Mike Munzenrider

Staff writer for Review and Bulletin newspapers.
Mike Munzenrider can be reached at mmunzenrider@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.
Follow him on Twitter @mmunzenrider.

 

 


 

Tue
19
Aug

Not guilty: Wife of alleged New Brighton shooter


Paula Zumberge

Paula Zumberge acquitted of all counts in accessory to murder trial
Ramsey County District Court Judge Lezlie O. Marek found Paula Zumberge not guilty on all counts in her accessory to murder trial in a verdict delivered Tuesday morning.

Thu
14
Aug

Ramsey County Sheriff seeks suspect in Arden Hills gas station shooting


Kelly Phillips

Lyle Marvin Hoffman

Victim Kelly Phillips was local Boston Scientific executive and bar owner
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office has named a suspect in the shooting that killed a man at an Arden Hills Holiday gas station the morning of Aug. 11, according to a police statement.

Wed
13
Aug

Wife of alleged New Brighton shooter awaits verdict in accessory to murder trial


Paula Zumberge

Ramsey County District Court Judge Lezlie O. Marek will deliver her verdict in the accessory-to-murder trial of Paula Zumberge sometime the week of Aug. 18.

Tue
12
Aug

Two railroad quiet zones established in Shoreview, more to come next year


The railroad crossing at Victoria Street near County Road E is one of two railroad quiet zones established in Shoreview Aug. 6, prohibiting the use of train horns while trains cross the road. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

The railroad crossing at Lexington Avenue with its existing medians and crossing bars; the recently added median is visible along with new “no train horn” signage. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Two at-grade railroad crossings in Shoreview, one at Lexington Avenue and another at Victoria Street, both near County Road E, are now railroad quiet zones as of Aug. 6, following the completion of improvements at both crossings.

Tue
12
Aug

Cable commission generates static over ‘advisor’ proposal

The latest North Suburban Cable Commission meeting July 31 became contentious, but not between Comcast and the NSCC.

Tue
12
Aug

Newsbrief - Ramsey County Sheriff seeks suspect in Arden Hills gas station shooting


Lyle Marvin Hoffman

Victim Kelly Phillips was local Boston Scientific executive and bar owner
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in the shooting that killed a man at an Arden Hills Holiday gas station the morning of Aug. 11, according to a police statement.

Thu
07
Aug

Mounds View Festival in the Park - August 16, 2014


Irondale High School Marching Knights entertained the crowd that gathered for Mounds View’s parade last year.

The New Brigthon Ambassadors took their float down the road in the annual Mounds View celebration last year.

Boy Scout Troop 367 was one of the participants in the parade last year.

The Mounds View Lions Club was grilling up good eats at last year’s Festival in the Park.

“Elvis in the Park”
Mounds View’s annual city celebration, the Festival in the Park, is Aug. 16 in City Hall Park, 2401 County Rd. 10, behind Mounds View City Hall.
The Festival, now well into its fourth decade, features fireworks, food, drinks, a car show, parade and a 5K run, giving the city, as Mayor Joe Flaherty said at a June city council meeting, “an opportunity to celebrate itself.”

Wed
06
Aug

Shoreview seeks to secure funding for novel approach to groundwater awareness


Water customers participating in Shoreview’s Water Consumption and Groundwater Awareness Project would recieve a meter reader such as this to track their water use in close to real time. (graphic courtesy of the city of Shoreview)

Groundwater use has surpassed surface water use in the metro area over the past seven decades. (graphic courtesy of the Metropolitan Council)

Water issues are more visible than ever—in regards to both too much and too little in area lakes and streams—though much of what is used by cities in the metro area comes from an essentially invisible source that isn’t seen until one turns on the

Wed
30
Jul

High water closes beach, necessitates plant removal at Snail Lake


According to Ramsey County, the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park was swamped and officially closed on July 21, though as the heat index topped 100 degrees, many took to the beach regardless of the mass of plants. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

“Bog” removal costs estimated at $50,000
High water levels on Shoreview’s Snail Lake have recently created a number of problems for lakeshore residents and visitors alike, prompting the city to remove a great deal of vegetation from the lake and Ramsey County to close the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park.

Tue
29
Jul

St. Anthony pulls massage parlor’s business license following owner’s arrest


Wade Rio Wutschke

Tropical Treat Massage was located at 2500 Highway 88 in St. Anthony. As of July 21, just one day before St. Anthony voted to suspend its business license, it appeared to be closed. Owner Wade Rio Wutschke was arrested three weeks prior on criminal sexual conduct charges. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

A New Brighton man charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a July 1 incident at his St. Anthony massage business had his business license suspended by the city of St. Anthony last week.

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