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.
The Roseville City Council and city manager Bill Malinen agreed to part ways during the council’s Monday, May 13, meeting. Though Malinen’s departure seemed to catch many in the community by surprise, Mayor Dan Roe said the move had been in the works for some time.
The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village boys track and field team claimed its four consecutive North Suburban Conference championship last Thursday. A number of St. Anthony students helped the team earn points toward that title.
Five different athletes from St. Anthony won individual events at the meet held at St. Francis High School.
Roseville Area High School (RAHS) seniors have about a week and half separating them from the end of their high school careers. Most will undoubtedly attend parties in their honor with family and friends, but this year’s 505 (planned) graduates will have one last opportunity to celebrate with classmates at an all-night party on campus following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 31.
Former Mounds View High School softball standout Taylor Daas’ play this season helped her college team reach the national tournament and she was rewarded for her efforts. Earlier this month, Daas was named first-team all-conference.
Daas, a sophomore shortstop at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, was one of four Morningside players named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team. The Mustangs played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament last week.
Updated -- A body that was pulled from the Mississippi River near Robert Street in St. Paul on Wednesday, May 8, has been identified as Kira Steger (Trevino), 30.
A resident who works in the area saw the body floating in the river and notified police at about 1:30 p.m. May 8. The St. Paul Fire Department responded by boat and removed the heavily decomposed corpse from between two barges.