Johanna Holub

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

Tue
01
Jul

Roseville fire station brings faster response time, new programs


Camille Huntley, 7, got a chance to use the fire hose with Roseville firefighter Adam Sabotta at her side during “Fridays with Firefighters” June 20. The Roseville Fire Department will hold the kid-friendly open house event at the new Lexington Avenue station every Friday through Labor Day. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

For homeowners like Deb Mosby and Ted Tessier, Roseville’s new fire station at 2701 Lexington Ave. N. means the difference between complete destruction of their home and having to do some minor remodeling.

Tue
01
Jul

Little Canada breaks ground on Veterans Memorial


From left, council members John Keis and Shelly Boss, Greg Schloer, Dan Ryan, Frank Costa and Rocky Waite of the Veterans Memorial Committee, Mayor Bill Blesener, council member Mike McGraw and Veterans Memorial Committee members Judy Berggren and Kathy Hanson broke ground at the site of the future Little Canada Veterans Memorial at a June 9 ceremony. (submitted photo)

Committee chair Rocky Waite reflects on local vets’ stories
Oakdale already has one at City Hall, North St. Paul is working on one, and there’s one at the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Not wanting to be outdone by neighboring cities, Little Canada has also undertaken the challenge of erecting a monument to honor local war veterans.

Tue
24
Jun

It’s that time of year again - Rosefest 2014


This year’s Rosefest celebration takes place June 26 to 30 and July 4. Above, last year’s Rose Parade included appearances by VFW Post 7555 as well as some amazing superheros and whimsical clowns. Be sure to get there early - the parade starts at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, June 30. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Variety of events promises a memorable experience
Rosefest is back in a six-day format and ends with a bang, quite literally.
Roseville’s annual summer festival, this year held June 26 to 30 and July 4, features many traditional favorites with some new additions.

Thu
19
Jun

Roseville police officer denies brutality allegations


(dashcam photo courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Council met in closed session June 18 to discuss case
One of the Roseville police officers named as a defendant in a police brutality lawsuit has filed a response to the case, denying the alleged abuse.

Tue
17
Jun

History buffs express concern over fate of historic Roseville home


The home at 311 County Road B West, pictured here in 1997, is one of the homes listed on the Roseville Historical Society’s Heritage Trail. The house is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, houses in Roseville. (photo courtesy of the Roseville Historical Society)

Developer looks to purchase property for housing units
Those who frequently pass the corner property at 311 County Road B West in Roseville have likely watched the vintage red brick house crumble, the iconic metal windmill rust and the well-hidden outbuildings succumb to overgrowth over the years.

Tue
10
Jun

Two guys, one dream and a lot of spirit(s)


Jesse Griffin, left, and Jon Bohlinger, right, who have been friends for 15 years, hope to open Gentleman Scholar Distillery in Lauderdale by the end of the summer. The distillery is home to two 26-gallon stills, pictured above. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Gentleman Scholar founders hope to launch distillery in Lauderdale
In the next few months, the city of Lauderdale could have a new business in operation within its boundaries - and simply put, its products will be intoxicating.

Tue
10
Jun

Falcon Heights takes a look at parks improvement study results

Council members express concerns about ADA non-compliance
At a work session June 4, Falcon Heights council members and city staff dove into a report regarding the state of its municipal parks. The improvement study, which was compiled by consulting firm WSB & Associates, looked at a number of different aspects involving the city’s three parks, Community Park, Curtiss Field Park and University Grove Park.

Tue
03
Jun

Roseville author wins Midwest Book Award


Roseville author Mary Clare Lockman recently won a Midwest Book Award in the young adult fiction category for her 2013 novel, “They’re Always With You.”

A decade ago, a one-page writing assignment inspired a student to write a book. The student spent years gathering information, writing, rewriting and editing pages into a 200-page book, finally publishing it last year.

Tue
03
Jun

Love at first sight


Roseville residents Neil and Marion Skildum have been married for 71 years. Last year, at their 70th anniversary party, none of the guests could find a card that went that high, the Skildums’ daughter Jan Hanson said. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Roseville couple celebrates 71st wedding anniversary
Marion Vesaas and Neil Skildum went on a double date more than 70 years ago. It was the first time they had met, and love was in the air. The problem was, however, they were on that date with different people.

Tue
27
May

Roseville Police issues crime alert following spike in thefts from automobiles

Following a springtime uptick in reports of thefts from automobiles, the Roseville Police Department has issued a crime alert, strongly encouraging residents to report any suspicious activity as soon as possible.
"Victims are indicating that they 'didn't want to bother the police' with a report of cars being rummaged through or other unusual activity at night," according to a statement from the department.

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