Xcel Energy power connections are needed to finish quiet zone work at the Jerrold Avenue railroad crossing in Shoreview and another crossing in Little Canada. Houses sit fewer than 50 feet from the Jerrold crossing, where trains are still required to sound their whistles until the quiet zone is in place. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Railroad quiet zones expected to be complete in June
Some two years after the Legislature set aside $2 million to create railroad quiet zones in Little Canada and Shoreview, the loud train whistles that disturbed so many residents may finally fall silent in June.
That’s according to a quiet zone news update posted to the Little Canada city website April 18, which said railroad construction necessary for the zones being carried out by Canadian Pacific Railway was nearly complete.
Ramsey County is asking the state for $20.5 million to replace the Rice Street bridge at Interstate 694, which was built in 1958. (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)
If funding is secured, construction would begin in 2018
As work begins to widen the Interstate 694 corridor through Shoreview, Ramsey County is visiting cities on the work’s eastern edge to shore up support for designs of a new Rice Street bridge over the interstate.
The county presented plans for the bridge at the April 13 Little Canada City Council meeting.
Entrepreneurs Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 25, stand inside a DropHome, a mobile home their New Brighton-based company, NextDoor Housing, offers individuals who need temporary living spaces next to family members who can care for them durning illness or recovery.
Local entrepreneurs seek legislation to ease restrictions on locating tiny homes
The tiny house movement isn’t only for the young and sprightly.
A New Brighton company is fielding another path for it, but to make it work, the company’s two young business partners are first wading through the waters of passing new legislation at the state Capitol.
New Brighton Parks and Recreation is planting trees at Hansen Park to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. Organizers say meet at the Fifth St. and 16th Ave. N.W. parking lot, bring a shovel and dress for the weather.