Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
05
Aug

Little Canada to construct combined public works, parks maintenance building


The site of the future 26,000 square-foot public works and park maintenance building is located at the intersection of Centerville and Labore roads. The land is currently home to two massive pits, nails and chunks of concrete. (Johanna Holub/Review)

This rendering shows what the $3.9 million public works and parks maintenance building is expected to look like when it’s completed in the spring of next year. (submitted graphic)

Little Canada held a groundbreaking ceremony July 23 for its new public works and parks maintenance building. Pictured from left to right: construction manager Troy Corbett; parks maintenance supervisor Derek Anderson; construction manager Dick Naughton; architect Jeff Oertel; Brings Onions owners Tom Ducharme and Pat Coan; council members John Keis, Mike McGraw, Rick Montour and Shelly Boss; public works superintendent Bill Dircks; and parks and recreation director Jim Morelan. (Johanna Holub/Review)

The site of the new Little Canada public works and parks maintenance building is currently littered with nails and broken glass, as well as being the home of two giant pits. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Johanna Holub/Review

$3.9 million project to be completed by spring 2015
Little Canada city staff and officials were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony July 23 on a piece of land that over the coming months will become a 26,000-square-foot public works and park maintenance building.

Tue
05
Aug

A lei of close friendships


Kalei (left) and Alana dance the hula in unison at the Kaleiokapilialoha, a hula school in Brooklyn Center. (Josh Nielsen/Review)

Students at Kaleiokapilialoha practice a dance to the song “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea).” (Josh Nielsen/Review)

Kalei (front center) poses in traditional Hawaiian garb with veteran hula dancers (from left) Alana, Mikalalani and Lu’ukia. (Josh Nielsen/Review)

Roseville resident teaches Hawaiian dance, values at hula school
Her name is Dana Marie Kaleina’ala O Ka’ahuona'ali’i Enstad, but everyone calls her Kalei. Originally from the balmy Hawaiian island of Oahu, Enstad moved to chilly Minnesota more than 30 years ago and has remained rooted in the cold-weather climate ever since. She misses Hawaii with its warm weather and ‘aloha spirit,’ but she’s doing her best to keep it close: the Roseville resident runs a hula school in Brooklyn Center.

Tue
05
Aug

“He came home from work drunk”

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports Aug. 5, 2014

Tue
29
Jul

Little Canada motorcyclist dies in crash

Motorcyclist Yonathan Ezequiel Villa Mejicano, 23, of Little Canada, died the evening of July 19 following a collision with an SUV at Centerville and Labore roads.

Tue
29
Jul

Roseville Fire Department honors life-saving good samaritan


Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill honored Woodbury resident Robert Renning with a life-saving award after his heroic rescue of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle in June. (Johanna Holub/Review)

The SUV driven by Mike Johannes caught fire while he was driving on Interstate 35W in June. He was trapped inside, holding his breath, for about a minute before Robert Renning pried the passenger-side door in half with his bare hands. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Patrol)

Mike Johannes, Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill and Robert Renning shared a laugh after Johannes made a joke at an award ceremony July 23. (Johanna Holub/Review)

Robert Renning bent door in half to rescue motorist from burning SUV
Last month, a Woodbury man rescued a motorist from a burning vehicle in a heroic act of bravery.

Tue
29
Jul

Falcon Heights council member resigns; city looks to fill vacancy

Citing “personal circumstances beyond [his] control,” Falcon Heights council member Keith Gosline submitted a letter of resignation to the city council June 12. The council voted to accept the resignation, effective Aug.

Tue
29
Jul

Filing period for municipal elections begins

The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29 and will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12.
The general election will take place Nov. 4.

Tue
29
Jul

Man wearing ‘roach killers’ hits garbage truck in Little Canada

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports July 29, 2014

Mon
28
Jul

Father and son charged in Pawn America robbery, shooting


Right to Left: Marvin Spencer; Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer, Jr.

At-large suspects identified in Georgia after bragging, wearing jewelry
A 51-year-old man and his son have been charged with robbing the Pawn America store located at 1715 N. Rice Street in Roseville and shooting an employee in the leg July 21.

Mon
28
Jul

Painted ponies go up and down


Catch up on the remarkable story of how Nancy Peterson and Peter Boehm kept the carousel in one piece and in St. Paul at ourcarousel.org, then come and meet them at the carousel’s 100th birthday party Aug. 9 at Como Park. Below, Carousel horses are either “standers” or “jumpers. At Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park, all 68 horses are “jumpers” meaning they move up and down. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Volunteer crafts people painstakingly scraped off layers of dark paint - and repainted the original colors - on those spots on the horses where children’s boots and buckles had worn through the painted finishes.

Everyone is invited to the 100th birthday party for Cafesjian’s Carousel, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the carousel’s location, right next to the Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory in Como Park. There will be birthday cake and root beer floats, while singers and face painters entertain visitors. A brief ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., and rides will be free from 4 until 6 p.m.

It’s 100 years for Como Park’s Cafesjian’s Carousel
When Nancy Peterson heard the news that cold November day in 1988 that the long-time Minnesota classic carousel had been dismantled and 20 of the horses and a chariot were now on their way to the auction block in New York City, she remembers saying to her husband, “Somebody ought to do something!” 
 

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