Sunday, May 19, 2013
Also in this week’s recap – A Mother's Day fire ruins things for Eagan apartment residents and Lakeville Public Schools ponder a run at a referendum.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Paving Paradise? Lebanon Hills Trail Plan Worries Residents Dakota County officials have plans to develop a 6.5-mile, paved bike trail in Lebanon Hills Regional Park to increase recreational opportunities. But some residents would prefer the park stay as pristine as possible. Eagan Council Warms Up to Proposed Pilot Knob Improvements The consternation that marked a January meeting on the proposed reconstruction of a portion of Pilot Knob Road was nowhere in sight last week. What to Do with the Sperry Water Tower? The 146-foot-tall water tower in Eagan is a money-maker for the city…
A look at recent home sales in your community.
The Twin Cities housing market rebound continues to roll along and Inver Grove Heights is following suit. In April, Inver Grove Heights' median sales price was $166,500, up 12.2 percent from $148,450 from the same month a year ago, according to data recemtly released by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. The following is a list of recent home sales in Inver Grove Heights. 4738 Barbara Avenue Sold for: $172,000, Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2. Agency: Better Homes and Garden Real Estate-All Seasons. 6520 Craig Avenue E Sold for: $169,000, Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2. Agency: BCH Realty South. 8725 Bechtel Avenue Sold for: $155,250, Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2. Agency: Coldwll Banker Burnet. 4893 Bitterman Path Sold for: $147,500, …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Need to thin out your perennials? Dig up a bunch to share. Swap them for a new variety, say organizers.
Learn the basics at Saturday event.
With tax hikes on tap for Minnesota, what will the people do? Some are thinking of leaving, says blogger Don Lee.
Gustavo Resendiz Talabera, 39, of West St. Paul, was sentenced to five years in prison and another 10 years of supervision after he is released after he pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A local pastor accused of running away with a 16-year-old parishioner after possibly getting the girl pregnant has pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a Star Tribune article. Gustavo Resendiz Talabera, 39, of West St. Paul, was sentenced to five years in prison and another 10 years of supervision after he is released. From the Star Tribune article: Talabera disappeared with the girl on Sept. 26, 2012. The girl’s parents called police to their West St. Paul home that day after learning that she wasn’t in school. When the mother called the girl on her cellphone, the girl said she had gone home sick. But when the parents got home, they discovered the girl wasn’t there and some of her belongings were missing. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ken and Judy Alich hosted Tharaluck, a student from Thailand.
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Looking for someone to help you out with lawn services and/or landscaping? Check out the lawn and gardening section of the Inver Grove Heights Patch business directory. LAWN AND GARDENING SECTION This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
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Thursday, May 16
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Inver Grove Heights, check out our …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not …