Simley Spartans reclaim the Class AA wrestling title in dominant fashion. Downing Dawson-Boyd in the quarter finals 46-12, followed by a trouncing of last year’s state champion, Kasson Mantorville, they then turned in a solid performance against Scott West High School with a 33-21 victory.
The Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking nominations for the annual Public Health Achievement Awards that will be presented at the Dakota County Board meeting April 8 as part of Public Health Week. The awards recognize contributions of Dakota County residents who devote their time, energy and talents in their communities.
Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., announced he has nominated Ryan Leech of Mendota Heights for admission to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Phillip Hanson of Inver Grove Heights for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Leech is the son of Mike and Jill Leech, and Hanson is the son of Bill and Susan Hanson. If selected for admission, both would enter this summer.
The snowplows were out on Feb. 25 in South St. Paul trying to improve road conditions late last week.
Slushy snow bonded to street surfaces during a large snowstorm Feb. 20 and over a week later it was still hard to maneuver around most city streets in the Twin Cities. Concord Boulevard in South St. Paul was one of the many icy, rutted streets around town. Road crews said sub-zero temperatures were reducing the effectiveness of the salt and chemical compounds on the streets. Up next: pothole season.
Four days after the Twin Cities was blanketed with 11 inches of wet snow, crews were attempting to reduce the huge piles in city lots. Here the lot at the South St. Paul Community Center needed more attention. There was little chance of Mother Nature lending a hand with melting the all the snow, as the forecast called for sub-zero temperatures continuing into early March.
Whether you recently received a brand new flat-screen TV as a holiday gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear out to make space for what’s new.
A recent study of private water wells in Dakota County, funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, found nitrate levels in some wells that were above the safe drinking water standard. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), water with a nitrate concentration of more than 10 milligrams per liter is unsafe for infants and pregnant women to drink.
Dakota County provides links to find services for people who need assistance to live in their home safely, as listed on www.co.dakota.mn.us; search on “seniors.” These are a few of the suggestions. More can be found through the LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433. Consider:
Believe it or not, it’s been more than a year since West St. Paul’s sports dome assumed its dominant position in the city’s skyline.
As an indirect reminder of the Regional Athletic Center’s anniversary, the West St. Paul City Council voted in its Nov. 25 meeting to keep the dome’s current management company in place through at least one more year.