News

Mon
19
Jan

Senior housing project pushes forward

A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)
A senior housing complex looking likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue, with construction potentially starting as soon as April. This rendering shows roughly how the building’s exterior will look. (submitted graphic)

Neighbors raise objections

Does 45 feet high sound like a tall building to you?

It does to some Dayton’s Bluff residents.

That’s roughly the height of a new senior housing complex likely to go up at the corner of East Seventh Street and Bates Avenue.

Mon
19
Jan

2015 means “changing of the guard” at Historic Mounds Theatre

Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)
Raeann Ruth, founder of the Historic Mounds Theatre, is stepping down from her post as executive director. Ruth spent years with neighbors fixing up the old building, turning it from an eyesore into a place for live theater in Dayton’s Bluff. She’s shown painting the exterior back in 199 or 2000, wearing a pair of overalls as she’s known to do. (photo courtesy of Fred Kaphingst)

Theatre’s founder Raeann Ruth steps out
 

Fifteen years after she started, Raeann Ruth’s giving up her labor of love.

The 65-year-old is retiring from her post as executive director at the Historic Mounds Theatre, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood theater she helped restore and re-instill as a neighborhood icon. The place, a vaudeville theater turned movie theater, is now a live performance theater.

Thu
15
Jan

Met Council report outlines water options for Shoreview, Vadnais Heights

A Metropolitan Council study recently referenced in a settlement agreement between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and two groups concerned with water levels on White Bear Lake was released Dec. 29.

Wed
14
Jan

What’s round on both ends and high in the middle?

Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Eric Fenstermacher at the Boston Stoker coffee shop made this beautifully designed latte. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

That was the question I loved to ask people when I was a fourth-grader moving from the Columbus, Ohio area to a Chicago suburb.

And at age 9, I really liked it when people didn't know the answer so I could smugly tell them: "Ohio!"

Wed
14
Jan

Maplewood, Move MN outline city’s transportation needs

Potholes and crumbling pavement along Snowshoe Lane are not scheduled for repairs until 2017, unless the city finds an alternative source of revenue. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Potholes and crumbling pavement along Snowshoe Lane are not scheduled for repairs until 2017, unless the city finds an alternative source of revenue. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Mayor hopes for help from legislature

The potholes along Snowshoe Lane in Maplewood are a bit less obvious with snow packed like cement inside them, but gravel-like remnants of the crumbling pavement reveal its poor condition.
"Snowshoe is in pretty rough shape. It's just deteriorating," says Mayor Nora Slawik, looking out the car window on a tour of the city's local transportation needs with the city engineer and a representative of Move MN, a state-wide coalition advocating for more transportation funding.

Wed
14
Jan

North St. Paul to unveil new city logo

Looking for a sign of the past? The City of North St. Paul is in the process of replacing city street signs as the current ones did not meet federal standards. On Monday, Feb. 2, the old  smaller blue signs will go up for auction at Luther Auctions starting at 6 p.m.; to see if “your” street is there, check the preview Sunday from 4-8 p.m. or Monday before the auction. In other news, the 44-foot concrete snowman recently made the “Explore the ‘World’s Largest’ across Minnesota” MPR list. (Linda Baumeister/R
Looking for a sign of the past? The City of North St. Paul is in the process of replacing city street signs as the current ones did not meet federal standards. On Monday, Feb. 2, the old smaller blue signs will go up for auction at Luther Auctions starting at 6 p.m.; to see if “your” street is there, check the preview Sunday from 4-8 p.m. or Monday before the auction. In other news, the 44-foot concrete snowman recently made the “Explore the ‘World’s Largest’ across Minnesota” MPR list. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

For as long as anyone at City Hall in North St. Paul can remember, the city logo has featured a three-tiered, cattywampus snowman with a top hat and outstretched arms.

Wed
14
Jan

Lake Elmo Lions ice fishing contest a go for now

Folks gathered atop a frozen Lake Jane at last year’s Lake Elmo Lions Ice Fishing Contest. The event takes place Super Bowl Sunday every year.
Folks gathered atop a frozen Lake Jane at last year’s Lake Elmo Lions Ice Fishing Contest. The event takes place Super Bowl Sunday every year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Thin ice could put contest in jeopardy
Frozen Lake Jane may once again be a hot spot in the east metro for anglers on Super Bowl Sunday, that is if Mother Nature cooperates.

Wed
14
Jan

Turtle Lake augmentation study to come, even if augmentation may not

Finalizing business it handled in June on an issue that stretches back five years, the Shoreview City Council approved a professional services agreement with Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc.

Wed
14
Jan

Defense the name of the game for RAHS GBB

Through 11 games, the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team is giving up just a hair over 40 points per game. That kind of defense has helped the Raiders overcome some slower offensive nights.

Heading into this week, the Raiders have lost just once and are in the thick of the Suburban East Conference race.

Wed
14
Jan

Vadnais Heights home fire kills one

Vadnais Heights House Fire
A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

A New Year's Day house fire ripped through a home in Vadnais Heights, killing the owner, identified as 54-year-old Joanne Nielsen. The house on Berwood Avenue, across the street from Berwood Park, is a total loss. 

Pages