Inver Grove Heights

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25
Jun

Dakota County to get SMARTer


submitted graphic • The SMART Center will cost an estimated $13.2 million and be located one mile south of Inver Hills Community College, accessible from Highway 52/55 and Interstate 494. The location makes it convenient to first responders from around the state.

New crisis training facility receives state funding

 

It’s something that’s in the news nationwide: police needing training to be better equipped to handle people in crisis. 

Mon
25
Jun

Inver Grove Heights man sentenced for sex abuse


Roy Ludvig Derry

Roy Ludvig Derry, 75, of Inver Grove Heights, was sentenced June 7 to six years supervised probation for fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. 

Mon
25
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: A little lunch break

On June 20, residents and those who work in Inver Grove Heights had another option for their lunch time break: food trucks.

Mon
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. 

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. 

Mon
04
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: New career paths

Hannah Burlingame photos/Review • Inver Grove Heights Police Chief Paul Schnell, right, and West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver, left, traded their vests for aprons May 29 and worked at the White Castle on Robert Trail.

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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

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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21
May

Teen pleads guilty to charges related to Inver Grove Heights party bus killing

A second teenage boy has pleaded guilty to charges related to the March shooting death of a 19-year-old man outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater that happened as people fought after departing a party bus.

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