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.
Two Lauderdale city council members are up for re-election this year. Seats held by Mary Gaasch and Roxanne Grove are set to expire at the end of the year. The incumbents are being challenged by newcomer Jeremy Carr.
Roseville council candidate, school board member convicted of fifth-degree drug possession in 2007
A candidate for Roseville city council and a current member of the Roseville Area School District School Board was convicted of fifth-degree drug possession several years ago. Now, Kaying Thao chooses to use the "dark time" in her past as inspiration to serve the community and prevent others from being in the same situation she was.
District 42B encompasses Little Canada, Vadnais Heights, Shoreview and part of Roseville, and is currently represented by Democrat Jason Isaacson, who will face Republican challenger Heidi Gunderson.
District 66A covers most of Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and the St. Anthony Park and Como Park neighborhoods of St. Paul. There, incumbent Democrat Alice Hausman will face Republican hopeful Jon Heyer.
Area homes see increases in property value
Each of the four cities in the Review's coverage area -- Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada -- recently certified a preliminary tax levy for next year.
The proposed levies below are the maximum property-tax increases that can be implemented by the cities. While the amount of the levy cannot be increased once approved, it can be decreased between now and the Dec. 30 final approval deadline.
Laura Wilberts finds time for service in busy schedule
High school seniors have a lot on their plate this time of year: extracurriculars, homework and college applications, to name a few. Add volunteering and leading an entire school, and you've got Roseville Area High School senior Laura Wilberts, 17, of Lauderdale.
Wilberts, RAHS student council president and a captain of the cross country team, was recently awarded an Outstanding Youth award from the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program for completing more than 100 hours of volunteer service in a six-month period.