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23
Apr

County plans fewer lanes on Larpenteur to increase safety


Mike Munzenrider Ramsey County plans to convert a stretch of Larpenteur Avenue that borders Roseville from four lanes to three lanes in an effort to increase pedestrian safety.

The Roseville City Council was updated April 15 about planned safety improvements to a stretch of Larpenteur Avenue where two pedestrians were killed in a single crash earlier this year. 

Tue
23
Apr

New Brighton Planning Commission supports subsidies for elementary site redevelopment


courtesy of City of New Brighton The New Brighton Planning Commission recommended creating a tax increment finance district to help move along redevelopment of the former New Brighton Elementary School site, which would give tax breaks to the development.

Another benchmark has been passed on the way to redevelopment of the former New Brighton Elementary School site. 

Tue
23
Apr

Mounds View to finalize purchase of Skyline Motel site


Bridget Kranz Mounds View is finalizing its purchase of the Skyline Motel, which is situated just off of Interstate 35W directly across from the planned Rice Creek Commons development in Arden Hills.

The Mounds View Economic Development Authority is set to finalize the its $1.3 million purchase of the Skyline Motel property. 

Tue
23
Apr

Here comes the sun


Photo courtesy of City of Roseville

The solar array atop Roseville City Hall that was installed this winter began feeding clean energy to the electrical grid on April 22, Earth Day. Solar panels also went up on top of the fire station.

Tue
23
Apr

North St. Paul parishioners form new business guild


Solomon Gustavo North St. Paul resident and former businessman Roger Vasko, who attends Church of St. Peter in North St. Paul, is the president of the new St. Joseph Business Guild. The association’s aim is to help Catholic businesses and families.

In the medieval age between the 5th and 15th centuries, Catholic craftspeople and merchants were part of a system of guilds.

Mon
22
Apr

St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team places first among U.S. high schools, earns four awards in NASA competition


submitted photos

The St. Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team placed second overall, and first in the U.S., in the high school division of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

Mon
22
Apr

Man shot by resident after fleeing police


courtesy of St. Paul Police Department After police tried to pull over this stolen vehicle April 16 it was involved in a crash. Its alleged driver fled the scene and was shot by a homeowner a few blocks west of Payne Avenue.

A man was shot and injured off Payne Avenue by a homeowner after fleeing police April 16. 

The homeowner was charged with second-degree assault.

Mon
22
Apr

IGH storage center denied over land use concerns


courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights The Inver Grove Heights City Council on April 8 denied requests to rezone and change the land use for a site on Rich Valley Boulevard that would have allowed for construction of a mini-storage facility.

The Inver Grove Heights City Council on April 8 denied a number of changes that would have allowed for the creation of a new mini-storage center. 

Mon
22
Apr

Development breaks ground at Phalen Village


Marjorie Otto/Review Ground was broken during a thundery and snowy April 11 for a new development at the Phalen Village shopping area.

Future tenants include Aldi and a health clinic

 

Officials broke ground amid thundery snow showers on April 11 for a new development at the Phalen Village shopping area.

Mon
22
Apr

Finding unexpected spring fun in Columbia


photos courtesy of Mary Lee Hagert/Review The South Carolina statehouse in downtown Columbia withstood the Union army cannon fire during the Civil War and still has visible damage from the bombardment by Sherman’s troops. Loblolly pines and cypress trees tower over the swamp boardwalk at Congaree National Park.

Late winter is definitely not a fun time in Minnesota. That was especially true this year when even the hardiest Paul Bunyan-types among us were crying for mercy. 

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