Roseville-Little Canada Review

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May

East Side fifth-grade students become published poets


Cover art courtesy of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute • Fifth-grade students from John A. Johnson Elementary are now published authors after spending the school year writing and editing poems. Their work is appearing in an anthology called “The Bold, Untold North,” through the help of creative writing and tutoring nonprofit the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.

Anyone can be a writer and everyone’s voice matters is a lesson that John A. Johnson Elementary school students have been learning throughout the school year. 

Mon
14
May

Man pleads guilty to murder of Mendota Heights woman


Lucifer Vincent Nguyen

Lucifer Vincent Nguyen pleaded guilty May 8 to second-degree murder for killing a woman last July in Mendota Heights.  

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

Wed
09
May

Rep. Leon Lillie recovering after fall from ladder


Courtesy of Minnesota House Public Information Services • Despite having numerous broken bones, State Rep. Leon Lillie made a surprise appearance at the House Capital Investment Committee the morning of May 4, according to a tweet posted by @MNHouseInfo that same day.

Leon Lillie

State Rep. Leon Lillie was hospitalized after he fell off a ladder at his home April 22, breaking multiple bones. 

Tue
08
May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

Tue
08
May

Lauderdale buys a piece of its past


Courtesy of City of Lauderdale • The fifth- and sixth-grade class at Lauderdale School as seen in December 1953. Lauderdale recently bought the former school site located at 1795 Eustis St., and prior to its redevelopment, is offering tours of the building on May 19.

Redevelopment planned for Lauderdale School site, but first, tours

 

Tue
08
May

Ramsey County reviews sexual assault cases

On April 27, Ramsey County announced its findings from a two-year review of the “unique challenges” of sexual assault cases. 

Tue
08
May

Affordable housing project pitched next to Lowry Grove redevelopment


Courtesy of Google Maps • A 70-unit affordable housing development was presented to the St. Anthony community May 7 at the Bremer Bank site near the former Lowry Grove mobile home park. Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, presented the plan.

Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been involved in St.

Tue
08
May

Man sentenced for brutal, head-on crash in Roseville


courtesy of Roseville Police Department • Michael Terry Flodine was sentenced April 26 to jail time for the Dec. 2, 2016, crash, in which he plowed head-on into the SUV driven by Steven Gernes on Fairview Avenue in Roseville, severely injuring Gernes.

Michael Terry Flodine

The man who drove the wrong way down Fairview Avenue at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour and head-on into an SUV in a December, 2016, crash that bewildered area residents has been convicted of criminal vehicular operation.

Tue
08
May

Senior-loaded St. Anthony baseball starts season 8-0

With 15 Seniors on the roster and nine returning senior starters, St. Anthony Village High School baseball team members were hoping to get off to a good start this spring, and they certainly have.

Tue
08
May

Roseville Library program will feature local services that help people stay longer in their homes

As Americans live longer than ever before, more older people — even many people with memory issues — are able to remain in their own homes much later in life than any previous generation.

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