Oak Park Heights

An inmate at the maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights apparently strangled and killed another inmate Dec. 2, according Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Shane Lawrence Cooper, 30, was found dead on the floor of his cell around 4:50 p.m. Dec. 2 with a ligature around his neck. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the […]

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The Oak Park Heights City Council is asking MnDOT to construct a safety barrier between Highway 36 and the South Frontage Road east of Osgood Avenue and west of Stagecoach road. At its Nov. 6 meeting the council unanimously approved a resolution requesting a barrier system because “the construction of the new STH 36 roadway […]

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The contractor building the Minnesota approach to the planned St. Croix Crossing bridge will likely construct the bridge superstructure as well. On Nov. 1, MnDOT announced that a joint venture between Ames Construction and Lunda Construction Co. was the apparent low bidder for the superstructure contract. In addition to the St. Croix Crossing Minnesota approach […]

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The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of Transportation have identified Ames/Lunda Joint Venture as the apparent low bidder to lead construction of the St. Croix Crossing bridge superstructure contract. MnDOT says it will closely review the selected bid to ensure the contractor meets specifications. Ames/Lunda’s $380 million bid includes a price component and a time component — […]

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A gun range, retail space and Airsoft practice facility will replace the abandoned Denny Hecker Ford dealership at the southeast corner of Highway 36 and Stillwater Boulevard in Oak Park Heights. Minnesota Outdoor Shooting Sports hopes to open the Minnesota Shooting Academy on the site by July 1 next year. The city council approved the […]

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Oak Park Heights city staff say a potential change in plans for the St. Croix Crossing bridge project would make it more difficult and costly for the city to maintain a section of its water main just south of Highway 36 near Oakgreen Avenue. They are asking the Minnesota Department of Transportation to stick to […]

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