A MnDOT graphic shows the extent of planned construction work on Interstate 694, which will include two new left lanes on both sides of the highway, east- and westbound, between Rice Street and Lexington Avenue. (submitted graphic)
A stretch of Interstate 694 in Shoreview is set to be widened in about a year's time, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the plan at Shoreview City Hall in the council chambers.
The Metro Transit BRT A Line will start at Rosedale Center in Roseville and follow Snelling south to Ford Parkway in St. Paul, reaching its final stop at 46th Street in Minneapolis. (graphic courtesy of Metro Transit)
A Vadnais Heights-based meat processing company is recalling more than a half-ton of meat that may be contaminated by E. coli bacteria, according to a Nov. 22 release from the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Ramsey County installs new signals to help with red light enforcement
Small blue lights are showing up on the sides of traffic signals throughout Ramsey County offering police a safer way to enforce red lights and in turn, reduce accidents.
In total, 128 blue lights will be installed at 49 intersections, according to a Ramsey County release.
Veterans and Legionnaires salute as the Pledge of Allegiance is said at the Nov. 12 New Brighton City Council meeting, just after the Tri-City American Legion and VFW presented a POW/MIA flag for display in the council chambers. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Council chambers presented with new POW/MIA flag
At a New Brighton city council meeting delayed a day for observance of Veterans Day, members of the Tri-City American Legion Post 513 and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 724 presented a POW/MIA flag to the council Nov. 12.
Mayor Dave Jacobsen read a city proclamation thanking all veterans.
In 2010, the Roseville Parks and Recreation Department completed a parks system master plan, which includes acquiring a 3.32-acre parcel of land just south of Autumn Grove Park on Hamline Avenue. The vacant lot is owned by the Mounds View School District, and could be used for "court sports," including baseball, volleyball, pickleball or soccer, according to Parks and Recreation director Lonnie Brokke. (submitted graphic)
Former contaminated site to become a park
A three-acre piece of land in Roseville with a storied background as a dairy farm, construction company, printing press, school district center and contaminated brownfield will soon become a city park.
The Roseville City Council approved a purchase agreement with the Mounds View School District for a 3.32-acre property at its Nov. 10 meeting. The council plans to use the site, located at 2959 Hamline Ave., to augment Autumn Grove Park, which is just north of the property that once housed the school district's administrative center. The city entered into the purchase agreement in April, and has been conducting its due diligence period since.
Another cable TV provider eyes the market
North Suburban Communications Commission member cities have approved a cable franchise extension deal with Comcast -- the last, North Oaks, doing so Nov. 13.
Four years of negotiations over a new deal stalled and became overshadowed by the cable company's rush out of the Twin Cities cable market in preparation of limiting its national market share in order to garner Federal Communications Commission approval of a planned merger with Time Warner.
Lucian "Lu" Vorpahl, left, and Jerry Kyser, right, at The Legacy of St. Anthony Nov. 7. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Lucian "Lu" Vorpahl, at 103, is, according to Honor Flight Twin Cities executive director and friend Jerry Kyser, the oldest living World War II veteran in the state, the oldest living graduate of the University of Minnesota's ROTC program and a f