Two Hand in Hand Christian Montessori School employees were in the kitchen when a bullet came through the window the afternoon of Jan. 26. Neither were injured. (photo courtesy of the Roseville Police Department)
A 48-year-old Falcon Heights man died of a self-inflicted gunshot the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 26, after firing one round at the Hand in Hand Christian Montessori School on Fairview Avenue in Roseville.
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.
Home values slowly rebounding; commercial property values stay low
With the soon-approaching beginning of the new year, local city councils have been busy approving their 2015 budgets and tax levies before a Dec. 30 deadline.
Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada and Roseville have each adopted a budget for next year, ranging from just over $1 million in Lauderdale to $52 million in Roseville.
The recovery of the housing market means the average homeowner will see an increase in property taxes whether a city increased its levy or not, due to increased home values.