Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
04
Jun

Murder-suicide leaves two dead, two injured in Shoreview


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department deputies and investigators were on the scene in the 5900 block of Grotto Street in Shoreview shortly after a deadly shooting on the morning of Tuesday, June 4. The Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina Medical team, Lino Lakes Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) also responded to the emergency call. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies, along with the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina medical team and Lino Lakes Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a Shoreview home on the 5900 block of Grotto Street in northern Shoreview at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Tue
04
Jun

Falcon Heights Elementary principal to retire

Falcon Heights Elementary School Principal Paul Charest is retiring after 24 years in District 623.
He has been the school’s principal for the past 13 years; prior to that leadership role he was the principal at Central Park Elementary School. Over his 39 years in education he has also worked as a teacher and school counselor.

Tue
04
Jun

Roseville teacher’s body recovered from Mississippi River

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Wednesday, May 29, confirmed that a body found in the Mississippi River near the Ford Dam was Jerome Gordon-Jackson. Gordon-Jackson was a 28-year-old special education assistant in Roseville Area Schools.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer arrested Gordon-Jackson for D.W.I. around bar close on Saturday, May 18.

Tue
04
Jun

Hansen, gymnasts named parade grand marshals


Ken and Lorraine Hansen (pictured), and their daughter Diane Lang, have played a key role for many years in making sure the Rosefest parade is a wonderful event. (submitted photo)

Dedication, effort and tradition could well be the themes of this year’s Rose Parade; they’re definitely the driving forces behind both the group and individual grand marshals.
The 2013 Rose Parade will honor longtime volunteer Ken Hansen and the Roseville Area High School Gymnastics Team.

Tue
28
May

Slovenian consulate opens in Roseville


From left to right Mayor Dan Roe, Slovenian Ambassador Roman Kirn, Honorary Consul Miro Medved at the opening of the Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Roseville.

The first Slovenian consulate in Minnesota opened its doors with a celebration at the home of Miro and Karen Medved on Monday, May 20.
Dozens of people showed up for the event where Miro Medved was officially named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia by visiting Ambassador Roman Kirn.

Tue
28
May

Harambee and Crosswinds likely to be dormant next year

At the closing of the legislative session, the Crosswinds and Harambee bills to transfer oversight of the schools to other school districts failed to make it through the Legislature, and it appears both buildings will stand empty next year as their students are sent back to their home districts.

Tue
28
May

Talking about the Glock with Paul Barrett

Monday, June 3.
Circle this date on your calendar, then head on over to the Roseville branch of the Ramsey County Library for what should be a fascinating presentation entitled: “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”
That’s also the title of the best seller by New York City author Paul Barrett who will be in town for his only visit to Minnesota this year.

Tue
28
May

Education funding bill passes, provides for all-day kindergarten

Youngsters who will be starting off kindergarten in the fall of 2014 may or may not be happy to know they can spend all day, not just a half day at school.
The Minnesota Senate approved a $15.7 billion education-funding bill on Sunday, May 19 in a 41-26 vote. The omnibus bill passed in the House earlier in a 78-56 vote.

Sun
26
May

Sticking with it


The Lawsons, left to right, Miles, Layla, Lennon and Shannon, seem happy with their East Side home. Though surrounded by vacant homes, they’re making the most of it and can see the bright side to their neighborhood. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

When the soon-to-be-wed Lawsons moved into their East Side home on the 700 block of Jessamine in 2005, they were surrounded on every side by “great families and great kids,” Shannon Lawson said.
But what they didn’t realize at the time was the importance of having good neighbors. After all, they were in their late 20s, didn’t have kids and didn’t spend a lot of time in the neighborhood.

Fri
24
May

Treating EAB in Roseville

The news is not good. Forty trees infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) have been found in Roseville’s Langton Lake Park. City staff is working  with the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to remove the infested trees to slow the spread of EAB.

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