City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
"It's location, location, location," said New Brighton Mayor Dave Jacobsen, just prior to tossing some sand at the Pulte Homes development groundbreaking ceremony the evening of Sept. 23 at the New Brighton Exchange.
Meggan Besonen, a certified veterinary technician, works the desk with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Mary Philippson's Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Ark Pet Hospital's resident green-necked doves, from left, Blanche and Laurel. "They're our little old ladies," says Angie Parlin, who has worked at Ark for 15 years, adding that Laurel is more than 20 years old. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Owning her own business was never explicitly part of the plan, not really a goal, says Dr. Mary Philippson, who owns the Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton, the veterinary practice she bought in 2008.
New Brighton Urban Farming Task Force makes recommendations for bees, birds
New Brighton residents could soon be serenaded by the buzzing of their neighbors' honeybees -- or clucking of chickens -- if the city council adopts recommendations made Aug. 26 by its urban farming task force.
Three Bulletin-area kayakers from the Rice Creek Boat Club, Cassie Rogers and Sarah Tokos of New Brighton and Ina Poecher of Shorevew (pictured left to right), medaled in the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship held in early August in Lak