Mounds View


Mounds View can expect a fourth liquor store

The former Snap Market building on County Road I will soon house Mounds View’s fourth liquor store. (Jesse Poole photos/Bulletin)

Council wrestles with ‘want’ vs. ‘should’


Among other items left behind by County Road I’s vacant Snap Market, misleading “grand opening” signs remain hanging in the building’s windows. 


Candidates file for Bulletin area offices

The end of May marked the close of candidate-filing for elections with primaries in the Bulletin area.


Young company faces big hurdles

On behalf of their New Brighton-based company and many interested in their idea, Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 24, helped draft a bill in the Legislature that would make it easier for tiny homes to be utilized as temporary dwelling spaces for the elderly, injured and disabled and located near the homes of their loved ones. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Local entrepreneurs seek legislation to ease restrictions on locating tiny homes

The tiny house movement isn’t only for the young and sprightly. 

A New Brighton company is fielding another path for it, but to make it work, the company’s two young business partners are first wading through the waters of passing new legislation at the state Capitol. 


District 621 receives A+ for gardens

Chippewa Middle School is home to a garden that was planted about two years ago. 

Now, nearly a dozen schools in District 621 have similar plots for growing vegetables and salad greens.


Option for a fourth Mounds View liquor store denied by city council

Mounds View’s former Snap Market at 2408 County Road I is being eyed by a possible tenant interested in opening a liquor store. The landowner, however, first needs to pay back taxes on the property before continuing the application process for a liquor license. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Back taxes stall application for liquor license

Relatively small compared to its neighboring Ramsey County cities, with fewer than 13,000 residents, Mound View is home to three off-sale liquor stores, each located just off County Highway 10 and less than a mile apart from each other. 

The possibility of adding a fourth liquor store was voted down by Mounds View City Council last week at the recommendation of city staff, much to the appreciation of several residents in the council chambers that night. 

The 5-0 vote, however, was not based on the residents’ comments opposing the idea of a new liquor store opening at 2408 County Road I. Instead, the denial was due to ordinance restrictions that the applicant needed to sort out before continuing the application process. 


Here comes the sun: Mounds View schools put up solar panels

Solar panels were recently installed on the roof of Chippewa Middle School. Five more Mounds View schools, including Island Lake, Pike Lake, Pinewood elementary school, and Irondale and Mounds View high schools will have panels installed by the end of the year. (submitted photo)

Some roofs are meant to do far more than protect a building from weather, critters and a beating sun. 

According to Chippewa Middle School principal Rob Reetz, some roofs do all that and generate energy as well.


Mounds View educator makes the cut as Teacher of the Year semifinalist

David Wicklund

A Pinewood Elementary teacher is holding his place as a candidate for Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year award after the field of candidates has narrowed to 34 teachers across the state. 


Mounds View looks at renaming County Highway 10

Just before reaching Mounds View, both County Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 10 appear together on signage along Interstate 35W. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Rice Creek Commons’ development could assist in name change

Attempting to change the name of County Highway 10 is nothing new for the city of Mounds View. It’s been an ongoing topic since the early 2000s. 

At points, the undertaking has seen progress, solutions and agreements with other cities. However, an equal amount of setbacks and delays have been a part of the story as well. That’s why the busy thoroughfare is still called County Highway 10, according to Mounds View City Council member Gary Meehlhause. 


Correction: House Districts 42A and 42B Caucus Locations

Last week a story about the March 1 caucuses was accompanied by a box titled "If you go ..." that incorrectly listed the cities in the Bulletin coverage area for state House Districts 42A and 42B. The Bulletin regrets the errors.


Local 15-year death investigation rekindled by reconstruction of victim’s face

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has sent out these new facial reconstruction images of a woman found dead 15 years ago in Long Lake Park. She remains unidentified. (courtesy New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

Police ask for help identifying woman 

A woman who was found dead in New Brighton 15 years ago has never been identified, but now the image of her face has reemerged through facial reconstruction technologies, and though it’s only a likeness, police are hoping it will lead to new information in the cold case. 

The investigation of the woman’s death began in the fall of 2000, when her body was found by two hikers just off a little-used path in Long Lake Regional Park. Police believe the corpse had been lying there for at least two months by the time it was found Sept. 15.

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety requested assistance from the FBI last year, specifically to have them reassemble characteristics of the woman’s face using facial reconstruction. The image was released to the public last week.


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