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John Glenn Middle School calls astronauts at International Space Station


John Glenn Middle School and ham radio volunteers made history Feb. 22 by speaking with Commander Shane Kimbrough, commander of the International Space Station. Sixth-grader Andrewon Xiong wanted to know, “How important is team work to the mission of the ISS crew?”

Students ask Commander Kimbrough about life in space

“NA1SS, KOJDD calling for a scheduled contact. Do you copy? Over.”

“NA1SS copies loud and clear. Over.”

Sun
26
Feb

Rush Line route to be finalized this spring


Final route decisions will be made this spring for the Rush Line transit corridor between downtown St. Paul and downtown White Bear Lake. There are four route options for downtown St. Paul and Rush Line project planners are deciding if they should make a deal with BNSF Railway company to use their railroad right-of-way north of Interstate 694.

Multiple options for bus rapid transit route on the table

The Rush Line project is chugging along as final route decisions will be made this spring. 

Sun
26
Feb

Read Across South St. Paul

 

Sun
26
Feb

Rep. Rick Hansen appointed to the Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government

 On Friday, Feb. 17, Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) appointed Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul) to the Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government.

Sun
26
Feb

Neighbors, Inc. announces new executive director

Neighbors, Inc. has announced that Charles D. Thompson will be the organization’s next executive director. Thompson will join Neighbors in March, working with current executive director John Kemp until his retirement on April 15.

Sun
26
Feb

Changes come to South St. Paul softball league


The new fields at Kaposia Landing are set to be open by the start of the 2017 softball season.

For first time in 26 years, there will be a new director

As softball season draws closer, the South St. Paul Softball Adult League will see some changes this upcoming season, and it’s not just a change of venue. 

Sun
26
Feb

Level 3 offender moving into West St. Paul


William Kibble Jr.

On Thursday, March 2, West St. Paul residents will be able to learn more about a Level 3 sex offender’s intentions to move to the city. 

Sun
26
Feb

Attorney says district failed to protect students from predatory teacher


Aric Babbitt

Families consider suing South St. Paul Public Schools

Sun
26
Feb

Nation’s first sepak takraw courts to be built on East Side


The Southeast Asian game of sepak takraw is played by using only the head, feet, or knees to knock a plastic ball back and forth. Hands cannot be used and players go to gravity-defying measures to ensure the ball does not fall on their side.

Soccer-like game is a tradition for Southeast Asian cultures

Sun
26
Feb

East Siders march from Mexican Consulate to capitol on ‘Day Without Immigrants’


On Thursday, Feb. 16, marchers gathered at the Mexican Consulate along East Seventh Street to march to the Minnesota State Capitol on the “Day Without Immigrants.”

Businesses close as the community marches

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