Marjorie Otto

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

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Dec

‘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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10
Dec

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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03
Dec

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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03
Dec

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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Nov

Dayton’s Bluff Community Council reflects on year following upheaval

Challenges remain ahead

 

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Nov

Inver Grove Heights explores option of barrier free playground


file photo Inver Grove Heights has begun to explore the option of creating a barrier-free playground in Heritage Park. A similarly inclusive, barrier-free playground was recently built by the Madison Claire Foundation in Woodbury.

It could be a busy time for the Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation Commission as it explores the idea of a barrier-free playground. 

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Nov

Locations of Gold Line transit stations being refined, public feedback sought


courtesy of Metro Transit The Gold Line will have buses running between downtown St. Paul and Woodbury, with six stops in St. Paul.

City planners are looking to amend plans regarding a Gold Line transit station near White Bear Avenue. 

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12
Nov

Fletcher back as sheriff; Rettman’s out

McCollum and Choi cruise to victory

Voters weighed in Nov. 6 on county races as well as who will represent them in Congress, electing some familiar candidates, along with a newcomer.

 

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11
Nov

Mother-son duo planning fashion show to highlight youth entrepreneurs


submitted photo Aniki Allen, 11, is the creator of Ice Cream Bow Ties, a business he and his mother run together selling neckwear Allen has created from Legos. The two recently started creating a Hmong collection, seen on Allen above. The two are organizing a Nov. 24 youth fashion show at the Indigenous Roots Cultureal Arts Center.

A young entrepreneur and his mother are organizing a fashion show on the East Side to highlight youth entrepreneurs from around the Twin Cities.

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11
Nov

In rematch, Craig tops Lewis

DFLers win MN House seats, other incumbents hold on

 

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