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Tue
22
May

‘Cops and Cones’ convened in Roseville following string of burglaries

On the hottest day of the year so far, the Roseville Police Department convened a “Cops and Cones” event at the Dairy Queen on Rice Street in response to a recent string of burglaries and thefts in the area.

Tue
22
May

‘Robin Watch:’ New Brighton resident finds bird’s nest, sets up camera to record eggs hatching


Solomon Gustavo • A resident talked about water softening services at the end of New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter’s water update presentation during the New Brighton Community Open House at the New Brighton Community Center May 5. During Lotter’s presentation, he said the city found very low concentrations of lead in some of the city’s tap water.

After finding a robin’s nest in his New Brighton yard, Jesús Aguirre decided to put up a surveillance camera in order to observe the bird, the nest and, eventually, the hatching of the eggs. 

Tue
22
May

My 36th Governor’s Fishing Opener


courtesy of Trish Ejnik Photography • The Willmar Lakes Planning Committee was determined to rid Spicer’s Green Lake of 25 inches of late-staying ice ahead of the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 12.

It was just a few weeks before the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener on Green Lake in Spicer when the Willmar Lakes Planning Committee came together with determination and equipment to rid the lake of 25 inches of ice in time for the big day. 

Tue
22
May

Dr. Michael Kurkowski of Shoreview received the Minnesota Dental Association’s Outstanding Service Award


Dr. Michael Kurkowski

Dr. Michael Kurkowski of Shoreview received the Minnesota Dental Association’s Outstanding Service Award. Kurkowski, retired since 2015, has been actively involved in organized dentistry.

Tue
22
May

North Suburban Gavel Association awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award to nine very deserving recipients


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On May 16 the North Suburban Gavel Association awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award to nine very deserving recipients.

Tue
22
May

SNAPSHOT: Double eagle

Courtesy of Mark Connolly • Roseville photographer Mark Connolly was once more at Keller Lake on May 13 to make photos of its bald eagles, catching some double eagle action that day.

Mon
21
May

West St. Paul residents call for change following allegations of sexism on city council


Hannah Burlingame/Review • It was standing-room-only in a full West St. Paul City Council chambers May 14 as woman after woman stepped up to the podium to speak out in support of Samantha Green and Mayor Jenny Halverson, who speakers said they thought were treated in a sexist way by others on the council.

The May 14 West St. Paul City Council meeting was filled to the brim, with people standing in doorways straining to hear what was being said, while a table inside the council chambers was stacked two feet high with feminine hygiene products.

Mon
21
May

East Yard tiny home project put on hold


file photo • The East Yard, a tiny home community that would have been located on an odd strip of land just south of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 627 Bush Ave., has been put on hold due to a variety of issues, including pollution remediation and site configuration, among other things.

Costs and configuration make it a challenge

 

After more than a year of studying and collecting feedback, work on a planned tiny home community, the East Yard, has stalled.

Mon
21
May

Little farm in the big city


Marjorie Otto photo/Review • The Rivoli Bluff Farm, located in the Railroad Island neighborhood at the western end of Minnehaha Avenue, consists of a large garden, an orchard, beehives and a gravel garden for starting trees. New this year, a high tunnel greenhouse is being constructed, which will extend the time for produce to grow. The farm is run by Urban Roots, an East Side youth organization that employs area high school students and teaches them agriculture, cooking and conservation skills.

Walking down to the Rivoli Bluff Farm, some may forget they are still in the heart of the city as they breath the smell of fresh-turned soil and watch bees whiz by. 

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