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.
Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks. Acorn Park, pictured here, hosted an informational meeting last weekend about the city’s $1.5 million Natural Resources Renewal program. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
As part of Roseville's far-reaching Parks Renewal program, the city's parks and recreation department has undertaken a project aimed at eliminating invasive plant species at the majority of municipal parks.
Chelsea Schwartz of Roseville works at the Roseville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership as a file clerk. Schwartz is autistic, but staff says she's the best file clerk the dealership has ever had. (submitted photo)
Schools, employers join forces
22-year-old Chelsea Schwartz works more than 30 hours a week at two part-time jobs. She's interned at one of the largest and most well-known companies in Minnesota. She's saving up for a car, or maybe a trip to visit a friend. And she certainly doesn't let having autism slow her down.
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.
Senator questions licensing board’s procedures
A chiropractor with a clinic based in Little Canada was recently sentenced to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a female client during an appointment in May.
Paul David Thompson, 54, of Vadnais Heights was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct: one in the third degree and another in the fifth degree. The fifth-degree charge was dropped per the plea agreement.
Two Roseville city council members are up for re-election this year. Seats held by Tammy McGehee and Bob Willmus are set to expire at the end of the year. They are being challenged by newcomer Kaying Thao.
Two Lauderdale city council members are up for re-election this year. Seats held by Mary Gaasch and Roxanne Grove are set to expire at the end of the year. The incumbents are being challenged by newcomer Jeremy Carr.