapping up a 15-year career in South St. Paul, and more than 30 years as a city administrator, at the end of the month. His replacement is Joel Hanson, who most recently served as city administrator of Little Canada.

After 30 years in public service, South St. Paul City Administrator Steve King is looking to the next chapter of his life — retirement. The 67-year-old, who has worked for South St.

Mon
09
Jul

South-West Review police reports published July 8, 2018

South-West Review police reports published July 8, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
09
Jul

Cruising Alaska — glacier flights and Russian history


Pamela O’Meara photos/Review • Tarr Inlet, a geological feature of Glacier Bay National Park, as seen from from a sea plane. Glacier Bay National Park features glaciers and mountains and is the largest UNESCO-protected biosphere in the world.

Bang, crash, rock and roll, rise and fall with the waves — these were sensations at the beginning of my first Alaskan cruise. 

Tue
03
Jul

The old and the new teach story of life at Bell Museum


Mike Munzenrider photo • A woolly mammoth and other ice age creatures are some of the newest additions to the new $79 million Bell Museum, located at the corner of Cleveland and Larpenteur avenues on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in Falcon Heights. Its grand opening is July 13-15.

The woolly mammoth towering over the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues will soon be a familiar sight as the new Bell Museum opens in Falcon Heights this month.

Mon
02
Jul

Met Council study shows region needs more housing

The message from a recent Metropolitan Council study is that the metro region needs more housing. 

Mon
02
Jul

New senior facility in West St. Paul coming closer to reality


submitted rendering • The West St. Paul City Council continues to clear the way for a new 172-unit independent senior living facility that’s likely to be built at the same location as the DARTS campus. With resolutions for the project passed June 25, the council will take up zoning issues related to it July 9.

After getting the initial green light at the end of May, a new senior facility in West St. Paul passed more tests on its way to becoming a reality. The West St.

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02
Jul

Mayor calls off St. Paul Fourth of July fireworks

The City of St. Paul won’t be hosting Fourth of July fireworks this year due to budget concerns. 

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the decision via a Facebook post on June 27. 

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