June 2013

Wed
26
Jun

Mustangs realize dream at Target Field

Ray Kinsella built the original Field of Dreams in the middle of an Iowa cornfield in a motion picture starring Kevin Costner. For the Mounds View High School baseball team its field of dreams is a few hours north of Kinsella’s.
The Mustangs fulfilled two dreams on June 17 in downtown Minneapolis. No. 1, they got to play at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. No. 2, they won the first baseball state championship in school history.
“Target Field, it doesn’t get any better than this,” said senior co-captain Lars Anderson.

Wed
26
Jun

Heart device saves 24-year-old’s life


Tara Townsend, once in heart failure, has a heart device to help pump blood. Townsend, of White Bear Lake. has a busy schedule pursuing a degree in human services at Century College and working in Shoreview. (Linda Baumeister/Bulletin)

In attempt to escape the sweltering summer, Minnesotans take refuge in lakes and pools.
However, Tara Townsend, a 24-year old from White Bear Lake, can’t enjoy this cooling relief  -- she can’t get wet.
Nor can the Century College student engage in contact sports, go through metal detectors or lift more than 25 pounds.

Wed
26
Jun

Residential development project approved in New Brighton Exchange

The New Brighton City Council unanimously authorized execution of a contract for private redevelopment with Pulte Homes at its Tuesday, June 11 council meeting.
Pulte has plans to build 86 single-family homes and 34 town homes at the 27-acre site once occupied by the former Midwest Asphalt and Beisswenger’s properties.
Pulte Homes is a Michigan based company that has built several developments in Minnesota, including Arden Hills and Roseville.

Wed
26
Jun

More than just ‘some old car’


Dan Nordstrom’s 1913 Ford Model T will be on display at the 100th anniversary of the Ramsey County Fair, July 10-14. (submitted photo)

Dan Nordstrom knows a thing or two about the year 1913. He can tell you who the president was, what the average salary was and how many states there were.
He even knows what kind of car people drove a century ago. Why? Because he drives one himself.
Nordstrom, who lives in Plymouth, will be showing off his 100-year-old Ford Model T at this year’s Ramsey County Fair July 10-14. This year marks the fair’s centennial anniversary; the first one was held in White Bear Lake in 1913.

Wed
26
Jun

Tires, rims stolen off vehicle; power tools taken

Police reports published June 26, 2013 in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Wed
26
Jun

Legion baseball: Tri-City Red stifle 39ers

The North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 ventured to Mounds View High School for the first meeting of the season between the 39ers and Tri-City Post 513 on June 18.
Tri-City Red managed to beat the 39ers, 2-0, even though they were short some key players after Mounds View High School won the Class AAA State Baseball Tournament the day before.
Most of Tri-City’s players attend Mounds View.

Wed
26
Jun

39ers fare well at 35th Annual Grand Rapids Legion Baseball Tournament

The last few years the North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 baseball nine has had an early-season crack at tourney play, with the annual Legion Baseball Tournament held in Grand Rapids, Minn.
The round-robin contest tests teams’ strategy and tenacity as they battle to reach the June 23 championship.

Wed
26
Jun

They’ll be flying again


The people look like ants from up there too; the Copper Peak Ski Flying complex is the only ski flying hill in North or South America. That’s Lake Superior in the background. (photo by Keith L. Anderson, Montreal, Wisc., from WLUC-TV website uppermichiganssource.com)

It’s been 20 years since last they “flew” at Copper Peak It doesn’t seem that long ago. 
Actually it seems like yesterday that I sat on a stool just inside a door and watched the ski jumping world pass by on their way into a banquet. 
The year was 1970 and just about anyone I knew in that world of ski jumpers was in Ironwood, Mich. They had gathered to witness the first ski flying event ever held in the Western Hemisphere. 

Wed
26
Jun

Shoreview council approves bid for $3.3 million street rehabilitation project

The Shoreview City Council accepted a bid from North Valley, Inc. for the city’s 2013 Street Rehabilitation Project at its Monday, June 17 council meeting.
North Valley’s bid of just over $3.3 million was the lowest of the five bids Shoreview received for the project.
The project will rehab several streets scattered throughout the city (see map) and will include extending the water main on Gaston and Grove Avenues and St. Albans Street.

Wed
26
Jun

Body found in Mounds View

Bulletin Area police reports week of June 26, 2013

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