Newsbriefs - South-West Review

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May

64-year-old West St. Paul marathoner Jerry Brown tallies 300th race

West St. Paul resident Jerry Brown, 64, keeps a collection of all the race medals he’s earned. He ran his first marathon at age 32 and will log his 300th Memorial Day weekend. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
West St. Paul resident Jerry Brown, 64, keeps a collection of all the race medals he’s earned. He ran his first marathon at age 32 and will log his 300th Memorial Day weekend. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

For many recreational runners, completing at least one marathon — 26.2 miles — satisfies their urge to push themselves further than they had ever thought possible.

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24
May

Two men caught vandalizing restroom in Inver Grove Heights

Two local men were detained by Inver Grove Heights police officers for vandalism in a Dakota County park area Wednesday, May 6.

Sun
17
May

Mendota Heights offers prescription drop-off box

Dakota County residents can now safely and anonymously dispose of their prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication at the Mendota Heights Police Department.

Sun
17
May

Mendota Heights encourages residents to not flush wipes

Mendota Heights utilities lead worker Rich Burrows teamed up with Katherine Curtis of Town Square TV to produce a video about not flushing “flushable” wipes down the toilet.

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17
May

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for all Minnesotans to use Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month as an opportunity to get involved with initiatives to reduce teen pregnancy in communities throughout the state.

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17
May

Dakota County seeks input on improvement project in South St. Paul

Dakota County and the city of South St. Paul will host an open house focusing on the proposed improvements to Southview Boulevard from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the council chambers of City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul.

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17
May

Inver Grove Heights School Board announces Allen Gerber’s early resignation

Allen Gerber
Allen Gerber

Colleagues say his leadership, innovation will be missed

After serving as a member of the Inver Grove Heights School Board for the past three and a half years, Allen Gerber has decided to step down before his term expires at the end of December 2015.
According to the superintendent of District 199, Dave Bernhardson, “[Gerber’s] calendar for the remainder of his terms makes it difficult for him to remain involved in the manner he would like to remain involved.”

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17
May

West St. Paul couple noted for Basenji therapy dogs

Gary Langula’s 4-year-old Basenji Zorro has gold-colored eyes and eyeliner markings that remind the Langulas of his African origins. Zorro’s grandparents are still alive in Congo, where the breed originated as a hunting dog. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Gary Langula’s 4-year-old Basenji Zorro has gold-colored eyes and eyeliner markings that remind the Langulas of his African origins. Zorro’s grandparents are still alive in Congo, where the breed originated as a hunting dog. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

When Gary and Mary Langula take their two Basenji dogs out to visit residents at area nursing homes and assisted living units, the first thing they do is go their separate ways.

Sun
10
May

Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

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10
May

Inver Hills Community College receives $25,000 grant to support veterans

Inver Hills Community College Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, to fund scholarships for veterans and their family members pursuing STEM (science, technology, engine

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