Bridget Kranz

Tue
06
Aug

First responders called to senior residence ... for coffee and cake


Residents John De Cleene (far left) and Dean Streich (far right) posed with Lake Johanna firefighters and deputy Mike Servatka from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. (courtesy of HRM Apartments )

Although residents at Cottage Villas of Arden Hills swear they never get in trouble with the police, they do get a fair amount of visits from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Johanna Fire Department for non-crime-related help.

Tue
06
Aug

NEWSBRIEF: Back in the ‘House’


Bridget Kranz

House of Wong was packed to the gills at its grand reopening the night of Aug. 1. The restaurant had been closed since January, relocating a few doors down in the Roseville Center shopping mall, located at 1135 Larpenteur Ave. W.

Tue
06
Aug

Special election primary to fill Huffman’s county board seat is Aug. 13

A primary election for District 1 Ramsey County commissioner will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13, with early voting already underway.

Tue
30
Jul

County board primary to narrow field to 2 for special election

The race to fill Blake Huffman’s former seat on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is an unusually crowded contest, meriting a primary on Tuesday, Aug. 13, to narrow the field to two candidates.

Wed
24
Jul

Q&A: Alyssa Baguss, Silverwood Park’s new supervisor

Alyssa Baguss, a practicing artist and the longtime program coordinator at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, took over as the park’s new supervisor on July 1. 

Wed
24
Jul

‘A little less than neighborly’


The North Oaks maintenance center’s north gate, situated at city limits, opens onto Turtle Lake Road in Shoreview. Residents across the street say they’ve seen a marked increase in maintenance center traffic exiting the center, using a Shoreview road, and then reentering North Oaks over the last couple of years, including a large amount of construction vehicles during a recent project in early July. (Bridget Kranz)

Shoreview residents irked by North Oaks truck traffic

 

Wed
24
Jul

Affordable housing advocates hope to join TCAAP lawsuit


The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability hopes to join a lawsuit against the City of Arden Hills over the redevelopment of 427 acres of vacant land in the city. The organization claims that by not planning for adequate affordable housing at the site the city has violated the federal Fair Housing Act by effectively excluding families of color. (file photo)

Advocates claim Arden Hills violated Fair Housing Act

Wed
24
Jul

Out of sight, not out of mind


Some 200 people showed up to the Lights for Liberty vigil held at Freedom Park in New Brighton on July 12. The event was one of more than 800 happening nationally to protest conditions at migrant detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. (photos courtesy of Maria Paik )

New Brighton residents hold vigil for migrants detained at southern border

Wed
17
Jul

Community Support Center to host annual “Walk a Mile” fundraiser


The Community Support Center’s annual “Walk a Mile” fundraiser will take place on Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver View Park, located at the intersection of County Road I and Silver Lake Road in Mounds View. (courtesy of Community Support Center)

Working out of a single room in the Faith Christian Reformed Church in New Brighton, the Community Support Center helps area residents facing evictions, power shut-offs and other financial emergencies get back on their feet and plan for the future

Wed
17
Jul

Arden Hills upholds flavored tobacco ban


Arden Hills Tobacco has been in business in the city for over a decade, located in a strip mall in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue. The Arden Hills City Council considered exempting it from the city’s new ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, but ultimately voted against the exemption on July 8. (courtesy of Google Maps)

A possible amendment to Arden Hills’ tobacco ordinance was shot down July 8, when city council members decided not to exempt the city’s one adult-only tobacco store from a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products. 

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