Wilson to serve year in county jail, 15 years' probation The former tennis coach at the Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights accused of having sex with a female student he coached pleaded guilty Jan. 28 in Ramsey County District Court.
The fallen streetlight involved in the crash remained on the ground the afternoon of Jan. 21. The surveillance footage posted on the South St. Paul Police Department's Facebook page garnered nearly 16,000 views, and led investigators to the driver, a city commissioner. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Police post video searching for man, turns out to be city commission member A South St. Paul Planning Commission member recently got more safety testing than he bargained for while test-driving a car, according to police. John Ross, 58, who a few weeks ago was considered as an applicant for an open City Council seat, is facing a misdemeanor charge of fleeing the scene of a crash, after a car he was driving felled a city streetlight in front of the South St. Paul Public Library Jan. 13.
Mayor John Zanmiller breaks down at his last meeting Dec. 15, as his wife Laura gives an emotional speech at the podium in the council chambers. She reflected on his time as mayor. Zanmiller's successor, David Meisinger, was sworn in Jan. 2. (submitted photo)
'Long game' was the goal As a new mayor takes over leading West St. Paul, John Zanmiller says he feels somewhat relieved.
During the start of the renovation of Harmon Park in West St. Paul this fall, the remains of the original Sibley School were unearthed. Pictured in 1927, Sibley Elementary, which was built in 1885. (submitted photo)
Part of Harmon Park revamp, debris removed from site
When a contractor dug into the ground for the Harmon Park renovation project in West St. Paul to prepare the ground for a parking lot, the crew hit history.
Her fourth year competing, Shelley Brown, pictured at her Inver Grove Heights home, was recently chosen as Klondike Kate 2015, the mistress of fun and frivolity for St. Paul’s Winter Carnival and beyond. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Inver Grove Heights native Shelley Brown often leaves a trail of black and red feathers behind her.
Vera Wilson, 50, who has cerebral palsy, swings at a West St. Paul park with her longtime caregiver Deb Peterson, who sees her once a week. Vera's parents have taken care of her at home her entire life, and will soon move her into a group home. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Since her daughter Vera Wilson was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, Jeanne Keenan has had to fight to keep her only child at home. Vera, 50, can't speak, though she communicates in ways those close to her understand. She can crawl, but is usually dependent on a wheelchair and other people to get around.
Property owners see major uptick in home values
Residential property owners will bear the brunt of tax levy increases countywide in 2015.
The budget process for northern Dakota County cities culminated in December, solidifying a jump in taxes for some homeowners, largely due to another year of climbing property values.