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Tue
30
Apr

Chicken, deer ordinances hop another fence


The above map shows the city’s proposed deer-feeding ban centers on the closely-developed city core. (map courtesy Inver Grove Heights)

At the outset of the Inver Grove Heights City Council meeting April 22, Mayor George Tourville acknowledged his city has taken some ribbing for tackling the issues of feeding deer and raising chickens simultaneously.
“There was no intent to have deer feeding and urban chickens come up at the same time,” Tourville insisted.

Tue
30
Apr

WSP acquires more Robert Street properties

If you tear it down, they will come.
It may not have the same ring, but that’s the short version of a plan by West St. Paul’s Economic Development Authority to attract redevelopment along the city’s soon-to-be rebuilt Robert Street corridor. The West St. Paul City Council approved the purchase of the fourth of five desired properties along the corridor in its April 22 meeting.

Mon
29
Apr

Kendall’s Ace Hardware


Workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries feed linens into gigantic iron presses. Heat from the irons is captured and used to warm wash water at the facility. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kendall Crosby stands proudly in his new East Side hardware store overlooking Phalen Boulevard. A sleepy Rottweiler sits nearby. Wearing a tie-die shirt and a Western hat, Crosby seems proud of the look and feel of the building.
The store, with its zany, brightly colored walls -- no one the same color, was given a Sustainable St. Paul award for a commercial green building design.

Mon
29
Apr

Health Systems Cooperative Laundry


Workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries feed linens into gigantic iron presses. Heat from the irons is captured and used to warm wash water at the facility. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s a bustling place, full of dirty laundry.
The vast 72,000-square-foot space, installed on part of the former Stroh Brewery site, processes all the linens from 19 area hospitals and over 150 clinics. That means the facility cleans about 32 million pounds of linen annually.

Mon
29
Apr

Two East Side businesses receive green awards


Checking for holes and stains in the fabric, workers at Health Systems Cooperative Laundries hold a hospital sheet over light tables. Linens in good shape are sent back to local hospitals, while the more beat up stuff gets patched, repurposed, recycled or donated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Seeking to recognize earth-friendly businesses, the Mayor Chris Coleman’s office has for seven years doled out Sustainable St. Paul awards.
This year, two East Side businesses were recognized. Health Systems Cooperative Laundry was given a “Green Practices” award, and Kendall’s received a “Commercial Green Building Design” award.

Mon
29
Apr

Meet the new East Side Y guy


The new East Side YMCA executive director David Dominick says “there’s never a dull moment” on the job. The new director has his hands full directing two St. Paul Y’s. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

David Dominick’s transition into the top job has been fairly seamless, it seems

Mon
29
Apr

Law enforcement officials search Mississippi River in Trevino case


Jeff Trevino

Prosecutors seek longer sentence for missing woman’s husband

Thu
25
Apr

Oakdale man faces criminal sexual conduct charge

A 32-year-old Oakdale man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a neighbor.

Wed
24
Apr

Developer buys former Blue Fox, two other buildings in Arden Hills

The former site of the Blue Fox Bar and Grill in Arden Hills has been purchased by Roberts Management Group of White Bear Lake for redevelopment, along with two other nearby land parcels.

Wed
24
Apr

Lake Elmo approves expanded lake use hours


Lake Elmo residents crowded the city council chambers during a public hearing on the lake surface use ordinances on April 16. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Residents express disapproval at city council meeting

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