Bridget Kranz

Fri
27
Sep

Shoreview moving toward largest street project to date


Shoreview has accepted a bid for reconstruction of North Owasso Boulevard and its utility lines, moving the city one step closer to its largest road reconstruction project to date. Set to break ground this spring, the city will also be installing new stormwater collection and treatment infrastructure to combat water quality concerns in nearby lakes. (Bridget Kranz)

North Owasso Boulevard reconstruction on track

Fri
27
Sep

St. Anthony OKs preliminary plans for lux apartments at vacant Walmart site


The former St. Anthony Walmart has sat vacant for over five years, and is now on its way to being developed into a 464-unit luxury apartment complex aimed at older renters looking to downsize. Following a preliminary approval by the St. Anthony City Council, the developer hopes to get a final sign-off and break ground later this fall. (file photo)

New luxury apartments on the site of the former St. Anthony Walmart are one step closer to fruition, following the St. Anthony City Council’s approval of a preliminary development application at its Sept. 10 meeting.

Fri
27
Sep

New Brighton approves preliminary 9% levy increase for 2020

Improperly discarded rags started a small fire inside Irondale High School the night of July 6, according to a report from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Tue
17
Sep

Mounds View approves preliminary budget, December hearing and finalization to come

The Mounds View City Council adopted a preliminary general fund budget and levy for 2020 at its Sept. 9 meeting. 

Tue
17
Sep

SNAPSHOT: Taking out the trash

Members of the Long Lake Improvement Association posed with their collection following the group’s annual shoreline cleanup on Sept. 7 in New Brighton.

Tue
17
Sep

City’s only tobacco store sues Arden Hills over ban on flavored products


Arden Hills Tobacco, the city’s sole adult-only tobacco store, is suing the city over a recently-approved ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products set to go into effect Dec. 31. The business, located in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue, has operated in the city for over a decade. (file photo)

Arden Hills Tobacco filed suit against the City of Arden Hills Sept. 9, asking that a new ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products be declared void. 

Tue
17
Sep

Spotted: Hundreds of golden retrievers at Long Lake Park


Goldzilla, a fundraiser for Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest, brought dog owners from across the north metro to Long Lake Regional Park on Sept. 8. An attendee posed with her dog, Bentley. According to Bentley’s owner, the name is a common one for golden retrievers — both the breed and the car company originated in the U.K. (photo: Bridget Kranz)

10th annual Goldzilla festival raises money for local rescue organization

Tue
17
Sep

Back in school, back in session


Hufsa Ahmed, Emily Geier, Ava Kalenze

Local students re-elected to Minnesota Youth Council

 

A few weeks before the start of school, 36 students from around the state were already hard at work at a weekend retreat planning for the upcoming legislative session. 

Tue
17
Sep

St. Anthony on its way to Tobacco 21

City council approves first reading of new ordinance, still has two to go

Tue
17
Sep

Mounds View raises tobacco purchasing age

After a second reading and unanimous approval by the Mounds View City Council on Sept. 9, a new ordinance will soon take effect raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21 throughout the city.

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