Johanna Holub

Johanna Holub can be reached at jholub@lillienews.com or 651-748-7813. Follow her on Twitter @jholubnews

Tue
26
May

Falcon Heights readies for KaBOOM! playground build

This rendering, option “B” of three designs presented to community playground designers, was the chosen design. Scores of volunteers are expected to help install the equipment on Wednesday, June 3. (courtesy of KaBOOM!)
This rendering, option “B” of three designs presented to community playground designers, was the chosen design. Scores of volunteers are expected to help install the equipment on Wednesday, June 3. (courtesy of KaBOOM!)

It sounds like a magic trick: in about a week, 200 people will show up at an empty lot, and six hours later, a brand new playground will appear.

Tue
19
May

Anatomy of a robbery investigation

Marvin Spencer Sr.
Marvin Spencer Sr.

Pawn America robbery, shooting suspects make their way through the legal system

Those who regularly read Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig’s “One Chief’s Perspective” newsletter recently got a look at the prosecution of the suspects charged in last year’s armed robbery of the Pawn America in Roseville
The May 8 newsletter offered an intriguing look at wha’s happened since the inital investigation, and as the Review delved into the topic, details revealed the robbery was anything but “the perfect crime.”

Thu
14
May

Roseville Schools approves new superintendent contract

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.

Tue
12
May

Closing the lid on organized trash collection

Roseville votes not to pursue issue at future meetings
The sometimes divisive issue of organized trash collection in Roseville has simmered down for the time being, nearly two years after residents turned out in droves to voice their opinions on both sides of the matter.
Under an organized collection system, trash collection service is coordinated by a public entity, instead of residents choosing their own hauler. Roseville residents can currently choose to do business with one of 12 city-licensed haulers.

Tue
12
May

Lauderdale to switch to single-sort recycling

Next week on garbage day, Lauderdale residents will be rolling out another cart with their trash cans. The city is making the switch to single-sort recycling carts through Eureka Recycling.

Tue
12
May

Meet Sack Thongvanh, Falcon Heights’ new city administrator

Sack Thongvanh
Sack Thongvanh

Managing a city staff and being an FBI agent may seem like completely opposite careers, but to Sack Thongvanh, they have at least one thing in common: helping people.

Fri
08
May

Crews respond to Roseville Babies"R"Us fire

A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages.
A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages. (courtesy of the city of Roseville)

The Roseville Fire Department responded to an alarm call at the Babies"R"Us on Fairview Avenue the morning of Thursday, May 7, and upon arrival, discovered smoke billowing from the back of the store.

Tue
05
May

U of M’s Bell Museum plans move to Falcon Heights

The future site of the Bell Museum at Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights is empty, save for some beehives used by the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The future site of the Bell Museum at Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights is empty, save for some beehives used by the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

A 140-year-old museum on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is moving out, finding a new home in Falcon Heights on the college’s St. Paul campus.

Fri
01
May

Roseville Area School District 623 names superintendent finalist

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

Contract negotiations to follow with Dr. Aldo Sicoli

The Roseville Area School Board has chosen Dr. Aldo Sicoli, the current Robbinsdale School District superintendent, as its top choice for the soon-to-be vacant superintendent seat.

The two other finalists were District 623 staffers -- Roseville Area High School principal Dr. Jenny Loeck and assistant superintendent Peter Olson-Skog.

Tue
28
Apr

Man drowns after canoe tips in Little Canada lake

A man has reportedly drowned after his canoe tipped over in Twin Lake near the Little Canada and Vadnais Heights border the morning of April 26.

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