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Thu
20
Nov

Blue light special

A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged.
A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Ramsey County installs new signals to help with red light enforcement
Small blue lights are showing up on the sides of traffic signals throughout Ramsey County offering police a safer way to enforce red lights and in turn, reduce accidents.
In total, 128 blue lights will be installed at 49 intersections, according to a Ramsey County release.

Thu
20
Nov

Veterans honored in New Brighton


Veterans and Legionnaires salute as the Pledge of Allegiance is said at the Nov. 12 New Brighton City Council meeting, just after the Tri-City American Legion and VFW presented a POW/MIA flag for display in the council chambers. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Council chambers presented with new POW/MIA flag
At a New Brighton city council meeting delayed a day for observance of Veterans Day, members of the Tri-City American Legion Post 513 and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 724 presented a POW/MIA flag to the council Nov. 12.
Mayor Dave Jacobsen read a city proclamation thanking all veterans.

Tue
18
Nov

Roseville native envisions giant robot combat sports league

Matt Oehrlein, a Roseville native, now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he works full-time constructing giant steel robots with the vision of one day starting a robot combat sports league. (submitted photo)
Matt Oehrlein, a Roseville native, now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he works full-time constructing giant steel robots with the vision of one day starting a robot combat sports league. (submitted photo)

A 2004 Roseville Area High School graduate has his sights set on a new venture that can be summed up in three words: giant fighting robots.

Tue
18
Nov

Roseville approves land purchase with Mounds View School District

Autumn Grove Park Concept Plan
In 2010, the Roseville Parks and Recreation Department completed a parks system master plan, which includes acquiring a 3.32-acre parcel of land just south of Autumn Grove Park on Hamline Avenue. The vacant lot is owned by the Mounds View School District, and could be used for "court sports," including baseball, volleyball, pickleball or soccer, according to Parks and Recreation director Lonnie Brokke. (submitted graphic)

Former contaminated site to become a park
A three-acre piece of land in Roseville with a storied background as a dairy farm, construction company, printing press, school district center and contaminated brownfield will soon become a city park.
The Roseville City Council approved a purchase agreement with the Mounds View School District for a 3.32-acre property at its Nov. 10 meeting. The council plans to use the site, located at 2959 Hamline Ave., to augment Autumn Grove Park, which is just north of the property that once housed the school district's administrative center. The city entered into the purchase agreement in April, and has been conducting its due diligence period since.

Tue
18
Nov

NSCC cities extend cable franchise and ready for possible Comcast successor

If FCC approves Comcast and Time Warner's proposed merger, a new company called Midwest Cable, which will do business as Greatland Connections, will take over the NSCC area. Comcast shareholders will have six seats on the new company's board and Charter Communications shareholders will have three. Shoreview has until the end of the year to decide if it will remain in NSCC. Comcast will subsume Time Warner and drop the latter's name.

Another cable TV provider eyes the market
North Suburban Communications Commission member cities have approved a cable franchise extension deal with Comcast -- the last, North Oaks, doing so Nov. 13.
Four years of negotiations over a new deal stalled and became overshadowed by the cable company's rush out of the Twin Cities cable market in preparation of limiting its national market share in order to garner Federal Communications Commission approval of a planned merger with Time Warner.

Mon
17
Nov

Mark DeJoy mourned

Mark DeJoy
Mark DeJoy

Local production coordinator dies at 49
Our Town Square Television “family” is grieving the loss of our friend and colleague Mark DeJoy. Mark should have been sitting in his usual chair in our studio last night (Nov. 4), along with co-hosts South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann and Matt Wallace and roving reporter Shirley Pike, presenting our LIVE local election results to our community. Sadly, Mark passed away this past weekend at 49 (Nov. 3).

Mon
17
Nov

New therapy clinic calls Inver Grove Heights home

Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Therapy OPS recently opened in Inver Grove Heights, offering a variety of therapies and helping to fill a gap in services in the area. Staff, including company president and speech pathologist Rachel Kuenzli at center, posed for a photo at the clinic's grand opening recently. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Rachel Kuenzli, the president of a new local therapy clinic, saw a gap in services in the Inver Grove Heights area.

Mon
17
Nov

I-35E trail plans are a win for East Side

A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway.
A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway. (submitted graphic)

With $470,000 earmarked for bike and pedestrian trail improvements along the east side of Interstate 35E, nearby residents are celebrating the success of their efforts to improve pedestrian facilities along the freeway.

Mon
17
Nov

Fresh ownership, same staff at former Jim's Market in West St. Paul


Neil Oxendale took over ownership of Jim's Market this month. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Oxendale's Market shops changes to store, stock
With two shifts in ownership in just over three years, employees at what still looks like Jim's Market in West St. Paul are used to seeing changes to the store and stock.
In 2011, Jim's family-owned supermarket chain bought and renovated R.C. Dick's Market at 374 W. Bernard St., near the intersection of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road. The store changed hands again this month, and, though the only noticeable change so far is a paper sign taped to the entrance with the new name, Oxendale's Market, the employees are already looking forward to the fresh approach under new owner Neil Oxendale.

Mon
17
Nov

Ramsey County would like to see coordinated trail system


Just a couple days before the region was covered in a blanket of snow, joggers, walkers and bicyclists could be spotted using Vento Regional Trail on a brisk autumn afternoon Nov. 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

With St. Paul’s citywide bike plan in the final draft stages, Ramsey County is looking to draw up a plan of its own to connect existing clumps of bike trails throughout the county’s 19 cities.

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