West St Paul

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SNAPSHOTS: What the residents have to say


Hannah Burlingame/Review

Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan made a stop in South St. Paul Dec. 3 at Croation Hall as part of the listening tour she embarked on along with Gov.-elect Tim Walz.

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Work keeps moving along on WSP Hy-Vee


courtesy of City of West St. Paul A Hy-Vee is moving into the space currently held by the YMCA on Thompson Avenue and Robert Street in West St. Paul. The new retailer will have a gas station, liquor store and restaurant, as well as other expected grocery store amenities.

Work keeps moving ahead for a long-time rumor that’s coming true in West St. Paul — on Nov. 26, the West St. Paul City Council approved a series of resolutions that help move a new Hy-Vee grocery store closer to reality.

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‘Adopted East Sider’ coming back for comedy show


courtesy of Davey Wester Comedian Davey Wester, an “adopted East Sider,” will return to the neighborhood for two shows at Caydence Records and Coffee on Dec. 15.

Comedian Davey Wester, who calls himself an “adopted East Sider” — a nickname given to him by his East Side friends — will be coming back to the neighborhood Dec. 15 for two comedy shows at Caydence Records and Coffee.

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South St. Paul lowers final 2019 levy

Question raised about rental housing’s impact on budget

 

Work was done in South St. Paul to help lower the final 2019 levy by roughly a percentage point from the preliminary numbers set in September. 

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More Maryland Ave. construction coming in 2 years


courtesy of Ramsey County Coming up in 2020, Maryland Avenue between Edgerton and Clark streets will be reconstructed to add turn lanes at Maryland and Edgerton and to widen the lanes from 10 to 11 feet wide. Plans also include sidewalk improvements and updates to city water and sewer infrastructure.

If it seems like Maryland Avenue is always under construction, it might be because it nearly is.

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Neighbors awarded for their water and wildlife-friendly gardens


Bill Zajicek and Romi Slowiak, seen in the center with presenters Dana Larsen and Mark Gernes, live on the eastern shore of Lake Phalen and have set aside some of their property as restored prairie.

While the return of gardening season is many months away, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District recently celebrated local homeowners whose landscaping and gardens benefit water quality and local ecology, during the district’s annual recog

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Temporary housing in churches to offer relief from the cold in West St. Paul


courtesy Google Maps graphic courtesy Skyler Gabel Three churches in West St. Paul, St. Stephens, Augustana Lutheran and Salem Lutheran, will open their doors in December and January as temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness, after the city council approved interim use permits for the places of worship.

The West St. Paul City Council approved a number of interim use permits Nov. 26 that will allow three area churches to be temporary shelters in the upcoming months.

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Railroad Island home explodes


courtesy of Twin Cities Fire Wire A home in the 600 block of Payne Avenue in the Railroad Island neighborhood exploded Nov. 23, seriously injuring an occupant and damaging nearby homes and businesses. East metro social media users said they could feel and hear the explosion as far away as Woodbury, White Bear Lake and Roseville.

Fundraisers established to help those affected

 

East Side neighbors were shocked on the sleepy, post-holiday morning of Nov. 23, when a house in the 600 block of Payne Avenue exploded.

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Mendota Heights increases tobacco-buying age to 21


courtesy City of Mendota Heights Mendota Heights joins a growing number of Minnesota cities that have increased the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last year, Mendota Heights banned the sale of many flavored tobacco products within city limits.

After banning the sale of many flavored tobacco products earlier this year, the Mendota Heights City Council approved another smoking-related ordinance Nov.

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Planning continues for new apartments on Payne Avenue lot


courtesy of Schafer Richardson Real estate developer Schafer Richardson plans to build a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, with retail space on the ground-level, on the vacant lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant, off Payne Avenue.

The project manager working to create a 99-unit apartment building on the vacant lot at 848 Payne Ave. stopped by a Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting to share a few updates on the project.

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