On an unseasonably hot afternoon last Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage in front of thousands of cheering Minnesotans watching from the Capitol grounds.
Just days before Dayton signed the marriage equality bill, state legislators passed it in a 75-59 vote in the Minnesota House after a two-hour debate on Thursday, May 9.
On Monday, May 13, the same bill passed in the Minnesota Senate 37-30 after several hours of debate.
The fastpitch softball teams from Irondale High School and St. Anthony Village High School had success in their respective section tournaments on Tuesday. Both squads remained unbeaten in the post-season and are in action again on Thursday.
The Roseville City Council and city manager Bill Malinen agreed to part ways during the council’s Monday, May 13, meeting. Though Malinen’s departure seemed to catch many in the community by surprise, Mayor Dan Roe said the move had been in the works for some time.
The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village boys track and field team claimed its four consecutive North Suburban Conference championship last Thursday. A number of St. Anthony students helped the team earn points toward that title.
Five different athletes from St. Anthony won individual events at the meet held at St. Francis High School.
The boys and girls track and field teams from Mounds View High School competed in the Class AAA state true-team meet on Friday and came home with identical fourth-place finishes. It was the first time both Mustang squads captured the same the place at true team state since finishing as runners-up in 2008.
Roseville Area High School (RAHS) seniors have about a week and half separating them from the end of their high school careers. Most will undoubtedly attend parties in their honor with family and friends, but this year’s 505 (planned) graduates will have one last opportunity to celebrate with classmates at an all-night party on campus following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 31.
Former Mounds View High School softball standout Taylor Daas’ play this season helped her college team reach the national tournament and she was rewarded for her efforts. Earlier this month, Daas was named first-team all-conference.
Daas, a sophomore shortstop at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, was one of four Morningside players named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team. The Mustangs played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament last week.