Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
26
Jun

Roseville raises age to buy tobacco to 21, is 11th MN city to do so


courtesy of Chris Turner, Association of Nonsmokers-MN • Supporters of Tobacco 21, a campaign that aims to increase the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21, showed up in force at Roseville City Hall June 18 to press the Roseville City Council to increase the age. The council did so with a unanimous vote, and come mid-July those who wish to purchase tobacco products in Roseville will need to be 21 years old to do so.

With a unanimous June 18 city council vote, Roseville became the 11th Minnesota city to up the age at which people can buy tobacco products to 21.

The city code amendment was met with a round of applause from a packed council chambers.

Tue
26
Jun

Former Little Canada city administrator looks back on 28 years in post


courtesy of City of Little Canada • Joel Hanson, Little Canada’s former city administrator, said farewell to his job of 28 years on June 22. On June 25 he started his new job as South St. Paul’s city administrator.

Little Canada’s now former city administrator, Joel Hanson, says his favorite thing about his time with the city was changing people’s expectations about what municipal government could do for them.

Tue
26
Jun

New Brighton police see, laugh at, poorly hidden crime


courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety posted this picture to Facebook on June 16 of a poorly camouflaged, stolen U-Haul truck, barely-tucked away in Long Lake Park in New Brighton. “It’s really hard to hide a U-Haul in the woods,” the post said.

“Making cops laugh at the attempt to camouflage a U-Haul makes them happier,” said a June 16 Facebook post from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Tue
26
Jun

Celebrate Independence Day

Here’s a list of area Fourth of July celebrations

 

Tue
26
Jun

Local inline skaters compete in Apostle Island Inline Marathon


submitted photo • Michael Johnson of Oakdale leads Jia Griffiths and Giorgia Birkeland. Madeline Lange and Peter Mackey follow in their Midway uniforms at the June 16 Apostle Island Inline Marathon on Madeline Island. Midway Speedskating trains at the Roseville OVAL.

Following the recent trend at the Winter Olympics, Midway speedskaters are doing more crosstraining on inline skates and competing during the summer.  

Mon
25
Jun

Marchers go from East Side to City Hall condemning separation of children


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of about 100 community members gathered at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in Dayton’s Bluff and marched to St. Paul City Hall June 20 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from families after being detained at the U.S. southern border.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution against administration policy

 

Mon
25
Jun

Dakota County to get SMARTer


submitted graphic • The SMART Center will cost an estimated $13.2 million and be located one mile south of Inver Hills Community College, accessible from Highway 52/55 and Interstate 494. The location makes it convenient to first responders from around the state.

New crisis training facility receives state funding

 

It’s something that’s in the news nationwide: police needing training to be better equipped to handle people in crisis. 

Wed
20
Jun

Roseville priest, pastor of both Saint Rose and Corpus Christi, set to retire


Mike Munzenrider • The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick in front of the icon of St. Rose of Lima. Fitzpatrick retires July 1 after 13 years as pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and six years as pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The priest of 45 years serves a dual role as pastor of both Roseville churches.

As the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick holds court in his Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church office looking back on his near half century as a priest, one story in particular moves him most.

Tue
19
Jun

Sheriff’s office holds women’s academy, with aims of outreach and empowerment


Solomon Gustavo • Some 30-or-so women participated in the first-ever Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office women’s academy in Arden Hills as seen June 12. The free academy, which aimed to inform women about law enforcement careers and to empower them, ran June 11-15.

On day two of the inaugural Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office women’s academy, the 30 or so women in the program poured out of a conference room-turned-classroom and into the Arden Hills patrol station parking lot for a group picture. 

Tue
19
Jun

Roseville priest, pastor of both Saint Rose and Corpus Christi, set to retire


Mike Munzenrider • The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick in front of the icon of St. Rose of Lima. Fitzpatrick retires July 1 after 13 years as pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and six years as pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The priest of 45 years serves a dual role as pastor of both Roseville churches.

As the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick holds court in his Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church office looking back on his near half century as a priest, one story in particular moves him most.

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