Students from Mounds Park Academy’s pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade classes were led by upper school science teacher Mitch Thompson on a tour of the Maplewood school’s rainwater gardens. (submitted photo)
On April 21, Mounds Park Academy pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students explored the extensive rainwater gardens surrounding the pond on the Larpenteur Avenue campus in their ongoing quest to become “citizen scientists.”
From top to bottom: An Eastern bluebird is spotted in the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Oakdale crews clear wood, sending it through the chipper for new wood chip pathways. Construction continues on the new boardwalk across Mud Lake April 20.
Elise Kendall, a 2011 graduate from Roseville Area High School, is a member of a team of Iowa State students from the College of Agriculture, which won the Iowa Student Innovation of the Year award from the Iowa Technology Associa
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.
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.