Mounds View’s former Snap Market at 2408 County Road I is being eyed by a possible tenant interested in opening a liquor store. The landowner, however, first needs to pay back taxes on the property before continuing the application process for a liquor license. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
Back taxes stall application for liquor license
Relatively small compared to its neighboring Ramsey County cities, with fewer than 13,000 residents, Mound View is home to three off-sale liquor stores, each located just off County Highway 10 and less than a mile apart from each other.
The possibility of adding a fourth liquor store was voted down by Mounds View City Council last week at the recommendation of city staff, much to the appreciation of several residents in the council chambers that night.
The 5-0 vote, however, was not based on the residents’ comments opposing the idea of a new liquor store opening at 2408 County Road I. Instead, the denial was due to ordinance restrictions that the applicant needed to sort out before continuing the application process.
The next meeting of the Ramsey County Library Board will be Wednesday, April 20. The meeting will be held in the board room of the Ramsey County Library in Roseville, 2180 Hamline Avenue North, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Irondale High School graduate and All-America honoree Dustin Weinmann, left, isn’t the only Weinmann on the UW-La Crosse wrestling roster. His twin brother Ryan, far right, also finished his junior season and older brother Derek completed his senior season. (courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Dustin Weinmann worked his way up the ladder as a high school wrestler at Irondale High School and capped his prep career with a state championship.
When the I-35W interchange project is completed, the I-35W southbound loop will be closed and new features like roundabouts and new turn lanes will be added to help move traffic more efficiently. (submitted graphic)
Road construction season 2016 is about to hit New Brighton and surrounding communities with two projects.
Starting Monday, March 28, the intersection at County Road H and Red Oak Drive will be closed.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety’s DWI officer’s squad car, purchased last year through the DWI Officer Grant program, is designed with stealth in mind, in regards to the squad’s darker, less conspicuous graphics, according to deputy director Tony Paetznick.(submitted graphic)
It’s been one full year since the New Brighton Department of Public Safety was awarded a grant providing it the funds to dedicate one full-time officer to patrol the city’s streets for drivers inebriated or otherwise under the influence.
New Brighton posts its water conservation status on signs at high-traffic entry points into the city, such as on Silver Lake Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Warm weather and well work main concerns
With unseasonably warm weather and a return of outdoor water usage for gardens, car washes and kiddie pools just around the corner, New Brighton set the city’s water conservation status to yellow, as of March 11.
The city supplies residents with water pumped from underground aquifers, and according to city manager Dean Lotter, two of the city’s four wells require preventative maintenance, which he said should be done now, rather than later.
The yellow conservation status means New Brighton residents using municipal water will not be permitted to water yards and gardens between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and will be required to follow an odd/even sprinkling ban. Residents will also be prohibited from filling swimming pools or washing cars.