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.

 

 


 

Wed
23
Jul

“And The Beat Goes On”

Slice of Shoreview Days 2014

Wed
23
Jul

2012 FEMA grant finally delivers for Lake Johanna Fire Department


Just prior to being loaded into firetrucks and distributed to other stations, Lake Johanna Fire Department’s 60 new airpacks were on display at the department’s headquarters July 16. (photos by Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Engineer Bruce Carlson loads one of the department’s new airpacks into a firetruck. The brackets that hold them are built into the truck’s seats.

Captain Nate Berg wearing the new equipment.

Lake Johanna Fire Department Chief Tim Boehlke said the difference between the department’s new self-contained breathing apparatuses—airpacks, in station parlance—and their old ones, is “night and

Wed
23
Jul

St. Anthony grad eyes college after being sidelined by lymphoma


Mason Hermes, who was diagnosed with Stage III Burkitts Lymphoma this spring, dressed up for his senior prom on May 3. (Submitted photo)

In a show of support, Hermes’ teachers and classmates wore “1 With Mason” T-shirts at St. Anthony Village High School earlier this year. (Submitted photo)

Mason Hermes and his mother, Jenny Kuykendall, at home July 15. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Just prior to his final quarter before graduation this spring from St. Anthony Village High School, Mason Hermes noticed a pea-sized lump on the side of his face.

Thu
17
Jul

Shoreview courts pickleballers with new facilities as game booms


By Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin’s estimate, some 60 people showed up to play some pickleball and to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bobby Theisen Park on July 9. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

The new pickleball courts in Bobby Theisen Park in Shoreview were at capacity as they were opened officially with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

From left to right, Shoreview City Councilmember Terry Quigley, Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, Shoreview Area Pickleball Club President John Malmgren, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sarah Bohnen and Economic Development commissioner Jonathan Weinhagen were on hand to cut the ribbon, officially opening the courts. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

At not quite 9 a.m., all six of the week-old pickleball courts at Bobby Theisen Park in Shoreview were occupied by foursomes, pickleballs pinging back and forth, with spectators and idle players wa

Wed
16
Jul

Arden Hills approves TCAAP master plan land use map


A breakdown of the land use plan for the TCAAP site that was approved at Arden Hills’ June 30 city council meeting.

Council members disagree about park space
A land use master plan map is now in place for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in Arden Hills, the culmination of a year-long planning process in the development of the 427-acre piece of land situated to the northeast of the intersection of Interstate 35W and Highway 96.

Wed
16
Jul

Cities make way for new bridge at I-35W and 96


The layout of the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 35W and Highway 96 that will be constructed by the end of 2015.

A Ramsey County plan to replace the Highway 96 bridge over Interstate 35W in 2015 cleared two hurdles on its way to fruition as both Arden Hills and New Brighton granted municipal consent to the co

Wed
09
Jul

Shoreview man charged with filing fraudulent tax returns, failure to pay taxes


Olufemi Augustine Badejo’s business, New Horizon Investments, is housed in this building on University Avenue in St. Paul. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

A Shoreview resident who runs a tax preparation business in St.

Wed
02
Jul

Mounds View School Board votes in new member

At its June 24 meeting, the Mounds View Public Schools board voted to seat Jonathan Weinhagen in the vacancy created when board member Lisa Sjobeck announced her resignation in May; he will take over the seat effective July 1 through the first Monday of 2016.

Wed
25
Jun

Shoreview to study artificially adding water to Turtle Lake


Shoreview is moving forward with a $100,000 feasibility study regarding augmentation, which would add water to 450-acre Turtle Lake. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

The city of Shoreview and the Turtle Lake Homeowners Association (TLHA) will look into the feasibility of piping water into Turtle Lake to control its water levels, putting to rest, for now, a year

Wed
25
Jun

Irondale names new principal

Irondale High School in New Brighton will have a new principal effective July 1 as Eric Nelson takes over for outgoing principal Scott Gengler, who announced this past spring that he’d be moving west to Wayzata High School.

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