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SNAPSHOTS: ‘Cops ‘N Bobbers’ in New Brighton

Solomon Gustavo photos • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety teamed up with the city Parks and Recreation department and Ramsey County to present “Cops ‘N Bobbers,” a free event where police officers fished with residents of all a


Defibrillator bought by residents saves resident’s life

Solomon Gustavo • Carol Mogren with a picture of her late husband Skip at Cub Foods in New Brighton July 12. Mogren and other New Brighton residents gathered to remember the time in 2006 when Skip was saved from sudden cardiac arrest by a defibrillator at Cub Foods.

New Brighton residents gathered at Cub Foods on Rice Creek Road on July 12, where a plaque commemorating the life, and life-saving event, of Skip Mogren was hung. 


Swastika sprayed on New Brighton church’s shed

Solomon Gustavo • A swastika, washed off though still barely visible, was sprayed in fire extinguisher powder on a shed next to the community garden at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton sometime over the first weekend in July.

A congregant of Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton reported to the New Brighton Department of Public Safety on July 8 that someone had broken into a shed next to the church’s community garden. 


New Brighton seeking new city logo

submitted graphic • New Brighton is in the process of selecting a new logo to replace its current logo, as seen above. This month, residents will have a chance to vote on their favorite new city logo, before the city council makes a final decision July 24.

“For me,” said New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter during a recent interview, explaining the power of branding, “ask Google how important branding is to them, or Ford or Chevy.”


Hansen Park reconstruction should be ‘largely done’ this fall

courtesy of City of New Brighton • Grandview Apartments residents watched helplessly as their parking lot and cars flooded following a superstorm in 2011 in New Brighton. In an effort to prevent future flooding, the Rice Creek Watershed District and New Brighton have undertaken a $4.8 million water storage reconstruction project at Hansen Park, which should be mostly complete this year.

Long project aims to decrease chances of flooding



Local emergency agencies hold active shooter training

Solomon Gustavo photo • First responders from around the region — including the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, Roseville and St. Anthony fire departments, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Allina paramedics, among others — participated in active shooter training at the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton in late May.

The condemned building of the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton has proven an apt site for Ramsey County and local emergency agencies to train for an active shooter in a big, public place. 


Irondale students, funded by alumni group, join D.C. gun march

submitted photo • Irondale students Lily Cartier and Gabriela Diaz at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

Among the throngs of students who descended on Washington, D.C., to march for stricter gun control last month was a group of Irondale High School students.


A busy week for New Brighton firefighters

Courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • New Brighton fiefighters responded March 21 to a fire alarm at a shop in the 300 block of Old Highway 8, extinguishing an underground fire.

On the morning of March 17, New Brighton Department of Public Safety units responded to a report of smoke coming from a home on the 1700 block of Ninth Street NW, according to the NBDPS Facebook page. 


New Brighton council issues aired out on Fox News

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Gina Bauman - member, New Brighton City Council

New Brighton City Council member Gina Bauman said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson gets “unhinged quite often if you don’t agree with her” while being interviewed by Tucker Carlson on the Dec.


Voters choose council newcomers over incumbent in New Brighton


Incumbent mayor wins second term


New Brighton’s city council race was more heated than others in the area, but it’s not due to a tragedy or a single controversial issue. 


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