The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has charged Brandon Lee Palmer, a massage therapist and owner of Serene Body Therapy on Snelling Avenue, with one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree.
According to the Roseville Police Department, the charges against Palmer, 30, stem from a complaint made on Feb. 11, from a female client who alleged she was touched inappropriately while receiving a massage from Palmer.
When Maureen Sikorra retired from the Roseville Police Department earlier this month after 22 years, the department lost a veteran officer who had filled a number of roles during her career.
“I woke up one morning and said it’s time,” Sikorra said of her retirement. “It’s been a wonderful ride. I leave with mixed feelings.”
During her time in Roseville Sikorra worked as a patrol officer, juvenile detective, family violence investigator and finally, school liaison officer at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).
Como Zoo now has 3 male adolescent gorillas and one family gorilla group on display. The males and the family group are kept separate from each other in different zoo enclosures.
Families viewed the new outdoor exhibit area where the three bachelor males adjusted to the new outdoor area. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The new Gorilla Forest enclosure opened June 6 at Como Zoo.
The new Como Zoo Gorilla Forest exhibit features an outdoor window viewing area where the gorillas can be seen up close.
It’s likely going to be a very exciting and busy summer at Como Zoo thanks in no small part to the zoo’s newly opened Gorilla Forest exhibit.
The $11 million, 13,000 square-foot enclosure is home to seven gorillas, six of whom are new to Como.
Matt Reinartz, Como’s marketing and public relations manager, notes the new exhibit is nearly three times larger than the previous gorilla habitat.
The Roseville City Council and city manager Bill Malinen agreed to part ways during the council’s Monday, May 13, meeting. Though Malinen’s departure seemed to catch many in the community by surprise, Mayor Dan Roe said the move had been in the works for some time.
The Roseville Human Rights Commission, thanks to funding from the Bush Foundation and the Meadowlawk Institute, will host a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:15 p.m. that will seek to engage community members on one key question: “What does it take to create a safe and connected community?”
Put down that snow shovel (for now, at least), grab a hot beverage and relax with the latest edition of the Fairbanks Almanac. When you’re done you can crack open your dusty volume of Francis Bacon essays.
With spring finally here (really, it is!) local nonprofit Bridging is in dire need of the household goods its clients rely on to get back on their feet.
Bridging, formed in 1987, has offices in Roseville and Bloomington and serves, on average, 4,000 households annually, or about 75 per week. Between the two locations, Bridging has about 50,000 square-feet of warehouse space.
The Bucknell University men’s basketball team stayed home last week and spent spring break trying to earn a trip for this week. Even though classes started up again Monday, the Bison will be gone from campus for at least a couple of days.