On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Governor Mark Dayton held a ceremonial bill signing for HF 41, a measure that allows the Roseville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association more flexibility in its administration as active membership declines.
Rosedale could be more than a half square-mile larger as expansion plans move through the Roseville city approval process. 141,000 square-feet of new retail space are shown in red. (source map courtesy of City of Roseville)
City council seeks safer parking lot crossings
Billed as the "highlight of the evening" by Mayor Dan Roe at the Sept. 28 Roseville City Council meeting, preliminary plans for a large expansion of Rosedale Center were unanimously approved.
The council gave its blessings to a preliminary plat that will make way for a 141,000-square-foot retail addition, as well as a new parking structure.
A view of the Korean Demilitarized Zone as seen from the Dora Observatory in 2006 from the South Korean side. The roughly 160-mile-long DMZ has divided North and South Korea following the 38th parallel since the 1953 armistice agreement. Large numbers of troops are still stationed on either side of the line, today. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Mindful of her own Korean refugee background and the effects of her rocky start in life, Roseville resident Hyon Kim says she wants to help refugees who have escaped from North Korea after facing great difficulties, including sex trafficking, forc
The newest addition to the West St. Paul parks system, Harmon Park, held its open house on Sept. 24. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Remodeling retains reminders of the past
Despite slightly overcast weather and occasional drizzles, hundreds of West St. Paul residents made their way to the Harmon Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s most recently renovated recreational space.
Located in a neighborhood in the city’s north end, Harmon Park is also considered the city’s oldest park, dating back to 1925.
St. Paul planning staff have been hard at work scheming ways to rezone parts of the East Side to better accomodate the proposed Gateway Corridor transit line, which would put a bus rapid transit route on Hudson Road connecting downtown St. Paul to Woodbury and Lake Elmo, passing through Maplewood and the East Side. (submitted graphic)
Rezoning would push for denser commercial, residential along proposed Bus Rapid Transit line
A plan that’s slotted to go before the St. Paul City Council on Oct. 7 would formalize the city’s planning around the Gateway Corridor, a proposed bus rapid transit line that would go from Woodbury or Lake Elmo to downtown St. Paul, going through neighborhoods along Interstate 94. In St. Paul, it would run along the north side of the freeway on Old Hudson Road.
Teens from the East Side and Minneapolis’ North Side performed in an empty parking lot on Payne Avenue in September, during three separate performances. The events were put on by Farrington Llewellyn, who was hired by Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. (submitted photo)
Hoping to bring some activity to an unflattering city-owned parking lot on Payne Avenue, Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services teamed up with teens from the East Side and Minneapolis to bring some life and music to the open pavement.