Ballots set for general election Many of the "usual suspects" will face off in Nov. 4's general election, as most political veterans topped Tuesday's primary election in South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights.
Firefighters from the Inver Grove Heights and South Metro fire departments work to control a fire in a semitrailer full of used tires early July 28. The petroleum-dense tires intensified the flames and heat that melted and warped the paint on the South St. Paul tire shop building nearby. A second empty semi-trailer was destroyed in the blaze. (Courtesy of the South Metro Fire Department)
Officials suspect fire was set intentionally
It took about an hour and half for firefighters to control the flames engulfing a semi-trailer stuffed more than three-quarters full with tires, floor to ceiling, before the sun came up July 28 in South St. Paul.
South St. Paul’s smelliness is partially attributed to the meat packing industry that settled there. The city’s stockyards were established in the late 1800s, and by 1974 (and through 1981) it was the world’s largest livestock market. Meat processing has dwindled in recent years, although the smells continue to characterize the city. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
City council passes ordinance to curb stench from businesses
Two weeks ago, South St. Paul’s proposed odor ordinance vote was put on hold, mainly because of the absence of Mayor Beth Baumann.
Dakota Premium Foods in South St. Paul recently halted production at the beef processing facility. The Minnesota Department of Employment will be holding a series of meetings Monday, July 14 to inform the 300 laid-off employees about unemployment benefits and the dislocated worker program. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Mayor Baumann: “This is a devastating loss”
Due to a national cattle shortage, Dakota Premium Foods recently halted production at its South St. Paul beef processing facility, leaving about 300 employees without work.
Mayor Baumann: 'We are surprised'
Dakota Premium Foods announced July 2 that the South St. Paul beef processing facility would halt production for an undetermined amount of time. The closure affects about 300 employees.
Suspect's undoing? Facebook sign-in at victim's house
South St. Paul made international headlines recently -- not for a reason one might expect (or hope for), but for a good old-fashioned "dumb" criminal story with a newfangled twist.