Johanna Holub

Johanna Holub can be reached at jholub@lillienews.com or 651-748-7813. Follow her on Twitter @jholubnews

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22
Jul

Robbers enter Roseville Pawn America with 'guns a-blazing,' shoot employee


Two men are suspected of robbing a Roseville Pawn America store and shooting an employee in the leg the evening of Monday, July 21. Police are currently searching for information regarding the suspects' identies and getaway vehicle, a dark-colored 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt without license plates, shown above in images taken from video surveillance. (Photos courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Police searching for 2 suspects, getaway car
Lt. Lorne Rosand is confident the Roseville Police Department will catch a pair of suspects who robbed a pawn shop and shot an employee on Monday, July 21.

Tue
22
Jul

Little Canada man charged in mortgage fraud case

Rod Aslesen and three others accused of conducting over $2 million in illegal wire transfers
A federal grand jury has indicted a Little Canada man and three others in a mortgage fraud case.
 

Tue
15
Jul

Roseville meets again to discuss alleged police brutality lawsuit

City officials met for the second time with an attorney on Wednesday, July 9, to discuss litigation strategy in an alleged police excessive force lawsuit filed this spring.

Tue
08
Jul

Roseville creates staff position to expand municipal volunteering


Kelly O’Brien

Kelly O’Brien envisions broad city support for volunteerism
Roseville has begun ramping up its efforts to tap into a new resource: volunteers. New hire Kelly O’Brien is spearheading the cause in the city’s newly created volunteer coordinator position.

Tue
08
Jul

Suspect turns himself in following extensive RVPD, SWAT search


Several Roseville police vehicles, an ambulance and the East Metro SWAT team were on the scene near the Residence Inn as officers searched the area for an at-large suspect June 27. The suspect, 20-year-old Khari Adams of St. Paul, turned himself in later that evening.

Khari Samuel Adams

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, the Roseville Police Department responded to reports of an armed at-large domestic assault suspect who had possibly entered a nearby business. After half a day’s worth of searching for the “armed and dangerous” man, the suspect turned himself in at the St. Paul Police Department.

Tue
08
Jul

Bill Blesener chooses not to pursue re-election

Longtime Little Canada mayor’s term expires in December
When Bill Blesener ran for mayor in 2004, he thought he’d have a short-lived run as the city’s leader.

Tue
01
Jul

Roseville fire station brings faster response time, new programs


Camille Huntley, 7, got a chance to use the fire hose with Roseville firefighter Adam Sabotta at her side during “Fridays with Firefighters” June 20. The Roseville Fire Department will hold the kid-friendly open house event at the new Lexington Avenue station every Friday through Labor Day. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Firefighters responding to a house fire on Sherren Street June 17 arrived within two minutes of receiving a call alerting them to the fire. (submitted photos)

Joe Huntley got the feel of real fire truck while at the Roseville Fire Station during “Fridays with Firefighters” June 20. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

For homeowners like Deb Mosby and Ted Tessier, Roseville’s new fire station at 2701 Lexington Ave. N.

Tue
01
Jul

Little Canada breaks ground on Veterans Memorial


From left, council members John Keis and Shelly Boss, Greg Schloer, Dan Ryan, Frank Costa and Rocky Waite of the Veterans Memorial Committee, Mayor Bill Blesener, council member Mike McGraw and Veterans Memorial Committee members Judy Berggren and Kathy Hanson broke ground at the site of the future Little Canada Veterans Memorial at a June 9 ceremony. (submitted photo)

Rocky Waite has grand plans for Veterans Memorial Park, including a bench in honor of war dogs, a water feature and dedicated brick pavers in the plaza. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Rocky Waite, a Vietnam War veteran and chair of the Veterans Memorial Committee, discovered that Spc.5 Alan Gilbertson’s name had been misspelled as “Allen” on the plaque dedicating a city baseball field in his honor since 1972. (submitted photo)

Little Canada resident Rocky Waite has researched the stories of a number of local veterans who died during the Vietnam War. He plans to honor them at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Canada. (Johanna Holub/Review)

As of June 24, a sign at Veterans Memorial Park on Little Canada Road said about 80 percent of the $75,000 for the memorial had been raised. However, the project, which is being funded almost entirely by donations, is now expected to cost around $150,000 to complete. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Alan Gilbertson, shown here on his way to prom in the late 1960s, was wounded in action in Vietnam on March 27, 1971. He died just a few days later on April 3. Gilbertson Field in Little Canada is named in his honor. (submitted photo)

Spc.5 Alan Gilbertson began his service in Vietnam in September 1970. He was wounded and died just months later in April 1971. (submitted photo)

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Committee chair Rocky Waite reflects on local vets’ stories
Oakdale already has one at City Hall, North St. Paul is working on one, and there’s one at the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Not wanting to be outdone by neighboring cities, Little Canada has also undertaken the challenge of erecting a monument to honor local war veterans.

Tue
24
Jun

It’s that time of year again - Rosefest 2014


This year’s Rosefest celebration takes place June 26 to 30 and July 4. Above, last year’s Rose Parade included appearances by VFW Post 7555 as well as some amazing superheros and whimsical clowns. Be sure to get there early - the parade starts at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, June 30. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

There won’t be any shortage of live entertainment during Rosefest this year – a host of concerts and performances will be held at the Frank Rog Ampitheatre. Enjoy live music from Minnesota Sinfonia, performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” presented by Calvary Church and featuring many local Roseville residents, children’s music, and a great line-up before fireworks in Central Park for the Fourth of July. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Variety of events promises a memorable experience
Rosefest is back in a six-day format and ends with a bang, quite literally.
Roseville’s annual summer festival, this year held June 26 to 30 and July 4, features many traditional favorites with some new additions.

Thu
19
Jun

Roseville police officer denies brutality allegations


(dashcam photo courtesy of Roseville Police Department)

Council met in closed session June 18 to discuss case
One of the Roseville police officers named as a defendant in a police brutality lawsuit has filed a response to the case, denying the alleged abuse.

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