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Local flavor: Arden Hills craft soda company opens tasting room


Northern Soda Company co-founder Michael Goodwin and staffer Josh Kenow man the taps, where visitors can order pints to drink or growlers to take home. (Bridget Kranz)

Northern Soda Company in Arden Hills is expanding its factory store into a full-service tasting room, hoping to create a family-friendly space where visitors can hang out and drink soda — or pop — to their heart’s content. 

Tue
11
Jun

Roseville makes way for affordable senior building


A vacant lot used for Christmas tree sales on Rice Street and Owasso Boulevard in Roseville, along with three other lots to the north on which there are single-family homes, is the proposed site of a 60-unit affordable senior housing building. (Mike Munzenrider)

Neighbors argue it won’t fit the area

 

Before a near standing-room-only crowd, a split Roseville City Council on June 3 cleared the way for a proposed affordable senior housing complex in the northeast corner of the city.

Tue
11
Jun

No wake on Long Lake


Signs have been posted at the Long Lake boat launch to warn boaters of the no-wake ordinance. (Bridget Kranz photos)

Residents deal with annual high waters

Long Lake in New Brighton is under a no-wake restriction due to high water, which can worsen shoreline erosion when coupled with large wakes. 

Mon
10
Jun

Central Park Elementary


submitted photo

Central Park Elementary kindergartners sang “Thank You” to sixth graders — the future class of 2025 — who completed their elementary experience and will move on to Roseville Area Middle School next fall.

Mon
10
Jun

When learning meets fun


photos courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

WaterFest celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 1. The free family event at Lake Phalen included a rock wall, kayak and sailboat demonstrations, as well as education planting specialists handing out free plants native to Minnesota.

Mon
10
Jun

Density key question in Mendota Heights comp plan

The Mendota Heights City Council approved the final draft of the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after discussing it June 4.

Mon
10
Jun

Basketball coming back to two West St. Paul parks


Basketball hoops at Haskell and Oakdale parks will be restored after the West St. Paul City Council voted May 28 to temporarily put a single hoop back up in each park. The hoops were taken down more than a decade ago due to activities happening around them that were deemed dangerous and inappropriate. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

After more than a decade, basketballs will again be dribbled and free throws shot at two parks in West St. Paul. 

Mon
10
Jun

With fundraising halfway there, Wakan Tipi Center planning is on


The future Wakan Tipi Center will be built to the southeast of the Kellogg Boulevard bridge in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. With more than half of a needed $6.7 million raised for the center, the Lower Phalen Creek Project has been holding meetings to work on community goals for the future facility. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Creating an interpretive center at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary has been a goal of the Lower Phalen Creek Project for more than a decade.

Mon
10
Jun

One chapter closes and a new one begins

“At Dusk,

“We all must choose,

“To watch shadows lengthen,

“Or to let our faces reflect Sunset.”

—Helen Sue Isely

 

Mon
10
Jun

Breaking records and celebrating parks


photos courtesy Neil Garlock

Mendota Heights was filled with activity June 1. The annual Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K had 387 participants and raised $15,425 for the Special Olympics, a record for the event.

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