U.S. Sen. Al Franken read the “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, a popular children’s picture book, to kindergartners at Central Park Elementary. He discussed his two-year-old grandson with the kids, as well as snowballs, a theme in the book. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
When U.S. Sen. Al Franken visited Roseville’s Central Park Elementary Jan. 22, the children were cheery and curious while he engaged them in discussions about school, books, science projects and snowballs.
Roseville resident Jamie Becker-Finn announced Jan. 27 that she'll seek the DFL Party's endorsement for House District 42B, making a run at filling the vacancy created by sitting Rep. Jason Isaacson's bid for the Minnesota Senate.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will resurface a portion of Highway 280 and rebuild its ramps to Interstate 35W and Highway 36 from May to July this summer. MnDOT project manager Marcell Walker said plans to resurface 280 south of Como Avenue are slated for 2020 or 2022. (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)
'This could be exciting,' mayor deadpans
Following an open house at Lauderdale City Hall Jan. 26 about Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to improve State Highway 280, those plans were presented to the city council, which lamented possible disruptions to life in the city.
Highway 280 runs parallel to the community's western border, providing links to Como and Larpenteur avenues. Access to each will be limited during construction.
A three-pound Shih Tzu puppy, stolen from Roseville’s Har Mar Pet Shop on Jan. 19, was safely picked up by the Roseville Police Department, along with two suspects in the theft, on Jan. 25. (courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)
Thieves allegedly wanted to sell dog on Craigslist
A three-pound Shih Tzu puppy that was boosted from the Har Mar Pet Shop Jan. 19 was returned to the store's owner Jan. 25 after Roseville police tracked the stolen pup to Minneapolis and arrested two suspected thieves.
The unnamed female Shih Tzu, valued at $1,195, was not harmed in the heist, according to Roseville Police Lt. Lorne Rosand.
To thunderous applause and cheers from the students and staff of Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet, Great Lakes employees Nick Anderson, second from left, Carrie Hansen, middle, and Ann Scott presented Principal Mark Quinn with a check at an assembly on Jan. 27. (Hannah Burlingame/Review)
Great Lakes Higher Education, a national non-profit student loan servicer, is giving back to local communities in more than one way.
Shortly after he was first elected to the state House of Representatives, Joe Atkins, left, along with Mayor George Tourville, walked in the Inver Grove Heights Days Parade Food Drive. (submitted photo)
Will instead run for open county commissioner seat
State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights, announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26 that he will not run for re-election in House District 52B this fall. That same day, he revealed he would instead run for the District 4 Dakota County commissioner seat being vacated by the retiring Nancy Schouweiler.