NSCC cities extend cable franchise and ready for possible Comcast successor

If FCC approves Comcast and Time Warner's proposed merger, a new company called Midwest Cable, which will do business as Greatland Connections, will take over the NSCC area. Comcast shareholders will have six seats on the new company's board and Charter Communications shareholders will have three. Shoreview has until the end of the year to decide if it will remain in NSCC. Comcast will subsume Time Warner and drop the latter's name.

Another cable TV provider eyes the market
North Suburban Communications Commission member cities have approved a cable franchise extension deal with Comcast -- the last, North Oaks, doing so Nov. 13.
Four years of negotiations over a new deal stalled and became overshadowed by the cable company's rush out of the Twin Cities cable market in preparation of limiting its national market share in order to garner Federal Communications Commission approval of a planned merger with Time Warner.


Roseville undertakes aggressive parks restoration program

Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks.
Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks. Acorn Park, pictured here, hosted an informational meeting last weekend about the city’s $1.5 million Natural Resources Renewal program. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

As part of Roseville's far-reaching Parks Renewal program, the city's parks and recreation department has undertaken a project aimed at eliminating invasive plant species at the majority of municipal parks.


Incumbents victorious in Roseville-area elections


OVALumination returns to Roseville

OVALumination, a new city tradition that began last year, is returning to Roseville on Friday, Nov. 7, the first day the Guidant John Rose Oval will be open for the skating season.


Carving creativity - photos

Zackie Hoaglung, 8, (left) and Peepers Fortier, 13, enjoyed the Halloween event at the VFW Post 7555 in Roseville on Oct. 25. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Forum urges action on Alzheimer’s projects

Roseville group seeks to make city ‘dementia friendly’
Within a year, Roseville might see new ecumenical religious services for people with memory loss and their caregivers.
Or a network of trained "gatekeeper" volunteers in neighborhoods and businesses helping seniors who show signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Or programs to help residents learn about dementia and how to help.


Infrastructure, community engagement priorities for Roseville council candidates

Two Roseville city council members are up for re-election this year. Seats held by Tammy McGehee and Bob Willmus are set to expire at the end of the year. They are being challenged by newcomer Kaying Thao.


Kaying Thao addresses past criminal charges

Roseville council candidate, school board member convicted of fifth-degree drug possession in 2007

A candidate for Roseville city council and a current member of the Roseville Area School District School Board was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession several years ago. Now, Kaying Thao chooses to use the "dark time" in her past as inspiration to serve the community and prevent others from being in the same situation she was.


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