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Eastside Review people - published May 14, 2017


Joleen Hartung Durken

Joleen Hartung Durken of Inver Grove Heights recently received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Harold J. Fitterer Service Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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New roundabout coming to Inver Grove Heights next year


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.

 

Though sometimes a hot-button traffic control issue, no residents spoke for or against a proposed roundabout in Inver Grove Heights at the city council’s May 8 meeting. 

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Orchard planted at Village on Rivoli funded by $50,000 Super Bowl grant


Volunteers from Pentair, Urban Roots and City Academy planted some 60 fruit trees May 9, creating an orchard at the Village on Rivoli housing development. The orchard was paid for with a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee awarded Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services a $50,000 grant to create a long-dreamed-about orchard at the Village on Rivoli housing development.

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The prevailing Windigos


The Windigos wind energy team from Farnsworth 5-8 school is currently raising funds for a trip to Anaheim, California, to compete in the National Renewable Energy KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association’s conference at the end of the month.

Farnsworth team invited to national wind turbine competition

 

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A bit of community elbow grease


Near the end of construction, Community of Peace second graders came out to say thank you to the volunteers.

Community volunteers came together on April 28 to help construct a new playground at the Community of Peace school, a pre-k through twelfth-grade charter school. About 300 volunteers were swarming like bees at the lot at 421 Magnolia Ave. E.

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St. Paul Public Library centennial activities

In honor of several branches celebrating 100-year anniversaries this year, St. Paul Public Library will host a Story Fair at Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., May 21 from noon to 3 p.m.

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East Side Review police reports - Apr. 13 — Apr. 19

Thursday, Apr. 13 — Wednesday, Apr. 19 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

 

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St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle team earns repeat appearance at the Shell Drivers’ World Championship in London

The Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team (EVT) has once again earned an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Shell Drivers’ World Championship in London, after placing first in the regional qualifying round held at the 2017 Shell Eco

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Babcock Feasibility Study

The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine the potential need for pedestrian routes along Babcock Trail in Inver Grove Heights by residents, the opportunities and constraints of creating pedestrian routes along the various sections of th

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St. Joseph’s in West St. Paul says goodbye to three longtime teachers


Diana Ostrowski, Carol Day and Nancy Gagliardi have all taught at St. Joseph’s since the 1970s. The group of three friends will be hanging up their teaching hats at the end of the school year.

On the last day of school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, the final bell will not only mark the beginning of summer but also the end of an era. At the end of this school year three longtime faculty members will retire.

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