Newsbriefs - South-West Review

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29
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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.

Mon
22
Jul

SSP police, fire departments ask public to help nab arsonist

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.

Mon
22
Jul

WSP man convicted for shooting at police

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.

Thu
18
Jul

Sign up for SSP Night to Unite

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the City of South St. Paul is inviting all neighborhoods to join neighborhoods across the state for Minnesota’s Annual Night to Unite Event (formerly known as National Night Out.)

Thu
18
Jul

Filing for ISD 199 school board election opens July 30

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.

Mon
15
Jul

TCF Bank in WSP Cub Foods robbed

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.

Thu
11
Jul

Parents as key as pencils to student success

It’s easy to get excited when back-to-school time rolls around, but how do children and their parents keep that energy going all year long?

Thu
11
Jul

Help out Dakota County Public Health

The Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking volunteers to participate in an emergency exercise on July 26 at Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights.

Thu
13
Jun

Kline explores student debt issues at Inver Hills


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.

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