Harambee Elementary School in the Roseville Area School District was recently awarded a nearly $4,000 grant from the Minnesota Ornithologists Union to expand its ornithology opportunities for students.
Greg Mack has been the director of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation since 1988. He’ll retire at the end of the month. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Greg Mack looks back at decades of parks progress
It’s been a long run for Greg Mack, parting director of Ramsey County Parks and Recreation.
Mack was hired back in February 1988, at a time when the county parks department was much more fledgling.
In a ceremonial signing April 9, Gov. Mark Dayton signs into law a bill designating North St. Paul's portion of Trunk Highway 36 as the "Officer Richard Crittenden Sr. Memorial Highway. Standing behind Dayton's right and left shoulders are State Sen. Chuck Wiger and State Rep. Leon Lillie, who carried the bill in their respective branches. North St. Paul Mayor Mike Kuehn is behind the legislators; Police Chief Tom Lauth and City Manager Jason Ziemer are to Lillie's left. To Wiger's right are Crittenden's widow Christine and his son Rick Jr. and family. (submitted photo)
Christine Crittenden, the widow of North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden, listens as city manager Jason Ziemer (not pictured) testifies to a Senate committee March 3 at the state Capitol for a bill presented by Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, right. The bill passed the Senate March 24 to rename a segment of Highway 36 for the slain officer. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
On Sept. 6 2005, Lino Lakes police officer Shawn Silvera was killed in the line of duty while deploying stop sticks on Interstate 35W to halt a suspect who was fleeing police. The suspect's vehicle struck him. A portion of 35W from the scene of the incident north is now memorialized with the above markers. (online image)
On April 3, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill establishing a portion of Highway 36 as a the “Officer Richard Crittenden Sr. Memorial Highway.
County deposits quarter million in cash for building
Despite having its bid passed up in October for being too low, Ramsey County recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center and made a $250,000 deposit on the building.
Following 13 years of coaching hockey at Roseville Area High School, Steve Sertich switched to the college level and took over the women’s program at Bemidji State University. Sertich recently stepped down as the head coach of the Beavers after eight seasons.
Peter Reyes, Jr. will start his judgeship on the Minnesota Court of Appeals next week. Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on any appellate court in Minnesota. (submitted photo)
Peter M. Reyes, Jr. speaks at the MHBA Presidential Fiesta in 2012; a highlight was celebrating his becoming the first Minnesota member to become president of the Hispanic National Bar Association. (submitted photo)
Reyes had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama in 2012. (submitted photo)
Peter Reyes will be the first Latino to serve on the court
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Peter Reyes, Jr. as a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals last month. Reyes, along with District Court Judge Denise Reilly of Long Lake, Minn., were appointed to fill two at-large seats on the court following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri Stoneburner on April 1.
Community members could be making waves in mere months -- radio waves, that is.
Though it’s just in its infancy, a new low-powered FM radio signal for the East Side looks to be a community asset in the making.