Kaitlyn Roby

Kaitlyn Roby can be reached at kroby@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815.
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Sat
22
Nov

MPCA fines city $3K for 'stormwater violations'

South St. Paul fixes issues, completes project
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has finalized a violation involving South St. Paul and a city contractor who pumped "cloudy" water into the city's stormwater system while building a new pumping station, spilling untreated water into the Mississippi River. 

Thu
20
Nov

West St. Paul scores 'Mighty Ducks' grant for ice arena

West St. Paul area hockey players can breathe a sigh of relief — or maybe let out a duck call — thanks to the Mighty Ducks ice arena grant program.

Thu
20
Nov

South St. Paul council narrows candidate pool for vacancy

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Chris Lehmann

No. 4 in council race among 8 finalists
After receiving a dozen submissions on Monday, the last day to hand in applications to fill the seat of a longtime councilman, the South St. Paul City Council had to narrow 20 candidates to eight at a brief meeting Wednesday night.

Mon
17
Nov

New therapy clinic calls Inver Grove Heights home

Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Rachel Kuenzli, the president of a new local therapy clinic, saw a gap in services in the Inver Grove Heights area.

Mon
17
Nov

Fresh ownership, same staff at former Jim's Market in West St. Paul


Neil Oxendale took over ownership of Jim's Market this month. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Oxendale's Market shops changes to store, stock
With two shifts in ownership in just over three years, employees at what still looks like Jim's Market in West St. Paul are used to seeing changes to the store and stock.
In 2011, Jim's family-owned supermarket chain bought and renovated R.C. Dick's Market at 374 W. Bernard St., near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road. The store changed hands again this month, and, though the only noticeable change so far is a paper sign taped to the entrance with the new name, Oxendale's Market, the employees are already looking forward to the fresh approach under new owner Neil Oxendale.

Mon
17
Nov

‘Thank you, veterans’

Harry L. Burke, 85, holds his cap adorned with Purple Heart and Marine Corps pins while praying Nov. 11 during the state's official Veterans Day ceremony in Inver Grove Heights. He's attended the program for around 20 years. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Harry L. Burke, 85, holds his cap adorned with Purple Heart and Marine Corps pins while praying Nov. 11 during the state's official Veterans Day ceremony in Inver Grove Heights. He's attended the program for around 20 years. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Inver Grove Heights welcomes veterans, dignitaries, new enlistees
Standing in a room of dignitaries, veterans and new enlistees in Inver Grove Heights Nov. 11, Harry L. Burke said he felt lucky.

Mon
10
Nov

Mendota Heights school’s Greek myth project goes back to 1890s


Staff at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights dug up this photo of students in the early 1900s acting out a Greek myth. In the 1890s, mythology was apparently part of gym class at the Catholic private school. (Submitted photo)

When Nicole Sutton inherited a project involving students acting out Greek myths, the freshman English teacher decided to find out how long the tradition has existed.

Fri
07
Nov

Facebook-loving burglar racks up arrests, convictions, and international notoriety

Remember the 26-year-old South St. Paul man who was arrested after logging into his Facebook page at a house he broke into?

Thu
06
Nov

District 197 voters bolster technology, security funds


With a string of Facebook photos Nov. 5, School District 197 thanked the community for voting to increase funding for technology and security initiatives. Similar requests failed in a special election in May. (Courtesy photo)

Steam behind stadium falls short at polls
The second time's the charm for School District 197.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools will see a jump in funding starting next year, thanks to the around 10,000 voters who said "yes" to security upgrades and renewing and increasing the technology levy.

Thu
06
Nov

New mayor elected in West St. Paul

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David Meisinger

Incumbents top challengers throughout northern Dakota County
Tuesday's election left the makeup of most municipal bodies very much the same in northern Dakota County, except for West St. Paul.
The St. Paul suburb will have a new mayor come January, unseating John Zanmiller who's served in the city's top spot since 2005. A Hennepin County Corrections career probation/parole officer, Zanmiller also served on the council for two years prior to his mayorship.

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