Newsbriefs - Bulletin Area

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.

Wed
13
May

Comcast staying put, CenturyLink coming in - Bulletin edition

Local cable commission talks failed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

Wed
06
May

Renovations complete at New Brighton Community Center

From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff.

Wed
06
May

Bridge projects stacking up in Arden Hills

The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)
The planned County Road F detour won’t be needed until the project, to replace the county road’s bridge over Interstate 35W, is re-bid next month. (submitted graphic)

Arden Hills residents and commuters have long expected driving dramatics in the city this summer — so much so that Mayor David Grant referred to the situation as "The Bridges of Ramsey County" — though, readers can drive a little easier, for now.

Wed
06
May

Can backyard roosts fit in suburban neighborhoods?

Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)

Mounds View rethinking chicken and bees, New Brighton to hold public hearing May 12

Mounds View's city code regarding what it considers farm animals — horses, cows, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and bees, among others — is cut and dry.
Raising them in Mounds View is "unlawful and a public nuisance affecting the public peace, safety, and welfare," according to city code 701.06, which the city adopted in April 2002.

Wed
29
Apr

Midday power outage and a crash

St. Anthony resident Nicholas Welter photographed the aftermath of an accident off of St. Anthony Boulevard. Welter describes his photo as such: “Emergency personnel have just removed the driver from the car with the help of hydraulic cutting/ramming tools, and have managed to get him onto a stretcher. All [seven] visible emergency personnel are caring for the driver.” (photo courtesy of Nicholas Welter)
St. Anthony resident Nicholas Welter photographed the aftermath of an accident off of St. Anthony Boulevard. Welter describes his photo as such: “Emergency personnel have just removed the driver from the car with the help of hydraulic cutting/ramming tools, and have managed to get him onto a stretcher. All [seven] visible emergency personnel are caring for the driver.” (photo courtesy of Nicholas Welter)

A widespread power outage that was traced to problems with a transformer at the Xcel Energy power substation in Roseville blinked out areas of New Brighton, northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony the afternoon of April 22.

Wed
29
Apr

Vadnais Heights skatepark survey

Vadnais Heights is gauging residents' interest in a public skatepark within the city and is seeking comments through an online survey.

Wed
15
Apr

Rice Creek Commons eyes the sun in energy plan

Known strictly as TCAAP when the land use map for the redevelopment was approved last year, there’s no exact location for the proposed 40-acre solar energy array at Rice Creek Commons, though the energy plan locates it generally in the northeastern area of the development. (submitted map)
Known strictly as TCAAP when the land use map for the redevelopment was approved last year, there’s no exact location for the proposed 40-acre solar energy array at Rice Creek Commons, though the energy plan locates it generally in the northeastern area of the development. (submitted map)

Much of the new development at Rice Creek Commons will be powered by a 40-acre solar power array, if all goes according to plans adopted by the development's Joint Development Authority on April 6.

Tue
07
Apr

MVCT auditions for “Crazy for You”

Mounds View Community Theater will host open auditions on April 18 and 19 for its summer production of "Crazy for You."

Wed
25
Mar

Bulletin area student make Dean's List

These area students made the Dean's List recently at various colleges and universities:

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