Newsbriefs - Roseville Review

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.”

Tue
19
May

WaterFest makes a splash May 30

Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The 16th annual WaterFest will splash down at Lake Phalen Saturday, May 30, with a variety of educational and entertaining events.

Tue
19
May

OLLI courses for Falcon Heights residents

Falcon Heights residents are eligible to register for classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota. There is a $5 fee and pre-registration is required.

Tue
19
May

Quiet zone agreements signed in Little Canada and Shoreview

Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Lit
Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. 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)

Railroad should complete work by early 2016
Almost a year after the Minnesota Legislature set aside nearly $2 million intended to lessen the noise at railroad crossings in Little Canada and Shoreview, deals are in place to move forward with railroad quiet zone plans.
Little Canada approved deals with the state and the railroad at its May 11 rescheduled meeting, following the lead of the Shoreview City Council at its May 4 meeting.

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

Firefighters and flames

The Roseville Fire Department firefighters held a vehicle fire training session in the parking lot of the Rosedale Shopping Center the morning of Saturday, May 9.

Tue
12
May

Roseville 2016 budget process underway

Over the next several months, the Roseville City Council will hold several meetings to listen to the community, set priorities, review strategies and set the 2016 budget.

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.

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