March 2014

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Mar

Inquiring minds: 'Unable to place request on this item . . . . ' What’s with that?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.
Q.    Just finished “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” and tried to put Part 2 on hold. Got the message “Unable to place request on this item . . . . “   What’s with that?

Tue
25
Mar

Letter: Minnesota’s transportation problem

Minnesota has a transportation problem. The cost of maintaining the current system is increasing faster than available funding, making it difficult for Minnesotans to get to their destination. That’s why I recently participated in the Transportation Day at the Capitol, to show legislators there’s broad support for improving Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure through a more comprehensive and sustainable funding package.

Tue
25
Mar

Letter: Don’t use taxpayer money for noise studies

I can sympathize with folks who lose sleep to outside noises; I am in my sixties and a good night’s rest is a requirement. However, I do not have sympathy with folks who buy homes by ports (my hometown is Duluth), airports, or trains and then complain about the noise.

Tue
25
Mar

Roseville science wiz to compete in international science competition

Roseville Area High School Senior Aditi Das has been selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles in May.

Tue
25
Mar

Medical bills mount for 14-year-old with VATER association


Drew Macke, a 14-year-old boy from Woodbury, has VATER association, a rare genetic condition that requires frequent surgeries and ongoing treatment. Friends who know Drew describe him as a "remarkable kid" who "never complains" about his health problems. (Submitted photos
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The Mackes, from left to right, are Abby, Rich, Luke, Holly and Drew. They have been members of Hope Church of Oakdale for more than 13 years, and the congregation will be hosting a benefit for the Drew Macke Foundation on Saturday, April 5, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Hope Church of Oakdale hosting April 5 benefit
Drew Macke is a remarkable kid.
That's what the people who know him say, and it's not hard to see why.
Drew, a 14 year-old boy from Woodbury, was born with a rare condition called VATER association. VATER association is a "grouping of different anomalies," according to Dr. Mary Wild Crea, a pediatrician from Fairview Clinic in Rosemount. She has been caring for Drew since he was about 3 months old.

Tue
25
Mar

Third straight title eludes Brausen, Gophers

Bethany Brausen spent the final weekend of her college hockey career in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she still leaves the Golden Gophers with plenty of achievements.

Tue
25
Mar

How sap becomes syrup


A crowd gathered at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville last year to learn how maple syrup is made. (submitted photo)

If you have ever wondered how the watery sap from maple trees becomes the sweet, thick syrup you pour over your pancakes and waffles, this weekend’s your chance to find out.  
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville is hosting its annual “It’s Tapping Time!” event on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tue
25
Mar

Man shoots, kills son with shotgun in Maplewood home


Maplewood investigators and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating a Monday incident in which an 84-year-old father apparently shot and killed his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home in the 1800 block of East County Road B. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Neighbors and passersby watched a two-hour standoff end between police and an 84-year-old man, who reportedly barricaded himself in a bedroom after allegedly shooting his 36-year-old son at their Maplewood home. The father was transported to Regions Hospital with stab wounds that police say were self-inflicted. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting Maplewood investigors on the case, where a father apparently shot his son during a disagreement Monday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Maplewood investigators and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension inspect the scene at the Maplewood home of Chue Vang, 36, who was allegedly shot and killed by his father, Pang Vang, 84, inside the house earlier Monday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

84-year-old father hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds
Police are investigating a case in which an 84-year-old man apparently shot and killed his 36-year-old son on Monday at the Maplewood home where they both lived. The father then barricaded himself in a bedroom as police tried to communicate with him for two hours.

Tue
25
Mar

Fire in Roseville leaves one dead

One person is dead after a weekend fire in Roseville.
According to a news release from the city, on Saturday, March 22 just before 6 p.m., the Roseville Fire Department, with assistance from the Lake Johanna Fire Department, was dispatched to the Rose Mall Apartments located in the 2200 block of Pascal Street. There were reports of alarms sounding and smoke coming from the third floor of the apartment building.

Tue
25
Mar

Cat stolen in Little Canada

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Mar. 25, 2014

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