Bridget Kranz

Tue
02
Jul

Shoreview Commons improvements moving forward


The planned plaza and decorative pond — which will double as an ice skating rink — will go in to the west of Haffeman Pavilion on a currently vacant field. (courtesy of LHB/City of Shoreview)

Contracts awarded for new pond, plaza, skate park and more

Tue
02
Jul

Arden Hills tavern celebrating 60 years


Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern moved to its spot along Highway 10 in Arden Hills in 1959. Current fourth-generation family owner Jack Welsch took over from his father shortly after in 1965 and has been running the business ever since. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern is celebrating 60 years in Arden Hills and will be commemorating its anniversary with a pig roast on July 13. 

Tue
25
Jun

Crowded race set for county board

9 seek to replace Huffman going into August primary

 

Tue
25
Jun

Arden Hills considers tobacco ordinance exemption


Arden Hills Tobacco has been in business in the city for over a decade, located in a strip mall in the 3600 block of Lexington Ave. Its management has pushed against Arden Hills’ all-out ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, and now the city council is looking to perhaps exempt the store from its flavor ban ordinance. (courtesy of Google Maps )

The City of Arden Hills will hold a public hearing July 8 to consider exempting a store from a part of its new tobacco ordinance, which increased the legal purchasing age to 21 and banned the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products througho

Tue
25
Jun

Mounds View Police Department set for upgrades


The Mounds View Police Department’s current holding facilities are two benches with handcuffs. A planned quarter million dollar renovation will convert an existing room into a secure holding cell along with other upgrades to its facilities. (Bridget Kranz photos)

Improvements include showers, holding cell and soft interview room

 

Wed
19
Jun

Resident group voices ongoing concerns about Midtown Village


The former New Brighton Elementary School, which later became a Korean church, is located at the intersection of Seventh Street and Eighth Avenue in New Brighton. Neighbors and residents are pushing back against a large planned development at the site. (file photos)

About a week after the New Brighton City Council approved a preliminary plan for the redevelopment of the New Brighton Elementary School site, a group of residents met June 6 to discuss ongoing concerns about the proposal.

Wed
19
Jun

Shoreview lakes reach record elevations


The swimming beach in Snail Lake Regional Park, operated by Ramsey County, was closed in 2018 and remains flooded this year. (courtesy of Mark Maloney)

Increase in precipitation causing lasting problems

Wed
19
Jun

New Brighton passes Tobacco 21

Council foregoes restrictions on flavored products

Tue
11
Jun

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

In season: New Brighton Farmers Market set to start at new location


Hula hooping is a popular activity at the New Brighton Farmers Market. In addition to local food and craft vendors, there will be live music and performances throughout the summer, including interactive activities for young shoppers. (courtesy of New Brighton Farmers Market )

The New Brighton Farmers Market starts Wednesday, June 19, at its new location at the New Brighton Community Center. 

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