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Tue
26
Jun

Former Gov. Arne Carlson speaks at Roseville Area Optimist Club


Pamela O’Meara • Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson spoke at the June 8 Roseville Area Optimist Club meeting.

Pamela O’Meara

staff writer

 

Arne Carlson, who was Minnesota governor from 1991 to 1999, was the guest speaker at the June 8 meeting of the Roseville Area Optimist Club.

Tue
26
Jun

Hansen Park reconstruction should be ‘largely done’ this fall


courtesy of City of New Brighton • Grandview Apartments residents watched helplessly as their parking lot and cars flooded following a superstorm in 2011 in New Brighton. In an effort to prevent future flooding, the Rice Creek Watershed District and New Brighton have undertaken a $4.8 million water storage reconstruction project at Hansen Park, which should be mostly complete this year.

Long project aims to decrease chances of flooding

 

Tue
26
Jun

Roseville raises age to buy tobacco to 21, is 11th MN city to do so


courtesy of Chris Turner, Association of Nonsmokers-MN • Supporters of Tobacco 21, a campaign that aims to increase the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21, showed up in force at Roseville City Hall June 18 to press the Roseville City Council to increase the age. The council did so with a unanimous vote, and come mid-July those who wish to purchase tobacco products in Roseville will need to be 21 years old to do so.

With a unanimous June 18 city council vote, Roseville became the 11th Minnesota city to up the age at which people can buy tobacco products to 21.

The city code amendment was met with a round of applause from a packed council chambers.

Tue
26
Jun

Former Little Canada city administrator looks back on 28 years in post


courtesy of City of Little Canada • Joel Hanson, Little Canada’s former city administrator, said farewell to his job of 28 years on June 22. On June 25 he started his new job as South St. Paul’s city administrator.

Little Canada’s now former city administrator, Joel Hanson, says his favorite thing about his time with the city was changing people’s expectations about what municipal government could do for them.

Tue
26
Jun

New Brighton police see, laugh at, poorly hidden crime


courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety posted this picture to Facebook on June 16 of a poorly camouflaged, stolen U-Haul truck, barely-tucked away in Long Lake Park in New Brighton. “It’s really hard to hide a U-Haul in the woods,” the post said.

“Making cops laugh at the attempt to camouflage a U-Haul makes them happier,” said a June 16 Facebook post from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Tue
26
Jun

Celebrate Independence Day

Here’s a list of area Fourth of July celebrations

 

Tue
26
Jun

Local inline skaters compete in Apostle Island Inline Marathon


submitted photo • Michael Johnson of Oakdale leads Jia Griffiths and Giorgia Birkeland. Madeline Lange and Peter Mackey follow in their Midway uniforms at the June 16 Apostle Island Inline Marathon on Madeline Island. Midway Speedskating trains at the Roseville OVAL.

Following the recent trend at the Winter Olympics, Midway speedskaters are doing more crosstraining on inline skates and competing during the summer.  

Mon
25
Jun

Marchers go from East Side to City Hall condemning separation of children


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of about 100 community members gathered at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in Dayton’s Bluff and marched to St. Paul City Hall June 20 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from families after being detained at the U.S. southern border.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution against administration policy

 

Mon
25
Jun

Construction finally starts at 208 Bates


Marjorie Otto/Review • Construction has finally started on 208 Bates Ave., a historic apartment building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building was a part of the 2016 Vacant Home Tour that was organized by Dayton’s Bluff neighbors to save historic buildings from being torn down.

Just over two years ago, six Dayton’s Bluff homes were in the shadow of the wrecking ball.

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