Newsbriefs - South-West Review

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21
Jun

City approves senior living facility

The West St. Paul City Council has approved a site plan for the construction of a new four-story 164 unit senior assisted living facility at 1746 Oakdale Avenue.

Sun
21
Jun

West St. Paul pool opens

The West St. Paul Leisure Pool opened Saturday, June 13. Residents can now swim and cool off during the summer season. The West St. Paul YMCA is contracted by the city to run this facility.

Sun
21
Jun

Highway 13 in Mendota Heights and Lilydale closed

Highway 13 between Second Street and Lexington Avenue will be closed through Aug. 22. Drivers are asked to use Highway 110 and I-35E instead.

Sun
21
Jun

West St. Paul utilizes The Loop

Living Longer and Stronger in West St. Paul has partnered with the City of West St. Paul, Dakota County and the West St. Paul business community to provide transportation on Robert Street during construction to West St.

Sun
21
Jun

Inver Grove Heights explores off-leash dog park idea, again

The fully-fenced, 6.3-acre Kaposia Landing dog park in South St. Paul attracts Inver Grove Heights dog owners who’d like to see their own city provide a dog park. (Jesse Poole/Review)
The fully-fenced, 6.3-acre Kaposia Landing dog park in South St. Paul attracts Inver Grove Heights dog owners who’d like to see their own city provide a dog park. (Jesse Poole/Review)

When former Inver Grove Heights council member Dennis Madden wants to let his dogs burn off some energy, he and his wife chauffeur them over to South St. Paul.

Sun
21
Jun

Three sought ‘revenge’ on Ivy Hill Drive

Kyle Julius  Grupp
Kyle Julius Grupp

Mendota Heights drug deal-shooting investigation comes to a close
Three young men are facing felony charges in connection with the robbery of two of their acquaintances at gunpoint at a Mendota Heights residence Thursday, May 21.
According to the criminal complaint, two victims, referred to in a police statement as B.J.P. and B.J.S., were called to deliver illegal drugs to the townhouse of 21-year-old Hamel Forbes Hartinger on Ivy Hill Drive. The suspects were reportedly waiting at the house with the intention of robbing B.J.P. and B.J.S. of any drugs and money the two might have had on hand.

Thu
18
Jun

Infant dies in South St. Paul home

Police responded to a report of an infant who was not breathing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

Mon
15
Jun

Raid on Landfill Emergency Response Fund infuriates legislators, mayors, County Board

A proposed taking of the entire $8.1 million balance in the emergency response fund for the State’s two largest landfills—the Pine Bend Landfill in Inver Grove Heights and the Burnsville Landfill—has Dakota County lawmakers, mayors and county comm

Mon
15
Jun

West St. Paul police officer Shannon Mitchell steps into new role with D.A.R.E.

Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.
Officer Shannon Mitchell is the West St. Paul police department’s new D.A.R.E. officer.

When West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver served as the department’s first D.A.R.E. officer roughly 25 years ago, he helped his fifth-grade participants plant trees, as a symbol of growth, outside Garlough Elementary School.

Mon
15
Jun

Mendota Heights to add pickleball as city amenity

As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)
As of now the only thing the Marie Park hockey rink holds is radiant heat from the sun, with no major useage until cold weather returns. The city has confirmed plans to change that. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Hockey rink will be used for growing summer sport
Residents of Mendota Heights who are interested in the growing sport of pickleball will no longer have to take a hike out of town to play what is sometimes described as the racket sport combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong.
At its June 2 meeting, the Mendota Heights City Council approved a plan to seasonally transform the Marie Park hockey rink into four adjacent pickleball courts and one basketball court.

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