The city of New Brighton wants input from residents on what the city sees as a hot button issue -- urban farming, or more specifically, the keeping of chickens and other farm birds on residential lots.
Most communities around the metro have regulations either limiting the practice or prohibiting it all together but that is where New Brighton is unique, it has none.
“We don’t have any regulations. That’s one of the issues,” New Brighton’s Community Development Director Grant Fernelius says. “We have more and more people interested in keeping chickens and other fowl on their property and more and more people who think something needs to be done.”
Friends, family and staff gathered at Brightondale Senior Community in New Brighton on July 2 to celebrate the 108th birthday of Gertrude “Trudie” Rhode.
The youngest of four, Trudie was born in a chicken coop on her family’s farm in Wood Lake, Minn. because the house was under construction at the time. Trudie was the valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Mankato Business School (others called it Mankato State College) with a business degree.
Maya cities like Tikal in Guatemala were centers of religious, commercial and bureaucratic power and were imbued with symbolism as well as functionality. Architects, artists, and laborers—who had no wheels or metal tools—incorporated the Maya worldview and social hierarchy into the city plan and buildings. Visitors to Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed will explore Maya architecture and even try their hands at building corbeled arches, using a tumpline, just as Maya builders and laborers would have, and more. Maya makes its world premiere at the Science Museum of Minnesota on June 21, 2013. (submitted photo)
This conch blower figurine, which appears in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Science Museum of Minnesota, dates to the Postclassic period (10th to early 16th century) at Santa Rita Corozal in Belize. Since it was uncovered in a cache that was buried as part of a new year/renewal ceremony to mark the turning over of one period and the beginning of another, researchers believe the conch blower is calling in the new year.Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed makes its world premiere at the Science Museum on June 21, 2013. (photo courtesy of the National Institute of Culture and History)
The new Como Zoo Gorilla Forest exhibit features an outdoor window viewing area where the gorillas can be seen up close. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Sibley House Historic Center, located in Mendota, is hosting a family art day and giving tours of the first Minnesota governor’s house on July 13. (submitted photo)
Do those lazy days of summer need a little spicing up? The east metro has plenty of chances for some dancing, historical learning, musical entertainment, outdoor adventures and more. Add some sizzle to your summer and try these 15 happenings near you.
Ray Kinsella built the original Field of Dreams in the middle of an Iowa cornfield in a motion picture starring Kevin Costner. For the Mounds View High School baseball team its field of dreams is a few hours north of Kinsella’s.
The Mustangs fulfilled two dreams on June 17 in downtown Minneapolis. No. 1, they got to play at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. No. 2, they won the first baseball state championship in school history.
“Target Field, it doesn’t get any better than this,” said senior co-captain Lars Anderson.
Tara Townsend, once in heart failure, has a heart device to help pump blood. Townsend, of White Bear Lake. has a busy schedule pursuing a degree in human services at Century College and working in Shoreview. (Linda Baumeister/Bulletin)
In attempt to escape the sweltering summer, Minnesotans take refuge in lakes and pools.
However, Tara Townsend, a 24-year old from White Bear Lake, can’t enjoy this cooling relief -- she can’t get wet.
Nor can the Century College student engage in contact sports, go through metal detectors or lift more than 25 pounds.
The New Brighton City Council unanimously authorized execution of a contract for private redevelopment with Pulte Homes at its Tuesday, June 11 council meeting.
Pulte has plans to build 86 single-family homes and 34 town homes at the 27-acre site once occupied by the former Midwest Asphalt and Beisswenger’s properties.
Pulte Homes is a Michigan based company that has built several developments in Minnesota, including Arden Hills and Roseville.
The Shoreview City Council accepted a bid from North Valley, Inc. for the city’s 2013 Street Rehabilitation Project at its Monday, June 17 council meeting.
North Valley’s bid of just over $3.3 million was the lowest of the five bids Shoreview received for the project.
The project will rehab several streets scattered throughout the city (see map) and will include extending the water main on Gaston and Grove Avenues and St. Albans Street.