Johanna Holub

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

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.

 

Tue
11
Nov

Roseville undertakes aggressive parks restoration program

Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks.
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.

Wed
05
Nov

Incumbents victorious in Roseville-area elections

Tue
04
Nov

Finding a fit for autism in the work world


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.

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
28
Oct

Little Canada chiropractor who raped client sentenced to 4 years

Paul David Thompson
Paul David Thompson

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.

Tue
21
Oct

Infrastructure, community engagement priorities for Roseville council candidates

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.

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.

Tue
21
Oct

Lauderdale council candidates talk aging properties, economic development

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.

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