New Brighton

Tue
22
May

‘Robin Watch:’ New Brighton resident finds bird’s nest, sets up camera to record eggs hatching


Solomon Gustavo • A resident talked about water softening services at the end of New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter’s water update presentation during the New Brighton Community Open House at the New Brighton Community Center May 5. During Lotter’s presentation, he said the city found very low concentrations of lead in some of the city’s tap water.

After finding a robin’s nest in his New Brighton yard, Jesús Aguirre decided to put up a surveillance camera in order to observe the bird, the nest and, eventually, the hatching of the eggs. 

Tue
15
May

Traces of lead found in New Brighton water


Solomon Gustavo • A resident talked about water softening services at the end of New Brighton City Manager Dean Lotter’s water update presentation during the New Brighton Community Open House at the New Brighton Community Center May 5. During Lotter’s presentation, he said the city found very low concentrations of lead in some of the city’s tap water.

City says likely a result of old residential pipes.

 

Tue
08
May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

Tue
08
May

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team


Hunter Heck

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young tennis players, born in eithe

Tue
08
May

SNAPSHOT: Ice is out

Courtesy of Ramona Holmes • Possibly inspired by last week’s paper, New Brighton resident Ramona Holmes shot this photo April 28 of ice lingering on New Brighton’s Long Lake.

Tue
10
Apr

Irondale students, funded by alumni group, join D.C. gun march


submitted photo • Irondale students Lily Cartier and Gabriela Diaz at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

Among the throngs of students who descended on Washington, D.C., to march for stricter gun control last month was a group of Irondale High School students.

Tue
27
Mar

A busy week for New Brighton firefighters


Courtesy of New Brighton Department of Public Safety • New Brighton fiefighters responded March 21 to a fire alarm at a shop in the 300 block of Old Highway 8, extinguishing an underground fire.

On the morning of March 17, New Brighton Department of Public Safety units responded to a report of smoke coming from a home on the 1700 block of Ninth Street NW, according to the NBDPS Facebook page. 

Mon
12
Mar

New Brighton council sends letter to residents explaining even-year election move

New Brighton residents recently found an unusual letter from the city in their mailboxes.

Tue
20
Feb

New Brighton commissioner removed for letter that ‘insulted’ council


screen grab • Ben Jones spoke before the New Brighton City Council Feb. 12, the same night council members voted to remove him from the city’s Planning Commission for writing a letter to the editor that ran in this paper, criticizing the council.

The New Brighton City Council voted Feb. 12 to remove Ben Jones from the city’s Planning Commission because he wrote a letter to the editor that ran in this paper, criticizing the council.

Tue
20
Feb

New Brighton native competing on Nigerian Olympic bobsled team


courtesy of Uzoma Omeoga • New Brighton natives Akuoma and Uzoma Omeoga. Akuoma is competing with the Nigerian bobsled team in the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 20 and 21, as can be see on NBC.

Bound for the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nigerian bobsled team member Akuoma Omeoga was born and raised in New Brighton. 

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