One of three tournament finalists, team 5805D, Beacon E & R 4: Michael Ettesvold, Blake Anderson, Nolan Harre and Sarah Arend. (submitted photo)
Two teams from Concordia Academy in Roseville competed in the Dream It. Do It. Metro Minnesota VEX Robotics Tournament on Jan. 10 at Osseo High School. Both teams received awards for their performance.
A rendering shows what the entrance of the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville will look like after construction is completed at the end of February. (Photos courtesy of Roseville Parks and Recreation)
Roseville nature center undergoing renovations
The Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville is getting a major renovation, thanks to the city’s $19 million parks renewal program.
Under the racy headline “The Seamy Side of Society,” Los Angeles Times book reviewer Lillian C. Ford reported in 1925: “F. Scott Fitzgerald, who won premature fame in 1920 as the author of ‘This Side of Paradise,’ a book that first turned into literary material the flapper of wealthy parents and of social position, whose principal lack was inhibitions, has in ‘The Great Gatsby’ written a remarkable study of today. ... F. Scott Fitzgerald has arrived.”
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center celebrated 40 years of operation Sept. 27 at the Carpenter-St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings with several bird releases and other fun activities. The first bird released was a broad wing hawk that came to the Raptor Center in August after hitting a window. Two more birds, including a red shoulder hawk and bald eagle were also released under the awe-filled gaze of many observers. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Review area had its fair share of ups and downs in 2014. Here are some of the top stories that made headlines this past year.
Ismail Jama, 28, of Roseville, was violently assaulted in Autumn Grove Park just days before Christmas Eve. The Roseville Police Department is asking the public for information about the case. (photo courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)
Victim discovered in drainage ditch; currently in critical condition
The Roseville Police Department is asking the public for help regarding a violent assault that took place just before Christmas Eve in Autumn Grove Park.
Around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, a man walking in the park with his family discovered Ismail Jama, 28, semi-conscious in an empty drainage pond ditch at the park, which is currently under construction.