Bridget Kranz

Wed
17
Jul

Community Support Center to host annual “Walk a Mile” fundraiser


The Community Support Center’s annual “Walk a Mile” fundraiser will take place on Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver View Park, located at the intersection of County Road I and Silver Lake Road in Mounds View. (courtesy of Community Support Center)

Working out of a single room in the Faith Christian Reformed Church in New Brighton, the Community Support Center helps area residents facing evictions, power shut-offs and other financial emergencies get back on their feet and plan for the future

Wed
17
Jul

Arden Hills upholds flavored tobacco ban


Arden Hills Tobacco has been in business in the city for over a decade, located in a strip mall in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue. The Arden Hills City Council considered exempting it from the city’s new ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products, but ultimately voted against the exemption on July 8. (courtesy of Google Maps)

A possible amendment to Arden Hills’ tobacco ordinance was shot down July 8, when city council members decided not to exempt the city’s one adult-only tobacco store from a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products. 

Wed
17
Jul

Pollinators at Mounds View City Hall


Mounds View City Administrator Nyle Zikmund poses with the newly redone garden in front of City Hall. After completing a master gardener course through the University of Minnesota, Zikmund set to work clearing out the overgrown space and replanting it with healthy, pollinator-friendly plants. (Bridget Kranz)

New landscaping by city administrator welcomes tiny visitors

Visitors to Mounds View City Hall may now have the opportunity to meet some of city’s tiniest residents — pollinators — thanks to new landscaping outside of the building.  

Wed
17
Jul

Mounds View official recognized for 20 years of service


Sherry Gunn

“Tenacious” is a word Mounds View City Administrator Nyle Zikmund uses to describe council member Sherry Gunn, who was recently honored by the nonprofit Minnesota Women in City Government.

Tue
09
Jul

Global Academy moves to New Brighton


A lot of the curriculum at Global Academy, a new public charter school moving into the former United Theological Seminary space in New Brighton, is based around interdisciplinary themes, according to associate director Scott Flemming. For example, students might do a unit on “patterns” in science, geography and math. (courtesy Global Academy)

Public charter school gearing up for the fall in its new location

Tue
09
Jul

Castanets, Cervantes at Chippewa Middle School


The cast of “Man of La Mancha” is currently in its sixth week of rehearsals, preparing for the musical’s opening night on July 19 at Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks. (courtesy of Mounds View Community Theatre)

Mounds View Community Theatre to perform ‘Man of La Mancha’ 

 

Mon
08
Jul

Hazardous materials cause Irondale High School fire


A small fire July 6 inside Irondale High School caused some $5,000 worth of damage but no injuries. It was started by the spontaneous combustion of chemical-laden rags left in an open container. (courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety)

Improperly discarded rags started a small fire inside Irondale High School the night of July 6, according to a report from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Mon
08
Jul

Mounds View squad car struck by fleeing driver

Officer and driver hospitalized

A high-speed chase in Mounds View the evening of July 7 led to a collision between the driver of a stolen vehicle and a Mounds View police officer in a squad car.

Tue
02
Jul

District 621 volunteer to fill school board vacancy


Heidi Danielson

Heidi Danielson, a longtime district volunteer and non-profit professional, will serve on the Mounds View Public School Board for the remainder of the year. 

Tue
02
Jul

Mounds View set to approve zoning, code changes for Crossroad Pointe


Crossroad Pointe, a 128-unit apartment building, is slated to go in on four acres at the southwest corner of Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2. (courtesy of Google Maps/City of Mounds View)

The Mounds View City Council held a series of public hearings on June 24 to discuss the proposed Crossroad Pointe development. 

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