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Investigation continues into deadly Inver Grove Heights hit and run


courtesy Inver Grove Heights Police Department Haimanot Gebremedhin, 55 of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in a hit-and-run crash the evening of Jan. 5 on 80th Street East. Family described her as having been a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The driver who allegedly hit Gebremedhin turned herself into police the next day and has not been charged with a crime.

While no charges have been filed, the investigation continues into a Jan. 5 hit-and-run that killed a 55-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman.

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SNAPSHOTS: A winter playground


photos courtesy Dodge Nature Center When snow was still on the ground, Cornelius the goat enjoyed his first winter at Dodge Nature Center. Besides hoofprints from him prancing around, other marks could be found in the snow, like the curious circles found by a naturalist. As it turns out, the circles were drawn by leaves, with a little help from the wind.
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Inver Grove Heights reopens search for police chief

Inver Grove Heights is back on the search for a chief of police after the city’s most recent top cop left. 

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New House session missing a familiar face


Sheldon Johnson

Sheldon Johnson reflects on time in public office

 

When the new legislative session started on Jan. 8, a familiar face was missing from the House chambers. 

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Sanneh Foundation makes plans for more Conway upgrades


courtesy of the Sanneh Foundation The Sanneh Foundation, which manages Conway Recreation Center, is planning to make a series of outdoor renovations at the center during 2019. Planned upgrades include new LED lighting, installation of 250,000 square feet of turf and fencing to keep kids and equipment off the busy nearby streets.

The Conway Recreation Center, which is managed by the Sanneh Foundation, will have it’s outdoor facilities upgraded in 2019. 

Upgrades wll include new field turf, improved lighting, new fencing and a seasonal domed field. 

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East Side Review - Police Reports • Thursday, Dec. 6 — Wednesday, Dec. 26

Thursday, Dec. 6 — Wednesday, Dec. 26

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Vannellis to pass the reins of St. Thomas Academy Hockey to new head coach

St. Thomas Academy announced Jan. 10 that Greg and Tom Vannelli will step down as co-head coaches of the varsity hockey team following the 2018-2019 season.

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Jan

A changing of the guard

As 2018 came to an end, several area elected officials said goodbye as they closed out their terms.

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07
Jan

Inver Grove Heights police chief tapped by Governor’s office

Hannah Burlingame

Review staff

 

After just more than a year on the job, Paul Schnell is no longer chief of police in Inver Grove Heights.

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07
Jan

Christmas in Botswana


Marjorie Otto/Review Chobe National Park, located in northern Botswana, has the largest elephant population in the world, an estimated 50,000.

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Botswana or southern Africa until one of my best friends told me two years ago she was thinking about serving in the Peace Corps, and ended up being assigned there.

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