Solomon Gustavo

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Defibrillator bought by residents saves resident’s life


Solomon Gustavo • Carol Mogren with a picture of her late husband Skip at Cub Foods in New Brighton July 12. Mogren and other New Brighton residents gathered to remember the time in 2006 when Skip was saved from sudden cardiac arrest by a defibrillator at Cub Foods.

New Brighton residents gathered at Cub Foods on Rice Creek Road on July 12, where a plaque commemorating the life, and life-saving event, of Skip Mogren was hung. 

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16
Jul

Swastika sprayed on New Brighton church’s shed


Solomon Gustavo • A swastika, washed off though still barely visible, was sprayed in fire extinguisher powder on a shed next to the community garden at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton sometime over the first weekend in July.

A congregant of Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton reported to the New Brighton Department of Public Safety on July 8 that someone had broken into a shed next to the church’s community garden. 

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09
Jul

Mounds View considers housing, perhaps gas station, at Crossroads Pointe


file photo • A proposed gas station included with apartments at the city-owned Crossroads Pointe in Mounds View, at the intersection of Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2, has been met with a chilly reception.

Back in February, the Mounds View City Council shot down a firearm ordinance amendment necessary for a gun range to be built in the city. 

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09
Jul

St. Anthony releases Castile phone messages

In response to a data request from public records researcher Tony Webster, St. Anthony released voicemails left for the police department following the killing of Philando Castile in July 2016. 

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09
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: Summer farmers’ market returns to New Brighton

The New Brighton Farmers’ Market returned June 27 and will be held every Wednesday through Sept. 27. The market runs between 3 and 7 p.m. at 3000 Fifth St.

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09
Jul

Shoreview switches recycling carriers

Shoreview switched its recycling provider as of July 1. The city delivered new recycling carts to residents in late June for new provider Eureka Collection, according to a city update. 

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03
Jul

Deputy recognized for saving woman from Arden Hills house fire


Solomon Gustavo • Deputy Don Rindal was awarded a Class A Medal of Valor by Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier for saving a woman’s life from an April house fire in Arden Hills. He was honored during a ceremony in Little Canada June 27.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office held an award ceremony at a Little Canada patrol station June 27, commemorating department staffers for bravery in a specific life-saving act, or for such bravery over the course of a career. 

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03
Jul

New Brighton seeking new city logo


submitted graphic • New Brighton is in the process of selecting a new logo to replace its current logo, as seen above. This month, residents will have a chance to vote on their favorite new city logo, before the city council makes a final decision July 24.

“For me,” said New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter during a recent interview, explaining the power of branding, “ask Google how important branding is to them, or Ford or Chevy.”

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03
Jul

‘Car shopping’ in Falcon Heights

In mid June, Falcon Heights saw multiple small sprees of people rifling through cars left unlocked overnight.

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26
Jun

Shoreview City Council approves revised home loan program

At its June 18 meeting, the Shoreview City Council unanimously approved a revision to an existing home loan program aimed at incentivizing home ownership in Shoreview by increasing home improvement loan options and expanding the program to offer d

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