Johanna Holub

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

Tue
23
Jun

Rosefest 2015 promises goers will ‘be dazzled’

Rosefest 2015 will dazzle and delight even the youngest of attendees. It begins June 25. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Rosefest 2015 will dazzle and delight even the youngest of attendees. It begins June 25. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Rosefest is back in a "dazzling" six-day format and ends with a bang, quite literally.

Tue
02
Jun

Thein to say goodbye

Roseville Area Schools superintendent John Thein is set to retire Aug. 1. He told the Review the late Lloyd Nielsen, the former ISD 623 superintendent who’s pictured at right, was one of his mentors over the years. Roseville Area High School’s auditorium is named after Nielsen, a supporter of the fine arts in schools. Nielsen passed away last year. (submitted photo)
Roseville Area Schools superintendent John Thein is set to retire Aug. 1. He told the Review the late Lloyd Nielsen, the former ISD 623 superintendent who’s pictured at right, was one of his mentors over the years. Roseville Area High School’s auditorium is named after Nielsen, a supporter of the fine arts in schools. Nielsen passed away last year. (submitted photo)

Longtime Roseville Superintendent to retire Aug. 1
A room full of kindergarteners may not be the prime example of a place where most people can find a sense of inner zen. But Roseville Area Schools Superintendent John Thein says there’s no better place for him to find calm on a bad day—except maybe a class in the district’s senior program.
And it’s no wonder Thein likes to spend time with the kindergarteners. School board member Kitty Gogins, who’s known Thein since she joined a district committee in 2004, remembers Thein once went to a kindergarten class to read aloud, and when he asked the students what they thought he did, one student confidently shouted, “You’re the President!”

Tue
26
May

Falcon Heights readies for KaBOOM! playground build

This rendering, option “B” of three designs presented to community playground designers, was the chosen design. Scores of volunteers are expected to help install the equipment on Wednesday, June 3. (courtesy of KaBOOM!)
This rendering, option “B” of three designs presented to community playground designers, was the chosen design. Scores of volunteers are expected to help install the equipment on Wednesday, June 3. (courtesy of KaBOOM!)

It sounds like a magic trick: in about a week, 200 people will show up at an empty lot, and six hours later, a brand new playground will appear.

Tue
19
May

Anatomy of a robbery investigation

Marvin Spencer Sr.
Marvin Spencer Sr.

Pawn America robbery, shooting suspects make their way through the legal system

Those who regularly read Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig’s “One Chief’s Perspective” newsletter recently got a look at the prosecution of the suspects charged in last year’s armed robbery of the Pawn America in Roseville
The May 8 newsletter offered an intriguing look at wha’s happened since the inital investigation, and as the Review delved into the topic, details revealed the robbery was anything but “the perfect crime.”

Thu
14
May

Roseville Schools approves new superintendent contract

Dr. Aldo Sicoli
Dr. Aldo Sicoli

At its May 12 school board meeting, the Roseville Area School District sighed a figurative breath of relief as the board approved a contract with their chosen finalist for a new superintendent, following a six-month-long search.

Tue
12
May

Closing the lid on organized trash collection

Roseville votes not to pursue issue at future meetings
The sometimes divisive issue of organized trash collection in Roseville has simmered down for the time being, nearly two years after residents turned out in droves to voice their opinions on both sides of the matter.
Under an organized collection system, trash collection service is coordinated by a public entity, instead of residents choosing their own hauler. Roseville residents can currently choose to do business with one of 12 city-licensed haulers.

Tue
12
May

Lauderdale to switch to single-sort recycling

Next week on garbage day, Lauderdale residents will be rolling out another cart with their trash cans. The city is making the switch to single-sort recycling carts through Eureka Recycling.

Tue
12
May

Meet Sack Thongvanh, Falcon Heights’ new city administrator

Sack Thongvanh
Sack Thongvanh

Managing a city staff and being an FBI agent may seem like completely opposite careers, but to Sack Thongvanh, they have at least one thing in common: helping people.

Fri
08
May

Crews respond to Roseville Babies"R"Us fire

A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages.
A fire the morning of May 7 at the Babies"R"Us store in Roseville caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages. (courtesy of the city of Roseville)

The Roseville Fire Department responded to an alarm call at the Babies"R"Us on Fairview Avenue the morning of Thursday, May 7, and upon arrival, discovered smoke billowing from the back of the store.

Tue
05
May

U of M’s Bell Museum plans move to Falcon Heights

The future site of the Bell Museum at Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights is empty, save for some beehives used by the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The future site of the Bell Museum at Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights is empty, save for some beehives used by the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

A 140-year-old museum on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is moving out, finding a new home in Falcon Heights on the college’s St. Paul campus.

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