The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:
Duane Schwartz, Roseville’s public works director, will retire this week after more than 30 years of service to the city. Assistant public works director and city engineer Marc Culver, right, will take over the position May 1. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Anyone who’s visited Roseville City Hall in the last decade or has heard of the Ramsey-Washington Watershed District has experienced Duane Schwartz’s legacy.
Sydney Gahler, 5, and her brother, Jack, 3, made milkweed seed balls to take home that can be planted to attract butterflies to the garden.
Roseville’s Harriet Alexander Nature Center simultaneously celebrated Earth Day and its 25th birthday on Saturday, April 18. A variety of family-friendly activities were offered, delighting kids throughout the day. (photos by Linda E.