Mayor honors the creators of giant octopus
It's been six years since New Brighton has seen a new face in the mayoral seat, but at its first city council meeting of the year, a new mayor was sworn in.
First-time candidate Val Johnson won the mayoral seat with 39.36 percent of the vote, for a total of 1,143 votes, winning the race over incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current council member Gina Bauman back in November.
St. Anthony Village resident, Linh Ngyen, spent some time on Dec. 5 in the warm temperatures putting up Christmas lights in her front yard on the 29th block of Silver Lake Road. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Pearl Darlene Christenson of Arden Hills passed peacefully, surrounded by her family on Oct. 11, 2015. Born to the Reverend Oscar and Mrs. Olga Jacobson on Aug. 21, 1929 in Chicago, Pearl grew up in parsonages in Pinewood and Fertile, Minnesota, where she ran with her pack of pals, the “Crazy Eight.”
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.