One of two Twin Cities suburbs that are adjacent to both Saint Paul and Minneapolis (the other is Lauderdale), it was home to the first Target store, the first Barnes & Noble outside New York City and the first McDonald's and Dairy Queens in the state.

East Metro
December 1, 2017
Ask A Muslim Woman panel

Roseville panel discussion on race sparks growing community conversation series

More discussions are scheduled for 2018.
East Metro
November 10, 2017
The University of Northwestern-St. Paul campus, in suburban Ramsey County. The college is mulling expansion.

'Town-and-gown' tensions are hitting Roseville, too

After Arden Hills, neighboring suburb is next to resist expansion of a Christian college.
East Metro
October 27, 2017

One person dies in two-vehicle crash in New Brighton

Old Hwy. 8 SW. was closed for a time as authorities investigated.
East Metro
September 26, 2017
Lorena Sanchez served an order to go as the Roseville McDonald's celebrated 60 years of business with 60-cent hamburgers and wearing throwback uniform

First McDonald's to open in Minnesota celebrates 60th birthday

Baker recalls 1957, when restaurant opened on Snelling Av. in Roseville.
September 5, 2017
Janice Rettman worked alone before a recent Ramsey County Board meeting in St. Paul.

Local Minnesota officials who often cast the lone dissenting vote talk of 'life on an island'

They agreed the majority is eager for agreement and to avoid a public fuss.
East Metro
September 1, 2017

Roseville adopts sanctuary policy, if not name

Officials stressed that they want all living within the city limits to feel free to seek police protection without worrying about what their immigration status is.
East Metro
July 22, 2017
Roseville is one of the cities around the metro crafting a 10-year plan that grapples with affordable housing.

League of Women voters pushing for affordable housing in metro suburbs

Roseville got a pitch last week as it ramps up toward a new long-range plan.
East Metro
July 18, 2017
Workers for Better Futures Minnesota disassembled a house in eastern Roseville. Removing the house will make way for new development and is cheaper an

Disassembled Roseville house feeds a market for timber with a story

Rather than raze the residence, Roseville chose to take apart a small home piece by piece and sell off the components — many a century old.
East Metro
May 29, 2017
Ninety-four people took the oath of allegiance from Judge William J. Fisher and became new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday

Fuse is lit for Roseville being state's first 'sanctuary suburb'

The City Council has agreed to take up the subject this summer, the result of a citizen engagement effort focused on issues of race and ethnicity that produced a strong turnout and a forceful push to support immigrants.
Don't Miss
March 14, 2017
Nate Vo and Mari Gavino held one of the dogs for sale at Har Mar Pet Shop in Roseville.

Roseville bans dog, cat sales at pet stores; first Minn. city to do so

Proponents of the ban said it was needed to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing troubled animals reared in poor conditions.
March 4, 2017
A St. Paul school residency program is helping Elizabeth Thao work to become a special-education teacher.

Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
March 1, 2017

Obituary: Gen McCarthy, who managed landscape and floral associations, loved being Irish

Gen McCarthy’s favorite adjective for people she liked was “peppy.” And because she liked most people, the word got a lot of use. “Mom had…
East Metro
January 28, 2017
In July 2013, friends and family at the Roseville Armory welcomed 24 soldiers from the 147th Financial Management Support Company after they returned

Roseville Armory controversy: Council aims for homes on site

Rather than preserving the building, it appears likely the armory will come down and the site redeveloped for housing.
South Metro
January 21, 2017
A new A Line bus on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Most of the route is on Snelling Avenue, ending at Rosedale.

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

Unlike the south metro's Red Line, at least so far, the A Line from south Minneapolis to Roseville is reporting solid ridership results.
Don't Miss
December 14, 2016
Meghan Stavropol, left, and Marissa Erdman visited puppies in the pet store at HarMar in Roseville.

Dec. 14, 2016: Roseville could be first city in state to ban sales of bred pets in stores

Complaints after federal animal inspector's visit to HarMar PetShop prompt city to consider oversight. The owner calls criticism of so-called "puppy mills" unfair.
East Metro
December 9, 2016
A solar panel array atop Falcon Heights City Hall could be replicated in neighboring Roseville, if a proposal goes through.

Roseville weighs collecting sunshine on civic campus

It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project.
East Metro
November 29, 2016

Roseville schools lay groundwork for major building program

District's high school is over capacity and the list of physical needs is long, officials say.
Don't miss
November 10, 2016
Timothy Mahr conducted the Roseville Area High School Symphonic Band in a rehearsal of his Symphony No. 1.

St. Olaf professor's symphony to get its world premiere at Roseville High School

St. Olaf professor Timothy Mahr praises the young musicians who are helping him fulfill a dream: "I'm a very lucky man."
East Metro
October 11, 2016

Roseville opts for 'baby steps' in dispute over neighborhood plan

Effort to create citywide network sparked heated confrontations
East Metro
October 1, 2016

North/east metro briefs: Washington County to report on affordable housing status

Washington County will report to the federal government where it stands in providing affordable housing to residents. Accomplishments in 2015 included renovation of 42 rental…
East Metro
September 16, 2016
The new Shoreview library, in the Ramsey County Library system, is nearing completion and will open in January.

Major new Ramsey County library nearing completion but short of moolah

The Shoreview branch will reopen Jan. 28, following two months of moving from the old facility next door. Private fundraising goes on.
East Metro
September 15, 2016

Feisty Roseville couple prove you can fight City Hall

First it was the dog in the emergency room. Then it was the exploding toilets. Liz and Irv Cross of Roseville twice have felt victimized…
East Metro
July 4, 2016

Arrests made in Roseville hotel sex trafficking case

Two suspects were arrested Sunday in connection with the alleged sex trafficking of a girl at a Roseville hotel, authorities say. Police learned early in…
East Metro
April 30, 2016
St. Louis Park is draped in signs marking off the city’s neighborhoods, part of an identity-building exercise the west-metro city has engaged in tha

Roseville outreach effort turns messy, brings calls of 'bullying'

Attempt to create new channels of communication is igniting strife between City Hall and existing neighborhood groups.
East Metro
April 25, 2016

Tax bill dropped after Roseville suspects county was trying to pull fast one

Backers of the bill said that poor communication raised suspicions.