Sen. Bev Scalze, DFL-Little Canada, announced Dec. 9 that she will not seek reelection to the state Senate for District 42 in 2016.
“I am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family, especially my two granddaughters who live in Florida,” Scalze said in a statement. “I am also eager to focus more time and energy on my wildlife art.”
Built in 1938 and re-decked in 1958, the Highway 36 bridge over Lexington Avenue in Roseville will be replaced by two spans the summer of 2016. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Highways 280 and 36 slated for work next year
As the metro ponders whether it will see a white Christmas this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds everyone that it's never too soon to start thinking about next year's construction season.
MnDOT announced Dec. 3 a project that will resurface the north end of State Highway 280 in St. Paul, Lauderdale and Roseville that will also rebuild the exit from northbound 280 to northbound Interstate 35W.
The project is slated to happen over six or so weeks, May through July, 2016, according to MnDOT's project website.
The process of setting Roseville's 2016 city budget, which kicked off in earnest in late-May, came to a close Dec. 7 with the city council passing the city's property-tax levy and final budget, both with 3-2 votes at its regular meeting.
Larson-Allen using social media to spearhead gift giving campaign
While some families may already have bought a myriad of gifts for the largest retail season of the year, LeeAnn Larson-Allen's mind is on those who might not be exchanging any gifts at all.
To that end, she's been running a small-time, East Side-based effort to get holiday gifts in the hands of East Siders who can't afford them for the past four years. Starting small, her first year she helped out three fellow East Side families, and it grew from there. This year, she's helped connect 40 families with sponsors, who help out strangers with Christmas gifts, and she's not through yet — she's hoping to surpass that by Dec. 25.
Drew, 4, and Mia Meyer, 5, of Inver Grove Heights practiced ballet during class on Dec. 5 in St. Paul. The sisters are in the upcoming production of “The Classical Nutcracker” at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Dec. 18-20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
More than holiday tradition
It’s not uncommon for kids to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
For one Inver Grove Heights family, ballet shoes are making those footsteps.
Candidates clamoring to get a seat on community council
After some grassroots rallying, the Dayton's Bluff Community Council is looking to have what could be its most lively board elections ever.
In some recent board elections, there haven't even been enough candidates to fill the seats, the council's director Deanna Abbott-Foster laments.