The Council of the City of Little Canada is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Little Canada Parks and Recreation Commission. The term of office is for approximately 16 months through December 31, 2016.
The Council of the City of Little Canada is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Little Canada Parks and Recreation Commission. The term of office is for approximately 16 months through Dec. 31, 2016.
Little Canada and Shoreview are still waiting on the Canadian Pacific Railroad to improve rail crossings in the cities to make them quiet zones so that crossing trains can silence their horns. The state set aside some $2 million for the work, which is now likely to be completed by early 2016. A 2.5-mile stretch of track and eight crossings are targeted; all the crossings must become quiet zones because train horns can carry long distances. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)
Nearly two months after Shoreview and Little Canada finalized agreements with Canadian Pacific Railroad for train quiet zones, a timeline for the completion of the zones is still up in the air.
Said Grace Blesener of her late husband, Mayor Bill Blesener, “I think even he would have been a little emotional today.” (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Blesener spearheaded facility, but died before its completion
Some 100 people packed into a corner of Little Canada’s newly finished public works building on June 22 for its grand opening and dedication to the city’s former mayor, the late Bill Blesener.
The cavernous yet bright new building at 2858 Centerville Road was packed with heavy vehicles and heavy hearts for Blesener, who championed the completion of the 25,000 square foot building.
Blesener died from cancer on Dec. 21, 2014 at age 74, days away from completing his 10th term as mayor.
Nita Ortiz, center, with Pam Madlind and Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom after she received a Sheriff’s Award for Excellence for performing the Heimlich maneuver on Madlind after she choked on an omelet at Ortiz’ restaurant. (Danielle Korby/Review)
Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom says not everyone jumps into action to try to save a life in emergency situations. But for three area residents and two deputies, this is exactly what they did.