Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen can be reached at jnielsen@lillienews.com or 651-748-7822.

 

Wed
27
Nov

Colombian orphans arrive in Shoreview for Camp of Dreams

A group of 11 orphans have traveled thousands of miles from their native Colombia to Shoreview to spend a week and a half at the Camp of Dreams held at the Ona Orth Ministry Center on Snail Lake’s northeast shore.
The camp runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2. During this time the children will participate in a Minnesota-style camp experience, which will include a traditional Thanksgiving feast, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, games, and a trip to an indoor water park.

Tue
26
Nov

Canadian Pacific Railway changing its operations at Cardigan Junction

Residents living near Cardigan Junction in southeast Shoreview may get some relief from the around-the-clock train noise they have been enduring since this spring as a result of increased railroad activity.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that they would be implementing a new operation plan through the junction.
CPR, which owns the railway intersection just north of I-694 and west of Rice Street, has seen an uptick in business lately as a result of an improved economy, according to Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the company.

Tue
26
Nov

Preliminary designs for road reconstruction near TCAAP unveiled


Proposed improvements to the County Road H and County Highway 96 interchanges with I-35W are still in the preliminary phases. Ramsey County is seeking state funding to help pay for the improvements that would address operational, safety and bridge deficiencies as well as to provide for future needs. (graphic courtesy of Google Maps)

Ramsey County held an open house for residents to learn more about reconstruction plans for the County Road 96 and County Road H interchanges with Interstate 35W Nov. 19 at the Ramsey County Public Works Facility in Arden Hills.
County officials, in cooperation with the cities of Shoreview, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Arden Hills along with Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Rice Creek Watershed District, are currently reviewing several preliminary design alternatives for the reconstruction project.

Wed
20
Nov

New inclusive playground at Turtle Lake Elementary will be first of its kind in north metro


Turtle Lake Elementary has plans to build “A Playground for Everyone” this summer that has an inclusive design allowing kids, their parents and grandparents of all abilities the opportunity to play together. The playground will have ramps connecting all of its features and rubber tiles will replace wood chips on the ground, making it easy for kids and adults who rely on wheelchairs and walkers to get around the playground. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Some of the equipment on the Turtle Lake Elementary School’s playground has peeling paint and shows its age. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Fundraising is under way for Turtle Lake Elementary School’s new inclusive playground slated to open by next fall.
The planned 5,400-square-foot playground has been dubbed “A Playground for Everyone” and will replace the existing outdoor play area at the school.

Tue
19
Nov

Railroad activities have whole communities steamed


Cardigan Junction in Shoreview lies right beside a well established neighborhood off Rice Street north of I-694. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Residents of the Cardigan Junction neighborhood in Shoreview finally had a chance to voice their discord with increased rail activity near their homes with senior officials of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) at a private meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7.  
CPR, which owns the Cardigan Junction railway intersection and switching yard in the southeastern Shoreview neighborhood, has seen a boom in business lately, according to Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the company.

Tue
19
Nov

RHRA to study Roseville business climate through taskforce

In an effort to better understand the local business environment in the city, the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) has launched a Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) program, funded by Xcel Energy.
Through the BR&E program, the RHRA hopes to accomplish a goal set in its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan to‚ retain and attract desirable housing and businesses that lead to employment, investment, and commitment to the community.

Wed
13
Nov

Incumbents reign in Mounds View School Board elections

Last week, voters reelected three incumbents to serve new four-year terms on the Mounds View Area School Board.
Challenger John Hakes received 18.82 percent of total votes cast, but was roughly 1,100 votes shy of obtaining a seat on the board.

Wed
13
Nov

City elections tight in New Brighton, uncontested in St. Anthony

To say New Brighton's hard-fought race for city council was close would be an understatement. All five council candidates vying for two open spots were within 260 votes of one another.

Tue
05
Nov

Local family helps others understand autism through new books


From left standing: Susanna and Joan Moses. Seated: Monica Moses. (submitted photo)

Three generations of women in New Brighton’s Moses family have collaborated to produce two recently published books.
Joan Quinn Moses released her first book “Roseville Girl” and her daughter Susanna Moses penned a children’s book titled “Monica’s Silent World,” named after and illustrated by her daughter Monica. Both books made their official debut following a book launch and signing event that took place in Maple Grove in October.

Tue
05
Nov

North Suburban Senior Council dissolving

After 37 years of operation, the North Suburban Senior Council (NSSC) is transitioning to become a fully integrated part of Roseville Area School District.
Established in 1975, the NSSC has operated as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and has provided advice and financial support for the Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) operated by District 623 through its Community Education Program.

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