A MnPASS express toll lane is currently being constructed on Interstate 35E in Little Canada. The project is slated to continue through next year.
Little Canada braces for noise
Two major highways in the area will soon have an additional lane, thanks to major construction projects in the works. When the projects are completed, they will improve traffic flow and safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Vadnais Heights and Roseville, two recent recipients of Wal-Mart Supercenters, have found that although the retail hubs attract crowds of shoppers, they also require a good deal of police attention, leading the cities to look for ways to help cut the cost of increased policing.
The Roseville Police Department has hired a new auto body shop after employees from its former vehicle repair vendor reportedly drove squad cars at "irresponsible" speeds on the way to be fixed last week.
Jerry and Jana Kyser of Roseville organize bi-annual Honor Flights out of the Twin Cities that take World War II veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. (submitted photo)
Kyser, a North Dakota native, served in the Vietnam War for three years in the late 1960s as a young man in his early 20s. His main duties included delivering supplies and transporting soldiers via helicopter. (submitted photo)
The Kysers have helped more than 1,100 World War II veterans take the Twin Cities Honor Flight. Each flight costs an estimated $75,000 to put on -- and the veterans "don't pay a dime," Jerry says. (submitted photo)
McCloskey, wanted on multiple warrants, shot with rubber bullet
On Thursday, Sept. 4, multiple agencies including the Roseville Police Department and the East Metro SWAT team responded to a home in the 2100 block of Rice Street in Roseville after receiving an anonymous tip that a man wanted on two active felony warrants was at the residence.
St. Anthony Fire Marshal Chris Fuller found a thrilled firetruck fan in 2-year-old Bodhi Geyen at the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Touch-A-Truck event. The fire department will return with sirens and lights a-blazing at this year's Touch-A-Truck event Sept. 13.
The backhoe simulator at last year's Touch-A-Truck event was a popular attraction.
Local kids got the chance to get up close and personal with more than a dozen trucks, emergency vehicles and heavy equipment at the last year's Touch-A-Truck event.
"Nordy" from the Minnesota Wild hung out with kids among the heavy equipment at last year's Touch-A-Truck event.
Touch-A-Truck sent in the clowns, who were also skilled balloon sculptors, at last year's event.
The St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and Silver Lake Village Shopping Center will hold their second annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Village.