Mike Munzenrider

Staff writer for Review and Bulletin newspapers.
Mike Munzenrider can be reached at mmunzenrider@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.
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Tue
06
Dec

District 623 facilities planning process begins to weigh its options

Noting aging facilities and the fact the last significant renovation of district buildings was funded by a $48 million bond referendum from 1992, Roseville Area Schools is in the midst of making its long-term facility plans.

Tue
06
Dec

RAHS works to handle students’ post-election concerns


This tile was found outside a basement classroom at Irondale High School in New Brighton Nov. 11. According to the Mounds View school district, student responsible received “strong, swift disciplinary action.”

Amidst reports of racist incidents at schools in the metro and beyond, Roseville Area Schools said it’s doing its best to address students’ concerns following the election of President-elect Donald Trump.

Tue
06
Dec

Falcon Heights Inclusion and Policing Task Force meets Dec. 13


On the south side of Larpenteur Avenue opposite Fry Street, a sign at the memorial for Philando Castile, killed by a police officer during a July traffic stop nearby, reminds Falcon Heights it’s being watched. The suburb convenes its Inclusion and Policing Task Force Dec. 13, which will make recommendations about how Falcon Heights should be policed.

Just more than five months after the police killing of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, the city is convening a group of people to examine policing in the suburb and make recommendations about its future.

Tue
29
Nov

Roseville schools seek partners for students


Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak spoke at the Nov. 15 launch event for District 623’s Partners for the Future program. Rybak advised the district on the program, which seeks to get community members to volunteer in schools.

New program offers volunteer opportunities

Roseville Area Schools is looking to get more adults involved with students’ lives, through a new reading, mentoring and job-shadowing program called Partners for the Future.

Tue
29
Nov

Major work complete at 36 and Lexington


The ramps from eastbound Highway 36 to Lexington Avenue in Roseville are now open. Major work on the $10 million Highway 36 bridge replacement project over Lexington is complete.

New lane on 694 open, for now

The first snow of the year doesn’t usually coincide with easier travel conditions, though it did this time around on Highway 36 and Interstate 694.

Tue
22
Nov

LWV hears about homelessness in Ramsey County

Event kicks off League study on affordable housing

Why has the number of homeless people in Ramsey County increased in recent years, and how does the availability of affordable housing factor into that?

Tue
22
Nov

Roseville caught between a lease and a hard place on license center plans


The Roseville License Center has outgrown its current location on Lexington Avenue near Roseville City Hall, though there are no easy options for finding more space for it.

Though Roseville has long sought a solution to the cramped conditions at its license and passport center, discussion of the center’s future at the Nov. 14 city council meeting offered no quick fixes.

Tue
22
Nov

Be wary of pre-holiday wallet thefts in Roseville


Roseville police are looking for help in identifying suspects in a recent string of wallet thefts and cases of credit card

Police say card fraud cases up since October

Be alert as you kick off your holiday shopping this week — Roseville police say there’s been an increase in wallet and purse thefts since early October.

Fri
18
Nov

Man robs U.S. Bank inside Roseville's Lunds & Byerlys


Police are asking for help in identifying this man, who robbed the U.S. Bank location inside the Roseville Lunds & Byerlys the evening of Nov. 14. (courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Just before bank closing time Nov. 14, a man robbed the U.S. Bank inside Lunds & Byerlys on County Road C, threatening employees with a bomb, though no weapon was ever seen.

Tue
15
Nov

Lauderdale man robbed, shot in leg, in Facebook hookup gone wrong

A 22-year-old Lauderdale man thought he was in luck when a 22-year-old Iowa woman he’d just met on Facebook was coming over to his house for drinks.

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