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Roseville, Minnesota is a Twin Cities suburb, north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. The area that now makes up Roseville was unincorporated until 1948.

Roseville, Minnesota borders on both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, as well as Arden Hills, Shoreview, Little Canada, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Saint Anthony, and New Brighton.

The area that was to become Roseville was inhabited by the Dakota and Ojibwa Indians until the 1840s. The first white settlers came in 1843 before the Minnesota Territory was created. Rose Township was created in 1850, named for Isaac Rose, the surveyor and one of the first settlers. Rose Township included the region that is now Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville, and parts of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Most early residents came from the Eastern United States or were recent immigrants from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, or Prussia.

The population of the area grew rapidly in the 1930s and 1940s and, to avoid annexation by an adjacent city, Roseville incorporated as a village in 1948, soon becoming a city. When Falcon Heights and Lauderdale followed suit, Rose Township was dissolved.

The main routes through the city are Interstate Highway 35-W, and Minnesota State Highways 36, 51, and 280.

Lake Owasso, Lake Josephine, and Little Johanna Lake border on Roseville, while McCarron Lake, Bennett Lake, Langton Lake, Zimmerman Pond, Willow Pond, and several smaller lakes and ponds are within its limits.

Roseville has several parks, many of them situated along its lakes or wooded areas. These include Acorn Park, Applewood Park, Autumn Grove Park, Bruce Russell Park, Central Park, Concordia Park, Cottontail Park, Evergreen Park, Howard Johnson Park, Keller Mayflower Park, Ladyslipper Park, Langton Lake Park, Lexington Park, Mapleview Park, Materion Park, Oasis Park, Owasso Fields, Owasso Hills Park, Pioneer Park, Pocahontas Park, Reservoir Woods, Rosebrook Park, Sandcastle Park, Tamarack Park, Valley Park, Veterans Park, Villa Park, and Woodhill Park.

The Cedarholm Community Building and Golf Course are located at Hamline Avenue and County Road B-2. in south-central Roseville.

Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval, an outdoor ice rink, is at County Road C, between Hamline and Lexington Avenues, roughly in the center of the city. With a 110,000 square-foot surface, it may be the largest artificial skating surface in North America.

The 28-acre Bennett Lake is in Roseville Central Park, the largest park in the city.

Reservoir Woods Park is a 120-acre park that includes some of the highest ground in Roseville. The park site contains an underground reservoir that was constructed by the City of Saint Paul, then sold to Roseville in 1997. Although no longer in service, the reservoir remains within the park. When Roseville took the land over, it left it in a forest-like state. Other than a paved trail and some natural-surface trails, very little development has been done.

The Roseville Library is the largest in the Ramsey County Library System, and said to be the busiest in the state.

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