Dayton's Bluff


Demonstrators plan indefinite protests at East Side's Mexican Consulate

Protesters show up every Thursday at 10 a.m. outside the Mexican Consulate on East Seventh Street in Dayton's Bluff to protest the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Hoping to raise awareness for Marine vet arrested in Mexico   Holding American Flags and signs saying "Boycott Mexico" and "Free Andrew," a group of mostly suburban protesters have been gathering every Thursday morning at the Mexican Counsulate on East Seventh Street. Cars can be heard honking constantly as they pass the group. They're there protesting the arrest of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in Mexico after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with three firearms.


Firefighters raise funds to warm up Dayton's Bluff kids

All Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School students may be getting new coats this winter as part of a fundraising effort by the St. Paul Fire Department. (submitted photo)
If things go as planned, every single student at Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School will be getting a new coat this winter.

Local businesses get a boost with East Side Enterprise Center

The East Side Enterprise Center, a small business incubator located at the old Pabst building on Margaret Street, will offer a wide range of knowledge and resources to East Side businesses. The center will open in late September. (Submitted photo)
A business hub will open on the East Side this fall.

Metro State gets grant to do 100 paid internships

May mean more students in community businesses  For many, the word "internship" often follows the word "unpaid." Such is often the case for students seeking internships at Metro State University. But thanks to a grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, Metropolitan State University will hook up 100 students with paid internships.


Dayton’s Bluff looking to grow a market

“Market on the Bluff” is a project of the Dayton’s Bluff community council. The council’s hoping to build up a farmer’s market in the neighborhood. (photo courtesy of Diane May)

Now in its second year, the organizers of the Dayton’s Bluff “Market on the Bluff” are hoping to create momentum for a community farmers market.


Man found dead in Dayton’s Bluff

The brick building on East Third Street was the site of a gruesome murder in the early hours of Tuesday, March 11. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Around 1 a.m. Monday, March 10, police found a man lying dead in an apartment building on the 700 block of East Third Street in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
Police identified the deceased man as Joseph Michael Saros, 43, of St. Paul.
The medical examiner reported he died from blunt traumatic injuries from being kicked in the head.


Dayton’s Bluff historic home saved

A year ago, the charming Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was in shambles. It was nearly ready to be demolished, but was saved thanks to neighborhood advocates. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kids from City Academy are working on building a garage for the historic Victorian home. The students get hands-on construction experience that can translate to real-life job skills, while still taking a full regimen of classes at the school. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Intricate woodwork details such as this are prevalent throughout the house. Contractors were able to preserve nearly all of the original woodwork for the house, inside and out. (submitted photo)

Will likely end up on city home tour
The handsome Victorian house at 702 East Third Street was 30 days from potentially being a pile of rubble -- it had been listed as a “category 3 vacant home” after years of sitting empty.
A tree had fallen on the roof and the property owner couldn’t handle all the resulting repairs needed. Water damage was piling up, and the house was more or less slowly rotting away from the inside. The interior walls on the second floor were in shambles.


East Siders celebrate community booster’s retirement

Karin DuPaul (right), standing with “the spirit of Swede Hollow,” looks out at the crowd of people that attended her party on Monday, Nov. 18 at the Historic Mounds Theatre. DuPaul will retire from the Dayton’s Bluff district council after 30 years of involvement. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

St. Paul Police Cmmdr. Joe Neuberger pretends to arrest Karin DuPaul. A long-time community activist, DuPaul coordinated community meetings with the Eastern District Police Dept. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Karin DuPaul is shown at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. (submitted photo)

For some people’s retirement parties, they get a cake, a greeting card and maybe a little scrapbook.
But not Karin DuPaul, community organizer at the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council. That would be a small gesture in comparison to the theatrical commemoration of her 30 some years of service to the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
DuPaul will turn 70 next week and in December plans to retire from her post as the community engagement coordinator at the Dayton’s Bluff District Council. She served on the council’s board from 1982 to 1994, and started as the community coordinator there in 1996.


East Sider makes for a good neighbor

John Engebretson stands beside St. Paul City Council president Kathy Lantry at a Dayton’s Bluff Community Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 28. (submitted photo)

East Sider John Engebretson, 68, was awarded with the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council’s annual Roger Tetu award.
This year is the third year of the award that honors Rogre Tetu, an elderly gentleman who was hit and killed by a car while he was picking up trash around the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.