Johanna Holub

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

Tue
15
Jul

Gov. Dayton proclaims state-wide Roseville Community Band Days

Roseville Community Band Logo

For members of the Roseville Community Band, July 12 to 15 is more than just the dates of their bus tour--it’s now a period of time when the entire state will recognize their work over the last half-century.

Tue
08
Jul

Roseville creates staff position to expand municipal volunteering


Kelly O’Brien

Kelly O’Brien envisions broad city support for volunteerism
Roseville has begun ramping up its efforts to tap into a new resource: volunteers. New hire Kelly O’Brien is spearheading the cause in the city’s newly created volunteer coordinator position.

Tue
08
Jul

Suspect turns himself in following extensive RVPD, SWAT search


Several Roseville police vehicles, an ambulance and the East Metro SWAT team were on the scene near the Residence Inn as officers searched the area for an at-large suspect June 27. The suspect, 20-year-old Khari Adams of St. Paul, turned himself in later that evening.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, the Roseville Police Department responded to reports of an armed at-large domestic assault suspect who had possibly entered a nearby business. After half a day’s worth of searching for the “armed and dangerous” man, the suspect turned himself in at the St. Paul Police Department.

Tue
08
Jul

Bill Blesener chooses not to pursue re-election

Longtime Little Canada mayor’s term expires in December
When Bill Blesener ran for mayor in 2004, he thought he’d have a short-lived run as the city’s leader.

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.
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.

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