At 7:27 p.m. Feb. 7, West St. Paul police approached an apartment building in the 300 block of Marie Avenue on a tip that there was a 24-year-old man there who was wanted on multiple warrants and probation violations.
A look at the evolution of Robert Street over the past nine decades. City planners are updating criteria for future private sector renovations in the Robert Street Renaissance Plan. (submitted photos)
As West St. Paul city staff finalize the long-deliberated Robert Street Improvement Project this year, they’ve decided the asphalt, boulevards and lighting in the historic thoroughfare aren’t the only things that need updating.
Concerned Inver Grove Heights property owners sat through more than four hours of presentations, council deliberation and public testimony at the city council meeting Monday night. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
New alternative route holds promise of neighborhood-developer compromise
It was standing room only at the Monday, Feb. 23, Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting. Residents wearing bright yellow "Save Argenta Homes" and "Eminent Domain Abuse" buttons packed the Council chambers, anxiously awaiting a verdict on the fate of their neighborhood.
State Sen. Jim Metzen (second from left), DFL-South St. Paul, is holding the Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Award he recently received from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Among his other accomplishments, Franklin was the founder of the first successful mutual insurance company in America. The award is presented to those who demonstrate “their unwavering support and leadership” on behalf of NAMIC members and consumers. (submitted photo)
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.