From mentions on the Today Show and at New Brighton City Council meetings and nearly 10,000 "likes" for their Facebook page, the Bartz brothers and their latest snow creation have recently been all over the place. Here, from left, Austin and Trevor Bartz, who, along with their brother Connor (not pictured), made the 12-foot tall sea turtle made of snow that stands in their New Brighton front yard. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Bartz brothers build 11-ton sea turtle out of snow
Photos just don't do it justice -- the 23,000-pound sea turtle made of snow that sits in Austin, Trevor and Connor Bartz's New Brighton front yard is an incredible 12-foot tall behemoth that nearly blocks the view of their home, as it towers over an SUV parked nearby in the driveway.
The church at 3245 New Brighton Road in Arden Hills will remain, though the congregation will no longer be called Trinity Lutheran of Lake Johanna. The congregation held its final service Jan. 18 and will be "reborn" as a new congregation under a different name in the future. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Congregation disbands with plans for 'rebirth' at a later date
What began in 1941 came to an end, of sorts, on Sunday, Jan. 18, for Trinity Lutheran Church of Lake Johanna. Worshippers held their final service as a congregation before closing out the ministry to rework and eventually be reborn under a different name.
A Metropolitan Council study recently referenced in a settlement agreement between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and two groups concerned with water levels on White Bear Lake was released Dec. 29.
A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss.
Speaking publicly for the first time about the federal civil rights lawsuit filed against St. Anthony Village last year, the city council unanimously adopted a settlement agreement to the suit at its Dec. 23 meeting.
Faced with what was billed as possibly the coldest day of winter on Jan. 7, Review and Bulletin area schools kept their doors open for the day while some nearby districts canceled school because of the cold.