The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:
Duane Schwartz, Roseville’s public works director, will retire this week after more than 30 years of service to the city. Assistant public works director and city engineer Marc Culver, right, will take over the position May 1. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Anyone who’s visited Roseville City Hall in the last decade or has heard of the Ramsey-Washington Watershed District has experienced Duane Schwartz’s legacy.
A portion of Upper D Street is closed off to vehicles because it’s so steep. Here, up the road, a sign instructs drivers to take turns passing, as the street which was once two lanes, has become one due to erosion caused by last June’s heavy rains. (Jesse Poole/Review)
After last year’s excessive June flooding and the virtual drought of federal funds to repair the widespread damages in Dakota County, Mendota Heights and Mendota are still working on their final fixes nearly a year later.