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
30
Jun

Net-zero solar home plans to shine in Roseville

Architect Marc Sloot said he aimed for sustainability and beauty — a “perfect blend.” (design and rendering by SALA Architects)
Architect Marc Sloot said he aimed for sustainability and beauty — a “perfect blend.” (design and rendering by SALA Architects)

Owners aim to make more electricity than they take
A cloudy day greeted the groundbreaking of Mark and Kathryn Hansons' new Roseville home on Tuesday, June 16, and it's no stretch of the imagination that the two are hoping for sunnier days ahead.
The Hansons' house will be powered and heated by sunshine, so much so that Mark said the home should be "net-zero," generating more electricity via solar panels than it uses.
The Hansons are putting a twist on the typical net-zero story as well, with plans to charge their electric cars exclusively using the home's electricity.

Wed
24
Jun

Mounds View ordinance on chickens and ducks heard on June 22

Mounds View held its second reading of and a vote on an ordinance to regulate chickens and ducks at its June 22 city council meeting, after the deadline for the Bulletin.

Tue
23
Jun

Roseville passes Sunday growler ordinance

As expected, the Roseville City Council passed an ordinance on June 15 allowing the sale of beer growlers on Sunday.

Tue
16
Jun

Roseville will growl on Sundays

Bent Brewstillery owner Bartley Blume explained how to fill a growler: Rinse it first, then give it a blast of compressed carbon dioxide in order to dry the inside. Then fill it, using a tap-extender so the 64-ounce bottle is filled from the bottom, to minimize foam. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Bent Brewstillery owner Bartley Blume explained how to fill a growler: Rinse it first, then give it a blast of compressed carbon dioxide in order to dry the inside. Then fill it, using a tap-extender so the 64-ounce bottle is filled from the bottom, to minimize foam. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

City council updates code to allow for Sunday sales of growlers of beer
Ever since Minnesota tweaked its liquor laws back in May to allow for the Sunday sale of beer growlers, Roseville brewer and distiller Bartley Blume said he’s seen the same scene play out over successive Sundays in his taproom.
Sunday growler customers who show up eagerly at Blume’s business, Bent Brewstillery, at 1744 Terrace Drive, leave with nothing to take home because Roseville has yet to catch up to state liquor laws.
“We have had a lot of people coming in on Sundays for growlers,” Blume said, adding that he had to lay out the top-to-bottom way liquor laws work to those potential customers.

Wed
10
Jun

North Oaks teen charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct

Alexander Patrick Lindeke
Alexander Patrick Lindeke

A North Oaks 18-year-old was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ramsey County District Court on Monday, June 1.

Wed
10
Jun

Mounds View buzzes for beekeeping ordinance

United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)
United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)

First the birds, now the bees.

Wed
10
Jun

New Brighton approves road salt storage facility, with restrictions

Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)
Belair Site Excavations was given the go-ahead by the New Brighton City Council to move forward with a road salt storage and distribution operation at its Old Highway 8 address, located in the far northeast reaches of New Brighton. (submitted photo)

Plans for a road salt storage and distribution operation in northeast New Brighton were approved in modified form by the city council May 26.
The project had drawn scrutiny from residents and elected officials alike, who questioned how the salt would be hauled and housed in order to prevent spills.

Tue
02
Jun

New sandwich shop, Firehouse Subs, looks to links with Roseville Fire Department

A mural inside Firehouse Subs in Roseville depicts the “Har Mar Tornado” that swept through Roseville June 14, 1981. Sub shop owner Buck Humphrey points out the responding fire engine, depicted to be from the Roseville Fire Department, which has a Roseville Raiders Silver Fox riding along. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
A mural inside Firehouse Subs in Roseville depicts the “Har Mar Tornado” that swept through Roseville June 14, 1981. Sub shop owner Buck Humphrey points out the responding fire engine, depicted to be from the Roseville Fire Department, which has a Roseville Raiders Silver Fox riding along. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

There wasn’t quite a hook and ladder truck parked outside the Roseville location of Firehouse Subs during its training and tasting session the afternoon of May 27, one day before its grand opening, though the marked SUVs indicated firefighters wer

Thu
28
May

New Brighton passes ordinance regulating backyard chickens Council pivots once more, this time away from ban

From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
From left, Ellis Norman, 7, Delaney Norman, 10, Archer Norman, 8, Colleen Norman, Sarah Steiniger, and Ethan Gylling, 8, protest New Brighton's proposed backyard poultry ban in the lead up to the city council's May 26 meeting. Steiniger said she has four chickens; Colleen Norman said she and her family have six. "We don't even do it for eggs," Norman said. "They are pets."(Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Fans of fowl in New Brighton are clucking sighs of relief following a surprise reversal on Tuesday.

Wed
27
May

Man charged with first-degree assault for New Brighton shooting

Stephen Jeroy Mister
Stephen Jeroy Mister

A 42-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County District Court for allegedly shooting another man in the chest at a New Brighton apartment complex, following what police said was an argument over a bottle of vodka on May 1

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