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Wed
16
Mar

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.

Tue
15
Mar

Rosedale expansion now has a tenant


Von Maur, an Iowa-based department store, will be housed in Rosedale Center’s planned 141,000-square-foot addition. (submitted image)

Von Maur to open second Minnesota location at mall

A decade after the last expansion of Roseville’s Rosedale Center, plans for another are moving along, now with a new wrinkle: The mall’s latest anchor tenant has been named.

According to a March 2 release, Iowa-based department store Von Maur will fill the 141,000-square foot addition to the mall that the Roseville City Council approved last year. 

The expansion will fill in what’s currently surface parking, between JCPenney and the AMC Theaters on the northeastern side of the mall.

Wed
09
Mar

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. 

Wed
09
Mar

Police deem New Brighton apartment fire not suspicious


This fire, at an apartment building on the 900 block of County Road D, was the fifth fire the New Brighton firefighters responded to in February. (courtesy of the New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety battled a fire on the 900 block of County Road D in New Brighton last week.

Wed
02
Mar

DUMP TRUCK STUCK

Last week, a dump truck got stuck on Comcast wires on Long Lake Road, just south of I-694 in New Brighton. According to the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, the truck was driving with its box up when it hit the lines.

Fri
26
Feb

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.

Wed
24
Feb

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.

Wed
24
Feb

Water main breaks on Silver Lake Road


A water main repair was also required on the 100 block of Silver Lake Road Jan. 21. (submitted photo)

New Brighton public works responded to a water main break on Silver Lake Road over last week’s holiday weekend. 

Tue
23
Feb

Precinct party caucuses are a week away

Parties prepare for Super Tuesday

Precinct party caucuses are a week away on March 1 — Super Tuesday — when voters in Minnesota and 12 other states will caucus for presidential candidates, among other party business.

The events, which begin at 7 p.m., are run completely by state political parties and deal with internal party business so caucus rules and happenings will vary, district by district.

Roseville Review area Republicans and DFLers who plan to caucus likely live in either House District 42B or 66A; officials in both parties are expecting lots of caucus participation during this presidential election year.  

Wed
17
Feb

Mounds View puts an end to the trash talk

On any given Mounds View street all four city-licensed trash-hauling companies can be seen represented by their garbage bins awaiting pick-up. The City Council has decided not to pursue looking into organized collection, which would essentially reduce the number of garbage trucks on individual residential streets to one truck, while dividing and designating geographical sections of the city to the hauling companies. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)
On any given Mounds View street all four city-licensed trash-hauling companies can be seen represented by their garbage bins awaiting pick-up. The City Council has decided not to pursue looking into organized collection, which would essentially reduce the number of garbage trucks on individual residential streets to one truck, while dividing and designating geographical sections of the city to the hauling companies. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Nazi Germany cited to underscore opposition to organized garbage collection
The trash talks are over, according to the Mounds View City Council, which said the contentious discussions concerning the city switching to an organized system of collecting garbage will be “discontinued.” 

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