A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)
Neighbors raise objections
Does 45 feet high sound like a tall building to you?
It does to some Dayton’s Bluff residents.
That’s roughly the height of a new senior housing complex likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue.
Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)
Theatre’s founder Raeann Ruth steps out
Fifteen years after she started, Raeann Ruth’s giving up her labor of love.
The 65-year-old is retiring from her post as executive director at the Historic Mounds Theatre, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood theater she helped restore and re-instill as a neighborhood icon. The place, a vaudeville theater turned movie theater, is now a live performance theater.
A Metropolitan Council study recently referenced in a settlement agreement between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and two groups concerned with water levels on White Bear Lake was released Dec. 29.
Potholes and crumbling pavement along Snowshoe Lane are not scheduled for repairs until 2017, unless the city finds an alternative source of revenue. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Mayor hopes for help from legislature
The potholes along Snowshoe Lane in Maplewood are a bit less obvious with snow packed like cement inside them, but gravel-like remnants of the crumbling pavement reveal its poor condition.
"Snowshoe is in pretty rough shape. It's just deteriorating," says Mayor Nora Slawik, looking out the car window on a tour of the city's local transportation needs with the city engineer and a representative of Move MN, a state-wide coalition advocating for more transportation funding.
Looking for a sign of the past? The City of North St. Paul is in the process of replacing city street signs as the current ones did not meet federal standards. On Monday, Feb. 2, the old smaller blue signs will go up for auction at Luther Auctions starting at 6 p.m.; to see if “your” street is there, check the preview Sunday from 4-8 p.m. or Monday before the auction. In other news, the 44-foot concrete snowman recently made the “Explore the ‘World’s Largest’ across Minnesota” MPR list.
For as long as anyone at City Hall in North St. Paul can remember, the city logo has featured a three-tiered, cattywampus snowman with a top hat and outstretched arms.
Through 11 games, the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team is giving up just a hair over 40 points per game. That kind of defense has helped the Raiders overcome some slower offensive nights.
Heading into this week, the Raiders have lost just once and are in the thick of the Suburban East Conference race.
A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss.