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Falcon Heights remembers Philando Castile with Restoration and Unity days


Mike Munzenrider • A memorial to Philando Castile stands near the spot on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights where he was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in 2016. The Falcon Heights City Council passed a proclamation May 23 designating two July days in his memory.

Nearly two years after Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, the Falcon Heights City Council voted unanimously to designate two July days in his memory.

Mon
04
Jun

Metzen honored with memorial at Swing Bridge Park


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A new memorial is in place at Rock Island Swing Bridge Park. It honors the late Jim Metzen, who served Inver Grove Heights during his time as a state senator. Metzen is credited with helping save the bridge from demolition.

Jim Metzen

Those walking the pier at Rock Island Swing Bridge Park in Inver Grove Heights will notice a new memorial bench at the end in honor of someone who helped keep the bridge alive. 

Mon
04
Jun

Bringing shock and surprise, Ward 6 restaurant closes


Marjorie Otto/Review • During the afternoon of May 30, a line of people waited to be seated at Ward 6 restaurant for what could be their last meal there. The restaurant announced May 28 that it would be shutting its doors, serving its last meals during brunch on June 3.

After five and half years of calling Payne Avenue home and becoming a staple of the neighborhood, Ward 6 restaurant announced May 28 that the eatery would serve its last meals during brunch on Sunday, June 3. 

Mon
04
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: New career paths

Hannah Burlingame photos/Review • Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Paul Schnell, right, and West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver, left, traded their vests for aprons May 29 and worked at the White Castle on Robert Trail.

Mon
04
Jun

West St. Paul approves land use change for possible new senior facility


courtesy of City of West St. Paul • The proposed location of a new independent senior living building at Wentworth Avenue and Marthaler Lane is by Walmart in West St. Paul. The area was classified for industrial use but will be reclassified to mixed-use should plans for the development proceed.

Project raises questions about accessibility in the city.

Mon
04
Jun

South-West Review police reports published June 3, 2018

South-West Review police reports published May 29, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
04
Jun

St. Croix Lutheran wins second place in aviation challenge

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced May 22 that Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, is the winner of the sixth annual Aviation Design Challenge and St.

Mon
04
Jun

East Side Freedom Library co-founder to be celebrated in symposium


file photo • The former students and mentees of Peter Rachleff, one of the co-founders of the East Side Freedom Library, have organized a symposium in his honor, which will take place June 8 and 9. The event is open to the public and will take place at the library.

A tradition in academia follows that when a professor retires or reaches a milestone, his or her mentees or former students often come together to share their own academic work in celebration of their mentor. 

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29
May

Teen charged with murder for fatal Inver Grove Heights party bus shooting

A 17-year-old boy from St. Paul was charged with murder for the March 24 killing of a young man outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater as people exited a party bus.

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28
May

SNAPSHOT: A quacking good time

Hannah Burlingame/Review • Warmer temps aren’t the only sign that summer is here to stay. Celebrate West St. Paul Days ran May 16-20, meaning summer festival season is here. For those five days, West St.

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