Mayor Sandy Martin along with council members Cory Springhorn, Terry Quigley, Ady Wickstrom and Emy Johnson turn some dirt in what Martin called a “symbolic way.” (courtesy of the City of Shoreview)
Construction on Shoreview's largest single investment may have started several weeks ago, but that didn’t stop city council members from doing a little bit of digging at the project's site to mark its start.
Blake Huffman (second from left) and Alan Duff (far right) join other members of the SAHI build for Thomas and Sonja Koop at the site of the couple’s future home. The group ceremoniously shoveled dirt at a celebration July 6 to ark the start of the house’s construction, which will begin July 13. (photo courtesy of Blake Huffman)
For many military veterans in the United States, it can be difficult to adjust back into society after their service because of physical injuries and mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Little Canada and Shoreview are still waiting on the Canadian Pacific Railroad to improve rail crossings in the cities to make them quiet zones so that crossing trains can silence their horns. The state set aside some $2 million for the work, which is now likely to be completed by early 2016. A 2.5-mile stretch of track and eight crossings are targeted; all the crossings must become quiet zones because train horns can carry long distances. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)
Nearly two months after Shoreview and Little Canada finalized agreements with Canadian Pacific Railroad for train quiet zones, a timeline for the completion of the zones is still up in the air.