Newsbriefs - South-West Review

Mon
25
Nov

Police warn of phone scam targeting Spanish speakers - South-West

St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District noticed a string of reports of a phone scammer on the prowl.
Police said Spanish-speaking adults have reported someone claiming to be from “Xcel Energy” had called them. The scammer would tell the victims they are past due on utility bills, and that their power will be shut off.

Wed
23
Oct

Hunters encouraged to donate venison

With bow hunting season underway and the opener coming up soon, state Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL – South St. Paul) is encouraging hunters to donate venison. As hundreds of thousands of hunters gear up for this year’s deer hunt, tens of thousands of Minnesotans are in need of assistance from local community food shelf services across the state. 

Mon
14
Oct

Dakota County maintains AAA bond rating

According to two private independent rating services, Dakota County once again earned the highest possible ratings for its financial management, keeping its AAA rating on general obligation debt.

Mon
07
Oct

Mendota Heights’ bond rating upgraded to AAA

A stable local economy, relatively low debt load and reliable budgetary track record have added up to Mendota Heights receiving the highest possible endorsement from its rating agency.
City officials say the AAA bond rating received from Standard & Poor’s is especially noteworthy for a city as small as Mendota Heights and will help save taxpayers money in the long term in the form of reduced interest rates for city projects.

Mon
23
Sep

Inver Hills to host Minnesota Cyber Aces Competition

As part of an effort by the Department of Homeland Security to entice a new generation of computer wizards to think about a career in cybersecurity, Inver Hills is sponsoring the Minnesota Cyber Aces State Competition.  Minnesota is the third state to hold the competition, behind New Jersey and Virginia.

Mon
23
Sep

Mendota Heights changes course on electric motors for Rogers Lake

Rogers Lake boaters, start your engines.
The Mendota Heights City Council approved an ordinance during its Sept. 17 meeting that will allow people to use boats with electric motors on Rogers Lake south of Wagon Wheel Trail. The move is a reversal from the council’s stance last summer, when it decided not to pursue an ordinance amendment on electric motors despite a petition from a Rogers Lake homeowners association.

Fri
16
Aug

All-night search in SSP finally locates snoozing boy

It was, in the words of Tommy Lee Jones' character in "The Fugitive," a search of every "residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse" and garage and shed in the area.
And thankfully for all concerned, it turned up its young target unharmed.

Fri
16
Aug

SSP police investigating Friday morning shooting

At 9 a.m. Friday morning, South St. Paul police were called to a scene near Roosevelt Field, in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue South, on a report of a shooting.
According to a statement by Police Chief William Messerich, they met a male there who said three other males had shot at him and then fled on foot.
The person shot at was not injured.

Mon
29
Jul

Inver Glen Library gets approval for expansion


This rendering depicts how Inver Glen Library is expected to look from the northeast side of the building after a 4,400 square-foot expansion is completed next summer. (submitted graphic)

Inver Grove Heights bookworms have something to look forward to besides the latest installment in a favorite series.
The Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights is planning an expansion that will increase the size of the library by one third, adding meeting rooms and more quiet corners for readers to curl up in. The plans have been in talks for the past three years, but cleared a final hurdle July 22 when they received approval from the Inver Grove Heights City Council.

Mon
29
Jul

WSP approves hiring of new city manager

If good things really do come to those who wait then expectations will be riding high for West St. Paul’s new city manager.
Matt Fulton, a former city manager of Coon Rapids and New Brighton, became the first person to hold the city’s highest paid position in nearly two years, following the city council’s approval of an employment agreement at its July 22 meeting. Fulton was selected after extensive vetting and interviews that winnowed an initial pool of 42 applicants for the position.

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