February 2019

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SNAPSHOT: The depths of winter


courtesy Megan Schuette

The National Weather Service recorded 5.6 inches of snowfall in the Twin Cities as of Feb. 12, making it the fourth-snowiest February ever so far. Recent conditions have made for rough commutes, but the trouble wasn’t limited to weekdays.

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Feb

SNAPSHOT: New to the neighborhood


Marjorie Otto/Review

In the continuing development of the old 3M sites on the East Side, a new, 86,000-square-foot commercial space at 955 Wells St. had its grand opening on Feb. 5. The space is a part of the St.

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Feb

County works on upping pedestrian safety after tragic crash on McKnight Road


courtesy of Google Maps Following a Jan. 4 crash that killed one pedestrian and critically injured another on McKnight Road near the Villages on McKnight apartments, Ramsey County engineers held a community meeting to discuss short-term and long-term changes to improve safety on the busy throughway.

Following a fatal crash at the beginning of January on McKnight Road, Ramsey County engineers met with the community Feb. 11 to talk about short-term and long-term changes to McKnight.

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West St. Paul going more green with solar panels on city buildings

On Feb. 11 the West St. Paul City Council approved a power purchase agreement with Ideal Energies that will lead to the installation of solar panels on City Hall and the city’s public works facility.

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Feb

Photo exhibit features East Side Hmong-American experience


courtesy of Bockley Gallery Pao Houa Her, an East Side-raised photographer, has been taking pictures for years that focus on the Hmong-American experience. A never-before-seen set of photos, which focuses on her childhood home near Lake Phalen, will be on display at the East Side Freedom Library Feb. 22 through March 17.

For Pao Houa Her, photography is like writing. 

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Feb

Inver Grove Heights clears way for brew pub


file photo With city approvals out of the way, the former Ruby Tuesday site, 9051 Buchanan Trail at Arbor Pointe, is set to become Inver Grove Heights’ first brew pub.

In January, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the first reading of ordinance amendments to city code that would allow brewpubs to operate in the city. 

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Feb

Dakota County working to improve Thompson Park


courtesy of Dakota County Dakota County is looking at two master plan concepts for Thompson Park in West St. Paul. Senior county planner Lil Leatham said it won’t be one concept over the other, but rather aspects from each concept will be taken and used to create a preferred plan that should be complete by the end of the year.

Thompson County Park in West St. Paul is on its way to getting a facelift. Work is currently being done to update the master plan for the 57-acre park located off Butler Avenue, with the goal of giving park users what they want.

 

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South-West Bulletin Board February 18, 2019

iLab

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Insurance tips if your water pipes froze and broke

Minnesota Department of Commerce

 

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Feb

Understand your W-2 this tax season

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed this longtime form

 

MNCPA

 

Let’s get this out of the way: Taxes are complicated.

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