Roseville-Little Canada Review

Wed
30
Jan

Longtime Roseville resident crowned Winter Carnival king


courtesy of Emily and Darrin Photography The St. Paul Winter Carnival’s King Boreas LXXXIII, aka Roseville resident Monte Johnson.

Winter showed up just in time for this year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival, and to top it all off, a longtime Roseville resident was revealed as head of the event’s royal family.

Wed
30
Jan

Maplewood org offers free fun for the disabled


submitted photo Brandon, who is developmentally delayed, and his mother Natalie Ratkins, the founder and president of Special Adventures, a Maplewood-based nonprofit that offers free events for adults with special needs.

Reaching adulthood with limited options, perhaps living in a group home or with a disability that precludes them from most work, young people with disabilities can’t really socialize. Many don’t have the money. 

Wed
30
Jan

Recount loser wants one of Maplewood’s empty council seats


Solomon Gustavo Nikki Villavicencio and her daughter, Alley, at a Maplewood coffee shop. Villavicencio lost last fall’s Maplewood City Council election but wants to fill one of the city’s two council vacancies.

There is falling, which hurts. Then there’s the thud of having a rug pulled from under you. 

Wed
30
Jan

SNAPSHOT: Under the super blood wolf moon


photo courtesy of Mark Connolly

Roseville photographer Mark Connolly braved frigid temperatures and failing equipment the night of Jan. 20 to photograph a total lunar eclipse. 

Mon
28
Jan

Train fuel leaks into Battle Creek and Pig’s Eye Lake

A train derailment that occurred in the rail yard near Battle Creek and Pig’s Eye Lake spilled fuel into both bodies of water Jan. 14.

Wed
23
Jan

Power plays, and poise, in the Maplewood council chambers


Solomon Gustavo staff writer

There was no hockey in Maplewood City Hall, no brawls, no threats, hurt feelings or missing teeth.

Tue
22
Jan

For Bhutanese refugees, civics lessons come with police assistance


Matt Hudson Roseville police officer Won Chau spoke to a group of Bhutanese refugees during an English language learning class on Jan. 16. The officer has been visiting the group for about a year to take questions about adjusting to life in the United States.

After a short break period, some 35 Bhutanese refugees sat down in a basement room of the Rose Hill Alliance Church in Roseville.

Tue
22
Jan

Roseville fire chief asks for more firefighters


file photo Citing outdated staffing models that don’t meet demand, Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill has asked the city for nine more full-time firefighters. The increase in staffng could cost up to $1 million a year.

The Roseville Fire Department is looking to add nine firefighters to its full-time ranks, and took its case to the Roseville City Council’s Jan. 7 meeting.

Tue
22
Jan

Solar-supported ice house part of new MVPS vocational programs


courtesy of Greg Helgeson A high school student worked on part of an ice fishing house at Irondale High School. The project is part of the Mounds View school district’s Pathways to Possibilities program that supports college and workforce prep.

High school students started building their ice fishing house just outside of Irondale High School in the early fall, when the weather was warmer.

Throughout the semester, the weather turned colder, and work had to move inside.

Tue
22
Jan

Roseville to lobby at Capitol for OVAL funding, other priorities


file photo Roseville has hired a lobbying firm to help it secure its legislative priorities, including $4.2 million in state bonding for capital improvements at the Roseville OVAL.

The City of Roseville has hired a lobbying firm to help advocate for its legislative priorities at the Capitol over the next two years.

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