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.

 

 


 

Mon
09
Jul

I-35W closures out of Roseville set to begin


courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation • The first of five planned closures of Interstate 35W south of Roseville, beginning at County Road C and going down to Fourth Street in Minneapolis, is scheduled to take place the night of Friday, July 13, through the early morning of Monday, July 16. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is repaving the roadway. The rest of the closures, weather permitting, will take place through August.

Weekend closures of Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis through the early summer have made latitudinal travel to parts of the Twin Cities a bit more complicated.

Mon
09
Jul

Roseville, genetic mystery, underpin ‘Summer’s Complaint’


Laura Kieger

It was an event that Laura Kieger says effectively ended her childhood: her 3-year-old nephew, Markie, died from a rare form of cancer the summer after she’d finished fourth grade.

Mon
09
Jul

South St. Paul city administrator prepares to say goodbye


courtesy of Steve King • Steve King, left, is wrapping up a 15-year career in South St. Paul, and more than 30 years as a city administrator, at the end of the month. His replacement is Joel Hanson, who most recently served as city administrator of Little Canada.

After 30 years in public service, South St. Paul City Administrator Steve King is looking to the next chapter of his life — retirement. The 67-year-old, who has worked for South St.

Tue
03
Jul

The old and the new teach story of life at Bell Museum


Mike Munzenrider photo • A woolly mammoth and other ice age creatures are some of the newest additions to the new $79 million Bell Museum, located at the corner of Cleveland and Larpenteur avenues on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus in Falcon Heights. Its grand opening is July 13-15.

The woolly mammoth towering over the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues will soon be a familiar sight as the new Bell Museum opens in Falcon Heights this month.

Tue
03
Jul

Falcon Heights awarded for task force work in wake of Castile shooting

Officials say there’s plenty more to be done

The League of Minnesota Cities announced June 21 that Falcon Heights was a winner of its 2018 City of Excellence Award.

Mon
02
Jul

SNAPSHOT: Gold medalist, grand marshal

Roseville Area High School alum and U.S. women’s hockey Olympic gold medalist Lee Stecklein was grand marshal of this year’s Rose Parade, which rolled down Lexington Avenue in Roseville the evening of June 25.

Tue
26
Jun

Roseville raises age to buy tobacco to 21, is 11th MN city to do so


courtesy of Chris Turner, Association of Nonsmokers-MN • Supporters of Tobacco 21, a campaign that aims to increase the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 21, showed up in force at Roseville City Hall June 18 to press the Roseville City Council to increase the age. The council did so with a unanimous vote, and come mid-July those who wish to purchase tobacco products in Roseville will need to be 21 years old to do so.

With a unanimous June 18 city council vote, Roseville became the 11th Minnesota city to up the age at which people can buy tobacco products to 21.

The city code amendment was met with a round of applause from a packed council chambers.

Tue
26
Jun

Former Little Canada city administrator looks back on 28 years in post


courtesy of City of Little Canada • Joel Hanson, Little Canada’s former city administrator, said farewell to his job of 28 years on June 22. On June 25 he started his new job as South St. Paul’s city administrator.

Little Canada’s now former city administrator, Joel Hanson, says his favorite thing about his time with the city was changing people’s expectations about what municipal government could do for them.

Wed
20
Jun

Roseville priest, pastor of both Saint Rose and Corpus Christi, set to retire


Mike Munzenrider • The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick in front of the icon of St. Rose of Lima. Fitzpatrick retires July 1 after 13 years as pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and six years as pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The priest of 45 years serves a dual role as pastor of both Roseville churches.

As the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick holds court in his Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church office looking back on his near half century as a priest, one story in particular moves him most.

Tue
19
Jun

Roseville priest, pastor of both Saint Rose and Corpus Christi, set to retire


Mike Munzenrider • The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick in front of the icon of St. Rose of Lima. Fitzpatrick retires July 1 after 13 years as pastor at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and six years as pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The priest of 45 years serves a dual role as pastor of both Roseville churches.

As the Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick holds court in his Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church office looking back on his near half century as a priest, one story in particular moves him most.

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