In New Brighton, current City Council Member Mary Burg will challenge incumbent Mayor Dave Jacobsen in the Nov. 5 election.
Burg has served on the city council since January 2004, and is currently in the middle of her third term. She said she has considered running for mayor for years.
“I believe I’m really qualified and want to use my expertise and experience,” she said. “I would like to bring about more community engagement in city politics.”
Although cities in Ramsey County reported damages totaling a little over $1.47 million from the powerful summer solstice weekend storms, the county still fell about $280,000 short of the threshold set for state and federal disaster relief funding.
The St. Anthony Village Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Lake Village Shopping Center will be hosting a Touch-A-Truck event for kids on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Silver Lake Village.
Two blocks of 39th Avenue Northeast will be closed to traffic between Chipotle and Salo Park for the event. Kids will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with several types of trucks, emergency services vehicles and heavy equipment as well as the chance to see how they work.
Ramsey County wants to buy the ailing Vadnais Heights Sports Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Ramsey County Commissioners voted in favor of submitting a bid to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center on Tuesday, Sept 3.
The board met for nearly two hours in a closed session before voting 6-1 to submit a bid for the 200,000-square-foot sports facility by the Friday, Sept. 6 deadline.
The Sports Center houses two NHL regulation hockey rinks with seating for 1,300 spectators, locker rooms, a 100,000-square-foot dome with 1.5 full soccer fields, three batting cages, a 100-meter track, two volleyball courts, concessions, a conference room and offices.
Folks gathered round the radio to hear first-hand accounts of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, -- the day everything changed. (photo courtesy of the Ramsey County Library system)
Ramsey County libraries are taking a new look at World War II
When Judy Woodward, history coordinator for the Ramsey County Library system, began to look for opportunities for post-summer programs, she says she again thought about World War II and how veterans’ experiences need to be shared.
U.S. veterans of the 1941-45 war are dying at the rate of more than 600 a day, according to the Veteran’s Administration.
"Lovey Howl Reisetter" is a 7-year-old rescued golden retriever owned by owned by one of the RAGOM volunteers -- "the love of my life," as her owner puts it. The Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota fundraiser will be held in New Brighton Sunday, Sept. 15.
It'll be pure gold(en) at Long Lake Regional Park Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as the "Goldzilla" fun fair and walk brings together people and canines to benefit the Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota rescue organization.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman, who was seen using Melake's bank card at an ATM in Minneapolis hours after Melake was last seen alive.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified a man who was found shot dead in a parking lot in Shoreview Aug. 29 as 26-year-old Hagos Tsegay Melake.
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a business in the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North in Shoreview at approximately 6:40 a.m. Aug. 29 after receiving a report of a man, later identified as Melake, who appeared to be sleeping in the parking lot. According to a Sept. 5 press release from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, investigators believe Melake, of South St. Paul, was last seen alive leaving the Hunan Garden Restaurant on Cedar Street in downtown St. Paul around 1:30 a.m., just hours before his body was found.
The top three finishers from McNally Smith College of Music’s 2013 “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” competition held on Aug. 10. From left: McNally’s Guitar Department Head Joe Elliott, first place winner Collin Johnson, third place winner Owen Hiber and second place winner Bobby Rethwisch. (submitted photo)
Owen Hiber, an 11-year-old boy from Shoreview, impressed those in attendance at McNally Smith College of Music’s “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” on Saturday, Aug. 10.
This is the second year McNally has hosted the guitar competition at its downtown campus. The competition was just one of several guitar-themed events that weekend, climaxing with the Lowertown Guitar Festival in Mears Park, which drew a crowd of 2,000 and featured performances by famed guitarists like Mark Ribot, Pat Donohue and Scott Henderson.