The Penumbra Theatre will present scenes from the play ‘Bearing Witness: The Ballad of Emmett Till,’ Feb. 6 at Roseville Library. (submitted photo)
This February, Ramsey County Libraries will celebrate diversity with a series on black history. The Roseville and Maplewood branches of the library will present five free events as part of their month-long public education program on African-American history.
Judy Woodward, the history coordinator for Ramsey County Libraries, organized the series to honor Black History Month and join a Ramsey County-wide initiative to promote diversity.
The programming will highlight some of the history of Minnesota and the different cultural groups within the state.
It appears that Roseville’s interim city manager may be stepping into the permanent role.
At their Monday, Jan. 13 meeting, the Roseville City Council voted in favor of negotiating a longterm contract with Patrick Trudgeon, who has held the interim position of city manager since May of last year.
Barbara Simon had a bit of a bad feeling before she and her husband purchased a specialty machine online in October of last year, and now says she’s sorry she didn’t trust her gut.
Barbara and Bill Simon, who live in Roseville, have had a business in the precision metalworking industry for the past 34 years, and 28 years ago Bill invented a machine called an auto-sert hardware insertion press. The machines, which weigh about 1,800 pounds, are used in the computer industry and are particularly hard to come by, with only hundreds available throughout the world.
Roseville community members gathered at city hall on Wednesday, Dec. 15 to talk about immigrants’ experiences in Roseville. The Roseville Human Rights Commission partnered with the Minneapolis-based nonprofit The Advocates for Human Rights to host the conversation. The goal of the event was to determine what Roseville can do to better welcome its immigrants.
Roseville has a growing immigrant population, and foreign-born residents make up 12.4 percent of the city’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
This month marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” There were huge victories in that war during the following decade, but after that, the federal government reversed course, cut anti-poverty programs, and our national government effectively surrendered.