Little Canada

Thu
24
Jul

Video - Little Canada parks maintenance facility groundbreaking ceremony

Little Canada Acting Mayor Rick Montour describes the need to combine public works and parks maintenance facilities at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building held July 23.
 

Tue
08
Jul

Bill Blesener chooses not to pursue re-election

Longtime Little Canada mayor’s term expires in December
When Bill Blesener ran for mayor in 2004, he thought he’d have a short-lived run as the city’s leader.

Tue
01
Jul

Little Canada breaks ground on Veterans Memorial

From left, council members John Keis and Shelly Boss, Greg Schloer, Dan Ryan, Frank Costa and Rocky Waite of the Veterans Memorial Committee, Mayor Bill Blesener, council member Mike McGraw and Veterans Memorial Committee members Judy Berggren and Kathy Hanson broke ground at the site of the future Little Canada Veterans Memorial at a June 9 ceremony.
From left, council members John Keis and Shelly Boss, Greg Schloer, Dan Ryan, Frank Costa and Rocky Waite of the Veterans Memorial Committee, Mayor Bill Blesener, council member Mike McGraw and Veterans Memorial Committee members Judy Berggren and Kathy Hanson broke ground at the site of the future Little Canada Veterans Memorial at a June 9 ceremony. (submitted photo)

Committee chair Rocky Waite reflects on local vets’ stories
Oakdale already has one at City Hall, North St. Paul is working on one, and there’s one at the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Not wanting to be outdone by neighboring cities, Little Canada has also undertaken the challenge of erecting a monument to honor local war veterans.

Tue
24
Jun

Board revokes Little Canada chiropractor’s license

Following sexual assault charges filed in Ramsey County in May, a Little Canada chiropractor’s license has been revoked by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Tue
10
Jun

Little Canada orders preliminary plans for quiet zones

With a secured funding source, municipal ally and a knowledgeable consultant, Little Canada is ready to roll into the creation and implementation of railroad quiet zones within city limits.

Tue
27
May

Bonding money should spell relief from train noise for Shoreview and Little Canada residents

Weary residents of Shoreview and Little Canada can expect some future rest from train noise now that Gov.

Thu
22
May

Little Canada chiropractor faces rape charges

Just a week after a Roseville massage therapist pleaded guilty to charges of inappropriately touching female clients during appointments, Ramsey County prosecutors reported they have now filed charges against a Little Canada chiropractor for raping a client during an appointment.

Tue
13
May

Little Canada to present rail quiet zone study results

Little Canada might be a little quieter soon—and that’s a good thing, according to city officials and residents plagued by the sound of train whistles at all hours of the day.
On May 14, city council members will discuss the results of a study compiled by SEH Consulting regarding the establishment of a rail quiet zone through Little Canada. A statement from the city says it has received “a significant number” of calls from residents expressing concerns about the whistles, length of the trains, contents of what’s being hauled and the safety of the cars.

Tue
06
May

Little Canada man crashes van into St. Paul restaurant

A Little Canada man has been charged with fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation after he allegedly crashed his minivan into a restaurant in Lowertown St. Paul last week.
Just before midnight on Friday, May 2, a state patrol trooper received a radio call reporting an “erratic” motorist on U.S. Highway 61 who was speeding, crossing the center line and nearly crashed into a wall, according to the criminal complaint.

Tue
18
Mar

Shoreview, Little Canada study quieter train crossings


City staff in Shoreview have recommended making minor improvements to the Victoria Street railway crossing (pictured) and the Lexington Avenue railway crossing in order to establish rail quiet zones, where train operators would not be required to sound train horns through those intersections. (Linda E. Andersen / Review)

Everyone knows trains make noise as they rumble through cities, blowing their horns at crossings.
But residents in Shoreview and Little Canada say train racket has amplified considerably in recent months. Now they’re making some ruckus of their own, clamoring for help with what they claim is a disruptive amount of train traffic blocking driving routes, filling their neighborhoods with exhaust and, above all, making noise.

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