Mendota Heights


Finding ‘Sweetie the Chow Chow’ unites area pet lovers

Catherine Condon Gudio, right, and her daughter Paloma, 7, left, pose for a photo with the beloved Sweetie, a Chow Chow, welcoming the dog home with a small get together at Kaposia Landing Dog Park in South St. Paul, after she had been missing for five days. (Submitted photo)

Mendota Heights dog inspires online network for lost pets
When her family’s dog ran away, Catherine Condon Gudio turned to social media. She was soon overwhelmed by the community’s response to find Sweetie the Chow Chow.


Mendota Heights residents push for bigger dog park

After the Tuesday, May 13 meeting before the Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation Commission, one thing is clear: if the city’s going to build a dog park, one acre won’t cut it.


Pothole predictions

Many of the potholes on Robert Street in West St. Paul have been filled in, but the question is how well those patches will hold until the pavement dries and crews can apply hot mix for a more permanent solution. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Could the growing number of craters in northern Dakota County roadways be a sign of an early spring? City officials aren’t so sure.
A number of cities say they’re holding off on patching potholes in earnest, and their reason seems rather bleak.


Mendota Heights signs off on pedestrian tunnel at Hwy. 110

In the future, pedestrians in Mendota Heights may need to adjust to life underground — at least for a brief stretch.
The Mendota Heights City Council approved a resolution at its Jan. 21 meeting to support Dakota County’s plan to add a pedestrian underpass at Highway 110 near Dodd Road. The underpass would be part of the county’s Mendota/Lebanon Hills Greenway Master Plan, which is intended to connect parks and communities with a series of trails.


WSP, Mendota Heights finalize 2014 levies

The snow is crisp and the calendar is winding down, signaling that special time has come once again: cities are finalizing budgets and levies for the upcoming year.
While this seasonal tradition doesn’t come with hot chocolate and candy canes, mild improvements in the economy and favorable changes in state law have perhaps imbued the budgeting process with a bit more cheer than in recent years.


Mendota Heights cracks down on underage drinking

If you attend a holiday party in Mendota Heights and your host asks for ID, don’t get offended.
It’s probably not an issue of faulty memory, but rather a move to comply with a new social host ordinance under consideration by the Mendota Heights City Council.


Mendota Heights to tackle Victoria Road project in phases

Faced with one of its most expensive projects in recent memory, the Mendota Heights City Council has decided it will soften the financial blow of its extensive street repairs in the Rolling Green/Victoria Road neighborhoods by  splitting the work into stages.
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the council unanimously voted in favor of an option that would rehabilitate streets in the Rolling Green neighborhood and reconstruct Victoria Road North in 2014, while leaving the reconstruction of Victoria Road South for a later date.


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