Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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15
Jul

As senior population grows, so does the need for services


The East Side is served by two senior service nonprofits, North East Seniors for Better Living and East Side Elders. Both support seniors and their caregivers by providing resources like social events, transportation, wellness care, caregiver coaching, handyman services and other resources, with nearly all of it depending on volunteers. (Thomas Bonneville/Lillie Suburban Newspapers)

East Side nonprofits seek volunteers to help ageing neighbors

 

As the Baby Boomers continue to age, the need for senior services is growing. 

Tue
09
Jul

St. Paul Port Authority in the process of taking over Hillcrest site


The St. Paul Port Authority is in the process of taking over ownership of the former Hillcrest Golf Course in the northeast corner of St. Paul. Some of the work to prepare the land for future development will include environmental remediation to clean up pollution at the site. (Courtesy of the St. Paul Port Authority)

Changes are happening at the Hillcrest Golf Course as the St. Paul Port Authority works to purchase the site. The development authority closed on the property on June 26 and will work to clean up and prepare the site for redevelopment.

Tue
02
Jul

40-year tradition carries on through Los Alegres Bailadores

Mexican folkloric dance group performing at Ramsey County Fair

Becky Moran Cusick has practiced traditional Mexican dance all her life, starting out as a student and now teaching others. 

Mon
01
Jul

St. Paul PD pumps up its traffic unit to deal with distracted driving


As the St. Paul Police Department increases the staffing of its Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Unit to combat distracted driving crashes, the department is also continuing its Stop for Me education events. During the events — which take place at problematic intersections flagged by neighbors — police officers and citizens cross the road, educating both drivers and pedestrians about laws and expectations. (courtesy of Stop for Me)

With four fatal pedestrian crashes already this year in the city, the St. Paul Police Department is working to crack down on distracted drivers while helping out pedestrians.

Mon
01
Jul

New name, same character: Flat Earth is now Saint Paul Brewing


Saint Paul Brewing, formerly known as Flat Earth Brewing, is looking to make some changes to its brewery and taproom at 688 Minnehaha Ave. E., the location of the old Hamm’s Brewery. Owner John Warner would like to expand a few floors up, creating a restaurant and event space. (courtesy of Saint Paul Brewing)

When John Warner bought what would become Flat Earth Brewing in 2010, he looked at a few locations to move it before settling on the old Hamm’s Brewing buildings off Minnehaha Avenue on the East Side.

Mon
24
Jun

Community takes on study of McKnight Road


As a result of a crash that killed a pedestrian on McKnight Road earlier this year, the District 1 Community Council is working with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs this summer to collect data on non-vehicle users of the busy street. Ramsey County is planning to convert much of McKnight from four lanes to three lanes over the next two years to increase its safety. (file photo)

County planning for lane conversion

 

Mon
24
Jun

Summer is here!

Photos courtesy of Therese Scherbel, St. Paul Public Library

Mon
17
Jun

Village on Rivoli development will continue to grow


Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, which has been leading development at the Village on Rivoli site, plans to construct nine new homes this summer. They will be the seven labeled “A” at the end of Rivoli Street and the two marked “C” on the western side of Otsego Street. (courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services)

Those behind the Village on Rivoli housing development in Railroad Island shared plans during the May 28 Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting for building nine more houses at the site this summer. 

Mon
17
Jun

A reminder: We’re all terrible at driving and need to do better


courtesy of Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

When I came back from a week-long camping trip in Canada, I thought I would only be writing a fun personal piece about the vacation.  

Mon
17
Jun

A week in the Canadian wilderness


The start of our trip on the Turtle River included a stop at White Otter Castle, a three-story log home built in the early 1900s by hermit Jimmy McOuat. (Marjorie Otto photos/Review)

A respite from modern society

I wouldn’t call myself a super experienced paddler and camper, but I’ve done enough Boundary Waters trips to have a pretty good feel for how it works. 

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