New Brighton - Mounds View Bulletin News

Wed
19
Feb

The winter of our discontent

Bulletin Area police reports week of Feb. 19, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Tue
18
Feb

Abe Lincoln’s roots are in rural Kentucky


A bronze statue of Lincoln sits in the middle of downtown Hodgenville, Ky., and is older than the national Lincoln momument in Washington D.C.

Illinois isn’t the only state claiming 16th president as favorite son
Growing up in the Chicago area, I attended Lincoln Junior High, went on my high school’s traditional trip to tour Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., and every day saw Illinois license plates reading “Land of Lincoln.”
 So I was surprised to learn on a recent trip to Louisville that America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was born in Kentucky and that state also claims him as a favorite son.

Tue
18
Feb

Area cities regulate e-cigarette sales

More and more cities in Ramsey County are updating municipal tobacco ordinances to regulate the sale of electronic devices that deliver nicotine such as e-cigarettes. Products like e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, but contain the same -- some times higher-- amount of nicotine found in regular cigarettes. People who use e-cigarettes often refer to it as “vaping,’ since the heated nicotine produces a vapor instead of smoke.

Tue
18
Feb

Archdiocese discloses sexual abuse claims against nine more priests

On Monday, Feb. 17, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a list of nine more priests thought to have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct.
The archdiocese released the names following a comprehensive file review by Kinsale Management Consulting, an outside firm based in Los Angeles, Calif. The review began in December 2013, when a Ramsey County judge ordered the archdiocese to release the list of priests who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse. At that time, the archdiocese disclosed claims against 33 priests.

Wed
12
Feb

Has Beisswenger’s in New Brighton gone to the birds?


Bessie waits to greet morning customers at Beisswenger’s Hardware and Garden Store in New Brighton. The store’s staff has cared for the wild turkey since she arrived underweight and injured over a month ago. (Joshua Nielsen/Bulletin)

A feathered friend has taken up residence outside the store
When a wild turkey first showed up at Beisswenger’s Hardware and Garden Store on Old Highway 8 in New Brighton over a month ago, store employees felt sorry for the underweight animal that had become estranged from its rafter and was suffering from a chest wound.

Wed
12
Feb

Bulletin Area police reports Feb. 12, 2014

Bulletin Area police reports week of Feb. 12, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Wed
05
Feb

New Brighton receives first place National Night Out Award again


Members of New Brighton’s Public Safety Department and New Brighton City Council members pose with the first place national trophy the city received for National Night Out participation in 2013 at the Jan. 28 city council meeting. From left: Council member Brian Strub, Council member Mary Burg, deputy director of public safety Dan Olson, mayor Dave Jacobsen, Council member Paul Jacobsen, Council member Gina Bauman, crime prevention officer Trevor Hamdorf and director of public safety Bob Jacobson. (submitted photo)

The city of New Brighton has earned the first place national award for its participation in National Night Out (NNO) activities for 2013. Nationally, over 16,000 communities took part in NNO last year on Aug. 6.
Last year marked the third year in the past ten that the city has received the prestigious first place national award from the National Association of Town Watch for cities with populations of 15,000 to 49,000 residents.

Wed
05
Feb

Writing with a passion


Johanna Schmidt performs her poem in front of her peers. (submitted photo)

Two Oak Hill Montessori School students were recently honored for their writing skills.
Freddy Keillor and Johanna Schmidt received 2012-2013 Lillian Wright Awards for Creative Writing from COMPAS. COMPAS Arts Education Program published the students’ work in its 34th annual student writing anthology, this year titled “Universal Community.” Keillor won the award for “Best Writing in Grades 6-7” for his poem “A Photo,” while Schmidt won the award for “Best Writing in Grades 8-12” for her poem “Declaration Dysfunction.”

Tue
04
Feb

Unrelenting cold has schools scheduling makeup days

Due to bitterly cold temperatures -- caused by what the National Weather Service has dubbed as “polar vortices”  -- several local school districts are scheduling makeup days for students after five days of school cancellations in January.
Under state statutes, school districts must provide a minimum of 1,020 hours of instructional time per school year, or 165 days.  School districts vary, however, in how many extra days are added to each school calendar year to act as a buffer for weather-related cancellations.

Tue
04
Feb

New Brighton council member Brian Strub wants to hear from you, on skates

Newly elected New Brighton City Council member Brain Strub wants to hear from residents and has devised a way to do that, while getting in some exercise outdoors.
Strub has announced the first of his planned quarterly “skate, bike, run, walk & roll with your city council member” public meetings.

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