New Brighton posts its water conservation status on signs at high-traffic entry points into the city, such as on Silver Lake Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Warm weather and well work main concerns
With unseasonably warm weather and a return of outdoor water usage for gardens, car washes and kiddie pools just around the corner, New Brighton set the city’s water conservation status to yellow, as of March 11.
The city supplies residents with water pumped from underground aquifers, and according to city manager Dean Lotter, two of the city’s four wells require preventative maintenance, which he said should be done now, rather than later.
The yellow conservation status means New Brighton residents using municipal water will not be permitted to water yards and gardens between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and will be required to follow an odd/even sprinkling ban. Residents will also be prohibited from filling swimming pools or washing cars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.