Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
23
Jan

Former council member worries about New Brighton’s future


Solomon Gustavo • Gina Bauman served on the New Brighton City Council for 12 years until an election loss last fall.

Mayor looks forward to more unity.

Tue
23
Jan

SNAPSHOT: The only eagle we like this week

courtesy of Bob Graham • Bob Graham took a picture of this eagle, not in Philadelphia or a football jersey, but in his backyard in St. Anthony on Jan. 9.

Tue
23
Jan

Political analyst, New Brighton native, Sarah Janacek dies unexpectedly

New Brighton native and Irondale High School graduate Sarah Janecek, a veteran political pundit, died during a trip to Brazil on Jan. 12. She was 57. 

Tue
23
Jan

Amazon is not coming to Arden Hills

Company passes on Minnesota for new headquarters.

Amazon, the humongous online retailer, decided Jan. 18 that the state of Minnesota would not be a suitable place for its planned second headquarters.

Tue
23
Jan

Roseville and Mounds View district teachers among 167 MN Teacher of the Year candidates

Education Minnesota, the state’s teacher’s union, has announced this year’s slate of candidates for the 54th Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Mon
22
Jan

South St. Paul students stage walkout over bullying in school


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Students held signs with varying messages that all had one thing in common: bullying should not be tolerated in schools.

At 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 12, as students at South St. Paul Secondary were moving between classes, a group of students walked out of school. This was no field trip — the students walked out because they felt the school and South St.

Mon
22
Jan

Railroad Island man hikes donations to homeless neighbors


submitted photo • Sam Young has been spending much of this winter collecting, organizing and delivering donations for homeless neighbors living near the East Side. Young himself had been homeless when he was younger and says he wants to offer help like he received when he was struggling.

When Sam Young was a teenager, he spent about eight months homeless, moving from one wooded area in St. Paul to another, occasionally sleeping on friends’ couches due to a “volatile home life.”

Wed
17
Jan

Little Canada gymnast says she too was abused by U.S. team doctor

Little Canada native and Roseville Area High School graduate Maggie Nichols joined more than 100 women and other high-profile gymnasts saying she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Tue
16
Jan

Oak Grove group says Hispanic immigration heat has made life in New Brighton harder


Solomon Gustavo photo • At the Oak Grove mobile home park in New Brighton, some residents claim an uptick in immigration law enforcement activity is happening because of a discriminatory tip from a manager of Oak Grove Park Properties. The management company investigated the claim. The manager accused of contacting immigration authorities, Vicki Florio, was cleared of all wrongdoing and her attorney says the discrimination claims are “blatantly false.”

Gricel Alvarez, 16, sat at the head of the table in her mobile home in Oak Grove Park, the bright light from another recent white-out, wintry morning pouring in through a large window.

Tue
16
Jan

Group exploring free bus loop linking housing sites with businesses in south Roseville.


courtesy of Newtrax • A proposed bus loop serving seniors and others in southern Roseville and Falcon Heights would link senior housing facilities with shopping and community centers. Free rides would be available Tuesdays midday. There are three community forums planned to discuss the proposal. The first is Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roseville Library.

A Roseville group is testing the waters to see if there is demand for a free bus service linking senior housing facilities — and possibly serving people with disabilities or low income — with area shopping spots and community centers. 

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