New Brighton

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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. 

Mon
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.

Tue
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.”

Tue
26
Jun

Hansen Park reconstruction should be ‘largely done’ this fall


courtesy of City of New Brighton • Grandview Apartments residents watched helplessly as their parking lot and cars flooded following a superstorm in 2011 in New Brighton. In an effort to prevent future flooding, the Rice Creek Watershed District and New Brighton have undertaken a $4.8 million water storage reconstruction project at Hansen Park, which should be mostly complete this year.

Long project aims to decrease chances of flooding

 

Tue
26
Jun

New Brighton police see, laugh at, poorly hidden crime


courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • The New Brighton Department of Public Safety posted this picture to Facebook on June 16 of a poorly camouflaged, stolen U-Haul truck, barely-tucked away in Long Lake Park in New Brighton. “It’s really hard to hide a U-Haul in the woods,” the post said.

“Making cops laugh at the attempt to camouflage a U-Haul makes them happier,” said a June 16 Facebook post from the New Brighton Department of Public Safety. 

Tue
12
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: New Brighton firefighters save cat from tree

A cat lounging on a perch high up in a tree sounds like a serene sight for a passerby, but for the feline’s loving caretaker, as it was for a young New Brighton resident on June 4, it can be a cause for distress.

Tue
12
Jun

New Brighton narrows Korean Church redevelopment preferences


file photo • New Brighton has narrowed its redevelopment preference for the Korean United Methodist Church site, which the city bought last year for $1.9 million, targeting senior and affordable housing and owner-occupied townhomes.

The New Brighton Economic Development Commission on May 23 narrowed its preference of what will happen to the city-owned defunct Korean United Methodist Church site, approving discussions with developers that can specifically deliver a hybrid proj

Tue
05
Jun

New Brighton petition looks to put election year change to a vote


Gina Bauman

Push goes all the way to state Capitol.

 

Fri
01
Jun

Local emergency agencies hold active shooter training


Solomon Gustavo photo • First responders from around the region — including the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, Roseville and St. Anthony fire departments, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Allina paramedics, among others — participated in active shooter training at the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton in late May.

The condemned building of the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton has proven an apt site for Ramsey County and local emergency agencies to train for an active shooter in a big, public place. 

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