Solomon Gustavo

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
22
May

St. Anthony releases 2017 traffic stop data

The St. Anthony Police Department on May 16 released data on traffic stops from 2017, the year following the killing of Philando Castile, a black man, by a St. Anthony officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

Tue
22
May

Mounds View mobile home catches fire

A mobile home on Ardmore Avenue in Mounds View that caught fire was extinguished by the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department May 13 between 6 and 8 p.m. 

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
15
May

Shoreview and Falcon Heights councils up the age to buy tobacco products

The Shoreview and Falcon Heights city councils both voted to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. 

The aim of the age change is to make it harder for teens to have access to tobacco products.

Mon
14
May

Sheriff’s office says it doesn’t want to hear about suspicions via social media

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shared a May 9 Facebook post about reports of crimes and suspicious activity being made to it through social media. 

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

Ramsey County reviews sexual assault cases

On April 27, Ramsey County announced its findings from a two-year review of the “unique challenges” of sexual assault cases. 

Tue
08
May

Affordable housing project pitched next to Lowry Grove redevelopment


Courtesy of Google Maps • A 70-unit affordable housing development was presented to the St. Anthony community May 7 at the Bremer Bank site near the former Lowry Grove mobile home park. Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, presented the plan.

Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been involved in St.

Tue
24
Apr

Ramsey County announces opioid crisis coalition


Solomon Gustavo • Nicholas Warnke, who is recovering from opioid addiction, spoke about the dangers of opioid use during an April 19 Ramsey County press conference announcing the creation of a coalition to address the opioid health crisis.

During an April 19 press conference at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center, Ramsey County officials announced a coalition with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery program with locations throughout Min

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