Organizer and veteran Rocky Waite says he’ll wait until spring to hold a grand opening for the second phase of Little Canada’s Veterans Memorial Park. The grand opening for the first phase was held Veterans Day, 2014. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
War dog memorial, and more, taking shape
The groundbreaking for Little Canada's Veterans Memorial Park was in June last year, and on Veterans Day — Nov. 11, 2014 — a grand opening was held at the memorial to mark the completion of its first phase.
The driving force behind the place of remembrance, Vietnam veteran and longtime Little Canada resident, Rocky Waite, says the grand opening was marked by not-so-pleasant weather.
The Roseville Area High School Robotics team hosted the Robotics Invitational on Oct. 10, where 35 Minnesota high school robotic teams participated in the event, competing using student designed robots. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Governor Mark Dayton held a ceremonial bill signing for HF 41, a measure that allows the Roseville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association more flexibility in its administration as active membership declines.
A view of the Korean Demilitarized Zone as seen from the Dora Observatory in 2006 from the South Korean side. The roughly 160-mile-long DMZ has divided North and South Korea following the 38th parallel since the 1953 armistice agreement. Large numbers of troops are still stationed on either side of the line, today. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Mindful of her own Korean refugee background and the effects of her rocky start in life, Roseville resident Hyon Kim says she wants to help refugees who have escaped from North Korea after facing great difficulties, including sex trafficking, forc
A group of visiting Romanians and a few Roseville Rotary friends toured Central Park’s boardwalks. The European visitors commented that they enjoyed Roseville’s wide open spaces. (courtesy of Gayland Bender)
Making friends from other countries makes the world a smaller, friendlier place.
At this year’s Minnesota State Fair, Kiwanis Malts, run by the North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club, which meets in Roseville, raised $130,000. Once the club pays its bills, the leftover money, roughly half, will be donated back to the community in order to help kids. (submitted photo)
Club that meets in Roseville lays out goals as organization turns 100
The North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club, which headquarters in Roseville, has run Kiwanis Malts at the Minnesota State Fair near the Fine Arts Building since 1969.
"It started out pretty basic," says Dale Jensen, 75, the soon-to-be club president, come October.
The playground slated to be built at Central Park Victoria West. Roseville Parks and Recreation director Lonnie Brokke says one of the best things about community builds is the pride of ownership kids find in projects on which they’ve worked. He says he’s overheard them say, “Oh, I helped build that playground.” (courtesy of the City of Roseville)
Roseville's Central Park is set to get a brand new playground and the city is hoping that community members — kids, parents, grandparents and whole families — will help make it happen.