Mendota Heights

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17
May

Mendota Heights encourages residents to not flush wipes

Mendota Heights utilities lead worker Rich Burrows teamed up with Katherine Curtis of Town Square TV to produce a video about not flushing “flushable” wipes down the toilet.

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10
May

Sinking teeth into the invasive-plant fight

Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)

Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.

Sun
03
May

Saint Thomas Academy’s Little awarded for teaching

Caroline Little, a teacher at St. Thomas Academy, was named French Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). Little is its 2015 recipient of the Dorothy S.

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26
Apr

Mendota, Mendota Heights solidify plans for final repairs

A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)
A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)

After last year’s excessive June flooding and the virtual drought of federal funds to repair the widespread damages in Dakota County, Mendota Heights and Mendota are still working on their final fixes nearly a year later.

Mon
20
Apr

South-West Review Area Readers Choice Nomination ballot

Submit your nominations using our online form or download, print and mail your nominations.  Deadline for the South-West Readers Choice is May 22.

 

 

 

 

Sun
19
Apr

Officers keep tradition, all while remembering

Law enforcement officers from the counties of Dakota, Anoka, Goodhue, Olmsted, Hennepin, Stearns and Ramsey, as well as members of the Minnesota State Patrol, take part in the 5th annual basketball tournament April 11 at Sibley High School.

Sun
19
Apr

Outdoor archery ranges take aim

South St. Paul is planning to build an archery range at 405 Kaposia Boulevard, a site naturally bordered by slopes on three sides. The range will include five lanes with targets ranging from 30 to 90 feet from the shooting area. (Jesse Poole/Review)
South St. Paul is planning to build an archery range at 405 Kaposia Boulevard, a site naturally bordered by slopes on three sides. The range will include five lanes with targets ranging from 30 to 90 feet from the shooting area. (Jesse Poole/Review)

For years, Mendota Heights resident Paul Quehl and his son, Joseph, have been driving to outdoor archery ranges in Lake Elmo and Eagan to practice one of their favorite recreational activities.

Sun
12
Apr

Then & Now

Bob and Pat Oas join Eileen and Frank Gaede at 609 Garden Lane, Mendota Heights, to reminisce about the history of the house they all adore. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Bob and Pat Oas join Eileen and Frank Gaede at 609 Garden Lane, Mendota Heights, to reminisce about the history of the house they all adore. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Homeowners uncover house’s history, from the ground up

Mon
06
Apr

Southwest Review People 4-5-15

Susan McLean-Keeney, of Mendota Heights, received an honorable mention award from judge Richard Kochenash for her painting, "Lilies At Como." The Minnesota Watercolor Society recently announced the winners of its 2015 spring exhib

Mon
06
Apr

Ice and snow in the rearview mirror, orange construction cones lie ahead

A portion of Highway 13, from Second Street to Lexington Avenue, will be closed for resurfacing and drainage system updates from June through August. (submitted graphic)
A portion of Highway 13, from Second Street to Lexington Avenue, will be closed for resurfacing and drainage system updates from June through August. (submitted graphic)

With the sound of chirping birds and extended daylight hours comes another telltale sign of spring: orange cones marking off road construction sites.

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