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Wed
03
May

Retired sports editor Wally Wakefield dies at age 86


Wally Wakefield

Wallace (Wally) P. Wakefield, a longtime sports writer for Lillie Suburban Newspapers, passed away unexpectedly in his home May 2. He was 86 years old.

Tue
02
May

Community meeting for tiny home development

A development is in the works for the East Side’s Railroad Island neighborhood—a tiny home village. A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Tue
02
May

Inver Grove Heights takes first steps in police chief search

At its April 24 meeting, the Inver Grove Heights City Council took the first steps in the search for a new police chief, discussing a request for proposal that would bring in consultants to aid in the hiring process.

Tue
02
May

Payne-Phalen Community Council annual meeting gets tense over bylaws


The city of St. Paul consists of 7 wards and 17 district councils. The district councils are separate from city government and are a liaison between community members and their city council representative.

Renamed council also reduces number of board seats

Tue
02
May

Two East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Ong Xiong, a kindergarten teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, teaches in a dual immersion Hmong classroom, where 90 percent of the students’ materials are taught in Hmong and the other 10 percent are taught in English.

Phalen Lake teacher finds passion in protecting Hmong language

Walking into her kindergarten classroom at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, Ong Xiong laughs about how busy her students keep her.

Tue
02
May

A recognition centuries in the making


The view from Pilot Knob in 2010 looking across the Mississippi River shows Fort Snelling as well as downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The native flowers provide color as well as a spot for pollinators to visit.

Pilot Knob placed on National Register of Historic Places

It’s a well-known name and a wonderful lookout, but few people know its historic significance.

Tue
25
Apr

New MN bicycling handbook rolls out for spring cycling

More people than ever before are riding bicycles in Minnesota. That’s why the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota — BikeMN — is rolling out the first-ever Minnesota Bicycling Handbook just in time for National Bike Month in May.

Mon
24
Apr

Volunteer to explore Dakota County wetlands

Dakota County is seeking volunteers eager to pull on a pair of waders and jump into monitoring the health of community wetlands through the Wetland Health Evaluation Program (WHEP).

Mon
24
Apr

Eyeglasses accepted at The Recycling Zone

Dakota County is making it easier to do good by accepting eyeglasses at The Recycling Zone, 3365 Dodd Rd., Eagan.

Mon
24
Apr

Residents chat with Chief Axtell


St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell spoke about the department’s challenges, the main one being an increase in gun violence, at the District 2 Community Council’s Annual Meeting on April 19.

District 2 Community Council holds annual meeting​

“We’re here as neighbors concerned about our neighborhood,” said Gary Unger, a District 2 board member, kicking off the District 2 Community Council Annual Meeting.

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