Hannah Burlingame

 Hannah Burlingame can be reached at staffwriter@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.

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Jun

SNAPSHOTS: A wheely bit of training

Staff members at West St. Paul's Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet Elementary School, along with summer school volunteers, participated in BikeMN's Walk! Bike! Fun! Ambassador program on June 11.

Mon
18
Jun

Embattled appointee confirmed to West St. Paul Planning Commission

Vocal women report finding screws in tires

 

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18
Jun

Do not sound the horns


courtesy of the City of Inver Grove Heights • Three railroad crossings in the Concord neighborhood will become quiet zones, where conductors are no longer required to sound their horns, in order help improve quality of life in the area, following a June 11 Inver Grove Heights City Council vote. A crossing in the 105th Street neighborhood could become a quiet zone if the city can find help in funding the roughly $250,000 worth of work required for the designation.

Several Inver Grove Heights railroad crossing to become quiet zones

 

It’s a sound not many people welcome in the early morning hours: train horns. 

Mon
11
Jun

Affordable housing apartments on church property get go-ahead in Inver Grove Heights


courtesy of the City of Inver Grove Heights • A new Center City Housing affordable housing apartment complex, Cahill Place, will be built in the north side of the property where River Heights Vineyard Church currently resides, at 6070 Cahill Ave. The Inver Grove Heights City Council approved land-use resolutions May 29 that clear the way for the development.

At its May 29 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved a series of resolutions that will allow for a new affordable housing apartment building for low-income families to be built on property currently owned by a church. 

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11
Jun

Filings fill up South-West primary races

Some incumbents will be missing from ballot

 

The first round of 2018 candidate filing closed June 5 and races for several South-West coverage cities are set.

Mon
04
Jun

Metzen honored with memorial at Swing Bridge Park


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A new memorial is in place at Rock Island Swing Bridge Park. It honors the late Jim Metzen, who served Inver Grove Heights during his time as a state senator. Metzen is credited with helping save the bridge from demolition.

Jim Metzen

Those walking the pier at Rock Island Swing Bridge Park in Inver Grove Heights will notice a new memorial bench at the end in honor of someone who helped keep the bridge alive. 

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04
Jun

West St. Paul approves land use change for possible new senior facility


courtesy of City of West St. Paul • The proposed location of a new independent senior living building at Wentworth Avenue and Marthaler Lane is by Walmart in West St. Paul. The area was classified for industrial use but will be reclassified to mixed-use should plans for the development proceed.

Project raises questions about accessibility in the city.

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29
May

Teen charged with murder for fatal Inver Grove Heights party bus shooting

A 17-year-old boy from St. Paul was charged with murder for the March 24 killing of a young man outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater as people exited a party bus.

Mon
28
May

Mendota Heights bans sale of many flavored tobacco products


file photo • At the March 20 Mendota Heights City Council meeting, a group of students from Henry Sibley High School gave a presentation on why the sale of flavored tobacco, outside of tobacco-only shops, should be banned. The students are part of Anglos Latinos Motivated to Succeed, ALMAS, and discussed how flavored tobacco products target younger kids, and what can be done about the problem. On May 15 the council acted on the students’ presentation, banning the sale of many flavored tobacco products within the city.

Joins growing list of area cities changing tobacco ordinances

 

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28
May

Inver Grove Heights school district hones in on potential new start times


courtesy Inver Grove Heights Schools • Inver Grove Heights Schools is looking at possibly switching the start and end times of its elementary and secondary schools. This would put the start time of secondary students in better alignment with research that shows later start times are better for their sleep habits. The change, which would need to be approved by the ISD 199 school board, wouldn’t take effect until the 2019-2020 school year.

South St. Paul school district begins its own look

 

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