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.
The South Metro Fire Department and the South St. Paul Police Department request the public’s help to end to the series of arson fires that have plagued the city for the past two years.
The most recent rash of fires, set July 16 between 1 and 3:30 a.m., did significant property damage.
A West St. Paul man who shot at Inver Grove Heights police before leading officers on a high-speed chase was convicted on multiple felony charges last week.
Justin Thadeus Amick, 41, was convicted July 18 on two counts of assault and one count of ineligible person in possession of a firearm. Amick was acquitted on two charges of attempted murder and two additional assault charges.
Independent School District 199 has announced residents can begin filing affidavits of candidacy for this year’s school board election July 30. closes 5 p.m. Aug. 13. There will be three open seats on the board in the Nov. 5 election. Members of the board serve four year terms.
If the pen is mightier than the sword, then paper is at least as mighty as the pistol.
A lone woman made off an undisclosed amount of cash from the TCF Bank branch inside the West St. Paul Cub Foods July 7 after slipping a teller a piece of paper demanding cash. She then fled the store on foot.
In a release from the Minneapolis office of the FBI, the robber is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with pale skin and reddish brown hair. At the time of the robbery, she wore a dark sweatshirt and dark pants.
U.S. Rep. John Kline discussed issues affecting higher education with Inver Hills President Tim Wynes, STEM Dean Kevin Gyolai, Foundation Director Gail Morrison and Financial Aid Director Steve Yang in a meeting May 30. (submitted photo)
U.S. Congressman John Kline paid a visit to Inver Hills Community College on May 30 for a conversation with college leadership on the financial aid system, college readiness and cybersecurity.
The visit comes on the heels of the U.S. House passing Kline’s Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), which promises to prevent subsidized Stafford loans from doubling on July 1 and offer a long-term, market-based solution to the student loan issue. Kline is chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.
The South St. Paul Public Library has 12 illustrated panels that have long circled the library’s fireplace room. In recent years the panels have become faded and almost illegible. Local artists of all ages now have an opportunity to help update the art by painting their interpretation of a story, folktale or book from any culture. Artists of all ages are invited to submit their panel designs on 23 x 30 templates (true-size templates available at the library).