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.
From left, New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, council member Mary Burg, Mayor Dave Jacobsen, council members Paul Jacobsen and Brian Strub, parks and recreation assistant director Jason Hicks and parks and recreation director Sandy Breuer, cut the ribbon on nearly $700,000 worth of new facilities at the New Brighton Community Center. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Just fewer than seven months of renovations at the New Brighton Community Center came to a ceremonial end the evening of April 28 with a ribbon cutting carried out by elected officials and city staff.
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.
St. Anthony resident Nicholas Welter photographed the aftermath of an accident off of St. Anthony Boulevard. Welter describes his photo as such: “Emergency personnel have just removed the driver from the car with the help of hydraulic cutting/ramming tools, and have managed to get him onto a stretcher. All [seven] visible emergency personnel are caring for the driver.” (photo courtesy of Nicholas Welter)
A widespread power outage that was traced to problems with a transformer at the Xcel Energy power substation in Roseville blinked out areas of New Brighton, northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony the afternoon of April 22.