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07
Oct

Roseville group seeks to bolster community help for seniors with dementia


Bernie and Maryanne Kupferschmidt spend most their time together in Little Canada at their residence at Mayfield Senior Housing. The couple enjoys visits with their many children and family, who mostly live in the area. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Bernie Kupferschidt was once an accomplished wood carver, and his handiwork ranges from birds to a scenic favorite wall carving. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Concerned that many people and businesses in Roseville are ill-equipped to deal with rising numbers of friends, neighbors or customers struggling with Alzheimer's disease, a volunteer group has launched a community effort to bring help.
The project is called Roseville Act on Alzheimer's, part of a statewide effort to help communities become "dementia friendly."

Tue
07
Oct

ISD 623 certifies preliminary tax levy

At its Sept. 23 meeting, Roseville Area Schools board members certified a preliminary tax levy of $25,830,305.01, an increase of 8.623 percent from last year.

Tue
07
Oct

Local mayor candidates run unopposed

All three of the mayor races in the Review's coverage area will be fairly quiet this year, as each candidate is running unopposed.

Tue
07
Oct

Former parks and rec director Frank Rog dies


Frank Rog

file photo

Frank Rog Amphitheatre, located in Central Park in Roseville, was the first city facility to be named after a living person. The amphitheatre hosts dozens of performances each year in the park Rog called the "crown jewel of the park system."

If you or your children or friends have walked or played in any of Roseville’s 30 parks, you can give credit to Frank Rog, who was parks and recreation director from 1960 to 1987.

Mon
06
Oct

Visitation School coach suspended prior to sexual misconduct charges


Daniel Hubbard-Wilson

St. Paul man accused of having sex with female student, 16
Less than two weeks after a Convent of the Visitation School coach was suspended due to a suspected inappropriate relationship with a minor, the St. Paul man has been accused of criminal sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old female student.
Daniel Erik Hubbard-Wilson, 27, is facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual misconduct and third-degree criminal sexual misconduct, both felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County District Court on Oct. 6.

Mon
06
Oct

Old 3M headquarters could make it into national historic register


The former 3M headquarters, which was built in 1939 just off East Seventh Street, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The building owner is pursuing the historic designation in hopes of getting financial aid for rehabilitation expenses. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Developer seeks tax credits to rehab building
After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.
After investing $1 million in the 75-year-olf building, it remains vacant and needs more rehabilitation. But Jim Stolpestad, chairman of Exeter Group, says the company has been showing the building to a lot of potential clients.

Mon
06
Oct

Visitation school named finalist for science award


Visitation students Nick Owens, Greta Van Guilder and Alex Casale were excited to see the code they wrote working as part of the robotics unit of their computer science program. (submitted photo)

Visitation student Janna Fitzgerald is a member of the mechanical sub team of the school robotics club. The mechanical sub team's responsibilities include building a robot for competition against other schools. Last year Visitation was the regional champion of the FIRST Robotics Competition. (submitted photo)

Tekne Awards ceremony will take place Nov. 13
Science can be an exacting discipline, and so too, it seems, can the art of choosing the winners of science and technology competitions.
The Convent of the Visitation School of Mendota Heights was nominated for a 2014 Tekne Awards in the Education Technology Award category.

Mon
06
Oct

Residents turn up to voice concerns over Rush Line


Josh Olson, senior transportation planner for Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, led a walk along the Bruce Vento Regional Trail on Monday, Sept. 29 where the county is considering putting a transit line. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A big group of East Siders walking down Bruce Vento Regional Trail on a Monday evening was enough to bewilder and slow down a smattering of bicyclists passing through the area.

Mon
06
Oct

New East Side radio station to feature Spanish language radio novellas


Dayton’s Bluff resident Barry Madore will look to create a new radio show based on the lives and personalities of East Side Latinos. (submitted photo)

$50,000 Knight Arts grant will bolster station's programming
With the idea of collecting Latino community members’ stories and turning them into short radio novellas, Barry Madore hopes to bring some strong content to WEQY, the new East Side radio station, set to begin broadcasting in November at 104.7 FM.

Mon
06
Oct

Federal money could mean improvements to East Side bus stops


A bus stop along route 64 on Payne Avenue looks a bit rundown. Federal grant funding will help improve some East Side bus stops by the end of 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

With colder weather on the way, the news of potential bus stop improvements could warm some spirits for East Side bus riders.

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