Taylor Breid, 8, from Roseville’s Cub Scout Pack 150, tried his luck in the 17th Annual Northwest District 2014 Ice Fishing Contest on Feb. 1 at the Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Roseville Area Schools teacher Jenny Eckman was recently chosen as one of only 32 teachers from across the nation to receive a highly selective scholarship that will allow her to attend an Engineering is Elementary conference at the Museum of Science in Boston.
The state rankings held true to form at last week’s Suburban East Conference Nordic ski racing championship meet. Roseville’s girls team entered the meet ranked as the second-best team in the conference and that’s how the final results played out last week.
Roseville was ranked among the group of teams just outside of the top five while Stillwater was ranked No. 2. The Raiders wound up just behind the Ponies when the final scores were tallied at the conference meet.
Stillwater won the conference team title with 472 points while Roseville was second with 442 points.
Due to bitterly cold temperatures -- caused by what the National Weather Service has dubbed as “polar vortices” -- several local school districts are scheduling makeup days for students after five days of school cancellations in January.
Under state statutes, school districts must provide a minimum of 1,020 hours of instructional time per school year, or 165 days. School districts vary, however, in how many extra days are added to each school calendar year to act as a buffer for weather-related cancellations.
Black Jack, outfitted in his duty saddle, stands ready to police the streets in St. Paul.
St. Paul police horse retires
Black Jack, the St. Paul Police Mounted Patrol's longest-serving horse, retired on Jan. 31 after 14 years of service.
Black Jack, or BJ as he is affectionately known, will return to live with his previous owners, the Grannis family, in Inver Grove Heights.
Roseville residents will be receiving new, wheeled recycling carts within the next couple of weeks. The 64-gallon single sort recycling carts will be delivered during the weeks of Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Starting Feb. 17, Eureka will begin its single sort-recycling program in the city. From that date forward, residents will need to place all recycled items in the new carts and wheel them to the curbside for pickup.