Settlement will ask state to pay for Shoreview, North St. Paul, Vadnais Heights to change water source
A settlement agreement reached between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and groups concerned about water levels in White Bear Lake could have implications for nearby cities, including Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and North St. Paul.
Announced Dec. 1, the settlement between the DNR and two plaintiff groups—the White Bear Lake Restoration Association and White Bear Lake Homeowners’ Association—states that all three groups will, per the DNR website, “support efforts to develop a surface water supply to serve area communities.”
Manufacturers to be located elsewhere
When Minnesota became one of 23 states nationwide to legalize the production, sale and use of medical cannabis with the final passage of a bill this past spring, it created some uncharted legal territory for local cities.
Vadnais Heights reacted to this terra incognita by placing a one year moratorium on the establishment of medical cannabis manufacture and distribution in the city at its Nov. 19 meeting.
Mounds View Public Schools District 621 announced new winter weather policies two weeks after the year’s early first snow storm, poised to address the cold and snow with new options and clearer guidelines.
Homeowners in Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, Shoreview, St. Anthony and Vadnais Heights, along with those across the state, should have, by now, received parcel-specific proposed property tax notices.
A MnDOT graphic shows the extent of planned construction work on Interstate 694, which will include two new left lanes on both sides of the highway, east- and westbound, between Rice Street and Lexington Avenue. (submitted graphic)
A stretch of Interstate 694 in Shoreview is set to be widened in about a year's time, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the plan at Shoreview City Hall in the council chambers.
The Metro Transit BRT A Line will start at Rosedale Center in Roseville and follow Snelling south to Ford Parkway in St. Paul, reaching its final stop at 46th Street in Minneapolis. (graphic courtesy of Metro Transit)