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.
Architect Marc Sloot said he aimed for sustainability and beauty — a “perfect blend.” (design and rendering by SALA Architects)
Owners aim to make more electricity than they take
A cloudy day greeted the groundbreaking of Mark and Kathryn Hansons' new Roseville home on Tuesday, June 16, and it's no stretch of the imagination that the two are hoping for sunnier days ahead.
The Hansons' house will be powered and heated by sunshine, so much so that Mark said the home should be "net-zero," generating more electricity via solar panels than it uses.
The Hansons are putting a twist on the typical net-zero story as well, with plans to charge their electric cars exclusively using the home's electricity.
Thomas Richard CarlinSchauer
April 21, 1957 - December 18, 2014
Thomas Richard Schauer was born in St. Paul, Minnesota; to Richard and Virginia Schauer (Vadnais). Richard passed away when Tommie was one; Virginia then married Archie Patrick, who played a pivotal role throughout Tommie's life.
Cosimini received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. His professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, medicine, surgery, and working with avians and exoti
Producer Van Alstine and commissioner Montour make it in
They might not be in front of the camera, but Rick Montour and Vanessa Van Alstine help CTV North Suburbs’ cable access television network continue to run smoothly.
Collegues said Montour and Van Alstine have dedicated countless hours and efforts to the network, which relies heavily on its volunteers to help produce and maintain its community-run programs.
Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)
‘Unsung difference-maker who works behind the scenes’
A “servant leader.” That’s how former Sen. Dave Durenberger described his friend Don Salverda, who was honored May 19 with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award — a beautiful eagle trophy — from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Minneapolis/St. More than 70 friends and colleagues attended.
“It was a wonderful night for Don,” Loren Swanson, a Rotary Club member from Falcon Heights, said of the 79-year-old former Ramsey County Commissioner and Roseville resident.