Vadnais Heights and Roseville, two recent recipients of Wal-Mart Supercenters, have found that although the retail hubs attract crowds of shoppers, they also require a good deal of police attention, leading the cities to look for ways to help cut the cost of increased policing.
The Roseville Police Department has hired a new auto body shop after employees from its former vehicle repair vendor reportedly drove squad cars at "irresponsible" speeds on the way to be fixed last week.
Jerry and Jana Kyser of Roseville organize bi-annual Honor Flights out of the Twin Cities that take World War II veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Kyser, a North Dakota native, served in the Vietnam War for three years in the late 1960s as a young man in his early 20s. His main duties included delivering supplies and transporting soldiers via helicopter.
The Kysers have helped more than 1,100 World War II veterans take the Twin Cities Honor Flight. Each flight costs an estimated $75,000 to put on -- and the veterans "don't pay a dime," Jerry says.
McCloskey, wanted on multiple warrants, shot with rubber bullet
On Thursday, Sept. 4, multiple agencies including the Roseville Police Department and the East Metro SWAT team responded to a home in the 2100 block of Rice Street in Roseville after receiving an anonymous tip that a man wanted on two active felony warrants was at the residence.
The prep volleyball teams at Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy put together solid stretches of matches last week. Both teams are ranked in the state's top 10 and might even move up in this week's poll.
Heading into its game last week against St. Anthony Village, the Concordia Academy football team had lost its last four games to the Huskies. The Beacons have a similar history with this week's opponent.
Not much went right for the Roseville Area High School football team in week one, so a bounce-back was on the agenda in week two last week. The Raiders came through and now turn their attention to putting together a winning streak as they head into this week's game.