Roseville-Little Canada Review

Wed
19
Jun

Booklet commemorates Ramsey County Fair’s 100-year milestone


Jim Lindner

Did you know the Ramsey County Fair was canceled in 1946 due to a polio outbreak that infected one out of every 2,649 residents in St. Paul?
History buff Jim Lindner discovered this fact during his research for a booklet he wrote to commemorate the fair’s centennial anniversary.
In his 36-page booklet, “Down Through the Years,” Lindner takes readers on a journey of the fair’s history, starting with its founding in 1913 in White Bear Lake to its present-day location in Maplewood.

Tue
18
Jun

Discover Your Parks is back in Roseville


Puppet Wagon puppeteers performing a show at a city park last year. (submitted photo)

The city of Roseville is inviting residents to check out local neighborhood parks for some playtime and themed activities this summer.
Discover Your Parks events have expanded over the past few years and have become a favorite summertime activity for many Roseville families.
Roseville Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Jill Anfang says games, crafts and other recreational activities will be themed around the equipment and other features unique to each park.

Tue
18
Jun

Roseville Adult Learning Center celebrates graduation

Roseville Area Schools Adult Learning Center celebrated its 42nd graduation ceremony June 5, with 71 students earning a G.E.D. or high school diploma.
Students from this year’s graduating class hailed from countries around the world, such as Ethiopia, Somalia, Thailand and Mexico. The class ranged in age from 17 to mid-50s.
The class was the last to take the G.E.D. the “old-fashioned” way. The G.E.D. will switch from a paper-based test to a computerized version, going in effect 2014.

Tue
18
Jun

Como gorillas enjoying new home


Como Zoo now has 3 male adolescent gorillas and one family gorilla group on display. The males and the family group are kept separate from each other in different zoo enclosures.

It’s likely going to be a very exciting and busy summer at Como Zoo thanks in no small part to the zoo’s newly opened Gorilla Forest exhibit.
The $11 million, 13,000 square-foot enclosure is home to seven gorillas, six of whom are new to Como.
Matt Reinartz, Como’s marketing and public relations manager, notes the new exhibit is nearly three times larger than the previous gorilla habitat.

Wed
12
Jun

Ramsey County begins accepting same-sex marriage license applications

Following legislation legalizing same-sex marriage that Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on May 14, Ramsey County began accepting same-sex marriage license applications on Thursday, June 6.
Licenses will not be issued until Thursday, Aug. 1, at 12:01 a.m. Also beginning that day, Minnesota will recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples that took place in other states.

Tue
11
Jun

Ramsey County uses CodeRED for community alerts

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with CodeRED to provide county-wide community alerts and notifications.
Originally designed to enable local government officials to record, send and track personalized messages to thousands of citizens in minutes using high-speed community notifications, CodeRED’s user base has grown to include institutions of higher learning and utility companies.

Tue
11
Jun

Raiders’ Nielsen goes out a champion


Sammy Nielsen in action during the 800 meters at the state track meet at Hamline University. (submitted photo)

Three years ago as a freshman, Roseville Area High School’s Sammy Nielsen capped her first varsity track and field season with a state championship. Last weekend, Nielsen, now a senior, wrapped up her prep track career with another title.
Nielsen captured the Class AA championship in the 800 meters at the state track meet at Hamline University.

Wed
05
Jun

The art of chicken keeping


Les Larson stands outside his chicken coop with one of his pigeons. Water, food, and climate control are all carefully monitored. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Ever wondered what it might be like to keep chickens in your backyard?
Oakdale resident Les Larson will be sharing his knowledge of raising poultry at the Oakdale Discovery Center June 8. Interested residents can head to the center to find out more about chicken keeping -- an activity that’s allowed in Oakdale with a permit.

Tue
04
Jun

Murder-suicide leaves two dead, two injured in Shoreview


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department deputies and investigators were on the scene in the 5900 block of Grotto Street in Shoreview shortly after a deadly shooting on the morning of Tuesday, June 4. The Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina Medical team, Lino Lakes Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) also responded to the emergency call. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies, along with the Lake Johanna Fire Department, Allina medical team and Lino Lakes Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a Shoreview home on the 5900 block of Grotto Street in northern Shoreview at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.

Tue
04
Jun

Falcon Heights Elementary principal to retire

Falcon Heights Elementary School Principal Paul Charest is retiring after 24 years in District 623.
He has been the school’s principal for the past 13 years; prior to that leadership role he was the principal at Central Park Elementary School. Over his 39 years in education he has also worked as a teacher and school counselor.

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