Solomon Gustavo

Tue
23
Jan

Mounds View residents voice concern and support for possible gun range


Hannah Burlingame • The site of a proposed gun range and apartment complex at Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2 in Mounds View.

“I can tell you, if there’s a gun club next to a place I might buy or rent, I won’t buy it or rent it,” said Mounds View resident Verne Rice. 

Tue
23
Jan

Former council member worries about New Brighton’s future


Solomon Gustavo • Gina Bauman served on the New Brighton City Council for 12 years until an election loss last fall.

Mayor looks forward to more unity.

Tue
23
Jan

Political analyst, New Brighton native, Sarah Janacek dies unexpectedly

New Brighton native and Irondale High School graduate Sarah Janecek, a veteran political pundit, died during a trip to Brazil on Jan. 12. She was 57. 

Tue
23
Jan

Amazon is not coming to Arden Hills

Company passes on Minnesota for new headquarters.

Amazon, the humongous online retailer, decided Jan. 18 that the state of Minnesota would not be a suitable place for its planned second headquarters.

Tue
16
Jan

Oak Grove group says Hispanic immigration heat has made life in New Brighton harder


Solomon Gustavo photo • At the Oak Grove mobile home park in New Brighton, some residents claim an uptick in immigration law enforcement activity is happening because of a discriminatory tip from a manager of Oak Grove Park Properties. The management company investigated the claim. The manager accused of contacting immigration authorities, Vicki Florio, was cleared of all wrongdoing and her attorney says the discrimination claims are “blatantly false.”

Gricel Alvarez, 16, sat at the head of the table in her mobile home in Oak Grove Park, the bright light from another recent white-out, wintry morning pouring in through a large window.

Tue
16
Jan

ACLU information request covers St. Anthony Police Department

The national office of the American Civil Liberties Union filed Freedom of Information Act requests for information about the St. Anthony Police Department.

Tue
16
Jan

Mounds View teacher writes book for fellow educators as aid against boredom


courtesy of Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department • A grass fire burned Nov. 29 off Interstate 35W at the off-ramp for County Road I in Mounds View before the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department extinguished it.

submitted photo • Author and Mounds View High School teacher Martha Rush’s new book, “Beat Boredom,” is available now from Stenhouse Publishing.

Martha Rush, an educator for more than 20 years currently working as a social studies teacher for Mounds View High School, sat in the back corner of a coffee shop, her glasses resting on her nose above an inquisitively warm, teacherly smile. 

Tue
09
Jan

Nonprofit brings bikes to Jamaica

St. Anthony resident has delivered some 400 bikes, and counting.

 

One night in 2014, Jon Liesenfeld was at his friends house in Jamaica for dinner.

Tue
02
Jan

Roundabout construction near Rice Creek Commons complete


submitted photo • Arden Hills and Ramsey County officials cut a ribbon Dec. 18 to celebrate completion of roundabouts on county roads H and I next to the Rice Creek Commons development at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills. From left; Ramsey County commissioners Rafael Ortega and Blake Huffman, Arden Hills Mayor David Grant, Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire, executive project manager for Alatus Arden Hills LLC Tom Shaver, and development associate for Alatus Carla Dunham

Arden Hills and Ramsey County officials celebrated the completed construction of roundabouts on County Road H and County Road I next to the Rice Creek Commons development. They gathered for a ribbon cutting at the County Road I roundabout on Dec.

Wed
20
Dec

St. Anthony council appoints Randle to fill vacant seat


Solomon Gustavo • Thomas Randle was sworn in as a St. Anthony City Council member by Mayor Jerry Faust after being appointed Dec. 12. He fills a seat that had been vacant since August.

The St. Anthony City Council seat that was vacant since Bonnie Brever’s resignation in August has been filled by Thomas Randle. 

Randle will serve the rest of Brever’s term, which expires at the end of 2019.

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