With transit projects going on throughout the city, Lauren Fulner decided it was imperative to put together a citywide discussion of what residents want and need out of future projects.
"In the wider city context, there were a lot of transit issues ... that weren't necessarily being given voice and public support," explained Fulner, transportation coordinator for the nonprofit Hamline-Midway Coalition.
Construction started last week on a new science center at Metro State University. The 65,712 square foot building has been in the works for over a decade. (Submitted graphic)
The new science center at Metro State should be completed in time for the school's 2016 spring semester. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
More research labs, faculty coming
It took 10 years, but Metro State University will no longer be the only school in the MnSCU system without proper science facilities.
"Today is the awakening of a new chapter of the university's history," said Dr. Devinder Malhotra, the school's interim president.
A new playground should be ready to go next spring in Indian Mounds Park. The rendering shows the new equipment which is designed to look like the surrounding environment of the park. (Submitted graphic)
Next spring, kids near Indian Mounds Park should have some new playground equipment that is designed to encourage learning, exercise and fun.
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, has been working hard to get the fledgling brewery open. If things go well, Sidhe Brewing will soon be operating one of the smallest beer taprooms in the state.
Up for election for spots on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners are two incumbents and two challengers in District 3.
Candidates were asked questions about county priorities, transit projects including the Rush Line and Gateway Corridor, and about a proposed plan to combine juvenile detention services with Hennepin County.
Ramsey County's third district includes Falcon Heights, the Payne/Phalen neighborhood, North End/South Como, Como Park, Frogtown, Summit-University and Hamline-Midway.
This year’s matchup for the Fourth Congressional District seat features three candidates from major parties. The district covers all of Ramsey County. The candidates running for federal office were asked about their positions on the future of Social Security and Medicare, immigration reform, and what their legislative initiatives and priorities are.