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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.

Mon
19
Jan

Elderly driver yells at cop doing traffic stop, succeeds in getting attention

South-West Review police reports published Jan. 18, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
19
Jan

Sibley boys hockey alumni tourney an all-round win

The winning team, Team Hessler, includes many of the 1993 Sibley state tournament players. (submitted photo)
The winning team, Team Hessler, includes many of the 1993 Sibley state tournament players. (submitted photo)

Sibley boys hockey alumni — including recent graduates, along with players dating back to the class of ‘78 — burned off their holiday feasts Dec. 26 by competing in an alumni tournament at the St. Paul Ice Arena.

Mon
19
Jan

Longtime Inver Grove Heights councilman to be honored

At the Dec. 8 Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting, Mayor George Tourville thanks former council member Dennis Madden for his 25 years of service. (submitted photo)
At the Dec. 8 Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting, Mayor George Tourville thanks former council member Dennis Madden for his 25 years of service. (submitted photo)

Former Inver Grove Heights City Council member Dennis Madden, 74, only missed four meetings during his 25 years of service to the city: for a wedding, two funerals and an arrest that he had to make one evening.

Mon
19
Jan

West St. Paul unearths remains of 1885 Sibley school

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)
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.

Mon
19
Jan

Inver Grove Heights gardener moonlights as gregarious Klondike Kate

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)
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.

Wed
14
Jan

What’s round on both ends and high in the middle?

Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

That was the question I loved to ask people when I was a fourth-grader moving from the Columbus, Ohio area to a Chicago suburb.

And at age 9, I really liked it when people didn't know the answer so I could smugly tell them: "Ohio!"

Mon
12
Jan

After 50 years, West St. Paul couple prepares for daughter with cerebral palsy to leave home

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.
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.

Sun
11
Jan

How to get you and your board a warm ride home

South-West Review police reports published Jan. 11, 2015 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

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