Last week, Ramsey County secured its place in the “state of hockey” after a probate court judge allowed the county to purchase the Vadnais Sports Center, a complex that houses two ice arenas and seating for more than a thousand spectators, among other amenities.
The University of Minnesota held its groundbreaking ceremony for $1.5 million in new upgrades at the Raptor Center in Falcon Heights on April 24. Board members and distinguished staff helped with the ceremony and announced the event. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The enclosures at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center in Falcon Heights were built into a hill in the 1980s with untreated wood. Over the summer, the facility will be renovated and upgraded with newer, more durable materials, and will be at-grade, meaning staff, volunteers and visitors will no longer need to climb what can sometimes be slippery or icy stairs to see and care for the birds. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Executive Director Juli Ponder says the current Raptor Center enclosures were not built with weather, particularly Minnesota winters, in mind. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the rainy afternoon of April 24, and droplets fell on Ponder’s head as she explained why the enclosures needed to be upgraded to keep the birds, as well as volunteers, safe and dry during inclement weather. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Volunteer Chloe held Sam, a great horned owl, one of the many raptors that are used at the Raptor Center for education, on April 24 at the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights broke ground last week on $1.5 million-worth of facility upgrades that will take place over the summer.
Roseville area residents who volunteer at Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park recently helped get the carousel ready for its 100th Birthday season. The carousel opens May 1 and operates Tuesday through Sunday each week.
Caller impersonating fictitious officer
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about an ongoing scam in Ramsey County.
The sheriff’s office has received over a dozen reports of county residents getting calls from a scam artist.
The Roseville Human Rights Commission hosted a naturalization ceremony at the Roseville Skating Center the afternoon of Wednesday, April 16. The ceremony commenced with a performance of “Star-Spangled Banner,” sung by city of Roseville administrative staff member Kari Collins.
One person is dead after a weekend fire in Roseville.
According to a news release from the city, on Saturday, March 22 just before 6 p.m., the Roseville Fire Department, with assistance from the Lake Johanna Fire Department, was dispatched to the Rose Mall Apartments located in the 2200 block of Pascal Street. There were reports of alarms sounding and smoke coming from the third floor of the apartment building.
In a 3-2 vote, the Vadnais Heights City Council approved an application submitted by Metro Transit for a site plan, special use permit and preliminary plat to build a commuter bus park and ride facility at 850 East County Road E. Council members Terry Nyblom and Craig Johnson voted against the motion at the March 5 council meeting.