Community building, operating efficiency drive discussion
Roughly four months into the new Maplewood Community Center-YMCA partnership, city staff are pleased to report it's helping keep both children and the community center afloat.
At the Oct. 26 City Council workshop, parks and recreation director DuWayne Konewko said swim lesson enrollment numbers have already started to increase, additional operational changes at the Maplewood Community Center are in the works, and the two entities are collaborating on ways to better engage diverse youth in wellness activities.
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Midge McLean, Eleaonor Ostman Aune and Dolly Buettner at Notre Dame Thursday, Nov. 12, the day before terrorists attacked multiple locations in Paris. On Sunday, Nov. 15, bells pealed and doves flew at Notre Dame in remembrance of victims of the attacks. (courtesy of Sharon Shonka)
Coordinated terrorists attacks in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, killed 129 people. Those killed were out for Friday night, gathered in public places like restaurants, a soccer stadium and a music venue. The Islamic State has taken credit for the attacks.
Nearing the end of their overseas guided tour, three Roseville residents and 15 others from metro area, were in Paris that night.
Police say: 'Tis the season to keep close tabs on deliveries
The video takes all of 50 seconds: A white car pulls up, a woman in a pink sweatshirt gets out, she leaves the frame, returning with two packages, walking more briskly than before. She hops back into the passenger side of the car and it leaves.
"'Tis the season," says Lt. Lorne Rosand of the Roseville Police Department. "Basically, this is seasonal in that as we get closer to the holidays, obviously there will be an uptick in stolen packages."
Per a just-passed Roseville ordinance, city deer, such as this pair spotted off Roselawn Avenue, could be subject to organized bow hunts, while residents who feed deer and other wild animals, could be subject to administrative fines. (submitted photo)
Following a long and sometimes contentious process, complete with multiple city council and Parks and Recreation stops, the ocelots are out, organized deer hunts are in and Roseville has a wildlife management ordinance.
The Roseville City Council passed the ordinance, along with a city policy outlining a deer population management program, with 4-1 votes as the two items came up separately at the Nov. 9 council meeting.
The cistern and stormwater infiltration pipe system being installed behind the B-Dale Club by the Capitol Region Watershed District should save Roseville some 1.3 million gallons of drinkable water per year. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Watershed project looks to protect Lake McCarrons
At the bottom of one of Roseville's biggest hills, right now, there's a big hole in the ground.
The Capitol Region Watershed District, along with Roseville Parks and Recreation and the B-Dale Club, whose softball field is now that temporary hole, just kicked off a water protection project with aims of keeping nearby Lake McCarrons clean.
Abdi Wali Ali is pushing to save the long-vacant gas station at the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues. Ali bought the building and is trying to convince the city he can do the work to get it up to code — they’ll decide whether to let him fix it up, or demolish it, in early December. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Will skip the gas, opting instead for coffee
Abdi Wali Ali, the man who bought the long-vacant gas station at the corner of Payne and Minnehaha avenues, might be on his way to saving the building.
It’s still unsure what will become of the place — Ali is trying his hand at navigating city bureaucracy in order to begin rehab work on the property.
He’s jumped through a number of hoops and shown a good-faith effort to bring the property up to code, including putting down a $5,000 deposit to the city.
Gerald Keenan got a nod from the Minnesota State High School League when he was inducted into their Hall of Fame on Oct. 25. The Harding High School athletics director has been at the school since 1975, and with the district since 1960. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Jerry Keenan’s lifelong dedication to athletics gets a nod
Fifty-five years into his career, Harding High School’s activities and athletics director Gerald Keenan has no plans of stopping, even after achieving state Hall of Fame stature.
Jerry Keenan, as he prefers, was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame on Oct. 25, receiving the designation alongside three Olympic athletes and nine other Minnesotans involved in high school sports for the league’s 100th anniversary.
This homemade lawn sign seems to reflect the feelings of a majority of residents who cast ballots in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District levy vote. The referendum questions were voted down in the Nov. 3 election. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Across the state, voters approved at least one operating levy request in 47 districts on Election Day, for a passage rate of 90 percent.