Mike Munzenrider

Staff writer for Review and Bulletin newspapers.
Mike Munzenrider can be reached at mmunzenrider@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.
Follow him on Twitter @mmunzenrider.

 

 


 

Tue
18
Nov

NSCC cities extend cable franchise and ready for possible Comcast successor

If FCC approves Comcast and Time Warner's proposed merger, a new company called Midwest Cable, which will do business as Greatland Connections, will take over the NSCC area. Comcast shareholders will have six seats on the new company's board and Charter Communications shareholders will have three. Shoreview has until the end of the year to decide if it will remain in NSCC. Comcast will subsume Time Warner and drop the latter's name.

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.

Wed
12
Nov

Shoreview makes way for $11 million municipal water treatment plant

Shoreview is two years away from having a municipal water treatment plant, a project pegged to cost the city about $11 million.

Tue
11
Nov

Minnesota's oldest Gopher footballer and World War II veteran honored at event in St. Anthony

Lu Vorpahl and Jerry Kyser
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

Thu
06
Nov

New Brighton photographer and friend offer senior portrait scholarship

Jenn Bouchey and Maricris Treuenfels
Jenn Bouchey and Maricris Treuenfels

“I’ve never heard of a senior photo scholarship before,” said Jenn Bouchey, sitting at photographer Maricris Treuenfels’ dining room table on a recent afternoon at her New Brighton home.

Wed
05
Nov

Domestic violence forum in Shoreview asks men to be the difference

The mood in the conference room at the Shoreview Community Center grew uneasy as the 911 tape played.

Wed
05
Nov

Incumbents run Election Day in Bulletin-area elections

Changes coming to Shoreview and Vadnais Heights city councils
Many Bulletin-area incumbents were re-elected following this year's election Nov. 4.
All incumbent representatives on the federal and state levels will maintain their seats.

Wed
29
Oct

Mounds View holds forum for unopposed candidates, council likely to stay intact

From left to right, Mayor Joe Flaherty, council members Carol Mueller and Al Hull.
From left to right, Mayor Joe Flaherty, council members Carol Mueller and Al Hull. (submitted photo)

Save for a triumph of write-in candidates, the Mounds View city council is likely to remain unchanged following election day Nov. 4, as the mayor and two council members up for reelection are running unopposed to keep their seats.

Wed
29
Oct

Unopposed city candidates run in Arden Hills and Shoreview

Arden Hills has three open spots on its city council in the upcoming elections on Nov. 4—two council member seats and the mayor’s chair—and exactly three people will be on the ballot next week to fill those positions.

Mon
27
Oct

Sex offender notification meeting Wednesday night in Vadnais Heights

The Ramsey County Sheriff's office is holding a public notification meeting in Vadnais Heights on Wednesday, Oct. 29, regarding a Level III sex offender who is registered to move into the city.

Fri
24
Oct

NSCC recommends cable franchise transfer from Comcast to new company

The North Suburban Communications Commission is recommending its member cities approve a cable franchise transfer from Comcast to Midwest Cable, NSCC said in a Friday afternoon release.

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