Johanna Holub

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

Tue
21
Oct

Kaying Thao addresses past criminal charges

Roseville council candidate, school board member convicted of fifth-degree drug possession in 2007
A candidate for Roseville city council and a current member of the Roseville Area School District School Board was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession several years ago. Now, Kaying Thao chooses to use the "dark time" in her past as inspiration to serve the community and prevent others from being in the same situation she was.

Fri
17
Oct

Kaying Thao addresses past criminal charges

Roseville council candidate, school board member convicted of fifth-degree drug possession in 2007

A candidate for Roseville city council and a current member of the Roseville Area School District School Board was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession several years ago. Now, Kaying Thao chooses to use the "dark time" in her past as inspiration to serve the community and prevent others from being in the same situation she was.

Wed
15
Oct

Meet the Bulletin area candidates for state representative

There are 9 candidates running for four seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives for Bulletin area districts 41A, 41B, 42A and 42B.

Tue
14
Oct

Meet the local candidates for state representative - 42B, 66A

District 42B encompasses Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, Shoreview and part of Roseville, and is currently represented by Democrat Jason Isaacson, who will face Republican challenger Heidi Gunderson.
District 66A covers most of Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and the St. Anthony Park and Como Park neighborhoods of St. Paul. There, incumbent Democrat Alice Hausman will face Republican hopeful Jon Heyer.

Tue
14
Oct

Falcon Heights names new council member


Joseph Brown Thunder (courtesy of the city of Falcon Heights)

Joseph Brown Thunder appointed Oct. 8

The city of Falcon Heights has appointed a new council member following the resignation of Keith Gosline this summer. 
Joseph Brown Thunder, 43, will fill the position until next fall, when a special election will be held to elect a new council member. 
Tue
07
Oct

Local mayor candidates run unopposed

All three of the mayor races in the Review's coverage area will be fairly quiet this year, as each candidate is running unopposed.

Tue
30
Sep

Cities approve preliminary tax levies

Area homes see increases in property value
Each of the four cities in the Review's coverage area -- Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada -- recently certified a preliminary tax levy for next year.
The proposed levies below are the maximum property-tax increases that can be implemented by the cities. While the amount of the levy cannot be increased once approved, it can be decreased between now and the Dec. 30 final approval deadline.

Tue
30
Sep

Lauderdale teen receives volunteer award

Laura Wilberts finds time for service in busy schedule
High school seniors have a lot on their plate this time of year: extracurriculars, homework and college applications, to name a few. Add volunteering and leading an entire school, and you've got Roseville Area High School senior Laura Wilberts, 17, of Lauderdale.
Wilberts, RAHS student council president and a captain of the cross country team, was recently awarded an Outstanding Youth award from the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program for completing more than 100 hours of volunteer service in a six-month period.

Thu
25
Sep

We raised a butterfly


Lillie News staff raised a monarch butterfly from Day 1 to Day 24, pictured here just before he was released back into the wild. (Johanna Holub/Review)

It all started, like many things in life do, with a discovery -- specifically, managing editor Holly Wenzel finding a miniscule monarch caterpillar on a milkweed leaf in her backyard.

Tue
23
Sep

Roseville gets Tapped and Uncorked


Friends of Roseville Parks will host the city's first-ever craft beer and wine festival on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-9 p.m. (file photo)

Friends of Roseville Parks to put on new beer and wine fundraiser
The organization has been around for more than 40 years, but the Friends of Roseville Parks are on a mission to prove it's not your grandmother's parks group.

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