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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Roseville Proclaims February Black History Month

Black History Month

Roseville has joined communities across the nation to declare February to be Black History Month. Black History Month is a time for everyone to reflect on the contributions that African Americans have made to the nation.

It is also a time to reflect on the challenges that society places on the African American community.

In 2021, the theme for Black History Month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. It celebrates African American families and recogn...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

City Adopts Special Event Policy

Live Music

Large special events can impact a neighborhood. After receiving feedback from residents, the City Council adopted a special event policy to ensure that special events continue without negatively impacting a neighborhood.

Under the new policy, a person or business must apply for a license when hosting a special event. A special event is generally a temporary event held on public or private property that brings people and activity to the site that does not normally occur. S...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Recycling Ambassador Program

RC Recycling Ambassadors

Become a Recycling Ambassador and be an inspiration for your community to reduce waste and recycle better. The City of Roseville is partnering with Ramsey County to promote the Recycling Ambassador Program.

Recycling Ambassadors complete a six-week training to learn more about environmental health, waste systems and recycling. They take that knowledge and volunteer 20 hours (or more) each year to encourage others to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Classes meet Thu...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Roseville Blood Drive

Bloodmobile

Become a hero – donate blood. The Roseville Skating Center is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, April 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They invite you to donate a pint of blood.

One in three people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime, and the need is even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To register to donate blood during the on Friday, April 2 event, visit www.redcrossblood.org and search for “Ros...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Firefighters Raising Funds for MDA Research

Fill the boot logos

Join Roseville firefighters and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 5051 as they raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) research beginning on Friday, March 5.

From Friday, March 5 at 10:00 p.m. until Sunday March 7, at 10:00 p.m. Roseville firefighters will embark on a 48 hour journey of running/walking four miles every four hours. They are doing this to raise awareness and funds to donate to the MDA to support...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Get Free Home Energy Help

Home Energy Squad

How energy efficient is your home? The Home Energy Squad is available to help you find out. Roseville residents can receive a free virtual visit and learn about low-cost ideas to improve a home’s efficiency.

The free, virtual visits take up to two hours. Participants complete a pre-visit questionnaire, letting the energy experts learn about the homeowner’s concerns and interests. That will be followed up with a virtual audio/video home walk-through ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Skating Season Ending Soon

Skaters

Pull out the ice skates for another go-round. Winter will be ending soon and so will skating at the OVAL. Skaters can enjoy skating at the OVAL through Sunday, March 7 and year round at Roseville’s Indoor Skating Arena.

Public skating sessions at the OVAL are limited to 50 to 100 skaters per session, depending on session offering. The Indoor Arena is limited to 25 skaters per session. Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific skating session. Tickets are availa...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Council Adopts 2021 Legislative Priorities

2021 Legislative Priorities

The City Council has adopted a series of legislative priorities for 2021. The priorities are items of legislation that the city supports and will engage the Minnesota Legislature in support of their implementation.

Roseville’s legislative engagement during 2020 proved to be a success. The city received $3.9 million as part of the state’s bonding bill to fund repairs to the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL. Additionally, the city’s request to i...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Chocolate and Churches Tour

Chocolates and Churches

Milwaukee has long been known as the “City of Steeples,” and now it is becoming known as the “City of Chocolate.” Roseville Parks and Recreation invites you on a virtual Milwaukee Chocolate and Churches Tour.

Join us on Tuesday, March 16 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a virtual tour of three historic churches. We’ll be joined by Chocolate Sommelier Karen Duffy, owner of ChocolateMKE. Duffy travels the world to personally taste and hand-select the fines...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

First-time Homebuyer Loans

MN Housing blue

Are you or is someone you know interested in purchasing a home in Roseville? Roseville offers several programs to help individuals and families purchase a home that also address some of the barriers to homeownership.

Homeownership plays a vital role in helping build strong, stable communities, and continues to be one of the main ways to accumulate and pass on wealth to future generations. Homeownership is also good for the economy and provides social benefits, includi...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Apartment Buildings Receive Rental Licensure

Marion St_Brittanys Apartments

The Roseville City Council issued rental licenses for three multifamily properties owned by G&G Management at its Monday, February 8 meeting. The licenses had previously been revoked because of numerous code violations.

The City of Roseville requires multifamily housing units to meet a minimum level of upkeep to operate. If a property does not meet minimum health and safety standards, the city can revoke a property’s multifamily rental license. 

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Enacts Tobacco Sales Ordinance

Smoke Shop

The Roseville City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products at its February 8 meeting. The ordinance prohibits most retailers from selling flavored tobacco products.

The ordinance allows the four tobacco-only retailers in the city to continue selling flavored tobacco as long as they prohibit persons under the age of 21 from entering the place of business, meet stand-alone structural requirements, and derive at least 9...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Council Regulates Short-Term Rentals

Short Term Rentals

The Roseville City Council adopted an ordinance at its Monday, February 8 meeting regulating short-term rental properties in the city. The ordinance requires licensing and minimum stays for non-owner occupied units.

In the ordinance, short-term rental properties are considered to be units rented for 30 or fewer consecutive days. These type of rentals are typically booked on websites like Airbnb or VRBO.

The ordinance includes licensing and minimum stay requirements fo...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Roseville Skating Center Welcomes You

Oval Skaters

Roseville’s Skating Center invites you to skate. Indoor and outdoor skating is available. As of now, public skating sessions at the OVAL are limited to 50 to 100 skaters per session, depending on session offering.

The Indoor Arena is limited to 25 skaters per session. Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific skating session. Tickets are available at the SkatetheOVAL.com.

Skating Center staff report that the OVAL tends to fill up on the weekends, but there...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Creative Arts Spring Break Camps

Slime Hands

Kids, looking for some fun over spring break? Roseville Parks and Recreation is offering creative arts classes. Camp dates are March 8-12 and meet at the Oasis Park Building, 1700 County Road C2, Roseville.

Slime-tastic Camp: It’s a slime takeover. Explore different slime recipes as we create tons of gooey, sparkly, stretchy, messy goo. Create everything from an out-of-this-world glitter solar system slime, confetti cake slime and bubblegum scented...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Maple Magic Spring Break Camp

Maple Syruping

Kids, looking for fun this spring break? Discover the magic of maple trees and how they bring us syrup. This camp is designed for kids ages 6 to 10. We’ll meet at Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St.

Mornings filled with fun nature education and afternoons of nature-related recreation await you. You’ll learn tree tapping, uncover the story in growth rings,  make art, enjoy a pancake lunch, and more. 

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Advisory Commission Openings

Roseville Commissions

Get involved in local government. The City Council is seeking applicants for vacancies on several commissions. Commissions serve as voluntary advisory boards to the City Council. The application deadline is March 10.

Commissioners will be appointed to three-year terms that begin April 1, 2021, and run through March 31, 2024. For more information on advisory commissions, visit www.cityofroseville.com/commissions.

Finance Commission – one vacancyThe Finance Com...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Virtual Meeting

A list of upcoming meetings and events is included in the last News Update of the month. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Contact the City of Roseville at 651-792-7001 if you have questions.

Meetings will be conducted through the Zoom webinar platform. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting are asked to register at www.cityofroseville.com/attendmeeting. Zoom meeting information will be posted in the calendar notification...

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