Little Canada

Tue
23
Dec

Little Canada mayor, council member finish out terms

Shelly Boss
Shelly Boss

Bill Blesener and Shelly Boss say goodbye
In just a few short weeks, the city of Little Canada will swear in a new leader and two new city council members, as longtime mayor Bill Blesener and council member Shelly Boss bid City Hall "adieu."
Both city officials decided not to run for re-election this year. Current council member John Keis was elected to take over the mayorship, with newcomers Tom Fischer and Christian Torkelson joining the council. Keis, Fischer and Torkelson will be sworn in at the first council meeting of the new year Jan. 14.

Tue
23
Dec

Area cities approve 2015 budgets, tax levies

Home values slowly rebounding; commercial property values stay low
With the soon-approaching beginning of the new year, local city councils have been busy approving their 2015 budgets and tax levies before a Dec. 30 deadline.
Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada and Roseville have each adopted a budget for next year, ranging from just over $1 million in Lauderdale to $52 million in Roseville.
The recovery of the housing market means the average homeowner will see an increase in property taxes whether a city increased its levy or not, due to increased home values.

Wed
17
Dec

Maple Grove homicide suspect shot by police after car chase on I-694

The suspect in a Maple Grove homicide was shot and killed by police following an early-morning car chase on Interstate 694 that ended when the suspect crashed into a wire barrier near Rice Street and exited his vehicle with a weapon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, police said.

Wed
26
Nov

Assaults, burglaries in Little Canada

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

Tue
25
Nov

Cities gear up to approve final budgets

The cities in the Review's coverage area -- Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada and Roseville -- will soon vote to approve their final budgets for 2015. The public will have the opportunity to offer input on the budgets before they're approved by the various city councils.

Thu
13
Nov

Little Canada man found guilty of manslaughter after pushing another into traffic

Michael John Merten III
Michael John Merten III

Michael Merten to be sentenced Dec. 23

A jury has found a Little Canada man guilty of manslaughter after pushing another man into traffic during a fight in August.

Tue
11
Nov

Celebrating the human-animal bond

Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school.
Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Little Canada teen supported by service dog
The bond between a pet and its owner is usually strong. The bond between a service dog and the human it cares for, however, is even stronger.
Courtney Gibson, 17, of Little Canada knows this firsthand, thanks to the support from her service dog, a lab/retriever mix named Westin.

 

Wed
05
Nov

Incumbents victorious in Roseville-area elections

Fri
31
Oct

Masked suspects sought in Little Canada bank robbery

Robbery Suspect 1
Two unknown males wearing Halloween masks are sought in the morning robbery of the U.S. Bank on Rice Street in Little Canada on Thursday, Oct. 30. Anyone with information about the robbery or the two suspects should call the Minneapolis FBI at 763-569-8000. (photo courtesy of U.S. Bank)

Two males wearing masks showed up for early trick-or-treating at a local bank the morning before Halloween, but they were there for cash, not candy.

Tue
21
Oct

Little Canada council candidates prioritize quiet zones, road conditions

Little Canada has two open city council seats on the ballot this year. Current council member John Keis is running unopposed for mayor, and his term is set to expire at the end of the year.

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