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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Wed
21
May

Wilshire Park creative kids improvise their way to Knoxville


Wilshire Park’s Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, from left to right: Anthony Arens, Mathew Arens, Abby Salseg, Brighid Donohue, Isaac Mitchell and Hugo Drews. (submitted photo)

The Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, Wilshire Park Elementary’s dreamers of dreams and Destination Imagination (DI) team, has advanced to the Destination Imagination Global 2014 Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The team, made up of four boys and two girls, all fourth and fifth graders, will travel to Knoxville May 21-24. Susan Boatman, Wilshire Park’s DI adviser, said this will be the third time a team from the elementary school has made it to the global finals, most recently in 2012.

Tue
20
May

Northwestern shuffles bonds for sports fields funding

As part of its ongoing construction of new athletic fields and the acquisition of a nearby hotel for additional student housing, University of Northwestern, seeking additional funding, sought permission from the city of Arden Hills to refinance bo

Tue
20
May

NSCC denies Comcast franchise proposal, but not without surprises

Shoreview considers leaving cable commission; open to negotiating with Comcast on its own
The North Suburban Communications Commission held a special meeting Thursday, May 15, convening implicitly to reject a new Comcast cable franchise proposal after a sub-committee voted just two days prior to recommend the denial. However, the meeting did not conclude without surprises, despite being based on a foregone conclusion.

Wed
14
May

Pace of possible Turtle Lake augmentation stays slow


A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources graph shows the fluctuating water levels in Turtle Lake from 2005 to 2014. The target lake water level, represented by the red line, is 891 feet. (graph courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

The Shoreview City Council is in no hurry to help resolve the years-old question of whether or not to augment Turtle Lake, proceeding so cautiously that the council did not approve a resolution to request a preliminary engineering report on the augmentation project, which would be the first step to controlling the lake’s water levels by piping in water.

Tue
13
May

Future unclear for Shoreview Rainbow Foods

The Rainbow Foods store at 441 Highway 96 in Shoreview is up for sale, and if its parent company, Roundy’s, doesn’t find a buyer soon, the store will be closed.
Roundy’s announced May 7 it will be pulling out of Minnesota, citing the tough economy and a competitive local grocery market in which it was tough to survive, according to a company press release.

Tue
13
May

For Lease: St. Anthony Wal-Mart closes


The Wal-Mart store at Silver Lake Village has closed up shop as shown here on May 4. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The Wal-Mart at Silver Lake Village is now gone, having closed April 8 in favor of a bigger and brand new Wal-Mart location in Roseville, fewer than three miles away, which offers the same host of services as the former store, as well as selling food.

Thu
08
May

Skated my way here

What did they teach me in J-school? Never become a part of the story.  
But now, I’m here, tasked with an introductory column about me, Mike, the new reporter for the Bulletin and Roseville Review, and the rule is broken so I’d might as well keep going.

Thu
08
May

St. Anthony’s people make the difference in keeping community strong

Architect Mechanical: strength to help out

The story of Architect Mechanical, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year for 2014, as its president and founder Pat Niccum tells it, began humbly, and on wheels.
“I think we started 16 years ago with just two guys in a van,” Niccum says, adding that he first started the company with his brother-in-law. “We went with the ethic that if you do what you say you’re going to do and get lucky along the way, things will work out.” Read More...

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.

So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Read More...

 

Thu
08
May

Julianne Hunter: Pride in a legacy


Julianne Hunter accepts her Villager of the Year award April 24 at Jax Cafe. The award was established in 1991 by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce to recognize a resident who has made outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life in St. Anthony. (Samara Bilyeu-Anderson/Bulletin)

It probably seemed like a normal enough Thursday night for Julianne Hunter: volunteer at one event, duck out midway through to receive an award for her commitment to volunteering, return to volunteering as soon as possible.
So it was for Hunter, named the St. Anthony Villager of the Year by the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce on April 24, who picked up her award at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, and then returned to Stanley’s Bar Room, just four blocks away, where she was serving as an ambassador at Dining Out For Life, put on by The Aliveness Project, an organization that supports those in the Twin Cities diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

Thu
08
May

Architect Mechanical: strength to help out


Pat Niccum and Corey Anderson of Architect Mechanical accept the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year Award April 24 at Jax Cafe. The award was established in 1993 to recognize an outstanding business located in or serving the community of St. Anthony. (Samara Bilyeu-Anderson/Bulletin)

The story of Architect Mechanical, the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business of the Year for 2014, as its president and founder Pat Niccum tells it, began humbly, and on wheels.
“I think we started 16 years ago with just two guys in a van,” Niccum says, adding that he first started the company with his brother-in-law. “We went with the ethic that if you do what you say you’re going to do and get lucky along the way, things will work out.”
 

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