New Brighton - Mounds View Bulletin News

Tue
06
Oct

Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations

Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Wed
30
Sep

New Brighton hydrant flushing Oct. 5

The New Brighton Water Department will begin flushing hydrants on Monday, Oct. 5 to remove iron from the water system. The flushing may temporarily cause some reddish-brown water for some city residents.

Wed
30
Sep

Eritrean with story to tell joins forces with sports writer

Frezgi Hiskias and his wife Sihin cooked a chicken and lasagna dinner to share with Wally Wakefield. The families met through hospice and struck up a friendship and made known an incredible life story, “Striking it Lucky: A Biography of Pain and Resiliency from Eritrea to St. Paul.” (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Frezgi Hiskias and his wife Sihin cooked a chicken and lasagna dinner to share with Wally Wakefield. The families met through hospice and struck up a friendship and made known an incredible life story, “Striking it Lucky: A Biography of Pain and Resiliency from Eritrea to St. Paul.” (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Meeting hospice staffer leads to Wakefield book documenting lifetime quest

As a 13-year-old boy in Eritrea — a coastal African nation bordering Sudan, Ethiopia and the Red Sea — Frezgi Hiskias got caught in a thunderstorm while herding cattle back to his village.
As he and a friend sheltered under a tree, talking about how close they were to home — just a two-day journey — a bolt of lightning struck.

Wed
30
Sep

Turtle lake area residents petition Shoreview council for public road

Residents who live on the southwest end of Turtle Lake are split over a petition recently presented to the Shoreview City Council.

Wed
30
Sep

Smelly topic center of discussion at forum in New Brighton

City officials discuss organized trash collection

Back in May, members of New Brighton's League of Women Voters decided they wanted to learn more about surrounding cities' waste collection systems.
Months later, the league hosted a panel discussion on Sept. 17 at New Brighton City Hall about this very topic.

Wed
30
Sep

New Brighton’s newest playground open for play


(Hannah Burlingame/Bulletin)

Members of the New Brighton City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department, along with some kids, were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 22 at Totem Pole Park to open the city's newest playground.

Wed
30
Sep

New I-694 construction project emphasizes knowing your route

A lane will be added in each direction on I-694 from Rice Street in Little Canada to Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills to address a well-known slow down in the area. (courtesy of the MnDOT)
A lane will be added in each direction on I-694 from Rice Street in Little Canada to Lexington Avenue in Arden Hills to address a well-known slow down in the area. (courtesy of the MnDOT)

Construction is set to start next year on Interstate 694 that will impact an area from Little Canada to Arden Hills.

Tue
29
Sep

Ramsey County votes against vaping

While e-cigarette sampling in tobacco shops will still be allowed under a new county ordinance, Ramsey County has prohibited indoor vaping anywhere smoking is already prohibited. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
While e-cigarette sampling in tobacco shops will still be allowed under a new county ordinance, Ramsey County has prohibited indoor vaping anywhere smoking is already prohibited. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Two weeks after a public hearing in which all speakers were in favor of a Ramsey County draft ordinance banning the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is already prohibited, the Ramsey County Board approved the ordinance Sept. 22.

Sun
27
Sep

Pop-up protest

Arrest of fugitive in crowd sparks a protest of over 100 teens

Just as Inver Grove Heights Days wrapped up its annual finale — fireworks shooting off over Simley Pond — another type of explosive activity began to develop at a popular viewing spot.

Fri
25
Sep

Shoreview Touch-a-Truck

All sorts of cool, big trucks were on display on Sept. 19 during the Touch-a-Truck event at the Shoreview Community Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

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