Dayton's Bluff

Sun
13
Dec

One down; more to go?

716 Wilson Ave., a city-owned property that’s sat vacant for about a decade, will be demolished after a St. Paul City Council vote. The house is the first of five in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district that the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority is seeking to demolish. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
716 Wilson Ave., a city-owned property that’s sat vacant for about a decade, will be demolished after a St. Paul City Council vote. The house is the first of five in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district that the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority is seeking to demolish. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

City council gives unanimous go-ahead to demo historic Dayton's Bluff house

After last week's St. Paul City Council vote, one of Dayton's Bluff's century-old homes will be turned to rubble.
A fire-damaged house at 716 Wilson Ave., that's owned by the St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, has been approved for demolition following some disagreement between the HRA and the city's Heritage Preservation Committee.
The HPC recommended against allowing the demolition, but the city council has the ultimate say.

Sun
29
Nov

Big budget Amazon pilot animation has East Side ties

East Sider Mike Owen’s concept for a cartoon could become a big budget TV series — the pilot episode is streaming on Amazon.com. (illustration courtesy of Mike Owens, Puny Entertainment and Amazon.com)
East Sider Mike Owen’s concept for a cartoon could become a big budget TV series — the pilot episode is streaming on Amazon.com. (illustration courtesy of Mike Owens, Puny Entertainment and Amazon.com)

A six-foot-tall cartoon egg-man with a penchant for caution could someday be one East Sider's claim to fame.

Sun
29
Nov

Dayton’s Bluff pushes for a board representative of its population

Though the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood is 60 percent people of color, the neighborhood's community council board has never been representative of that, says Deanna Abbott-Foster, director of the council.

Sun
01
Nov

City HRA pushes for demolition of historic homes, amid resistance

The Gotthielf Christoff House at 737 Plum St., constructed in 1882, could soon be demolished. The city-owned home, which sits in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district is found to have a decent foundation, but rotting floor joists and other issues. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Gotthielf Christoff House at 737 Plum St., constructed in 1882, could soon be demolished. The city-owned home, which sits in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district is found to have a decent foundation, but rotting floor joists and other issues. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Historic Preservation Committee, neighbors oppose the demolitions
It may be goodbye for some roughed-up historic homes in Dayton's Bluff.
Despite pushback from the city's Heritage Preservation Commission, St. Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will pursue the demolition of seven historic homes in the Dayton's Bluff Heritage Preservation District.
The HRA will pursue the demolition to shed property that it says is too far gone or requires too much subsidy to save.

Sun
25
Oct

With marked down prices, city hoping to sell vacant lots

In its third attempt at shedding vacant lots from its inventory, St. Paul's Housing and Redevelopment Authority have listed 27 vacant parcels around the city for sale.

Sun
25
Oct

Three killed in separate gunshot incidents within a week

Police pledge ramped-up patrols
With three shooting deaths in two different lower East Side neighborhoods, police say they are stepping up patrols nearby.
“We as a police department are fed up,” said Steve Linders, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department. Linders said residents in the Railroad Island and Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, where the incidents took place, will see an increase in patrolling officers in the wake of the incidents.

Sun
04
Oct

Metro State to buy holdout property

Metropolitan State University may finally be able to complete their parking project — The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date. (file photo)
Metropolitan State University may finally be able to complete their parking project — The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date. (file photo)

Price tag unclear, owner may move Bates Ave. house

After years of wanting to buy out the quirky adobe home at 393 Bates Ave., Metropolitan State University officials announced they’ve been given the go ahead to acquire it.
The Ramsey County District Court has granted the university title and possession of the property as of Oct. 26, although the property owner will be allowed to remove the house from the site before that date.

Fri
25
Sep

In wake of murder, family searches for healing


Ramona Turner, a victim of domestic abuse, was killed by her long-time partner in their Dayton's Bluff home. Family members are hoping to focus on the positive in the wake of the tragic event. She's shown above with her two sons, one of whom reportedly witnessed the murder. (Submitted photo)

John Weisner
Ramona Turner's sons raise funds for her funeral; focus on positive memories  In the wake of the death of their mother, who was murdered by their father after years of abuse, Joshua Weisner and his older brother are hoping to turn focus away from the tragic death and celebrate her life.
Joshua describes her as an East Sider with a passion for flower gardening and music, who loved to dance.
She was an upbeat force for the family, and a focal point for family gatherings and connectivity, he said.
"She loved family being together."
Sun
30
Aug

WEQY hits the airwaves

The East Side’s new community radio station, WEQY 104.7 FM, has hit the air, broadcasting out of a studio in Dayton’s Bluff. Calling itself “the voice of the East Side” the mostly volunteer-run station has about 30 hours of weekly programming scheduled. Organizers are hoping to attract more people interested in creating programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The East Side’s new community radio station, WEQY 104.7 FM, has hit the air, broadcasting out of a studio in Dayton’s Bluff. Calling itself “the voice of the East Side” the mostly volunteer-run station has about 30 hours of weekly programming scheduled. Organizers are hoping to attract more people interested in creating programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Soft broadcast kicked off at East Seventh Live
"We're here to get some starch in your slacks... to tell you the best of what's going on on your block," spits out DJ Huh What on a new radio show called New Lens.
The two men behind the show are hoping to air twice weekly, showing off fresh hip hop tunes on a new East Side radio station.

Sun
16
Aug

60 years in, Parkway Little League adds a fourth field

Parkway Little League will be adding a fourth field to what was once a hill and a grove of trees just south and east of where the current fields lie along East Third Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Parkway Little League will be adding a fourth field to what was once a hill and a grove of trees just south and east of where the current fields lie along East Third Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Parkway Little League, the East Side’s long-running Little League baseball organization, is adding a field to its complex along East Third Street near Earl Street in Dayton’s Bluff.

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