New Brighton

Wed
30
Nov

New Brighton tree moves to St. Paul for the holidays


Nancy and Jim McCann of New Brighton stand in front of their Colorado blue spruce and snap one last photo with it before it was transported to Union Depot in St. Paul for the holiday season.

An evergreen came down in New Brighton Nov. 19, but it didn’t stay down for long. The 33-year-old tree was hauled 15 miles southeast to downtown St.

Wed
30
Nov

Racist message found at Irondale High School


This message — “The KKK wants you” — was found by students in a classroom at Irondale High School Nov. 11.

Students entering a basement classroom at New Brighton’s Irondale High School found a small wooden tile with a message that read: “The KKK wants you.” 

Tue
15
Nov

DFL holds District 41, most of 42


Jason Isaacson

Republican ekes into 42A seat

While the state — and the nation for that matter — largely swung the other direction after Election Day, the DFL held onto District 41, both in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Wed
09
Nov

New Brighton settles into new website


New Brighton’s new website isn’t simply cleaner looking, it also carries stronger, more helpful features.

Website now features helpful search bar & translation abilities

If New Brighton’s city website is looking cleaner and crisper these days, it’s by careful design. 

Wed
12
Oct

New Brighton police film response to flaming car on I-694

It’s not every day that residents get to see their local emergency responders in action, but on Oct.

Wed
05
Oct

At 93, New Brighton photographer looks to donate footage of antique cars to local historical society


Bob Comer sits at the Bru House coffee shop, just down the street from his New Brighton home, with two VHS tapes containing footage from the 1990 New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run. He says he’d like to transfer them to DVD and get them into the hands of interested folks, as well as to donate a copy to the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

At the age of 93, New Brighton resident Bob Comer has experienced a country at war, several times; he’s seen the invention of many things he never imagined possible as a child; and he’s lived through the Great Depression and several other economic

Wed
17
Aug

Stockyard Days 2016


The 2016 iteration of Stockyard Days took place the second week of August.
Wed
03
Aug

New digs

New Brighton City Council members, the mayor and the new tenants of the recently improved lower level of city hall held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 26th.

Wed
20
Jul

Putting makes perfect

Oliver Moore and Sam Rody, both 11, spent some time working on their green skills at the Brightwood Hills Golf Course in New Brighton on July 16.

Wed
13
Jul

Two-hour search for suspect in car thefts comes up dry

New Brighton police ask residents to ‘be vigilant’

New Brighton police conducted a two-hour search for a man who allegedly stole a car and then attempted to steal another.

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