Solomon Gustavo

Tue
14
Aug

Mounds View is turning 60


file photo • Mounds View turns 60 years old this year and a celebration of the city’s six decades is Friday, Aug. 17 at City Hall.

This year marks the 60th since Mounds View was incorporated as a village in 1958. 

Mayor Carol Mueller said the city she heads is a wonderful place in which to work and play.

Tue
14
Aug

SNAPSHOT: VillageFest ‘18: Clouds and smiles

St. Anthony VilllageFest  made its way through town Aug. 3-5. It came and went, traveling alongside some rain and storm clouds. But that didn’t stop the many smiling St. Anthony villagers from lining St. Anthony Boulevard for the Aug.

Tue
07
Aug

A walk down a candied memory lane


Solomon Gustavo • Larry Erickson worked for Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul in the 1960s and 70s. The longtime Arden Hills resident took a July tour of the candy factory for a trip down memory lane.

Forty-year Arden Hills resident Larry Erickson spent a chunk of his professional life doing accounting work for Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul in the 1960s and 70s. 

Tue
31
Jul

Solemn procession

A Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy stood next to her parked squad SUV blocking traffic on Highway 96 in Arden Hills as law enforcement officials and others arrived for Joseph Gomm’s visitation at North Heights Lutheran Church July 25.

Tue
31
Jul

St. Anthony police body cams could be recording this fall


file photo • St. Anthony police officers could begin wearing and using body-worn cameras as soon as this fall, according to Chief Jon Mangseth.

At the July 24 St. Anthony City Council Meeting, St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth said that police-worn body cameras had been ordered and were on their way. 

Tue
31
Jul

New Brighton OKs Pike Lake Kindergarten construction


Solomon Gustavo • At its July 24 meeting, the New Brighton City Council approved construction at the Pike Lake Kindergarten Center on 14th Street in New Brighton. Construction of two classrooms on the back of the building along the parking lot, the area seen above, is set to begin this fall and finish next summer. The project is funded by the $165 million Mounds View School District building bond referendum that passed in November.

Many New Brighton school-aged residents are funneled into the growing Mounds View School District.

Tue
24
Jul

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf moves


Solomon Gustavo • Ralph Reeder Food Shelf volunteers Carol Leighow, Mary Farquhar and Roger Fisher — all of Shoreview — took a break from stocking shelves July 16 at the new home of the food shelf on Mounds View Boulevard in Mounds View.

After years of using extra space at Pike Lake Kindergarten in New Brighton, Ralph Reeder Food Shelf has moved to a place of its own. 

Tue
24
Jul

Shoreview mother, daughter killed after boulder falls from truck


Joseph Paul Czeck

A half-ton boulder that fell off a commercial truck in Rosemount July 9 killed a mother and daughter from Shoreview when it landed on their car.

Karen Christiansen, 67, and Jena Christiansen, 32, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Tue
24
Jul

Shoreview eyes new park, historical village


Solomon Gustavo • The Lepak/Larson House is the oldest farmhouse in Shoreview and sits on city-owned grounds that could be turned into a park and historical village curated by the city and the Shoreview Historical Society.

Dating back to the late 19th century, the historic Lepak/Larson House is the oldest farmhouse in Shoreview. 

Tue
24
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: ‘Cops ‘N Bobbers’ in New Brighton

Solomon Gustavo photos • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety teamed up with the city Parks and Recreation department and Ramsey County to present “Cops ‘N Bobbers,” a free event where police officers fished with residents of all a

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