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SNAPSHOT: Call of the wild

courtesy of Alan Johnston • Coyotes were seen at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul the first week of the year — they headed there for the cracked corn at the bird feeders for a little winter snack. 

Mon
22
Jan

South St. Paul students stage walkout over bullying in school


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Students held signs with varying messages that all had one thing in common: bullying should not be tolerated in schools.

At 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 12, as students at South St. Paul Secondary were moving between classes, a group of students walked out of school. This was no field trip — the students walked out because they felt the school and South St.

Mon
22
Jan

Railroad Island man hikes donations to homeless neighbors


submitted photo • Sam Young has been spending much of this winter collecting, organizing and delivering donations for homeless neighbors living near the East Side. Young himself had been homeless when he was younger and says he wants to offer help like he received when he was struggling.

When Sam Young was a teenager, he spent about eight months homeless, moving from one wooded area in St. Paul to another, occasionally sleeping on friends’ couches due to a “volatile home life.”

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22
Jan

South St. Paul approves road reconstruction projects


submitted graphic • Roads in the Seidl’s Lake neighborhood and 15th Avenue in South St. Paul are slated be rebuilt this year. The South St. Paul City Council approved the work Jan. 16.

The South St. Paul City Council approved two street reconstruction projects for 2018 during its Jan. 16 meeting.

Mon
22
Jan

South-West Review police reports published January 21, 2018

South-West Review police reports published January 21, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Tue
16
Jan

Oak Grove group says Hispanic immigration heat has made life in New Brighton harder


Solomon Gustavo photo • At the Oak Grove mobile home park in New Brighton, some residents claim an uptick in immigration law enforcement activity is happening because of a discriminatory tip from a manager of Oak Grove Park Properties. The management company investigated the claim. The manager accused of contacting immigration authorities, Vicki Florio, was cleared of all wrongdoing and her attorney says the discrimination claims are “blatantly false.”

Gricel Alvarez, 16, sat at the head of the table in her mobile home in Oak Grove Park, the bright light from another recent white-out, wintry morning pouring in through a large window.

Tue
16
Jan

SNAPSHOT: Warmer times

Marjorie Otto/Review • During a brief “heatwave” the second week of the year, ice fishermen set up shop Jan. 9 on Lake Phalen hoping for a bite or two while it was “warm,” before more frosty January temps returned.

Tue
16
Jan

Busy House District 67B race taking shape

ELECTION 2018


Long-time incumbent retiring after nearly two decades

 

Tue
16
Jan

New year, new development coming to West St. Paul


file photo • The West St. Paul City Council gave the go-ahead Jan. 8 for a new building on Robert Street in the Hobby Lobby parking lot that will be home to a Tim Hortons. The Canadian doughnut and coffee shop has been popping up in the Twin Cities as of late; the Robert Street location should be similar to the Tim Hortons that opened in Maplewood last year.

Tim Hortons moving in.

 

Tue
16
Jan

Online platform lets neighbors ‘tell the story’ of vacant spaces

A new crowdfunded economic development project recently started on the East Side.

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