Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
09
Jul

Roseville PD loses key officer to retirement


Maureen Sikorra

When Maureen Sikorra retired from the Roseville Police Department earlier this month after 22 years, the department lost a veteran officer who had filled a number of roles during her career.
“I woke up one morning and said it’s time,” Sikorra said of her retirement. “It’s been a wonderful ride. I leave with mixed feelings.”
During her time in Roseville Sikorra worked as a patrol officer, juvenile detective, family violence investigator and finally, school liaison officer at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).

Tue
09
Jul

Cleaning up after the storm

Many residents were surprised by the intense storm that swept through Roseville in late June. Power outages that lasted for days, localized flooding and thousands of trees  damaged or downed. Residents and city employees sprang into action, cleaning up, digging out and hauling away the immediate debris and mess. Although the storm left a big mess, city staff is offering a few ideas to turn lemons into lemonade.

Tue
09
Jul

Storm damage — consumer alert

The recent storm blew down some trees, and it also attracted people trying to make a quick buck at the homeowner’s expense.
If your home or property was damaged, you may get salespeople knocking at your door promising to make repairs. Although most businesses are legitimate, there are some who may try to take advantage of you. They’ll use high pressure or intimidating tactics to get you to buy their products or services.

Tue
09
Jul

Enjoy the parks but take your purse and lock your car

Roseville Police remind you to plan carefully before visiting a park, both locally and while traveling. Do not leave valuables in your  vehicle. Thieves know that visitors often leave purses, cell phones, laptops, GPS devices and other valuables in their vehicles while hiking or picnicking, so vehicles in parking lots become easy targets. Consider wearing a backpack or fanny pack to carry  your valuables.  If you don’t want to carry them, leave them at home. Do not put something in your trunk or under your seat while at a park. Thieves may be watching and note what you are doing.

Tue
25
Jun

First deployment sends Reserve unit overseas


The 203rd Transportation Company U.S. Army Reserve out of Arden Hills, an integral piece of the U.S. mission, stand ready to enter Aldrich Arena as guests arrive for the Farewell Ceremony June 18. The Patriot Guard was also on hand showing their respect. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Dressed in his Army gear and surrounded by family and friends, Leo Severson celebrated two occasions on June 18 - his 21st birthday and his deployment to Afghanistan.
Severson was one of 103 Minnesota soldiers from the 203rd Transportation Company of the U.S. Army Reserves being deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The soldiers said farewell to families and friends June 18 at a ceremony at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

Tue
25
Jun

Prostitution arrests down 76 percent in Roseville

Is it possible that Roseville has gotten such a bad name -- among pimps and prostitutes, that is -- that these entrepreneurs are simply not venturing across the city’s borders?
The Roseville Police Department says that’s what’s happening. A recent study showed prostitution-related arrests in the city have decreased by 76 percent in the first half of this year compared to arrests at the same time last year.
Neighboring cities could soon see similar results. The Roseville department cites its participation in a countywide campaign to stop prostitution as the main contributing factor for the decline.

Tue
25
Jun

Dr. Franz Halberg dies at age 93


Dr. Franz Halberg (file photo)

Dr. Franz Halberg of Roseville, the man who coined the term “circadian rhythms” and studied their effects on the delivery of chemotherapy and the diagnosis of hypertension, died June 9, just short of his 94th birthday.
Halberg was considered the father of modern chronobiology, a term he coined for using science in tune with the daily, weekly and other rhythms of the body. He also founded the Halberg Chronobiology Center at the University of Minnesota.
At an international symposium held in Shoreview to mark his 90th birthday, he discussed his life’s work and said each person has a built-in, 24-hour rhythm that can make the difference between the success and failure of a certain treatment.

Tue
25
Jun

Problem solvers rate high


submitted photo

Two teams from Parkview Center School placed third and fourth in the Middle Division of Global Issues Problem Solving at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference held at Indiana University in Bloomington June 6-9. Above, in back, are George Burkhardt, Eamon Kuhne, Ben George, Heather Knutson and coach Nan Taylor, whose team took third; in front are Eileen Schrot, Grace Smith, Emily Lentz-Hoops, Bianca Wang-Polendo, whose team took fourth. Each year teams research and apply a 6-step problem solving process to a topic of international importance. This year students developed a plan of action that focused on opportunities for women world-wide while considering various governmental policies and the vast cultural and religious differences in attitudes towards women.

Mon
24
Jun

Roseville declares 'state of emergency,' other cities offer tree-removal advice


Two majestic white pines gave way to the wind on Sandhurst Avenue after the ground proved too saturated to hold them. (Linda Anderson/Review)

The City of Roseville has declared a "state of emergency" due to damage from the Friday evening storm.

Wed
19
Jun

Booklet commemorates Ramsey County Fair’s 100-year milestone


Jim Lindner

Did you know the Ramsey County Fair was canceled in 1946 due to a polio outbreak that infected one out of every 2,649 residents in St. Paul?
History buff Jim Lindner discovered this fact during his research for a booklet he wrote to commemorate the fair’s centennial anniversary.
In his 36-page booklet, “Down Through the Years,” Lindner takes readers on a journey of the fair’s history, starting with its founding in 1913 in White Bear Lake to its present-day location in Maplewood.

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