New Brighton

Mon
15
Oct

New Brighton transitions back to its own water

After the Minnesota Department of Health notified New Brighton in 2016 of finding a pollutant called dioxane in its well water, the city had been getting water from Minneapolis ever since.

Tue
02
Oct

Look, in Long Lake: ‘Goldzilla’


Owners of golden retrievers — and other breeds too — gathered at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton Sept. 9 for Goldzilla, a golden retriever festival and walk for rescues. photo: Solomon Gustavo

Right around the bathroom and shower building, about 60 yards from the beach at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, the ground slopes down toward the water. 

Tue
02
Oct

$30,000 loss: Thieves take New Brighton church’s solar panels


More than a dozen solar panels were stolen from the roof of United Church of Christ in New Brighton sometime in early September. The church said the total loss was around $30,000. Congregants first noticed something was wrong when they continued to find metal and wires around the church. photo Solomon Gustavo

After a few days of congregants and staff at United Church of Christ in New Brighton finding metal and wiring laying around the church, they discovered Sept. 6 that more than a dozen solar panels had been taken from the church’s roof.

Mon
01
Oct

Hansen Park set to reopen in October after long reconstruction


Richard Pisa and Perry Martin, along with other Hansen Park neighbors, feel the the city has ignored their concerns during the years-long construction at Hansen Park. Along with their law signs, Pisa and Martin and other neighbors started a petition and say it has hundreds of signatures. photo Solomon Gustavo

Years of construction work at Hansen Park are set to finish up in October, said New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter, and the conclusion can’t come soon enough for some park neighbors.

Mon
01
Oct

New Brighton petitioners force vote on election year change

Just as she promised after the election loss that ended her 12-year tenure on the New Brighton City Council, Gina Bauman is working to stop the council’s latest attempt to move city elections from odd to even years. 

Fri
31
Aug

New Brighton mechanics sniff out, save dogs from fire


Solomon Gustavo • Mechanics Paul Hetland and Justin Crow, who work at The Garage of New Brighton, followed smoke they saw coming into their shop on Aug. 20 to a burning house. Told there were two dogs trapped inside, they broke down a door and rescued the pets.

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety extinguished a city house fire the morning of Aug.

Fri
31
Aug

SNAPSHOT: Ralph Reeder starts new chapter

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf celebrated its move from Pike Lake Kindergarten in New Brighton to its new home at a storefront in the Silver View Plaza strip mall located at 2544 Mounds View Boulevard, in Mounds View, with an Aug.

Wed
29
Aug

SNAPSHOTS: A bicycle built for 2

“I never thought I would be able to ride a bike again” was one of the many joy-filled comments said by residents at Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck Aug.

Tue
21
Aug

New boss in St. Anthony-New Brighton School District


submitted photo • New St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools Superintendent Dr. Renee Corneille, who started in the position July 1, spent time recently with 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds attending a soccer camp at Central Park in St. Anthony.

Concluding nearly 40 years in education, St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools Superintendent Robert Laney retired June 30.

On July 1, Dr. Renee Corneille became the new superintendent. 

Tue
31
Jul

New Brighton OKs Pike Lake Kindergarten construction


Solomon Gustavo • At its July 24 meeting, the New Brighton City Council approved construction at the Pike Lake Kindergarten Center on 14th Street in New Brighton. Construction of two classrooms on the back of the building along the parking lot, the area seen above, is set to begin this fall and finish next summer. The project is funded by the $165 million Mounds View School District building bond referendum that passed in November.

Many New Brighton school-aged residents are funneled into the growing Mounds View School District.

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