Johanna Holub

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

Tue
18
Nov

Roseville native envisions giant robot combat sports league

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)
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.

Tue
18
Nov

Roseville approves land purchase with Mounds View School District

Autumn Grove Park Concept Plan
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.

Thu
13
Nov

Little Canada man found guilty of manslaughter after pushing another into traffic

Michael John Merten III
Michael John Merten III

Michael Merten to be sentenced Dec. 23

A jury has found a Little Canada man guilty of manslaughter after pushing another man into traffic during a fight in August.

Tue
11
Nov

Celebrating the human-animal bond

Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school.
Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Little Canada teen supported by service dog
The bond between a pet and its owner is usually strong. The bond between a service dog and the human it cares for, however, is even stronger.
Courtney Gibson, 17, of Little Canada knows this firsthand, thanks to the support from her service dog, a lab/retriever mix named Westin.

 

Tue
11
Nov

Roseville undertakes aggressive parks restoration program

Roseville has begun efforts to remove invasive plant species in 22 of the city’s 30 parks.
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.

Wed
05
Nov

Incumbents victorious in Roseville-area elections

Tue
04
Nov

Finding a fit for autism in the work world


Chelsea Schwartz of Roseville works at the Roseville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership as a file clerk. Schwartz is autistic, but staff says she's the best file clerk the dealership has ever had. (submitted photo)

Schools, employers join forces
22-year-old Chelsea Schwartz works more than 30 hours a week at two part-time jobs. She's interned at one of the largest and most well-known companies in Minnesota. She's saving up for a car, or maybe a trip to visit a friend. And she certainly doesn't let having autism slow her down.

Fri
31
Oct

Masked suspects sought in Little Canada bank robbery

Robbery Suspect 1
Two unknown males wearing Halloween masks are sought in the morning robbery of the U.S. Bank on Rice Street in Little Canada on Thursday, Oct. 30. Anyone with information about the robbery or the two suspects should call the Minneapolis FBI at 763-569-8000. (photo courtesy of U.S. Bank)

Two males wearing masks showed up for early trick-or-treating at a local bank the morning before Halloween, but they were there for cash, not candy.

Tue
28
Oct

Little Canada chiropractor who raped client sentenced to 4 years

Paul David Thompson
Paul David Thompson

Senator questions licensing board’s procedures
A chiropractor with a clinic based in Little Canada was recently sentenced to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a female client during an appointment in May.
Paul David Thompson, 54, of Vadnais Heights was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct: one in the third degree and another in the fifth degree. The fifth-degree charge was dropped per the plea agreement.

Tue
21
Oct

Infrastructure, community engagement priorities for Roseville council candidates

Two Roseville city council members are up for re-election this year. Seats held by Tammy McGehee and Bob Willmus are set to expire at the end of the year. They are being challenged by newcomer Kaying Thao.

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