Matt Oehrlein, a Roseville native, now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he works full-time constructing giant steel robots with the vision of one day starting a robot combat sports league. (submitted photo)
A 2004 Roseville Area High School graduate has his sights set on a new venture that can be summed up in three words: giant fighting robots.
In 2010, the Roseville Parks and Recreation Department completed a parks system master plan, which includes acquiring a 3.32-acre parcel of land just south of Autumn Grove Park on Hamline Avenue. The vacant lot is owned by the Mounds View School District, and could be used for "court sports," including baseball, volleyball, pickleball or soccer, according to Parks and Recreation director Lonnie Brokke. (submitted graphic)
Former contaminated site to become a park
A three-acre piece of land in Roseville with a storied background as a dairy farm, construction company, printing press, school district center and contaminated brownfield will soon become a city park.
The Roseville City Council approved a purchase agreement with the Mounds View School District for a 3.32-acre property at its Nov. 10 meeting. The council plans to use the site, located at 2959 Hamline Ave., to augment Autumn Grove Park, which is just north of the property that once housed the school district's administrative center. The city entered into the purchase agreement in April, and has been conducting its due diligence period since.
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.
The Roseville Oval, the largest sheet of refrigerated ice in North America, held a grand opening lighting ceremony for OVALumination on Friday, Nov. 7. The 2nd annual OVALumination kicked off with the lighting of 106 arborvitae and evergreen trees decorated with 66,000 lights. Skaters of all ages and abilities had a grand time enjoying the outdoors, marveling at the holiday lights and listening to Ralphie, a character from the Ordway's production of "A Christmas Story," sing songs from the show.
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.
This month, the Roseville Library will present a four-program history series called "Many Voices, One Minnesota," which will explore the cultural history of several growing minority groups in the state, including Asian Indians, Karen, Somali and L
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.