Matt Oehrlein, a Roseville native, now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he works full-time constructing giant steel robots with the vision of one day starting a robot combat sports league. (submitted photo)
A 2004 Roseville Area High School graduate has his sights set on a new venture that can be summed up in three words: giant fighting robots.
Courtney Gibson and Westin, her service dog, have been together for four years. Westin is her part-time service companion at school. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Little Canada teen supported by service dog
The bond between a pet and its owner is usually strong. The bond between a service dog and the human it cares for, however, is even stronger.
Courtney Gibson, 17, of Little Canada knows this firsthand, thanks to the support from her service dog, a lab/retriever mix named Westin.
The Roseville Oval, the largest sheet of refrigerated ice in North America, held a grand opening lighting ceremony for OVALumination on Friday, Nov. 7. The 2nd annual OVALumination kicked off with the lighting of 106 arborvitae and evergreen trees decorated with 66,000 lights. Skaters of all ages and abilities had a grand time enjoying the outdoors, marveling at the holiday lights and listening to Ralphie, a character from the Ordway's production of "A Christmas Story," sing songs from the show.
Betsy (Ignatowicz) and Ian Clausen were married on Aug. 22, at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior, Minn. The proud parents of the happy couple are Marty and Audrey Ignatowicz of Roseville and Eric and Francine Clausen of Savage.
Don't let him drink lake water -- green algae could kill him. Don't let him eat mushrooms in the lawn -- they could poison him. Don't let him play in the tall grass -- he could pick up a deer tick.
As a first-time dog owner, I was on high alert this summer. I'll admit that my level of concern dropped significantly once it reached the "things that will be uncomfortable for him to pass" portion of the danger list. But in all seriousness, my husband and I were really looking forward to getting outside -- albeit cautiously -- and exploring our new neighborhood with Hank, our 10-month-old Husky.