Bridget Kranz

Tue
11
Jun

No wake on Long Lake


Signs have been posted at the Long Lake boat launch to warn boaters of the no-wake ordinance. (Bridget Kranz photos)

Residents deal with annual high waters

Long Lake in New Brighton is under a no-wake restriction due to high water, which can worsen shoreline erosion when coupled with large wakes. 

Tue
04
Jun

Mounds View motel may become Holiday Inn Express


The City of Mounds View purchased the Skyline Motel, located just off Interstate 35W, and aims to have it redeveloped into another place of lodging.

City buys land, looks to move on hotel proposal

 

Tue
04
Jun

Preliminary Midtown Village plans OK’d by New Brighton council

The New Brighton City Council voted to approve a preliminary plan for the redevelopment of the former New Brighton Elementary School site at its May 28 meeting.

Tue
04
Jun

Shoreview librarian recognized for community engagement efforts


courtesy of Matt Lawrence Photography Carol Jackson

Shoreview librarian Carol Jackson has been named one of Library Journal’s 2019 Movers & Shakers, in recognition of her community-centered approach to programming. 

Tue
04
Jun

Beisswenger’s Hardware celebrates 100 years


Beisswenger’s Hardware, founded in 1919 in New Brighton, is still owned and operated by the Beisswenger family. (photos courtesy of Beisswenger’s Hardware)

Beisswenger’s Hardware in New Brighton will celebrate its 100th anniversary the second weekend in June, honoring customers, employees and residents with a party in its parking lot and a weekend full of deals and activities. 

Tue
04
Jun

New Brighton Police Department rolls out body-worn cameras

The New Brighton Police Department is now fully equipped with body-worn cameras, following years of planning and a roughly 10-day testing period in early May. 

Wed
29
May

Busting myths: Community forum sheds light on teen substance abuse


Before the talk, attendees could visit informally with various community organizations and non-profits that work on issues of substance abuse. (courtesy Kevin Davitch/MN Adult and Teen Challenge)

Bridget Kranz

staff writer

 

Wed
29
May

New Brighton residents pack Midtown Village development hearing


The current site plan for the proposed Midtown Village development includes 53 townhomes and a 204-unit affordable senior housing building to the north of Old Highway 8, and a 154-unit workforce housing building to the south, at the site of the former New Brighton Elementary School. (courtesy Dominium and BKV Group)

Planning Commission sends preliminary plans to council, with conditions

Wed
29
May

Bassinators Fishing Club founder recognized with leadership award


Jeffrey Nelson, center, accepted his leadership award from the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance; he and his wife, Lori, are flanked by Vern Wagner and Jim DaRosa, who presented the award. (courtesy of Steve Galletta)

After 15 years of running the Bassinators Junior Fishing Club, New Brighton resident Jeffrey Nelson, 56, was recognized for his dedication with a leadership award from the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance, presented on May 4. 

Tue
21
May

New Brighton poised to increase tobacco sale age

Questions remain on flavor restrictions

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