Hannah Burlingame

 Hannah Burlingame can be reached at staffwriter@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.

Mon
21
May

West St. Paul residents call for change following allegations of sexism on city council


Hannah Burlingame/Review • It was standing-room-only in a full West St. Paul City Council chambers May 14 as woman after woman stepped up to the podium to speak out in support of Samantha Green and Mayor Jenny Halverson, who speakers said they thought were treated in a sexist way by others on the council.

The May 14 West St. Paul City Council meeting was filled to the brim, with people standing in doorways straining to hear what was being said, while a table inside the council chambers was stacked two feet high with feminine hygiene products.

Mon
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.

Fri
18
May

River Heights Park to stay a park


courtesy of Google Maps • Residents turned out May 14 to tell the Inver Grove Heights City Council not to sell River Heights Park. Instead of being sold, the park, inconspicuous and located at 8780 Inver Grove Trail, will be improved and marked with a city park ID sign.

IGH residents turn out against sale of their neighborhood green space

 

Mon
14
May

A late bloomer finds his calling


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Parker Knudson and Az’Rhyanna Smith, who are both third-graders at Kaposia Education Center, are just two of the many students who have been helped by 67-year-old John Kidd, who has been working at the school since 2016 as part of Minnesota Reading Corps.

Kaposia Reading Corp tutor gives teaching a try

 

Mon
14
May

Man pleads guilty to murder of Mendota Heights woman


Lucifer Vincent Nguyen

Lucifer Vincent Nguyen pleaded guilty May 8 to second-degree murder for killing a woman last July in Mendota Heights.  

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Mon
14
May

South-West area residents can file for 2018 elections May 22

Candidate filing for the 2018 election will be open May 22 through June 5 for individuals to have their names on the ballot for primaries. The filing period for elections where a primary is not needed will open July 31.

 

Tue
08
May

Priest sentenced in Mendota Heights criminal sexual conduct case


Jacob Andrew Bertrand

A man who had sex with a woman he was counseling as an ordained priest in 2010 has been sentenced as part of a plea agreement.

Mon
07
May

Allegations of sexism hit West St. Paul council

Commission appointment leads to tension; feminine hygiene products left at mayor’s house

 

Mon
07
May

Man charged for fatal 2017 South St. Paul stabbing


Daniel Anthony Cruz Hernandez

A man was charged May 2 for the death of an Oakdale man who was stabbed and robbed outside a South St. Paul apartment building last summer.

Mon
07
May

Mendota Heights greenlights more invasive plant removal, prairie restoration


file photo • The Mendota Heights City Council approved plans May 1 for prairie management at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space, as well as invasive plant species removal at two other parks.

On May 1, the Mendota Heights City Council approved plans for more work to be done on removing invasive plant species from Valley Park and Rogers Lake Park, as well as continued work at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space.

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