Area homes see increases in property value
Each of the four cities in the Review's coverage area -- Roseville, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale and Little Canada -- recently certified a preliminary tax levy for next year.
The proposed levies below are the maximum property-tax increases that can be implemented by the cities. While the amount of the levy cannot be increased once approved, it can be decreased between now and the Dec. 30 final approval deadline.
Laura Wilberts finds time for service in busy schedule
High school seniors have a lot on their plate this time of year: extracurriculars, homework and college applications, to name a few. Add volunteering and leading an entire school, and you've got Roseville Area High School senior Laura Wilberts, 17, of Lauderdale.
Wilberts, RAHS student council president and a captain of the cross country team, was recently awarded an Outstanding Youth award from the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program for completing more than 100 hours of volunteer service in a six-month period.
The University of Minnesota Raptor Center, based in Falcon Heights, celebrated 40 years of operation Sept. 27 at the Carpenter-St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings with several bird releases and other fun activities. The first bird released was a broad wing hawk that came to the Raptor Center in August after hitting a window. Two more birds, including a red shoulder hawk and bald eagle were also released under the awe-filled observation of many observers. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
A young Project Home resident puts a puzzle together with Pilgrim Lutheran Church volunteer Joan Haan. (Submitted photo)
Temporary shelters provide beds for homeless all over county
Financial struggles can seemingly come out of nowhere. They could be brought on by the loss of a job, a serious car crash or a health emergency. Individuals who always paid their bills on time can unexpectedly find themselves falling behind.
Little Canada and Shoreview are creeping closer to establishing a series of railroad quiet zones as both city councils recently approved plans with the Soo Line Railroad for construction cost estimates on eight railroad crossings the cities want t
Friends of Roseville Parks will host the city's first-ever craft beer and wine festival on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-9 p.m. (file photo)
Friends of Roseville Parks to put on new beer and wine fundraiser
The organization has been around for more than 40 years, but the Friends of Roseville Parks are on a mission to prove it's not your grandmother's parks group.
A MnPASS express toll lane is currently being constructed on Interstate 35E in Little Canada. The project is slated to continue through next year.
Little Canada braces for noise
Two major highways in the area will soon have an additional lane, thanks to major construction projects in the works. When the projects are completed, they will improve traffic flow and safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.