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May

Bulletin area people - published May 20, 2015

Jaymz Culver (Ignacio Perez/U.S. Navy)
Jaymz Culver (Ignacio Perez/U.S. Navy)

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Jaymz Culver of Mounds View removes a line from a capstan on USS John C. Stennis' fantail in North Island, California. The ships comprising the John C.

Wed
20
May

New Brighton man shot and killed after dragging police officer during stop

A New Brighton man attempting to flee a traffic stop on westbound Interstate 694 in Fridley late on May 8 was shot and killed by a police officer who was being dragged alongside the vehicle.

Wed
20
May

Planned retail road salt operation in New Brighton skids into opposition

Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well.  Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)
Belair Sitework Services is located at 2200 Old Highway 8 in the far northwest of New Brighton, with the border between the city and Mounds View being the company’s northern property line. The company is looking to expand its existing operations and is planning to enter into the road salt storage and distribution business as well. Rush Lake is just south of Belair and Long Lake is to the southwest. (Courtesy of New Brighton)

Council to vote on reworked plan May 26

A proposed road salt storage and distribution facility in northern New Brighton has residential neighbors worried about noise, traffic, and above all, water quality in nearby lakes.
Murlowski Properties Inc., which does business as Belair Sitework Services, is discussing expanding its aggregate crushing business with the city, as well as moving into road salt distribution, with a targeted maximum capacity of 13,500 tons of salt each winter.

Tue
19
May

Christine Osorio in negotiations to be North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools' new superintendent

Christine Osorio
Christine Osorio

Just three weeks have passed since the District 622 School Board decided to begin a second superintendent search with the national search firm School Exec Connect, and already the top finalist, Christine Osorio, has been named.

Tue
19
May

Little Canada seeks applications for Parks and Recreation Commission

The Little Canada City Council is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The term of office is for approximately 17 months through December 31, 2016.

Tue
19
May

Roseville seeks applications for Community Engagement Commission

Looking for an opportunity to get involved in city government? The Roseville City Council is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Community Engagement Commission.

Tue
19
May

WaterFest makes a splash May 30

Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The 16th annual WaterFest will splash down at Lake Phalen Saturday, May 30, with a variety of educational and entertaining events.

Tue
19
May

OLLI courses for Falcon Heights residents

Falcon Heights residents are eligible to register for classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota. There is a $5 fee and pre-registration is required.

Tue
19
May

Anatomy of a robbery investigation

Marvin Spencer Sr.
Marvin Spencer Sr.

Pawn America robbery, shooting suspects make their way through the legal system

Those who regularly read Roseville Police Chief Rick Mathwig’s “One Chief’s Perspective” newsletter recently got a look at the prosecution of the suspects charged in last year’s armed robbery of the Pawn America in Roseville
The May 8 newsletter offered an intriguing look at wha’s happened since the inital investigation, and as the Review delved into the topic, details revealed the robbery was anything but “the perfect crime.”

Tue
19
May

Quiet zone agreements signed in Little Canada and Shoreview

Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Lit
Quiet zones will be created at crossings along a stretch of railroad tracks just over 2.5 miles long, going from southern Shoreview down the west side of Little Canada at a cost of nearly $2 million, funded by the state. Safety improvements like crossing arms will be installed at the crossings, making it no longer a requirement for crossing trains to use their horns. From the top marked by dots, crossings will be improved at North Owasso Boulevard, Jerrold Avenue, Woodlyn Avenue, South Owasso Boulevard, Little Canada Road, Demont Avenue, County Road B2 and County Road B. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Railroad should complete work by early 2016
Almost a year after the Minnesota Legislature set aside nearly $2 million intended to lessen the noise at railroad crossings in Little Canada and Shoreview, deals are in place to move forward with railroad quiet zone plans.
Little Canada approved deals with the state and the railroad at its May 11 rescheduled meeting, following the lead of the Shoreview City Council at its May 4 meeting.

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