Concerned Inver Grove Heights property owners sat through more than four hours of presentations, council deliberation and public testimony at the city council meeting Monday night. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
New alternative route holds promise of neighborhood-developer compromise
It was standing room only at the Monday, Feb. 23, Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting. Residents wearing bright yellow "Save Argenta Homes" and "Eminent Domain Abuse" buttons packed the Council chambers, anxiously awaiting a verdict on the fate of their neighborhood.
State Sen. Jim Metzen (second from left), DFL-South St. Paul, is holding the Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Award he recently received from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Among his other accomplishments, Franklin was the founder of the first successful mutual insurance company in America. The award is presented to those who demonstrate “their unwavering support and leadership” on behalf of NAMIC members and consumers. (submitted photo)
NAMI to present MNsure meeting in West St. Paul; Volunteers needed to help South St. Paul seniors grocery shop; Cedar Avenue plan to review existing transit service; Learn to improve online genealogical research; Public open house set to gather input on River to River Greenway;
In partnership with the Dakota County Library and Portico Healthnet, Dakota County Community Services is providing several opportunities for people to receive help in applying for MNsure health care programs.
All new property owners (or qualified relatives) who changed residences during the past year and use the residence for homestead purposes must apply for homestead status with their county assessor by Dec. 15.
West St. Paul was one stop along the route of a 100-foot long truck lugging a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest to Washington, D.C. For 50 years, a Christmas tree has been erected on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year, the U.S. Forest Service, Choose Outdoors and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are providing the evergreen. Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul hosted the event Nov. 6 where kids could see the tree in the truck and write a message to the Capitol. photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review