The clubhouse at Roseville’s Cedarholm Golf Course is set to become a 5,000-square-foot community building as part of a $3 million plan approved last month by the City Council.

A timeline calls for demolition of the existing clubhouse this month, with completion of the new structure by June 30, 2018. Absent the historical society presence once contemplated for the Cedarholm building, it is being called a “community building and golf storage facility.”

The City Council in March directed staffers to create more of a year-round center, with seating for up to 100 people for gatherings. With more use, officials are recommending a staffing increase that would raise a ¾-time position to full time, as it was before the recession in 2009.

Roseville also is adding two new parks, at 1716 Marion St. and 2132 Cleveland Av. Community comment sessions have been scheduled to get citizens involved in the planning.

• For the Cleveland Avenue park, sessions at Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 for a “concept design review” and at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 to examine a new master plan.

• For the Marion Street park, meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the park site and at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Galilee Lutheran Church, 145 N. McCarrons Blvd.

David Peterson

Brooklyn Center

Super Bowl grant to help north metro youth

A grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee will help a north metro organization in its efforts to bring health and fitness resources to area youth.

The committee awarded $50,000 late last month to Youth Determined to Succeed, which works with young people in Brooklyn Center and north Minneapolis.

The organization plans to purchase fitness and nutrition equipment for several programs that help children and families struggling with obesity and related diseases.

The grant is part of the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, which is making donations to community-based groups in the months leading up to the big game in February.

Hannah Covington

Lake Elmo

Officials unveil city’s ‘new downtown’

Work is complete on updating one of the more notable small-town Main Street relics in the metro area.

A ribbon-cutting was staged late in August for a project that added more than 40,000 square feet of new sidewalks. It also eliminated more than 100 private septic systems, which were replaced with the wastewater treatment network.

Downtown Lake Elmo, which has been hit by flooding, got new sewer and water and new street pavement. The downtown project also added a new sanitary sewer system, water main, sidewalk connections and pavement.

David Peterson


Hopkins School to be open for public visits

A long-closed schoolhouse in rural Hugo will be open to the public for an afternoon on Sept. 18.

The District 73 Hopkins School, built in 1928 but closed for more than 50 years, is under consideration for restoration or other uses. Grades 1 through 6 were taught at the school, located at 5970 170th St. N. and Hwy. 61.

Historical Commission intern Olivia Schiffman has been evaluating the building’s history and soliciting community ideas.

The event, to be held from 4-7 p.m. and sponsored by the city and the Hugo Historical Commission, will include schoolhouse history, story sharing and a discussion of possibilities for the building’s future.

Kevin Giles

Brooklyn Park

Blue Wolf brewery and taproom get early OK

Brooklyn Park’s first brewery and taproom soon could be coming to the Edinburgh Festival Centre.

The City Council approved a conditional use permit at its Aug. 28 meeting for Blue Wolf Brewing Co., a brewing group in Champlin that wants to set up shop in a 1,700-square-foot space in Brooklyn Park next to Broadway Pizza.

The brewery will sell beer to drink on-site and in jugs to take home. No food will be served, but patrons may bring in their own fare. It plans to be open 3-11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Hannah Covington