In the minutes before New Brighton's May 12 city council meeting, residents packed City Hall hoping to have a chance to speak at a public hearing for or against a proposed ordinance that would regulate raising chickens in the city. The meeting turned on its heel when Mayor Dave Jacobsen proposed staff draft a ban on all fowl in the city, which was approved with a 3-2 vote. The council will vote on the ban May 26. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Council changes course at public hearing on ordinance regulating chickens
The dam broke nearly three hours into New Brighton's May 12 public hearing on an ordinance to allow and regulate fowl in the city, with a change of course that left some shocked and even more silent as the standing-room-only crowd filed out of the council chambers.
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.
Bethel University's Dillon John of Shoreview finished in the top ten among golfers which put him on the All Conference Squad for Golf in the M.I.A.C. this past season. John is a junior at the Arden Hills school.
In the coming months the North Suburban Communications Commission will work to hammer out a cable franchise deal with CenturyLink, potentially bringing a second cable TV provider into the area, alongside Comcast.
The McReavy family at their Hillside Chapel near St. Anthony. From top left, Jordan Seitz, Jon Seitz, Bill McReavy Jr., Brett McReavy, Cyndi McReavy-Seitz, Kay McReavy and Bill McReavy Sr. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Few Minnesota-based businesses predate the state itself, and Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels is one of those longstanding few.