A Little Canada man has been charged with fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation after he allegedly crashed his minivan into a restaurant in Lowertown St. Paul last week.
Just before midnight on Friday, May 2, a state patrol trooper received a radio call reporting an “erratic” motorist on U.S. Highway 61 who was speeding, crossing the center line and nearly crashed into a wall, according to the criminal complaint.
A historic aerial photo from 1938 shows a straightened Rice Creek as it flows through what would later become the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, with its former meandering path still visible. The road running north/south through the photo would later become Interstate-35W. (photo courtesy of the Rice Creek Watershed District)
The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) recently received a $3 million grant from the Clean Water Fund which will be used to improve the water quality in Long Lake.
The grant, which comes from the Minnesota Legacy Fund, will be used for various projects intended to curb pollution entering Rice Creek and surrounding waters that feed Long Lake, focusing on sediments and phosphorus, which cause algae blooms. The long-term goal is to reduce the pollution in the lake by 40 percent.
Last week, Ramsey County secured its place in the “state of hockey” after a probate court judge allowed the county to purchase the Vadnais Sports Center, a complex that houses two ice arenas and seating for more than a thousand spectators, among other amenities.
Madeleine Logeais of Roseville, a junior at Visitation School in Mendota Heights and co-captain of The Robettes all-girls robotics team, earned one of only ten FIRST Dean’s List awards at the Robotics World Championship held April 26 in St. Louis, Mo.
Logeais is the first-ever Minnesotan recipient of the prestigious award, which is selectively given to exceptional FIRST Robotics Competition participants based on their leadership skills, commitment to FIRST ideals, contributions to their team, and their effectiveness in increasing awareness of FIRST within their schools and communities. 80 or more finalists are named, and winners are announced at a ceremony during the championship.
The University of Minnesota held its groundbreaking ceremony for $1.5 million in new upgrades at the Raptor Center in Falcon Heights on April 24. Board members and distinguished staff helped with the ceremony and announced the event. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The enclosures at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center in Falcon Heights were built into a hill in the 1980s with untreated wood. Over the summer, the facility will be renovated and upgraded with newer, more durable materials, and will be at-grade, meaning staff, volunteers and visitors will no longer need to climb what can sometimes be slippery or icy stairs to see and care for the birds. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Executive Director Juli Ponder says the current Raptor Center enclosures were not built with weather, particularly Minnesota winters, in mind. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the rainy afternoon of April 24, and droplets fell on Ponder’s head as she explained why the enclosures needed to be upgraded to keep the birds, as well as volunteers, safe and dry during inclement weather. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Volunteer Chloe held Sam, a great horned owl, one of the many raptors that are used at the Raptor Center for education, on April 24 at the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights broke ground last week on $1.5 million-worth of facility upgrades that will take place over the summer.
Only one member of the Roseville Area High School boys 4x800-meter relay team that earned All-State honors last season is back this spring, but it appears he has found some worthy new partners.
Senior Dan Wahlstedt teamed up with sophomore Collin Kiley, junior Jack Schugel and senior Dan Zalk to win the 4x800 at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. They completed the eight laps in a time of 8:09.19 to beat out the runner-up team from Hibbing by 0.88 seconds.