Vadnais Heights

Fri
30
May

During chase, Ramsey County Sheriff squad car crashes into building, ignites gas fire


A Ramsey County Sheriff squad car crashed into a building at Willow Lake Boulevard and Labore Road while pursuing another vehicle, igniting a gas fire that burned for two hours. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

A Ramsey County Sheriff's squad car crashed into a building while pursuing another vehicle in Vadnais Heights the evening of May 29, hitting a gas line and igniting a fire that burned for nearly two hours until Xcel Energy cut off the line, police

Tue
27
May

Ramsey County authorizes purchase of Vadnais Sports Center

In about a month, Ramsey County will be able to boast a good-as-new sports complex as its newest addition to the Parks and Recreation Department.
At its May 27 meeting, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to authorize county manager Julie Kleinschmidt to purchase the Vadnais Sports Center for $9.8 million. The county also authorized the purchase of two adjacent commercial lots which could be developed for $752,000.

Tue
06
May

Judge approves Ramsey County bid for Vadnais Sports Center

Last week, Ramsey County secured its place in the “state of hockey” after a probate court judge allowed the county to purchase the Vadnais Sports Center, a complex that houses two ice arenas and seating for more than a thousand spectators, among other amenities.

Tue
01
Apr

Ramsey County moves forward with Vadnais Heights Sports Center purchase

County deposits quarter million in cash for building
Despite having its bid passed up in October for being too low, Ramsey County recently signed a letter of intent to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center and made a $250,000 deposit on the building.

Tue
11
Mar

Vadnais Heights City Council approves new park and ride facility

In a 3-2 vote, the Vadnais Heights City Council approved an application submitted by Metro Transit for a site plan, special use permit and preliminary plat to build a commuter bus park and ride facility at 850 East County Road E. Council members Terry Nyblom and Craig Johnson voted against the motion at the March 5 council meeting.

Wed
18
Dec

Local cities approve 2014 tax levies, budgets

Most Bulletin-area cities have approved budgets and set property tax levies for next year.  
The Vadnais Heights City Council adopted its 2014 budget and tax levy on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and the cities of Mounds View, New Brighton, Arden Hills and St. Anthony Village each approved their final budgets and levies last week. The city of Shoreview was expected to approve its budget and tax levy on Dec. 16, which is after the Bulletin’s press time.

Wed
06
Nov

Burglars ignore Vikings tickets in New Brighton

Bulletin Area police reports week of Nov. 6, 2013 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Wed
30
Oct

Ramsey County’s bid to buy Vadnais Sports Center not enough

Vadnais Heights Sports Center’s bondholders notified Ramsey County Commissioners Oct. 24 that they were passing on the county’s $10.5 million bid to purchase the 200,000-square-foot sports facility.
The facility houses two regulation hockey rinks with seating for 1,300 spectators, a 100,000-square-foot dome with 1.5 full soccer fields, three batting cages, a 100-meter track, two volleyball courts, concessions, a conference room, offices and an attached sports bar. It was built in 2010 through bonds issued by the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Authority for $26.5 million. After three years of the center underperforming financially, Community Facilities Partners -- the nonprofit that owns the complex -- put the sports center on the market in July for half of its original cost.

Wed
30
Oct

Baby involved in shoplifting caper not charged

Bulletin Area police reports week of Oct. 30, 2013 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

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