Kaitlyn Roby

Kaitlyn Roby can be reached at kroby@lillienews.com or 651-748-7815.
Follow her on Twitter @KRobyNews.

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23
Feb

Inver Grove Heights neighbors: ‘Don’t tear us apart’

Residents of an Inver Grove Heights neighborhood have been urging the City Council to choose options for realigning Argenta Trail that don’t uproot 10 homes along the current Argenta, putting up signs in their yards and speaking out at council meetings. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Residents of an Inver Grove Heights neighborhood have been urging the City Council to choose options for realigning Argenta Trail that don’t uproot 10 homes along the current Argenta, putting up signs in their yards and speaking out at council meetings. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Realigning Argenta Trail could raze 10 houses

Most mornings, Chad Hagman and his family look out their window at the wildlife wandering through their back yard.

Fri
06
Feb

Brian Fitch Sr. sentenced in murder of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick


Since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was killed near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul July 30, a memorial of flowers, signs and candles has been maintained near where he was fatally shot. A recent addition — a sign marking Patrick's birthday Jan. 26 — is pictured somewhat covered in snow Feb. 4.

Fitch gets life in prison without chance for release

Mon
02
Feb

From South St. Paul to Memphis: Blues duo hits career high note

Donna Dahl, of South St. Paul, and Dave Lambert make up Brother Sun Sister Moon, a 2-year-old blues duo that recently competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis — a career highlight for the local musicians. (submitted photo)
Donna Dahl, of South St. Paul, and Dave Lambert make up Brother Sun Sister Moon, a 2-year-old blues duo that recently competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis — a career highlight for the local musicians. (submitted photo by Doug Jenkins)

Donna Dahl’s long, red hair and Dave Lambert’s gray mustache, which extends into two long braids, help them stand out in the local blues scene, but their look isn’t what makes them unique.

Fri
30
Jan

Mendota Heights picks new top staffer


Mark McNeill

After interviewing two finalists Jan.

Fri
30
Jan

West St. Paul opens low Robert St. bids; council ‘excited’


On Tuesday, West St. Paul opened a second round of bids for the first phase of the Robert Street reconstruction. The lowest bid was $1.14 million under the estimated cost of $24.2 million, spurring some excitement among city staff and the West St. Paul City Council. The council will meet Feb. 5 to discuss the project. (File photo)

Public invited to Feb. 5 meeting
After delaying phase one of the Robert Street revamp due to higher-than-anticipated costs, West St. Paul on Tuesday received construction proposals as much as $5.5 million less than the lowest bid from the first time around, leaving city officials hopeful about the project’s future.

Thu
29
Jan

Ex-Mendota Heights tennis coach pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct


Daniel Erik Hubbard Wilson

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.

Mon
26
Jan

Mendota Heights council seeks longevity in new city administrator

Larry Kruse
Larry Kruse

Finalists to be interviewed Jan. 29

After two city administrators in just five years left for larger organizations, the Mendota Heights City Council is hoping its next hire has staying power.

Mon
26
Jan

South St. Paul driver topples streetlight at library, leaves scene


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.

Fri
23
Jan

Zanmiller reflects on decade leading West St. Paul


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. 

Fri
23
Jan

Masked robbers threaten Mendota VFW employee

Two male suspects wearing masks recently threatened an employee while robbing the Mendota VFW, brandishing a bat and claiming to have a gun, according to police.

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