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Wed
03
Feb

North St. Paul award will recognize residents, businesses

North St. Paul is beginning a new program to honor its residents. According to city staff, 2016 will mark the first year of the Community Service Award, which will be become an annual event. 

Tue
02
Feb

Sen. Franken visits Central Park Elementary

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)
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.

Tue
02
Feb

Race for MN House District 42B is shaping up

Jamie Becker-Finn
Jamie Becker-Finn

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.

Tue
02
Feb

Lauderdale council hears plans for Highway 280 construction

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)
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.

Sun
31
Jan

Police track down stolen puppy

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)
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.

Sun
31
Jan

Giving back in more than one way

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)
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.

Sun
31
Jan

Senator Metzen will step down after more than 50 years in politics

DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)
DFL state Sen. Jim Metzen of South St. Paul has had a seat in the Minnesota Senate Chamber for the past nine terms. (file photo)

State Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, announced last weekend that he will not be running for a tenth term in District 52.

Sun
31
Jan

Rep. Joe Atkins not seeking re-election

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)
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.

Sun
31
Jan

Roseville Area High School alerts parents to reports of school threat

The Roseville Police Department investigated threatening social media posts made against a "Roseville High School" just prior to the week of Jan.

Sun
31
Jan

A new year, a new face

Marjorie Otto
Marjorie Otto

I believe in the power of first impressions. The firmness of a handshake, a smirk or a scowl, can send a strong message and set the tone for the rest of a relationship.

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