New Brighton

Tue
12
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: New Brighton firefighters save cat from tree

A cat lounging on a perch high up in a tree sounds like a serene sight for a passerby, but for the feline’s loving caretaker, as it was for a young New Brighton resident on June 4, it can be a cause for distress.

Tue
12
Jun

New Brighton narrows Korean Church redevelopment preferences


file photo • New Brighton has narrowed its redevelopment preference for the Korean United Methodist Church site, which the city bought last year for $1.9 million, targeting senior and affordable housing and owner-occupied townhomes.

The New Brighton Economic Development Commission on May 23 narrowed its preference of what will happen to the city-owned defunct Korean United Methodist Church site, approving discussions with developers that can specifically deliver a hybrid proj

Tue
05
Jun

New Brighton petition looks to put election year change to a vote


Gina Bauman

Push goes all the way to state Capitol.

 

Fri
01
Jun

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. 

Tue
22
May

‘Robin Watch:’ New Brighton resident finds bird’s nest, sets up camera to record eggs hatching


Solomon Gustavo • A resident talked about water softening services at the end of New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter’s water update presentation during the New Brighton Community Open House at the New Brighton Community Center May 5. During Lotter’s presentation, he said the city found very low concentrations of lead in some of the city’s tap water.

After finding a robin’s nest in his New Brighton yard, Jesús Aguirre decided to put up a surveillance camera in order to observe the bird, the nest and, eventually, the hatching of the eggs. 

Tue
15
May

Traces of lead found in New Brighton water


Solomon Gustavo • A resident talked about water softening services at the end of New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter’s water update presentation during the New Brighton Community Open House at the New Brighton Community Center May 5. During Lotter’s presentation, he said the city found very low concentrations of lead in some of the city’s tap water.

City says likely a result of old residential pipes.

 

Tue
08
May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

Tue
08
May

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team


Hunter Heck

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young tennis players, born in eithe

Tue
08
May

SNAPSHOT: Ice is out

Courtesy of Ramona Holmes • Possibly inspired by last week’s paper, New Brighton resident Ramona Holmes shot this photo April 28 of ice lingering on New Brighton’s Long Lake.

Tue
10
Apr

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.

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