Roseville Area Schools Superintendent Aldo Sicoli and North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club President Dale Jensen cut the ribbon on Central Park Elementary School’s new Reading Oasis Feb. 24. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Kiwanis Club and book publisher made it happen
The library at Central Park Elementary School in Roseville was packed full with three fourth-grade classes Feb. 24 to witness the ribbon cutting on the school’s new Reading Oasis.
The North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club and Scholastic Books came together to donate the Reading Oasis to the school, each donating $5,500 towards the cause.
Kiwanis member Todd Levig explained that he and other club members assembled the benches and book shelves, while high school-aged Kiwanis Key Club members labeled the Oasis’ 1,200 books, color-coding them by grade level.
Ramsey County will be involved with the reconstruction of the Highway 36 bridge over Lexington Avenuev this summer and fall along with five other county projects in the Review area, out of 30 approved by the county board last month. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Review area gets six of them
While the Roseville Review area exited February with pleasantly temperate weather and roads likely a bit worse for it, Ramsey County did its part in the annual preparation for spring — as in, road construction season.
The Ramsey County Board gave the go-ahead to 30 road construction and maintenance projects for 2016 at its Feb. 16 meeting.
The roads under the board’s purview are county roads, including your Bs and Ds, as well as the likes of Lexington Avenue, also known as County Road 51.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)
Police ask for help identifying woman
A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case.
The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.
Precinct party caucuses are a week away on March 1 — Super Tuesday — when voters in Minnesota and 12 other states will caucus for presidential candidates, among other party business.
The events, which begin at 7 p.m., are run completely by state political parties and deal with internal party business so caucus rules and happenings will vary, district by district.
Roseville Review area Republicans and DFLers who plan to caucus likely live in either House District 42B or 66A; officials in both parties are expecting lots of caucus participation during this presidential election year.
Of the 21 state berths up for grabs at the Section 4AA gymnastics meet on Feb. 13, the team from Roseville Area High School nabbed 16 of them. The Raiders entered the meet ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA and showed why.
Fingerprints, DNA, surveillance — what does it take to solve a crime? Learn how it’s done at Roseville’s Citizens Police Academy on Wednesday nights from March 16 through April 27. Classes run from 6-9 p.m.