Maryland Avenue will be widened at the Arkwright intersection later this summer. (submitted graphic)
Ramsey County Public Works crews have been working on Maryland Avenue one intersection at a time.
So far they’ve added left-turn lanes at two dangerous intersections along the avenue -- at Prosperity Avenue and at Rice Street.
Next, they’ll be working on the Arkwright Street intersection, putting in left-turn lanes, widening the road and improving the sidewalks.
St. Paul resident Tiffany Vang says she never felt particularly encouraged to go to school by her family. “College” wasn’t a word that got thrown around in her household, and most of her siblings did not go to college.
She sees this as part of a larger problem in the Hmong community.
So, working with colleagues, she’s hoping to change that with a new group at the Lao Family Community of Minnesota.
In the early hours of June 17, residents on the 1600 block of McAfee Street were awakened by the sound of gunshots inside a home.
Nearby on White Bear Avenue, a St. Paul police officer heard the shots. Approaching the area, he was able to confirm what he’d heard with residents, who directed him to a specific home on the block, according to a statement from the St. Paul’s Eastern District Police Station.
Summer is traditionally a time when couples tie the knot and, as is the case with so many major milestones in life, all newlyweds should be aware of the tax considerations associated with marriage. If you or a loved one is planning nuptials, the Minnesota Society of CPAs offers this advice on addressing the tax concerns.
Summer is officially underway and if you’re planning on traveling in the next few weeks, you’ll have a lot of company. The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Statistics reports that in recent years, Americans have taken around 650 million long distance summer trips between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. And the average summer long-distance trip is 284 miles one-way.
You wouldn’t typically think of senior citizens as the type of neighbors who cause people to pack up and move away, but that’s what some Inver Grove Heights residents say they may do if a new senior housing facility near Concord Avenue and Highway 52 is constructed as planned.
The issue, according to the residents who spoke at the June 24 city council meeting, isn’t the tenants, but rather the placement and design of the 66-unit building proposed by the Dakota County Community Development Agency at the corner of Cheney Trail and Cahill Avenue. They say placing the three-story structure on the southeast corner of lot near homes on Cheney Trail will bring hilltop residents eye-to-eye with their new neighbors and diminish property values in the area.
West St. Paul is one step — or four more eliminations — away from selecting its next city manager.
The city has narrowed its list of applicants to five for a position that has been vacant for nearly two years.
The District 622 Education Foundation is seeking participants to register for its annual Fun Run, which will be held July 27.
“It pays to register early,” stated Fun Run chairman and event organizer Doug Ronsberg. He emphasized that early registration for the event will cost $20 per person - $15 for kids younger than 16 - if your registration is postmarked before July 13. There are also special rates for a family, up to four members, of $50 if the entry form is postmarked before July 13, or $65 is postmarked after that date.