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‘Nerf Wars’ Return To Inver Grove Heights School Amid Controversy  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Students at a Twin Cities high school have brought back a popular and controversial game, but not without a strict set of rules.



Simley High School Hall of Fame seeks nominations  Lillie News

A high school hall of fame not only recognizes the most accomplished student-athletes from a school, but it can also serve as a way to preserve history, build a ...



Minnesota state wrestling tournament starts Thursday. Here’s a primer.  St. Paul Pioneer Press

The MN state wrestling tournament starts Thursday at Xcel Energy Center with the team competition. Individual brackets will play out over Friday and Saturday ...



Raising the curtains on a new community theater  Lillie News

A new community theater program in Inver Grove Heights is getting set to raise the curtains on its inaugural season Aug. 3 with the help of the community and a ...



Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...



SNAPSHOTS: Simley students walk out  East Side Review

Hannah Burlingame photos/Review • On March 14, students at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights joined schools across the state and nation in a ...



Inver Grove Heights candidates focus on expanding the tax base  Lillie News

In Inver Grove Heights, the three council incumbents whose terms are up at the end of the year are running this fall to hold onto their seats. Incumbent Mayor ...



Finalists selected for Inver Grove Heights police chief  Lillie News

Inver Grove Heights is getting close to once again having a new police chief. The search began after Paul Schnell, who had been on the job for just over a year, ...



Inver Grove Heights police chief tapped by Governor's office  Lillie News

Hannah Burlingame. Review staff. After just more than a year on the job, Paul Schnell is no longer chief of police in Inver Grove Heights. He was named ...



Inver Grove Heights reopens search for police chief  Lillie News

Inver Grove Heights is back on the search for a chief of police after the city's most recent top cop left. Paul Schnell left the post he held for about a year on Jan.



Construction is next for new Inver Grove Heights fire station  Lillie News

The Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the final designs of a new $8.7 million fire station Aug. 6. On Sept. 10, a contractor was selected to build the ...



Inver Grove Heights woman killed in hit-and-run  Lillie News

courtesy of Inver Grove Heights Police Department Haimanot Gebremedhin, 55 of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in a hit-and-run crash Jan. 5 on 80th Street ...



Inver Grove Heights explores option of barrier free playground  Lillie News

file photo Inver Grove Heights has begun to explore the option of creating a barrier-free playground in Heritage Park. A similarly inclusive, barrier-free ...



NEWSBRIEF: Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre to Perform 'Cabaret' for Summer 2019 Show  Lillie News

Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre will be performing “Cabaret” this summer. “Cabaret” is a musical set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, and ...



Inver Grove Heights clears way for brew pub  Lillie News

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 ...



29th annual summer activities and safety fair  Lillie News

As the weather gets warmer, learn about upcoming activities at the 29th Annual Summer Activities and Safety Fair. It will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 ...



Simley wrestler Daniel Kerkvliet manhandling the competition  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Simley High School wrestler Daniel Kerkvliet, a junior who turns 17 in February, stands above 6 feet and weighs 211 pounds, most of which is pure muscle, and ...



Affordable housing apartments on church property get go-ahead in Inver Grove Heights  Lillie News

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 ...



Minnesota elections: Inver Grove Heights school board candidates  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Learn about the candidates running for school board in Inver Grove Heights.



Former IGH Rainbow building to become special education school  Lillie News

Hannah Burlingame/Review • A new special education school got the go-ahead from the Inver Grove Heights City Council Feb. 26 to move into the space that ...



Family of man killed in IGH crash awarded more than $2 million  Lillie News

After more than a year in court, the family of a Cottage Grove man killed in a 2016 Inver Grove Heights crash has been awarded a settlement worth more than $2 ...



2016 Athena Award winners announced  Lillie News

Several local high school girls are among the recipients of 2016 St. Paul Area Athena Award. The Athena Awards Committee asked each school to nominate its ...



New charter school to open fall 2016 in Inver Grove Heights  Lillie News

Discovery Charter School will be located at 4100 66th St. E., in Inver Grove Heights, right off Concord Boulevard. (Hannah Burlingame/Review staff) ...



Inver Grove Heights: a celebration 50 years in the making  Lillie News

In 1965 a town and a village came together. This year, the city that was formed from that union is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Inver Grove Heights was ...



Inver Grove Heights man’s cleanup efforts dedicated to forgotten cemetery  Pioneer Press

Jim Tatro has several friends buried at Union Cemetery, a tiny parcel tucked away high above Concord Boulevard in northeast Inver Grove Heights. Last fall ...



Roseville educator finalist for Teacher of the Year  Lillie News

There are nine finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award and an educator at Roseville Area High School is one of them. Jeffrey Davies teaches ...



South Dakota teens lead police on high-speed chase in Dakota County  St. Paul Pioneer Press

A 15-year-old South Dakota boy driving a stolen pickup truck with five other teens inside led officers on a high-speed chase in Dakota County Thursday before ...



What you need to know about the national school walkout Wednesday  Minnesota Public Radio News

Students and teachers are expected walk out of their classes for 17 minutes to honor the victims of last month's school shooting in Florida and to call for tougher ...



Women's football team settles in Inver Grove Heights  Lillie News

It's likely that many female athletes in the area have acquired sports-related leg injuries. Perhaps equally probable though: few in the country have obtained ...



Q&A: Simleys Mark Madigan, Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year  Patch.com

After nine state championships and more than three decades, assistant wrestling coach Mark Madigan was, on May 9, named the National Wrestling Coaches ...



Roseville has two semifinalists for Teacher of the Year  Lillie News

Roseville Area Schools boasts two semifinalists for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. Education Minnesota, the state teachers union and key ...



New roundabout coming to Inver Grove Heights next year  East Side Review

The roundabout at Highway 3 and 70th Street will shift the intersection slightly from where it currently sits. Work is slated to begin in a year. Next summer will be ...



South-West area teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year  East Side Review

The list of 167 teachers up for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award was announced Jan. 18, and some local educators are candidates. John Dorfner ...



Moriah Elkin  Lillie News

Moriah Elkin of Mendota Heights, who attends Simley Senior High School in Inver Grove Heights, has been named a 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Elkin is ...



Garlough Elementary School improvements get the go-ahead  East Side Review

courtesy of City of West St. Paul As part of a bond that was approved earlier this year, Garlough Elementary School will be getting two new classrooms as well as ...



Gramercy Park Cooperative; 20 years of a friendly, affordable senior community  Lillie News

Gramercy Park Cooperative in Inver Grove Heights will be 20 years old this year, and the members say they're already looking forward to the next 20. “We have ...



Inver Grove Heights teacher overcame tragedy to find her life's passion  Lillie News

Kim Westra almost didn't become a teacher. When her father committed suicide a few years after his teenage son was murdered, Westra had just started ...



Roseville raises age to buy tobacco to 21, is 11th MN city to do so  East Side Review

courtesy of Chris Turner, Association of Nonsmokers-MN • Supporters of Tobacco 21, a campaign that aims to increase the purchase age for tobacco products ...



Former Gophers football recruit JoJo Garcia dead at 19  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Former Gophers football recruit Jovanny Joel “JoJo” Garcia died in St. Paul on Monday, according to a St. Paul police report. He was 19 years old. "Sadly ...



Inver Grove Heights council denies changes for new apartment complex  Lillie News

submitted graphic • The Inver Grove Heights City Council denied necessary land use changes Jan. 8 that would have paved the way for a 400-unit luxury ...



2019 bringing major renovations to Mounds View Public Schools  Lillie News

courtesy Wold Architects and Mounds View Public Schools A portion of the $165 million bond issue approved by Mounds View Public School District voters in ...



Johnson, Walz win governor's race polls at party caucuses  MPR News

Minnesotans across the state gathered Tuesday night to pick their candidates for what is sure to be an energized election year.



Steveson holds off Kerkvliet in high school wrestling battle for the ages  St. Paul Pioneer Press

This match, after all, would pit a three-time world champion named after Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable against the reigning Cadet World Champion in Daniel ...



Inver Grove Heights selects new police chief  Lillie News

A meet-and-greet was held Nov. 8 with the final candidates for Inver Grove Heights police chief, the night before the Inver Grove Heights City Council held a ...



Arden Hills craft soda company reaching shelves across Twin Cities  Lillie News

Matt Hudson photos Northern Soda co-founder Jesse Hopkins stands in the company's tasting room. He and three others founded the Arden Hills-based craft ...



Former principal Kusch lands new job | Education  SW News Media

Ben Kusch, who resigned as Shakopee High School principal at the end of the school year, has been named the lead designer for the TriDistrict Career and ...



Work moves forward with ISD 197 improvements  Lillie News

submitted graphic The new athletic field at Henry Sibley High School, which was given the green light Oct. 16 by the Mendota Heights City Council, will include a ...



Last minute requests throw wrench into Inver Grove Heights development plans  Lillie News

An item that was supposed to be summarily approved turned into a lengthy discussion for the Inver Grove Heights City Council at its June 26 meeting.



Local youth to compete at Augusta National Golf Club  Lillie News

submitted photo • From left, Sam Udovich, Isabella McCauley and Andrew Ramos are three young golfers from the metro area who met through the sport and ...



Vikings back Kaposia center's ninja course  East Side Review

Center selected for fitness and nutrition grant. Students and staff at Kaposia Education Center in South St. Paul were treated to a special pep rally Nov.



Work underway on ISD 623 building improvements  Lillie News

Summer stuck around just long enough for students to break ground on an addition to Little Canada Elementary School on a warm Sept. 12 afternoon. The kids' ...



Several area teens are part of this summer's Circus Juventas show, opening July 27.  Lillie News

Calvin Peck, a recent graduate of South St. Paul High School, and advanced student in the circus arts will be starring in the Circus Juventas 2018 summer show, ...



Readers Choice 2018 - South-West Review - Best Place for Pet Care  Lillie News

Best Place for Pet Care. Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital. 7131 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights. Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital offers quality medicine ...



Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award Finalists  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2017-2018 finalists for the Jimmy Awards and Triple Threat Awards. Twenty-six high school musical theatre students ...



School board candidates share a passion for education  Lillie News

With three District 622 school board terms ending at the end of the year, and four candidates running, it means all but one will take a seat on the board next year.



More senior housing an easy call for Falcon Heights council  Lillie News

courtesy of City of Falcon Heights Construction of a 68-unit senior housing rental complex at 1750 Larpenteur Ave. is set to begin Dec. 15. The Falcon Heights ...



Mounds View High seniors organize walk for mental health  Lillie News

Students at Mounds View High School are organizing an event that's aimed at destigmatizing conversations about mental health. The first Out of the Darkness ...



International sex trafficking organization busted in Minnesota  Lillie News

Chinese women were regularly being flown into the United States for the purpose of sex trafficking, commonly regarded as a modern form of slavery.



Mendota Heights increases tobacco-buying age to 21  Lillie News

courtesy City of Mendota Heights Mendota Heights joins a growing number of Minnesota cities that have increased the legal age to buy tobacco products from ...



Early Learning Center opens in Inver Grove Heights  Lillie News

Thanks to extra funding from the Minnesota Department of Education, the Inver Grove Heights School District's new Early Learning Center, attached to Hilltop ...



Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School  Lillie News

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left a man dead near Harding High School. The deceased man was identified as ...



St. Croix Lutheran seniors take the next step  East Side Review

St. Croix Lutheran Academy recognized six senior athletes who will play college sports next season at a ceremony Feb. 6. The athletes recognized were Stacy ...



North St. Paul wind turbine turns 10, is shut down for maintenance  East Side Review

It's been a decade since the city began building the wind turbine towering over the North St. Paul electric utility building at 2400 Margaret St. In that time, the ...



Ramsey County preparing for 2020 Census  East Side Review

courtesy City of St. Paul As a part of efforts to accurately count historically undercounted communities, the City of St. Paul and Ramsey County have created a ...



School spirit abounds as cheerleading returns to North  East Side Review

For the first time in 18 years, North High School has a cheerleading team for football season. The cheerleaders first performed at the season's opening game ...



St. Anthony Middle School  Lillie News

submitted photo. A team of students from St. Anthony Middle School participating in the fall session of The Stock Market Game was recently recognized for taking ...



Johnson pulls off second-half comeback against St. Anthony Village  Lillie News

submitted photo The 2018 St. Anthony Village High School football team went to state for the first time since 1999 and finished the season with an 8-3 record.



Inver Grove Heights native wins 'Educator of the Year' Peabody  Lillie News

Surrounded by some of his family, Inver Grove Heights native and Indiana principal Tim McIntosh holds up a check he received after being named "Educator of ...



Inver Grove Heights snuffs out crematory proposal  Lillie News

David Jansen and his dog stroll on his driveway, where he can see land that currently has a small cemetery and a farm house. He and other residents opposed ...



Minn. court: Anti-'sexting' law violates free speech  MPR News

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has found a key provision of a law designed to prevent using the internet to contact children about sex unconstitutional.



School district 622 Community Input Session #3  Lillie News

District 622, which covers North St. Paul, Maplewood and Oakdale, is currently gathering feedback on the draft proposal of its Phase II Facilities Master Plan.



Mattke – Park | Engagements  Post-Bulletin

Ross and Peg Mattke of Rochester, MN, along with Dave Park of Prior Lake, MN, and Kelley Cahill of Inver Grove Heights, MN, are pleased to announce the ...



Lindstrom resigns as Falcon Heights mayor, joins Met Council  Lillie News

file photo Peter Lindstrom, who resigned as mayor of Falcon Heights to join the Metropolitan Council, on the roof of Falcon Heights City Hall in 2016.



Development breaks ground at Phalen Village  East Side Review

Future tenants include Aldi and a health clinic. Officials broke ground amid thundery snow showers on April 11 for a new development at the Phalen Village ...



Falcon Heights fires its fire chief  Lillie News

As exasperated firefighters sat in the audience, the Falcon Heights City Council voted during its Feb. 27 meeting to fire the city's fire chief, Rich Hinrichs.



Mendota Heights looks for new development at the Village  Lillie News

The Mendota Heights City Council is looking to develop city-owned lots in the Village Mendota Heights. At its March 19 meeting, the council approved a request ...



North St Paul breaks ground on 32-unit assisted living facility  East Side Review

Solomon Gustavo/Review City, county and state officials broke ground on a 32-unit Suite Living Care assisted living and memory care facility Oct. 25 at ...



Once-denied Mendota Heights development gets the green light  Lillie News

A year and a lawsuit after the process started, Marilyn and David Olin, along with Royal Oaks Reality, are able to move forward with transforming a 13.5-acre ...



Man shot at Myth in Maplewood, should survive  Lillie News

submitted photo An 18-year-old man is expected to survive being shot in the neck March 29 after a brawl broke out following a rap concert at Myth Live in ...



Falcon Heights headed for new mayor  East Side Review

Appoint or not to appoint new member, still a question. Falcon Heights City Council member Randy Gustafson is set to resign from his seat and then be ...



District Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Student Deemed Safety Threat  Patch.com

Public schools are required to provide every student with an adequate education. They are also obligated to ensure the safety of all their students. But what ...



St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team places first among US high schools, earns four awards in NASA competition  East Side Review

The St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team placed second overall, and first in the U.S., in the high school division of the NASA Human Exploration ...



These metro area National Merit semifinalists are in the top 1 percent  St. Paul Pioneer Press

These east metro and western Wisconsin students are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships.



Minnesota United player Kallman coaching alongside friend, fellow parishioner  The Catholic Spirit

Hill-Murray School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zupfer turned to the big leagues to fill an open assistant coaching spot this year.



Top highlights from the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament  Duluth News Tribune

ST. PAUL—Simley High completed a rare trifecta in the Class 2A state individual wrestling finals Saturday night. Yes, three Spartans from the Inver Grove ...



Vannellis to pass the reins of St. Thomas Academy Hockey to new head coach  Lillie News

St. Thomas Academy announced Jan. 10 that Greg and Tom Vannelli will step down as co-head coaches of the varsity hockey team following the 2018-2019 ...



For the women of the Minnesota Vixen, the fun is in the tackling  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Playing football is the least dangerous thing Erin Tilford does on an average day. Tilford, 28, works full-time as a corrections officer at the women's prison in ...



NEWSBRIEF: Young composers invited to enter the Minnesota Sinfonia 2019 New Works competition  East Side Review

Composers, who are under 19 before June 1, are invited to submit original works to the Minnesota Sinfonia New Works competition. Composers must be native ...



Ads show new mobile home neighborhood at former Lowry Grove site  Lillie News

Matt Hudson The land formerly known as Lowry Grove pictured on April 8. Developer Brad Hoyt is advertising a new mobile home park less than two years after ...



New Brighton mayor pleads guilty to DWI  Lillie News

New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson pleaded guilty to DWI on Jan. 22 after a weekend arrest and three days in jail. After entering her plea in Ramsey County ...



Improvements coming to Mendota Heights parks  Lillie News

courtesy of City of Mendota Heights Improvements are proposed for the playgrounds at Wentworth Park, 739 Wentworth Ave., and Hagstrom-King Park, 555 ...



Roseville PD recognizes officer and citizens  East Side Review

Mike Munzenrider Officer Mitch Christensen, at right, with Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig, received the Eric Christensen Leadership Award, named after his ...



Last Minnesota sex trafficking branch member sentenced 12 years  Lillie News

Concluding investigations of an international sex trafficking organization's Minnesota branch that started in 2016, the final defendant was sentenced to 12 years ...



North St. Paul parishioners form new business guild  East Side Review

Solomon Gustavo North St. Paul resident and former businessman Roger Vasko, who attends Church of St. Peter in North St. Paul, is the president of the new St.



Tip on sex abuse guilty plea leads to conversation about victims' rights  Lillie News

A recent newsroom tip about a man who pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Dakota County, and the subsequent request for details about his case, ...



Painting a caring community  Lillie News

photos courtesy of Roseville Area Schools Fourth-graders at Falcon Heights Elementary are painting a mural at their school around the theme of “Cultivating a ...



North St. Paul leadership roles nearly settled  East Side Review

Interim city manager made permanent, new interim fire chief. North St. Paul lifted the “interim” tag from its city manager, further solidifying the city's administration.



North Oaks ups tobacco purchase age  Lillie News

Another north suburban community has increased the age at which people can buy tobacco products, joining the area cities that have already done so.



Mounds View to finalize purchase of Skyline Motel site  East Side Review

Bridget Kranz Mounds View is finalizing its purchase of the Skyline Motel, which is situated just off of Interstate 35W directly across from the planned Rice Creek ...



Rumors confirmed of Hy-Vee coming to West St. Paul  Lillie News

The West St. Paul City Council put to rest rumors about a possible new grocery store opening in the community. The council approved at its Oct. 8 meeting a ...



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