The Floating Library finished its time on Silver Lake with poetry at dusk and under moonlight Aug. 2 (courtesy of David Eberhardt)
Picture this: It’s a hot, sunny Sunday in late July on St. Anthony’s Silver Lake. People paddle across the lake in canoes and kayaks like any other Sunday afternoon on the lake, but many of them paddle towards something unusual.
Per MnDOT on County Road F project detours, “While the bridge is closed, you will need to use the posted detour on Old Hwy 8, County Road E2 and Old Hwy 10/Old Snelling Ave. to reach your destination.” (courtesy of MnDOT)
As construction season begins to wane, another bridge in the Interstate 35W corridor is coming down: the County Road F/Lake Valentine Road bridge over the interstate closed July 30 and will be removed the weekend of Aug. 7.
Blake Huffman (second from left) and Alan Duff (far right) join other members of the SAHI build for Thomas and Sonja Koop at the site of the couple’s future home. The group ceremoniously shoveled dirt at a celebration July 6 to ark the start of the house’s construction, which will begin July 13. (photo courtesy of Blake Huffman)
For many military veterans in the United States, it can be difficult to adjust back into society after their service because of physical injuries and mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
A 1938 aerial photograph shows Rice Creek’s windy past. The road running to its left would later become Interstate 35W. (photo courtesy of RCWD)
RCWD finalizing plan to recreate meanders in Rice Creek
Middle Rice Creek once meandered through Arden Hills before it was straightened in the mid-1900s, and after more than three-quarters of a century, the creek will be restored to a more winding route.
But before the creek's new flow can be completed and construction can start, community members and organizations like the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will have an opportunity to comment on a project document that was released to the public July 6.