Newsbriefs - South-West Review

Mon
29
Jun

WSP amends alcohol and tobacco ordinances

West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)
West St. Paul’s only electronic cigarette shop, Vape Pros, at 1332 S. Robert Street, will have to do any sampling of products outside its doors. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Tobacco-related sampling continues to be prohibited
The ban on sampling of tobacco-related products like electronic cigarettes will continue in West St. Paul. However, to the gratitude of many, the city council has expanded the hours liquor can be sold at both on- and off-sale establishments in the community.
The council members reviewed West St. Paul’s alcohol and tobacco bylaws at their meeting Monday, June 8, and considered three proposed ordinance changes.

Sun
21
Jun

Inver Grove Heights to bring bow hunting up for discussion

IGH city council members will be revisiting the city’s bow hunting area map at the July 6 work session to potentially expand hunting boundaries. (submitted graphic)
IGH city council members will be revisiting the city’s bow hunting area map at the July 6 work session to potentially expand hunting boundaries. (submitted graphic)

Archers who enjoy hunting turkey and deer in Inver Grove Heights may soon need more than a set of arrows and, in some cases, a permission slip to register their activity with the city.

Sun
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

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