Metro anglers who want to stick close to home for the April 12 stream trout opener will have nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore, thanks to acquisitions made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County.
For years, students from St. Thomas Academy have kept a close eye on “their” lake.
The school overlooks Rogers Lake in Mendota Heights, and students in the environmental sciences class have been studying the water quality of Rogers Lake in Mendota Heights since 2001. Students collect samples from the lake every fall, analyze them with an array of laboratory tests and present their findings to the Mendota Heights City Council in the spring.
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.
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.
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gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear out to make space for what’s new.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.