According to Ramsey County, the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park was swamped and officially closed on July 21, though as the heat index topped 100 degrees, many took to the beach regardless of the mass of plants. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
“Bog” removal costs estimated at $50,000
High water levels on Shoreview’s Snail Lake have recently created a number of problems for lakeshore residents and visitors alike, prompting the city to remove a great deal of vegetation from the lake and Ramsey County to close the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park.
Tropical Treat Massage was located at 2500 Highway 88 in St. Anthony. As of July 21, just one day before St. Anthony voted to suspend its business license, it appeared to be closed. Owner Wade Rio Wutschke was arrested three weeks prior on criminal sexual conduct charges. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
A New Brighton man charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a July 1 incident at his St. Anthony massage business had his business license suspended by the city of St. Anthony last week.
Just prior to being loaded into firetrucks and distributed to other stations, Lake Johanna Fire Department’s 60 new airpacks were on display at the department’s headquarters July 16. (photos by Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Engineer Bruce Carlson loads one of the department’s new airpacks into a firetruck. The brackets that hold them are built into the truck’s seats.
Captain Nate Berg wearing the new equipment.
Lake Johanna Fire Department Chief Tim Boehlke said the difference between the department’s new self-contained breathing apparatuses—airpacks, in station parlance—and their old ones, is “night and day.”