New Brighton - Mounds View Bulletin News

Tue
04
Feb

Unrelenting cold has schools scheduling makeup days

Due to bitterly cold temperatures -- caused by what the National Weather Service has dubbed as “polar vortices”  -- several local school districts are scheduling makeup days for students after five days of school cancellations in January.
Under state statutes, school districts must provide a minimum of 1,020 hours of instructional time per school year, or 165 days.  School districts vary, however, in how many extra days are added to each school calendar year to act as a buffer for weather-related cancellations.

Tue
04
Feb

New Brighton council member Brian Strub wants to hear from you, on skates

Newly elected New Brighton City Council member Brain Strub wants to hear from residents and has devised a way to do that, while getting in some exercise outdoors.
Strub has announced the first of his planned quarterly “skate, bike, run, walk & roll with your city council member” public meetings.

Tue
04
Feb

Drunks find snow banks in Arden Hills, Vadnais Heights

Bulletin Area police reports week of Feb. 4, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Mon
03
Feb

On to Greener Pastures


Black Jack, outfitted in his duty saddle, stands ready to police the streets in St. Paul.

St. Paul police horse retires
Black Jack, the St. Paul Police Mounted Patrol's longest-serving horse, retired on Jan. 31 after 14 years of service.
Black Jack, or BJ as he is affectionately known, will return to live with his previous owners, the Grannis family, in Inver Grove Heights.

Wed
29
Jan

Arden Hills to discuss utility franchise fees

Should Arden Hills add an Xcel Energy  “franchise fee” -- which would be tacked onto residents’ gas and electric bills -- to boost funding for street, park and trail improvements?
The Arden Hills City Council has been studying the pros and cons of that idea and has scheduled public hearings next month to further discuss the issue with residents.

Wed
29
Jan

District 621 begins moving programs for all-day K

The Mounds View School District has begun relocating education programs to make way for the transition to free all-day kindergarten next school year.
The relocation of programs at the Snail Lake and Pike Lake education centers are necessary to make room for two kindergarten centers. The district’s six elementary schools will house first through fifth grades starting this fall, and all the district’s kindergarteners will attend classes at the two new centers.

Wed
29
Jan

An online date gone wrong

Bulletin Area police reports week of Jan. 29, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Wed
22
Jan

Two treated following N.B. apartment fire

Two people were treated at an area hospital for minor smoke inhalation in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 following a second floor apartment fire in the 1000 block of West County Road D in New Brighton.
Six chilly building occupants, unable to escape due to heavy smoke, were removed from upper level balconies by St. Anthony and Roseville firefighters.

Wed
22
Jan

New Brighton authorizes contract with APi

The New Brighton City Council authorized a contract for private redevelopment with APi Group for an office expansion project in the New Brighton Exchange at its Jan. 14 council meeting.
APi Group is a Minnesota based parent company to 40 fire protection, industrial and specialty construction companies located throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The company’s headquarters have been in the New Brighton Exchange site since 2007, but they are a growing company in need of more space.

Wed
22
Jan

Dayton’s bonding proposal funds road improvements at TCAAP


Gov. Mark Dayton has included $29 million in state funding as part of his proposed bonding bill for road improvements around TCAAP, including a new bridge on County Road 96 over I-35W and a new interchange at County Road H and I-35W. (graphic courtesy of Google Maps)

Last week Gov. Mark Dayton introduced a nearly $1 billion bonding proposal that includes $29 million to revamp roadways near the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills.
The $986 million bonding bill would be used to fund many other infrastructure projects across the state. In a written statement, Dayton said the bill would “help address many of the state’s critical infrastructure needs, while strengthening Minnesota’s economy and getting people back to work.”

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