The concert choir sang "Loch Lomond," with choir teacher Jason Etten conducting. Etten said he seeks to build communities in his classes. "Let's take it seriously, let's grow together," he said. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Cantus' Chris Foss lead the Irondale honors concert choir through a voice exercise that worked their vocal cords as well as the rest of their bodies. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
As students noisily streamed into third period honors concert choir class at Irondale High School the morning of Sept. 30, one student took a seat at the piano and played some familiar tunes.
Amid the hubbub, he started with Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" before segueing into Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." Large swaths of the 70 or so students in the class spontaneously chimed in, singing: "Do-on't stop, beliiiiiieving..."
They sang well. There was a palpable buzz in the air. Class started at 9:31.
City staff and council members, along with Pulte Homes officials, toss ceremonial shovel-fulls of sand near the site of Pulte’s latest 27-acre development, which will eventually include 86 homes and 34 townhouses. A Pulte executive said the company’s website had 600 hits on the development page that day. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
"It's location, location, location," said New Brighton Mayor Dave Jacobsen, just prior to tossing some sand at the Pulte Homes development groundbreaking ceremony the evening of Sept. 23 at the New Brighton Exchange.
New changes streamline the drop-off process
Shoreview and Arden Hills residents will have a chance to get rid of large household waste items at the cities' Fall Cleanup Day, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ramsey County Public Works building at 1425 Paul Kirkwood Drive in Arden Hills.
Little Canada and Shoreview are creeping closer to establishing a series of railroad quiet zones as both city councils recently approved plans with the Soo Line Railroad for construction cost estimates on eight railroad crossings the cities want t
Meggan Besonen, a certified veterinary technician, works the desk with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Mary Philippson's Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Ark Pet Hospital's resident green-necked doves, from left, Blanche and Laurel. "They're our little old ladies," says Angie Parlin, who has worked at Ark for 15 years, adding that Laurel is more than 20 years old. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Owning her own business was never explicitly part of the plan, not really a goal, says Dr. Mary Philippson, who owns the Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton, the veterinary practice she bought in 2008.