Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen can be reached at jnielsen@lillienews.com or 651-748-7822.

 

Tue
15
Oct

Roseville unveils new fire station

Fire department personnel led members of the local media on a guided tour of Roseville’s new 35,000-square-foot fire station on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The $9.2 million state-of-the-art facility stands on the site of the city’s original fire station, built in the 1930’s, just north of city hall at 2701 Lexington Ave. North.

Wed
09
Oct

District 621 and 282 School Board elections to be held Nov. 5

School Board elections for Mounds View Public Schools and the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Voters will elect three residents to serve four-year terms on the Mounds View School Board. Four candidates are competing for those three open seats.
There are three seats open on the St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board. That race is uncontested, as there are just three candidates.

Wed
09
Oct

Bids on Vadnais Sports Center made public

The final three bids to purchase the ailing Vadnais Sports Center were made public on Monday, Sept. 30 in a public notice to bondholders from US Bank, the Center’s trustee.
The sport center was built in 2010 through bonds issued by the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Authority for $26.5 million. After three years of continuous financial woes, Community Facilities Partners -- the nonprofit that owns the facility -- put the sports center on the market with an asking price of  $13 million in July.

Tue
08
Oct

Roseville massage therapist faces new charges

Brandon Lee Palmer, a massage therapist and owner of the now closed Serene Body Therapy Health and Wellness Center on Snelling Avenue in Roseville, faces 13 new counts of criminal sexual conduct.
The new charges were filed last month in Ramsey County District Court. There are now a total of seven women who, according to criminal complaints, have accused Palmer, 31, of unwanted sexual contact during massages he gave them at Serene Body Therapy.

Wed
02
Oct

Cities approve property tax caps for 2014

Bulletin-area cities recently approved their preliminary property tax levies for 2014.
The preliminary levies are “not-to-exceed” levies, meaning once the preliminary levies are approved by city councils they cannot be increased, however, they can be lowered.

Tue
01
Oct

Roseville Raiderette returns to dance after head injury, spreads awareness

Michelle Jensen
Michelle Jensen (submitted photo)

It’s been a long 18 months on the road to recovery for 16-year-old dancer Michelle Jensen.
The Roseville Area High School junior suffered a severe concussion during gym class in March of 2012 that left the Raiderette Dance Team member wondering if she would ever be able to rejoin the team she’s loved being a part of since middle school.

Wed
25
Sep

Ramsey County residents give input on TCAAP redevelopment

Community members at a Sept. 17 open house shared ideas on the types of development they would like to see on the site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP).
In April, Ramsey County purchased the 427-acre parcel of land from the federal government for $28.5 million, and the land will be sold for private development. The Sept. 17 meeting was also an opportunity for curious citizens to ask questions about the project and get up to speed on its status.

Tue
24
Sep

Shoreview girl climbs martial arts ranks


Sophia Keeley, 9, practiced her karate moves with instructor and uncle, Jake Erling, at The Art Martial Arts Studio in Falcon Heights on Sept. 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Shoreview’s Sophia Keeley is seeing her hard work and dedication to the martial arts pay off. The 9-year-old karate kid received her brown belt -- the seventh of eight belts -- from Master Jake Erling at The Art Martial Arts Academy in Falcon Heights on Saturday, Sept. 14.
The fourth grader at Turtle Lake Elementary School has been studying karate since she was four and is poised to become one of the youngest students at The Art to climb up the ranks.

Wed
18
Sep

New Brighton city council candidates weigh in on issues

Five candidates are preparing for the Nov. 5 city council election in New Brighton.
Incumbents Char Samuelson and Gina Bauman and three other candidates are vying for two open council seats.
Longtime New Brighton resident and councilmember Char Samuelson was first elected to serve on the city council in 1994 and served two consecutive terms. She then served back-to-back terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, a republican representing the communities of New Brighton, Arden Hills and Shoreview from 2003-2007.

Wed
18
Sep

Incumbent Dave Jacobsen and councilmember Mary Burg face off in mayoral race

In New Brighton, current City Council Member Mary Burg will challenge incumbent Mayor Dave Jacobsen in the Nov. 5 election.
Burg has served on the city council since January 2004, and is currently in the middle of her third term. She said she has considered running for mayor for years.
“I believe I’m really qualified and want to use my expertise and experience,” she said. “I would like to bring about more community engagement in city politics.”

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