New Brighton - Mounds View Bulletin News

Tue
20
May

NSCC denies Comcast franchise proposal, but not without surprises

Shoreview considers leaving cable commission; open to negotiating with Comcast on its own
The North Suburban Communications Commission held a special meeting Thursday, May 15, convening implicitly to reject a new Comcast cable franchise proposal after a sub-committee voted just two days prior to recommend the denial. However, the meeting did not conclude without surprises, despite being based on a foregone conclusion.

Wed
14
May

Pace of possible Turtle Lake augmentation stays slow


A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources graph shows the fluctuating water levels in Turtle Lake from 2005 to 2014. The target lake water level, represented by the red line, is 891 feet. (graph courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

The Shoreview City Council is in no hurry to help resolve the years-old question of whether or not to augment Turtle Lake, proceeding so cautiously that the council did not approve a resolution to request a preliminary engineering report on the augmentation project, which would be the first step to controlling the lake’s water levels by piping in water.

Wed
14
May

Pair try to enter SAVHS during school day

Bulletin Area police reports week of May 14, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Tue
13
May

Future unclear for Shoreview Rainbow Foods

The Rainbow Foods store at 441 Highway 96 in Shoreview is up for sale, and if its parent company, Roundy’s, doesn’t find a buyer soon, the store will be closed.
Roundy’s announced May 7 it will be pulling out of Minnesota, citing the tough economy and a competitive local grocery market in which it was tough to survive, according to a company press release.

Tue
13
May

For Lease: St. Anthony Wal-Mart closes


The Wal-Mart store at Silver Lake Village has closed up shop as shown here on May 4. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

An announcement for the Wal-Mart store at Silver Lake Village, as seen in the March, 23, 2005, issue of the Saint Anthony Bulletin. The store opened the same day.

The Wal-Mart at Silver Lake Village is now gone, having closed April 8 in favor of a bigger and brand new Wal-Mart location in Roseville, fewer than three miles away, which offers the same host of services as the former store, as well as selling food.

Fri
09
May

Murder charges filed against husband, wife in New Brighton shooting


Plastic deer and lawn ornaments decorated the victims' property. The victims allegedly had a deer feeder in their yard, and the animals passed through Zumberge's backyard from a wooded area near the Rice Creek Trail walking path.

Neal Curtis Zumberge; Paula Anne Zumberge

The home on the 2500 block of Knollwood Drive near Eastman Drive in New Brighton was the scene of a shooting on May 5 that killed one man and injured a woman. The victims were allegedly embroiled in a dispute with their neighbor across the street, Neal Zumberge, 57, about feeding wild deer that would occasionally cross his backyard to reach a feeder in the victims' yard.

From outside the house, gunshot holes can be seen in the aluminum front storm door and siding. Shattered glass covers the front step, and lights leading up the sidewalk to the door were strewn about near the area where police found Todd Stevens, 46. Interior photos reveal myriad bullet holes.

On Wednesday, May 7, the Ramsey County attorney's office charged Neal Zumberge with one count of second-degree murder, which has a maximum sentence of 40 years, and one count of second-degree attempted murder, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years. His wife, Paula Zumberge, 50, was charged the next day with aiding and abetting those crimes, and faces the same sentencing guidelines.
In a statement, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi called the shooting "senseless and tragic," adding that the investigation is currently ongoing.

Thu
08
May

St. Anthony’s people make the difference in keeping community strong

Architect Mechanical: strength to help out

The story of Architect Mechanical, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year for 2014, as its president and founder Pat Niccum tells it, began humbly, and on wheels.
“I think we started 16 years ago with just two guys in a van,” Niccum says, adding that he first started the company with his brother-in-law. “We went with the ethic that if you do what you say you’re going to do and get lucky along the way, things will work out.” Read More...

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.

So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Read More...

 

Thu
08
May

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy


Julianne Hunter accepts her Villager of the Year award April 24 at Jax Cafe. The award was established in 1991 by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce to recognize a resident who has made outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life in St. Anthony. (Samara Bilyeu-Anderson/Bulletin)

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.
So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

Thu
08
May

Architect Mechanical: strength to help out


Pat Niccum and Corey Anderson of Architect Mechanical accept the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award April 24 at Jax Cafe. The award was established in 1993 to recognize an outstanding business located in or serving the community of St. Anthony. (Samara Bilyeu-Anderson/Bulletin)

The story of Architect Mechanical, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year for 2014, as its president and founder Pat Niccum tells it, began humbly, and on wheels.
“I think we started 16 years ago with just two guys in a van,” Niccum says, adding that he first started the company with his brother-in-law. “We went with the ethic that if you do what you say you’re going to do and get lucky along the way, things will work out.”
 

Wed
07
May

Dragon Chase 5K benefits soccer coach in ongoing ALS fight


Gavin Pugh and his daughter Katalina followed the Dragon Chase runners in a golf cart.

Nearly 600 runners participated in the Dragon Chase 5K, which benefited Gavin Pugh in his fight against ALS. (Photos courtesy of Rich Sonterre)

On a cool and blustery Saturday morning, nearly 600 runners turned out for the Dragon Chase 5K at The Mermaid in Mounds View to support Gavin Pugh, a soccer coach who was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, on April 19.
The Dragon Chase, in conjunction with a pancake breakfast that morning that drew 500 people, was the latest fundraising efforts on behalf of Pugh, a beloved fixture in the Minnesota soccer community.

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