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Bulletin-area commencement ceremonies in chronological order

Bulletin-area commencement ceremonies in chronological order:


• CLT Twin Lakes — May 25, 6:30 p.m., New Brighton Family Service Center

400 10th St. N.W. in New Brighton


NDSU student from Shoreview reflects on studies in Kenya

Brianna Bertsch of Shoreview studied abroad in Kenya with a group of 15 nursing students from North Dakota State University. Bertsch is in the middle row, second from the left.

Shoreview native Brianna Bertsch has a lot to look forward to as a recent graduate from North Dakota State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 


District 621 looks at school start times, due in part to teens’ ‘unique sleep needs’

School start times were on the docket for discussion at the Mounds View School Board meeting May 18. 

The board announced that it was beginning a review of the district’s school-day start times.


Young company faces big hurdles

Entrepreneurs Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 25, stand inside a DropHome, a mobile home their New Brighton-based company, NextDoor Housing, offers individuals who need temporary living spaces next to family members who can care for them durning illness or recovery.

Local entrepreneurs seek legislation to ease restrictions on locating tiny homes

The tiny house movement isn’t only for the young and sprightly. 

A New Brighton company is fielding another path for it, but to make it work, the company’s two young business partners are first wading through the waters of passing new legislation at the state Capitol. 


District 621 receives A+ for gardens

Chippewa Middle School is home to a garden that was planted about two years ago. 

Now, nearly a dozen schools in District 621 have similar plots for growing vegetables and salad greens.


Option for a fourth Mounds View liquor store denied by city council

Mounds View’s former Snap Market at 2408 County Road I is being eyed by a possible tenant interested in opening a liquor store. The landowner, however, first needs to pay back taxes on the property before continuing the application process for a liquor license. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Back taxes stall application for liquor license

Relatively small compared to its neighboring Ramsey County cities, with fewer than 13,000 residents, Mound View is home to three off-sale liquor stores, each located just off County Highway 10 and less than a mile apart from each other. 

The possibility of adding a fourth liquor store was voted down by Mounds View City Council last week at the recommendation of city staff, much to the appreciation of several residents in the council chambers that night. 

The 5-0 vote, however, was not based on the residents’ comments opposing the idea of a new liquor store opening at 2408 County Road I. Instead, the denial was due to ordinance restrictions that the applicant needed to sort out before continuing the application process. 


Here comes the sun: Mounds View schools put up solar panels

Solar panels were recently installed on the roof of Chippewa Middle School. Five more Mounds View schools, including Island Lake, Pike Lake, Pinewood elementary school, and Irondale and Mounds View high schools will have panels installed by the end of the year. (submitted photo)

Some roofs are meant to do far more than protect a building from weather, critters and a beating sun. 

According to Chippewa Middle School principal Rob Reetz, some roofs do all that and generate energy as well.


Mounds View educator makes the cut as Teacher of the Year semifinalist

David Wicklund

A Pinewood Elementary teacher is holding his place as a candidate for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award after the field of candidates has narrowed to 34 teachers across the state. 


Mounds View looks at renaming County Highway 10

Just before reaching Mounds View, both County Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 10 appear together on signage along Interstate 35W. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Rice Creek Commons’ development could assist in name change

Attempting to change the name of County Highway 10 is nothing new for the city of Mounds View. It’s been an ongoing topic since the early 2000s. 

At points, the undertaking has seen progress, solutions and agreements with other cities. However, an equal amount of setbacks and delays have been a part of the story as well. That’s why the busy thoroughfare is still called County Highway 10, according to Mounds View City Council member Gary Meehlhause. 


Correction: House Districts 42A and 42B Caucus Locations

Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.


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