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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.

Mon
24
Jun

SSP officer charged in DUI arrest


Cory Slifko

A South St. Paul police sergeant who was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of drunk driving while off duty has been charged with a felony count of fleeing police for allegedly leading a Rosemount officer on a chase that damaged gas pumps and numerous vehicles.
Dakota County prosecutors also charged Cory Slifko, 37, of Farmington, with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property. Slifko, a 13-year veteran of the South St. Paul Police Department, was promoted to the rank of sergeant in January. He is currently on paid administrative leave.

Mon
24
Jun

With more police, will Payne have more peace?

The Eastern District of the St. Paul Police Department has been beefing up its presence on Payne Avenue in recent weeks.
Eastern District Commander Kevin Casper said the new presence along the commercial corridor is partially due to a recent shooting near the intersection of Case and Payne avenues. On Monday, June 3, police responded to reports of gunshots at the intersection. Upon arriving, police saw a man fleeing the seen and chased him down. They found a gun on him and arrested him on a warrant for a prior robbery charge.

Mon
24
Jun

Stocking back up: DNR adds shipped fish to Beaver Lake


Ray Heinz, a summer intern at the DNR’s East Metro Fisheries building, drops channel catfish into Beaver Lake on Tuesday, June 18. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

After a significant fish kill on Beaver Lake, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has done some extra restocking of the lake.
DNR fisheries crews dropped in 460 bluegills, 1,300 yellow perch, and 200,000 tiny walleye hatchlings to make up for the thousands of fish that died over the long-winded winter. Most recently, they added some out-of-state channel catfish.

Mon
24
Jun

SSP approves further engineering before levee repairs

“Spend money to save money”-- that’s how South St. Paul City Council member Todd Podgorski described the council’s decision to pay a consultant to further flesh out plans for upcoming levee repairs after contractors turned up their noses the first time the plans were put to bid.

Mon
24
Jun

East Side talking transit

The East Side’s got a lot of potential transit coming.
There’s the Gateway Corridor, the Rush Line, and a citywide streetcar feasibility study that’s looking at a couple East Side lines.
“Geographically, there are a number of studies currently that could impact the East Side,” said Tim Mayasich of the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority.

Mon
24
Jun

Local man runs to honor marathon victims


Mendota Heights resident Justin Joyce posed with his wife, Betsy, and sons Shannon and Jack after completing his first marathon last year. He’s running again this year to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. (submitted photo)

A Mendota Heights resident will be pounding the pavement this fall to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Justin Joyce, 31, will be participating in the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities marathon Oct. 6 to raise funds for the victims of the April 15 attack. The fact many victims were waiting for their loved ones at the marathon’s finish line struck a chord with Justin, who ran his first marathon last year in the Twin Cities.

Mon
24
Jun

Lessons in gardening


Landscaper Christine Anderson talks about the benefits of backyard berries at a community garden on Arlington near Interstate 35-E. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

It was a gorgeous sunny evening, around 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
The weather was perfect for a leisurely garden walk, part of a new environmental focus at the Payne-Phalen District Council.
About 20 residents toured several East Side gardens, led by landscaping expert Christine Anderson, getting advice and checking out the neighborhood gardening digs.

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.

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