Marjorie Otto

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

Tue
05
Sep

Hillcrest Golf Club to close, development likely


After 96 years on the East Side, Hillcrest Golf Club will close Oct. 31. The St. Paul Pipefitters Union Local 455, which owns the course, is planning to sell it to developers

The Hillcrest Golf Club, a longtime fixture in the Northern Hayden Heights neighborhood on the East Side, recently announced to members that after 96 years it will be shutting down. 

Fri
01
Sep

This year’s Harvest Festival to include new medallion hunt


submitted photo/image

The hunt runs Sept. 9-19

It’s September — fall already, if you can believe it — and that means the Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival is right around the corner, the weekend of Sept. 23. 

Sun
27
Aug

Dispatch from the dark side

A pilgrimage to view the total solar eclipse

 

Sun
27
Aug

Johnson High School students take on menthol tobacco


Johnson High School students PaChia Xiong, PaDer Yang, Nouchi Vang, Xai Sarah Lee, Shaun Vang and group leader Tou Thai Lee have been going out into the community this summer to educate people about the dangers of menthol cigarettes. submitted photo

A group of Johnson High School students has been busy this summer. They’ve been going out into their community to educate neighbors about the dangers of menthol cigarettes.

Sun
20
Aug

East Siders running for St. Paul school board, mayoral candidates line up

While elections may not be on everyone’s mind during this off-year, it’s a big year for St. Paul. 

Sun
20
Aug

Big changes coming to the Sam’s Dairy site


The owner of the old Sam’s Dairy site in the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue plans to break ground on an expansion of the building this October. The expansion will include a larger laundromat, deli and small grocery store, along with fuel pumps, among other changes. Marjorie Otto/Review

Owners hope to better serve the community and cut down on crime

Fri
11
Aug

Librarians mark a 100th anniversary by returning to their former home

As part of the year-long centennial celebration of Carnegie libraries in St. Paul, the East Side Freedom Library hosted a librarian reunion Aug. 8.

Fri
04
Aug

Indian Mounds Park death compounded by social media


Micheal Bringle, 50, was found hanging at Indian Mounds Regional Park the morning of Aug.1. His family said he struggled with his mental health for many years. After someone took pictures of his body hanging and spread them on social media, inciting rumors about the man’s race and means of death, the family decided to share this photo of Bringle, asking that others take down the disturbing images. Courtesy of Micheal Bringle family

A man was found hanging from a tree by a passerby in Indian Mounds Regional Park the morning of Aug. 1. According to St. Paul police, officers responded to the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood park at about 5:40 a.m.

Fri
04
Aug

The end of an antiquing era


From left to right, Dave, Connie and Lonnie Piche are closing up J & E Antiques after more than 42 years of calling Arcade Street home. Marjorie Otto/Review

J & E Antiques closes its doors, the last antique shop from an era

“I spent my life here,” said Lonnie Piche as he, his wife Connie and brother Dave sorted through more than 42 years worth of antique treasures.

Sun
30
Jul

Teen wants others to love libraries like she does

“Libraries are actually a pretty big part of my life. My mom has been taking my sisters and I since we were super small,” said Destiny Walker, the intern at Arlington Hills Community Center this summer, before reassessing.

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