Newsbriefs - South-West Review

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West St. Paul looks to extend liquor sale hours, revise tobacco licensing

In Maplewood, Yousef Shaheen, general manager of Maplewood Tobacco, demonstrates e-cigarette product sampling. His establishment has been grandfathered into Maplewood’s revised tobacco ordinance that now bans in-store sampling. As West St. Paul looks to ban in-store sampling as well, Alex Kolyszko, manager of Vape Pros on South Robert Street, hopes to convince the city council to limit the ban to establishments that allow minors to enter. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In Maplewood, Yousef Shaheen, general manager of Maplewood Tobacco, demonstrates e-cigarette product sampling. His establishment has been grandfathered into Maplewood’s revised tobacco ordinance that now bans in-store sampling. As West St. Paul looks to ban in-store sampling as well, Alex Kolyszko, manager of Vape Pros on South Robert Street, hopes to convince the city council to limit the ban to establishments that allow minors to enter. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In 2013, the West St. Paul City Council joined a handful of Minnesota cities in passing a ban on in-store sampling of tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes.

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Jun

St. Croix Lutheran High School opens new 152-bed dormitory

St. Croix Lutheran High School and Middle School opened its new 152-bed dormitory on Friday, May 29.

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07
Jun

Henry Sibley teacher recipient of award for Teacher Achievement

Eric Friberg, a biology teacher at Henry Sibley High in School District 197, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WEM Outstanding Educator Award for Teacher Achievement, an honor that is accompanied by a $15,000 award.

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07
Jun

Feasibility report for Mendota Road neighborhood improvements

Mendota Heights City Council ordered the production of a feasibility report for a neighborhood improvement project at its May 19 meeting.

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07
Jun

Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission seeks community feedback

Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission seeks community feedback Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission (NDC4) has received a Cable Television Franchise Application from CenturyLink, the local incumbent telephone exc

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07
Jun

County Road 8 in South St. Paul to face two-week construction

Work on County Road 8 from Highway 52 to County Road 14 in South St. Paul began late last week with minor utility adjustments and concrete work. This work will take approximately two weeks to complete.

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07
Jun

County landscapes sections of River to River Greenway

Landscape restoration along Warrior Drive and Marie Avenue in Mendota Heights is almost complete. One of the pedestrian access points along Warrior Drive has been determined as non-compliant with ADA standards.

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07
Jun

Mendota Heights plans annual sewer rehabilitation

Mendota Heights rehabilitates sections of sanitary sewer each year to prevent inflow and infiltration from ground water and storm water into the city’s sanitary sewer. Contract was awarded to Insituform, Inc. at the May 19 City Council meeting.

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07
Jun

Dakota County Sheriff announces Citizen Advisory Board

Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie announced May 26 the creation of the Sheriff’s first-ever Citizen Advisory Board. This board will meet regularly to discuss issues facing the office and suggestions expressed by Dakota County’s citizenry.

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07
Jun

Environmental consultant firm selected for Robert Street project

A Eureka Construction crew digs into the dirt beneath the pavement of South Robert Street and Butler Avenue June 4. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A Eureka Construction crew digs into the dirt beneath the pavement of South Robert Street and Butler Avenue June 4. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Soil from 24 locations identified as contaminated
Turning up pavement can be a little like turning over a rock: there may be unwelcome discoveries underneath.
In the case of the Robert Street makeover, an environmental site assessment found soils to be contaminated at 24 locations along a two-and-a-half mile span of South Robert Street in West St. Paul.

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