Arden Hills


A walk down a candied memory lane

Solomon Gustavo • Larry Erickson worked for Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul in the 1960s and 70s. The longtime Arden Hills resident took a July tour of the candy factory for a trip down memory lane.

Forty-year Arden Hills resident Larry Erickson spent a chunk of his professional life doing accounting work for Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul in the 1960s and 70s. 


Deputy recognized for saving woman from Arden Hills house fire

Solomon Gustavo • Deputy Don Rindal was awarded a Class A Medal of Valor by Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier for saving a woman’s life from an April house fire in Arden Hills. He was honored during a ceremony in Little Canada June 27.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office held an award ceremony at a Little Canada patrol station June 27, commemorating department staffers for bravery in a specific life-saving act, or for such bravery over the course of a career. 


Rice Creek Commons development moving along

courtesy of Ramsey County • A rendering of Alatus LLC’s Rice Creek Commons proposal, which is nearly complete and will need to be approved by the Joint Development Authority of Arden Hills and Ramsey County, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and Arden Hills City Council.

Following years of cleaning up contamination left by the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant to residential standards, and years of infrastructure planning, the Rice Creek Commons development deal between Alatus LLC and the joint authority of


Help girls in the developing world, in Arden Hills

Days for Girls, an international program to keep girls in school while they have their periods, has provided more than 100,000 girls and women in the developing world with hygiene kits to help them.


The super celebration hits Arden Hills

Solomon Gustavo photos • Gary Hines, the director and producer of the Grammy Award-winning, Twin Cities-based vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness, walked the red carpet at BET’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration held at Bethel


Amazon is not coming to Arden Hills

Company passes on Minnesota for new headquarters.

Amazon, the humongous online retailer, decided Jan. 18 that the state of Minnesota would not be a suitable place for its planned second headquarters.


Community memorializes teens killed in Arden Hills crash

Solomon Gustavo photo • Mounds View High School students and community members gathered on the grounds of North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills for a memorial service Dec. 1 to remember Mounds View students Stephanie Carlson and Bridget Giere. Both died in a car crash in Arden Hills on Dec. 1, 2016. Both were 16.

It’s been a year since two Mounds View High school students, Stephanie Carlson and Bridget Giere, both 16, were killed in a car crash in Arden Hills on Dec. 1, 2016. 


Shoreview and Arden Hills now have a Lions Club

Shoreview City Council members Sue Denkinger, Cory Springhorn, Mayor Sandy Martin, Emy Johnson and Terry Quigley used gold shovels to toss some dirt Oct. 23, marking the beginning of construction on the city’s $15.6 million community center expansion. Mike Munzenrider

Lions Club International boasts being a global leader in community and humanitarian service, with clubs from Chile to China, Haiti to Hungary, Sweden to Somalia, Turkey to Thailand.


Highway 10 slated to get third lane in Arden Hills, Mounds View

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on a planned third lane for eastbound Highway 10 between Interstate 35W and Highway 96 at a Nov. 8 open house. courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation

Now that winter is approaching and road construction season is beginning to wrap up, the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to know what residents think about yet another road project.


New hotel set to come to Arden Hills, situated along I-694

The exterior of the building will be comprised of a variety of building materials, including brick, stone, glass and other materials. According to the developer, extensive landscaping will occur and 58 new trees will be planted along the perimeter of the site and within the parking lot area. submitted graphic

Built three decades ago, a vacant office building tucked away on Northwoods Drive near Interstate 694 and Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills will soon be replaced by a 139-room hotel.


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