Dakota County

Tue
24
Feb

South-West Review Area Students Graduate

Southwest students make their schools' Grad's List

St. Mary's University
• Abby Lough of South St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree
• Anna Sonday of West St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree

Fri
06
Feb

Bill Wolston, treasured Dakota County historian, dies


Bill Wolston

For years, William “Bill” Wolston paid tribute to the people, places and artifacts that characterized Dakota County — through videos, articles and conversation. 

Fri
06
Feb

Brian Fitch Sr. sentenced in murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick


Since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul July 30, a memorial of flowers, signs and candles has been maintained near where he was fatally shot. A recent addition — a sign marking Patrick's birthday Jan. 26 — is pictured somewhat covered in snow Feb. 4.

Fitch gets life in prison without chance for release

Mon
02
Feb

River to River Greenway plan nears completion

Corridor will connect trails in four south-west suburbs
Trail users in northern Dakota County who are used to skidding their bikes over patches of deteriorating pavement and improvising routes along county roads between trailheads can anticipate smoother travels ahead.

Sat
31
Jan

New LeMay Lake development raises water-quality concerns in Mendota Heights


Developers are clearing trees and debris from the LeMay Shores townhouse site, in preparation for construction this spring and summer. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

In the dead of winter, when the trees are bare and the ground is blanketed with snow, Scott Norling says it’s easy to track tree-clearing activity along the elevated eastern shore of LeMay Lake in Mendota Heights.

Fri
30
Jan

West St. Paul opens low Robert St. bids; council ‘excited’


On Tuesday, West St. Paul opened a second round of bids for the first phase of the Robert Street reconstruction. The lowest bid was $1.14 million under the estimated cost of $24.2 million, spurring some excitement among city staff and the West St. Paul City Council. The council will meet Feb. 5 to discuss the project. (File photo)

Public invited to Feb. 5 meeting
After delaying phase one of the Robert Street revamp due to higher-than-anticipated costs, West St. Paul on Tuesday received construction proposals as much as $5.5 million less than the lowest bid from the first time around, leaving city officials hopeful about the project’s future.

Thu
29
Jan

Ex-Mendota Heights tennis coach pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct


Daniel Erik Hubbard Wilson

Wilson to serve year in county jail, 15 years' probation
The former tennis coach at the Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights accused of having sex with a female student he coached pleaded guilty Jan. 28 in Ramsey County District Court.

Mon
26
Jan

South St. Paul driver topples streetlight at library, leaves scene


The fallen streetlight involved in the crash remained on the ground the afternoon of Jan. 21. The surveillance footage posted on the South St. Paul Police Department's Facebook page garnered nearly 16,000 views, and led investigators to the driver, a city commissioner. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Police post video searching for man, turns out to be city commission member
A South St. Paul Planning Commission member recently got more safety testing than he bargained for while test-driving a car, according to police. John Ross, 58, who a few weeks ago was considered as an applicant for an open City Council seat, is facing a misdemeanor charge of fleeing the scene of a crash, after a car he was driving felled a city streetlight in front of the South St. Paul Public Library Jan. 13.

Fri
23
Jan

Masked robbers threaten Mendota VFW employee

Two male suspects wearing masks recently threatened an employee while robbing the Mendota VFW, brandishing a bat and claiming to have a gun, according to police.

Tue
30
Dec

Man sentenced in 400-pound marijuana bust in Inver Grove Heights

A 45-year-old man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for his role in the nearly 400 pounds of marijuana recovered from his Inver Grove Heights home

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