Joshua Nielsen

Joshua Nielsen can be reached at jnielsen@lillienews.com or 651-748-7822.

 

Wed
04
Sep

Shoreview sign code changes to benefit businesses

Business owners in Shoreview will now have more flexibility in displaying signs advertising services.
The Shoreview City Council adopted changes to the city’s sign code at its Monday, Aug. 19 council meeting. The adopted changes will provide the business community more opportunities to display temporary and message center signage.

Wed
04
Sep

Mounds View School Board seeks levy renewal

The Mounds View School Board unanimously approved a resolution to put a levy renewal referendum on the ballot in November.
The district has been receiving $11.5 million annually from a voter approved property tax levy, which began in 2006 and will expire at the end of 2014.
If the levy is renewed it would begin in 2015 and continue through 2023.

Tue
03
Sep

Roseville authorizes contract negotiation with Eureka Recycling

The Roseville City Council authorized city staff to negotiate a three-year recycling services contract with Eureka Recycling at its Monday, Aug. 26 council meeting.
Eureka has been providing curbside recycling services for Roseville for eight years and its current contract with the city expires on Jan. 1, 2014.
The council approved for city staff to request proposals for comprehensive recycling services to all residential, single-family households and multi-unit households in the city at its Monday, July 1 council meeting.

Thu
29
Aug

Man shot when search warrant served in New Brighton ID’d

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the man shot when law enforcement served a search warrant at a New Brighton home Tuesday as 45-year-old Matthew Lloyd Vanhofwegen.
According to a press release from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, a multi-jurisdictional task force -- the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET) -- served a narcotics search warrant at Vanhofwegen's residence on the 1500 block of 20th Avenue northwest at about 2 p.m.

Wed
28
Aug

Demo of two Mounds View buildings approved

Mounds View’s Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a resolution allowing for the demolition of two EDA-owned buildings at its Aug. 12 meeting.
The two parcels – the former Robert’s Sports Bar site at 2400 County Road H2 and the former location of Taiko Sushi at 2394 County Road 10 – were purchased by the EDA earlier this summer using unobligated tax increment financing (TIF) funds.

 

Wed
28
Aug

Victim identified in traffic fatality in Shoreview

James L. Youngbauer, a 56-year-old Shoreview resident, died after he was struck by a semitrailer truck at approximately 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview.
Witnesses report seeing Youngbauer walk in front of the semi that was traveling north bound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I.

Tue
27
Aug

Little Canada looks for support for Veterans Memorial


An artist’s rendering of the proposed Veterans Memorial Park in Little Canada. There is no set timeline for the project, however, the city’s Veterans Memorial Committee is hopeful construction will start by Memorial Day next spring and be complete by Veteran’s Day. (submitted artwork)

A Veterans Memorial is being proposed on city owned property adjacent to Round Lake in Little Canada. The Little Canada Veterans Memorial Committee is seeking contributions to help make the memorial a reality through their “Buy-A-Brick” fundraising program.
According to the city, about one-half of the cost of the estimated $70,000 memorial can be attributed to a parking bay on Little Canada Road and the installation of sidewalks.

Thu
22
Aug

Openings still available for St. Anthony PD’s Citizen Academy

If you have ever wondered how a police department operates, the Citizen’s Academy is your chance to learn about its inner workings.
The St. Anthony Police Department will be hosting its eighth annual Citizen Police Academy on Thursday evenings from Sept. 5 to November 7 (no class on Oct. 31) from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Thu
22
Aug

RHRA authorizes RFP’s for Dale Street Fire Station redevelopment


Request for proposals to redevelop the old Dale Street Fire Station are due Friday, Sept. 27. submitted photo

The Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) authorized a request for proposals from developers to purchase and redevelop the old Dale Street Fire Station site at its Tuesday, Aug. 13 meeting.

Wed
21
Aug

Mounds View continues to collect Xcel franchise fees

The Mounds View City Council approved a continuation of a franchise fee on Xcel Energy electric and natural gas services in the city at its Monday, Aug. 12 meeting.
The city first adopted a franchise free agreement on electric and natural gas services in 1993.

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