Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
08
Jan

2019 bringing major renovations to Mounds View Public Schools


courtesy Wold Architects and Mounds View Public Schools A portion of the $165 million bond issue approved by Mounds View Public School District voters in 2017 will go towards updating and expanding Irondale High School. Construction is expected to begin this year.

Bids and construction for the Mounds View Public Schools’ district-wide building projects, including the most intensive renovations, are on pace to get under way in 2019.

Tue
08
Jan

Bartz brothers of New Brighton unveil Slinky the Snail


Matt Hudson The 23-foot-tall snow snail named Slinky is the latest creation from Trevor, Austin and Connor Bartz. The New Brighton brothers have been attracting visitors with their cold creations for nearly a decade.

The Bartz home in New Brighton is once again a busy New Year’s destination thanks to Slinky the Snail.

Tue
08
Jan

Roseville police recover trove of stolen mail in New Year’s Day stop


courtesy of Roseville Police Department A New Year’s Day traffic stop in Roseville following a tip from a concerned citizen yielded stacks of stolen mail in an SUV driven by three people from St. Paul.

Roseville police recovered stacks of stolen mail, small packages and loose gift cards — more than 400 items in all — from three people stopped in a vehicle on Jan. 1.

Tue
08
Jan

Bamboo Bay opens at Shoreview Community Center


courtesy of City of Shoreview Bamboo Bay, a 7,000-square-foot addition to the Shoreview Community Center’s water park, opened in December as part of a more than $15 million facility renovation.

The nearly $16 million expansion of the Shoreview Community Center wrapped up at the end of 2018 with the opening of the Bamboo Bay water park area.

Tue
08
Jan

State paying to help clean northwest Roseville development site


Mike Munzenrider A three-building, 209-unit apartment development in northwest Roseville is set to receive more than $300,000 in state money to help with site cleanup.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said in a Jan. 2 release it was awarding Roseville cash to help clean up a development site in the northwest corner of the city.

Tue
08
Jan

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2019


submitted photo Working on puzzles or playing board games can help keep your brain in top health, which may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tue
08
Jan

Looking back at 2018 in the north suburbs


file photos Roseville Area High School students walked out of class March 14 to protest gun violence in schools and to hold moments of silence for the 17 killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting a month prior.

A month after 17 people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students at Roseville Area High School staged a walkout on March 14 to protest gun violence.

Mon
07
Jan

Christmas in Botswana


Marjorie Otto/Review Chobe National Park, located in northern Botswana, has the largest elephant population in the world, an estimated 50,000.

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Botswana or southern Africa until one of my best friends told me two years ago she was thinking about serving in the Peace Corps, and ended up being assigned there.

Wed
26
Dec

Arden Hills businessman will lead TCAAP development board


Matt Hudson photos Northern Soda co-founder Jesse Hopkins stands in the company’s tasting room. He and three others founded the Arden Hills-based craft soda pop business in the summer of 2018 to create their own flavors based on classic recipes.

A businessman specializing in real estate will lead the Joint Development Authority, which is tasked with coordinating a massive north metro development but recently cancelled meetings due to disagreements.

Wed
26
Dec

Arden Hills craft soda company reaching shelves across Twin Cities


Matt Hudson photos Northern Soda co-founder Jesse Hopkins stands in the company’s tasting room. He and three others founded the Arden Hills-based craft soda pop business in the summer of 2018 to create their own flavors based on classic recipes.

As a kid, Jesse Hopkins liked going over to the Pop Shop in Inver Grove Heights to mix and match soda pop flavors.

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