New Brighton

Wed
24
Jun

Bulletin area people - published June 24, 2015

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ivette Arias, a Shoreview resident and Roseville Area High School graduate, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Wed
17
Jun

Networking group takes a break from business to clean their park

Twin Cities Professional Network members Randy Atkinson, a carpet cleaner and Amy Wakem, an insurance agent, consolidate trash at New Brighton’s Veterans Park, during TCPN’s biannual park cleanup on June 9. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)
Twin Cities Professional Network members Randy Atkinson, a carpet cleaner and Amy Wakem, an insurance agent, consolidate trash at New Brighton’s Veterans Park, during TCPN’s biannual park cleanup on June 9. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)

Carol Pech is a real estate agent but says she learns something new about other professions all the time.

Wed
17
Jun

New Brighton cracks down on sprinkling

Down to one aquifer, city can ban lawn watering
City officials are worried that New Brighton residents’ water usage will exceed the city’s ability to draw groundwater this summer.
And as of its city council meeting June 9, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter has been empowered to enforce bans on outdoor water usage if necessary.

Wed
10
Jun

Area veterans taken on Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Glenn Pletscher
Glenn Pletscher

New Brighton resident Glenn Pletscher and Shoreview resident George Fortmeyer recently returned from a one-day Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.   

Wed
10
Jun

New Brighton approves road salt storage facility, with restrictions

Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)
Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)

Plans for a road salt storage and distribution operation in northeast New Brighton were approved in modified form by the city council May 26.
The project had drawn scrutiny from residents and elected officials alike, who questioned how the salt would be hauled and housed in order to prevent spills.

Thu
28
May

New Brighton passes ordinance regulating backyard chickens Council pivots once more, this time away from ban

From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Fans of fowl in New Brighton are clucking sighs of relief following a surprise reversal on Tuesday.

Wed
27
May

Man charged with first-degree assault for New Brighton shooting

Stephen Jeroy Mister
Stephen Jeroy Mister

A 42-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court for allegedly shooting another man in the chest at a New Brighton apartment complex, following what police said was an argument over a bottle of vodka on May 1

Wed
27
May

Highway 96 bridge replacement draws nearer

Come the end of the year, the new Highway 96 bridge over Interstate 35W will be wider than before, more pedestrian friendly and have links to trails. Stop lights will replace stop signs and the interchange will become a diverging diamond interchange, which MnDOT says shifts traffic to cut down on potential accident points. (submitted graphic)
Come the end of the year, the new Highway 96 bridge over Interstate 35W will be wider than before, more pedestrian friendly and have links to trails. Stop lights will replace stop signs and the interchange will become a diverging diamond interchange, which MnDOT says shifts traffic to cut down on potential accident points. (submitted graphic)

Another large bridge project in the Interstate 35W corridor cutting through New Brighton and Arden Hills is set to kick off this week, this time at the I-35W and Highway 96 interchange.

Wed
20
May

New Brighton man shot and killed after dragging police officer during stop

A New Brighton man attempting to flee a traffic stop on westbound Interstate 694 in Fridley late on May 8 was shot and killed by a police officer who was being dragged alongside the vehicle.

Wed
20
May

Planned retail road salt operation in New Brighton skids into opposition

Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well.  Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)
Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well. Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)

Council to vote on reworked plan May 26

A proposed road salt storage and distribution facility in northern New Brighton has residential neighbors worried about noise, traffic, and above all, water quality in nearby lakes.
Murlowski Properties Inc., which does business as Belair Sitework Services, is discussing expanding its aggregate crushing business with the city, as well as moving into road salt distribution, with a targeted maximum capacity of 13,500 tons of salt each winter.

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