Mounds View

Wed
08
Jul

They’re here: Chickens, ducks officially welcome in Mounds View

Spinach soaked in water lead to a feeding frenzy as Deb Nygaard’s backyard birds dove in for a feast. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)
Spinach soaked in water lead to a feeding frenzy as Deb Nygaard’s backyard birds dove in for a feast. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)

Deb Nygaard has had chickens and ducks in her Mounds View backyard for more than 15 years, but they haven't always been legal.

Wed
24
Jun

Bulletin area people - published June 24, 2015

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ivette Arias, a Shoreview resident and Roseville Area High School graduate, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Wed
24
Jun

Mounds View ordinance on chickens and ducks heard on June 22

Mounds View held its second reading of and a vote on an ordinance to regulate chickens and ducks at its June 22 city council meeting, after the deadline for the Bulletin.

Wed
17
Jun

No title but another trophy for Mounds View

Mounds View High School Mustangs baseball team. (Photo courtesy of Jim Blood)
Mounds View High School Mustangs baseball team. (Photo courtesy of Jim Blood)

 

Wed
10
Jun

Mounds View buzzes for beekeeping ordinance

United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)
United Theological Seminary in New Brighton is home to five colonies of bees. (Photo courtesy of United Theological Seminary)

First the birds, now the bees.

Wed
13
May

Comcast staying put, CenturyLink coming in - Bulletin edition

Local cable commission talks failed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

Wed
13
May

Mounds View calls for ordinance to regulate chickens and ducks

Deb Nygaard with her family — husband Mark and sons Robert and Jason — pose with their chickens, ducks and dogs. Nygaard said each week her flock yields five or six eggs per bird, and that duck eggs are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
Deb Nygaard with her family — husband Mark and sons Robert and Jason — pose with their chickens, ducks and dogs. Nygaard said each week her flock yields five or six eggs per bird, and that duck eggs are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)

At the April 27 Mounds View City Council meeting, a city resident argued that the city should take a look at changing its ordinance that prohibits residents from raising farm animals — specifically, chickens and ducks.

Wed
06
May

Can backyard roosts fit in suburban neighborhoods?

Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)
Kathy Smith handles a new colony of honeybees with neither gloves nor hood. Smith said she enjoys the honey her Chisago City colony of bees produces, and said she always buys honey from the different international locales to which she travels, to taste the local varieties. She said buckwheat honey and orange blossom honey are particularly delicious. (submitted photo)

Mounds View rethinking chicken and bees, New Brighton to hold public hearing May 12

Mounds View's city code regarding what it considers farm animals — horses, cows, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens and bees, among others — is cut and dry.
Raising them in Mounds View is "unlawful and a public nuisance affecting the public peace, safety, and welfare," according to city code 701.06, which the city adopted in April 2002.

Wed
29
Apr

Bulletin area people - published April 29, 2015

Emma Tsai
Emma Tsai

Emma Tsai, a Mounds View High School sophomore, recently received the Global Citizen Scholarship based on her scores on the National Spanish Exam.

Wed
29
Apr

Mounds View High School wins Economics Challenge state championship

Mounds View High School won the state champion title in the "Adam Smith" — advanced placement — division of the statewide Economics Challenge on April 7. Mounds View last won the state title in 2013.

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