St Paul

Sun
17
Jan

Six Dayton’s Bluff properties get six months of air

Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)
Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)

Jane Prince helps broker deal
In her first week on the job, Ward 7's new council person, Jane Prince, has already helped cut a deal to give six properties in Dayton's Bluff's historic district a fighting chance.
The solution, she said, was simple: get the interested parties together for an in-person discussion.

Sun
10
Jan

East Side youth nonprofit gets a Wild nod

Urban Roots interns got to promote the organization at a Minnesota Wild game on Thursday, Jan. 7. The team has named Urban Roots as the charity of the month. (photo courtesy of Urban Roots)
Urban Roots interns got to promote the organization at a Minnesota Wild game on Thursday, Jan. 7. The team has named Urban Roots as the charity of the month. (photo courtesy of Urban Roots)

East Side youth-based farming nonprofit Urban Roots will get a big nod this month from the Minnesota Wild, the state’s professional hockey team.

The organization applied for and won a grant to be the team’s “Charity of the Month.”

Sun
10
Jan

Red Rock Corridor plans coming along

The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)
The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)

East Side stops added to plan
East Side residents could one day use a bus rapid transit line to go to jobs in Cottage Grove.
By the same route, southwest suburbanites from Newport all the way down to Hastings could easily travel into the East Side to visit restaurants or go to school at Metropolitan State University, or commute to work in downtown St. Paul. And from there, they could link up with other transit lines such as the Green Line light rail route between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sun
03
Jan

City Adds Multi-Lingual Alerts for Snow Emergencies

Saint Paul Public Works announced today that it has expanded its snow emergency alert system to included text notices in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Sun
03
Jan

St. Paul publishes Karen/English children’s books

St. Paul has birthed what are perhaps the first bilingual Karen-English children’s books.

Sun
03
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff elections bring in record votes

Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Though modest, 170 ballots cast shows a big uptick in community engagement for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, says the council’s director, Deanna Abbott-Foster.

For the first time in years, the council’s seats will all be filled.

Sun
20
Dec

Holiday helpers

Members from the St. Paul Police and Fire Departments volunteered to help students from Highwood Hills Elementary and Hazel Park Prep Academy to shop for free holiday meals for their families at the Heroes and Helpers Event on December 12.

Sun
20
Dec

Very end of the road for ‘Arjo’ Adams

Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)
Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)

His house is demolished, his art park is demolished, and now, in a final conclusion, his appeal is...demolished.

Sun
20
Dec

Sanneh eying Conway Rec upgrades

Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)
Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)

About two years into their lease with the city, the Sanneh Foundation are looking to cement their future at Conway Recreation Center.

Sun
20
Dec

Teeny shop celebrates 60 years

Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Sandeen’s still selling Scandinavian specialties

At Sandeen's Scandinavian Gifts, Kay Sandeen gracefully explains a myriad of candle choices to a customer while simultaneously battling with her half-century-old cash register, which won't add up the total.
"You've just got to talk to it nicely," she says of the cash register while repeatedly tapping a button and smiling.
Finally, it dings triumphantly, and the customer, in no hurry at all, gets her change.

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