Mike Munzenrider

Staff writer for Review and Bulletin newspapers.
Mike Munzenrider can be reached at mmunzenrider@lillienews.com or 651-748-7824.
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Tue
03
May

Turtle power

Evidently sensing a rainy week ahead, a dule of turtles caught some sunshine along with a great egret in Roseville’s Villa Park April 23. (courtesy of Barbara Posch-Branigan)

Tue
03
May

Earth Day at HANC

 

Tue
03
May

Found: A ‘67 Caddy in Langton Lake


(courtesy of Karin Kingen)

“You never know what you’ll find and that’s why we take a camera on our walks,” says Karin Kingen, who lives near Langton Lake Park in Roseville.

Tue
03
May

Work to bring the Bell Museum to Falcon Heights begins


The more than 90,000-square-foot new Bell Museum and Planetarium set to be built at the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights will feature a garden pond with natural plantings. (courtesy of University of Minnesota)

The St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota is getting its gateway building.

Tue
26
Apr

Little Canada and Shoreview brace for the sound of silence


Xcel Energy power connections are needed to finish quiet zone work at the Jerrold Avenue railroad crossing in Shoreview and another crossing in Little Canada. Houses sit fewer than 50 feet from the Jerrold crossing, where trains are still required to sound their whistles until the quiet zone is in place. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Railroad quiet zones expected to be complete in June

Some two years after the Legislature set aside $2 million to create railroad quiet zones in Little Canada and Shoreview, the loud train whistles that disturbed so many residents may finally fall silent in June.

That’s according to a quiet zone news update posted to the Little Canada city website April 18, which said railroad construction necessary for the zones being carried out by Canadian Pacific Railway was nearly complete.

Tue
26
Apr

County shows off plan for new Rice Street bridge at I-694


Ramsey County is asking the state for $20.5 million to replace the Rice Street bridge at Interstate 694, which was built in 1958. (courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation)

If funding is secured, construction would begin in 2018

As work begins to widen the Interstate 694 corridor through Shoreview, Ramsey County is visiting cities on the work’s eastern edge to shore up support for designs of a new Rice Street bridge over the interstate.

The county presented plans for the bridge at the April 13 Little Canada City Council meeting. 

Tue
26
Apr

Roseville veterans advocate earns award fit for presidents, Nobel winners


Jerry and Jana Kyser pose for a photo. “She’s my great partner in this,” says Kyser of his wife. (submitted photo)

What do Joe DiMaggio, Mary Lou Retton, Jimmy Carter, Rosa Parks and Roseville’s Jerry Kyser all have in common?

Tue
19
Apr

Edgerton Elementary gets kids coding at Spy School


Programming a Bee-Bot is easy, said 7-year-old Chanel, a second-grader who attended Edgerton Elementary School’s Spy School April 11, which was all about coding. She entered commands into the floor robot, which then moved from one place on the grid to another designated place. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)

Their mission, which they chose to accept, was heading back to school after-hours April 11 to learn about spying, through programming.

Tue
19
Apr

DFL endorses Jamie Becker-Finn for House District 42B seat

Jamie Becker-Finn of Roseville is the DFL Party-endorsed candidate for the open Minnesota House District 42B seat.

Tue
19
Apr

Republicans endorse Tracy Nelson for House District 42B seat

Little Canada’s Tracy Nelson is the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for the open Minnesota House District 42B seat.

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