Bridget Kranz

Wed
17
Jul

Pollinators at Mounds View City Hall


Mounds View City Administrator Nyle Zikmund poses with the newly redone garden in front of City Hall. After completing a master gardener course through the University of Minnesota, Zikmund set to work clearing out the overgrown space and replanting it with healthy, pollinator-friendly plants. (Bridget Kranz)

New landscaping by city administrator welcomes tiny visitors

Visitors to Mounds View City Hall may now have the opportunity to meet some of city’s tiniest residents — pollinators — thanks to new landscaping outside of the building.  

Wed
17
Jul

Mounds View official recognized for 20 years of service


Sherry Gunn

“Tenacious” is a word Mounds View City Administrator Nyle Zikmund uses to describe council member Sherry Gunn, who was recently honored by the nonprofit Minnesota Women in City Government.

Tue
09
Jul

Global Academy moves to New Brighton


A lot of the curriculum at Global Academy, a new public charter school moving into the former United Theological Seminary space in New Brighton, is based around interdisciplinary themes, according to associate director Scott Flemming. For example, students might do a unit on “patterns” in science, geography and math. (courtesy Global Academy)

Public charter school gearing up for the fall in its new location

Tue
09
Jul

Castanets, Cervantes at Chippewa Middle School


The cast of “Man of La Mancha” is currently in its sixth week of rehearsals, preparing for the musical’s opening night on July 19 at Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks. (courtesy of Mounds View Community Theatre)

Mounds View Community Theatre to perform ‘Man of La Mancha’ 

 

Mon
08
Jul

Hazardous materials cause Irondale High School fire


A small fire July 6 inside Irondale High School caused some $5,000 worth of damage but no injuries. It was started by the spontaneous combustion of chemical-laden rags left in an open container. (courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

Improperly discarded rags started a small fire inside Irondale High School the night of July 6, according to a report from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Mon
08
Jul

Mounds View squad car struck by fleeing driver

Officer and driver hospitalized

A high-speed chase in Mounds View the evening of July 7 led to a collision between the driver of a stolen vehicle and a Mounds View police officer in a squad car.

Tue
02
Jul

District 621 volunteer to fill school board vacancy


Heidi Danielson

Heidi Danielson, a longtime district volunteer and non-profit professional, will serve on the Mounds View Public School Board for the remainder of the year. 

Tue
02
Jul

Mounds View set to approve zoning, code changes for Crossroad Pointe


Crossroad Pointe, a 128-unit apartment building, is slated to go in on four acres at the southwest corner of Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2. (courtesy of Google Maps/City of Mounds View)

The Mounds View City Council held a series of public hearings on June 24 to discuss the proposed Crossroad Pointe development. 

Tue
02
Jul

Shoreview Commons improvements moving forward


The planned plaza and decorative pond — which will double as an ice skating rink — will go in to the west of Haffeman Pavilion on a currently vacant field. (courtesy of LHB/City of Shoreview)

Contracts awarded for new pond, plaza, skate park and more

Tue
02
Jul

Arden Hills tavern celebrating 60 years


Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern moved to its spot along Highway 10 in Arden Hills in 1959. Current fourth-generation family owner Jack Welsch took over from his father shortly after in 1965 and has been running the business ever since. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Welsch’s Big Ten Tavern is celebrating 60 years in Arden Hills and will be commemorating its anniversary with a pig roast on July 13. 

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