Santa visited with some naughty or nice basset hounds on Nov. 30 at Rosedale Center, Santa is at Rosedale Center and ready for a photo with the family or kids. The Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. has dogs for adoption. Check out www.bbrescue.org for more information.
Ava Witthauer received the 2013 Caring Youth Award, which was presented to her by Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, left, and Shoreview Human Rights Commission co-chairs Bob Minton and Nancy Hite. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Ava Witthauer of Shoreview has been in the habit of helping others since she was a little girl at Parkview Center School in Roseville -- from raising cash donations for victims of 2004’s deadly tsunami in southeast Asia, collecting thousands of Valentine’s Day cards for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to helping start a food shelf at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).
“She was born this way,” her mother Kim says. “As far back as I can remember she has been looking for ways to help others.”
Commuters traveling along Interstate 694 in the northeast metro should see shorter commute times starting in 2015.
Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced ten highway projects to receive $300 million in funding through the state’s new Corridors of Commerce program. The program was established during the 2013 legislative session to improve the movement of freight and add capacity to some of the state’s most congested roadways.
Let the Roseville City Council know what’s important to you. On Dec. 2, the City Council will hold a final budget and tax levy hearing.
Staff will make a presentation and residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed budget and its financial impacts.
In Sauk Rapids and Minneapolis and many other communities, weekly garbage collection means a single garbage truck goes down every residential street to pick up garbage. In contrast, other Minnesota communities have four or five different garbage trucks going down every residential street or alley to pick up the trash.
The Roseville City Council has not decided not to rule out the possibility of organized trash hauling for the city, but will not be moving forward with any official process at this time.
The possibility of implementing an organized trash collection system in Roseville has been a topic of discussion in recent years, and the Public Works, Environment and Transportation Commission recently passed an updated resolution that asked the Roseville City Council to consider that possibility.
Residents living near Cardigan Junction in southeast Shoreview may get some relief from the around-the-clock train noise they have been enduring since this spring as a result of increased railroad activity.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that they would be implementing a new operation plan through the junction.
CPR, which owns the railway intersection just north of I-694 and west of Rice Street, has seen an uptick in business lately as a result of an improved economy, according to Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the company.
Proposed improvements to the County Road H and County Highway 96 interchanges with I-35W are still in the preliminary phases. Ramsey County is seeking state funding to help pay for the improvements that would address operational, safety and bridge deficiencies as well as to provide for future needs. (graphic courtesy of Google Maps)
Ramsey County held an open house for residents to learn more about reconstruction plans for the County Road 96 and County Road H interchanges with Interstate 35W Nov. 19 at the Ramsey County Public Works Facility in Arden Hills.
County officials, in cooperation with the cities of Shoreview, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Arden Hills along with Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Rice Creek Watershed District, are currently reviewing several preliminary design alternatives for the reconstruction project.