Marjorie Otto

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

Wed
19
Oct

State needs a fair budget for the present and future, says candidate


John Lesch

State House District 66B

Sun
16
Oct

Transportation a focus for Dakota County Commissioner District 3 candidates

Three-term incumbent Tom Egan and challenger Janine Hudson are squaring off in the Dakota County Board of Commissioners race in District 3.

District 3 includes Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights and parts of Eagan.

Sun
16
Oct

Equity of state funding on minds of South St. Paul School Board candidates


Patricia Bjorklund

 

For the first time in a while, there are more candidates running for South St. Paul School Board than there are open seats.

Sun
16
Oct

Reviving oral traditions


Left to right, Pang Chang, Pa Lee Thao, Phasoua Vang and May Lee-Yang will be performing in a comedy, written by Lee-Yang, called “Poj Laib Laus” or “Old Gangster Ladies.”

Local artist uses theater to connect Hmong elders with youth 

Sun
16
Oct

Academia Cesar Chavez opens 35,000 foot expansion


Academia Cesar Chavez recently completed a 35,000 expansion for its charter school, which is located at the site of the former Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Charter school occupies former Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church property 

Sun
09
Oct

Sanctuary in the city

The Lower Phalen Creek Project, an East Side environmental nonprofit, hosted the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1. The sanctuary is located below Indian Mounds Park, just east of downtown St.

Sun
09
Oct

First St. Paul Tuj Lub courts open on East Side


City leaders and Tuj Lub players gathered at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4, to celebrate the opening of two courts for Tuj Lub, a traditional Hmong game.

 

Tuj Lub (pronounced “too loo”) is a traditional Hmong sport that Laotian immigrants brought with them to Minnesota. 

Sun
09
Oct

Old Animal Ark building sees new light


Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services recently purchased the old Animal Ark thrift store building, located at 809 East Seventh St. The building will be used as a “construction incubator.”

When Animal Ark thrift store moved out of its location at 809 East Seventh St. in early 2016, the building stayed dark and empty for the better part of the year.

Sun
09
Oct

Judy’s Kitchen serves food for the soul


Charles Dexter, center, opened Judy’s Kitchen in honor of his late mother. He runs the business with his girlfriend Tia Davies, left.

East Sider opens restaurant in memory of his mother

When Charles Dexter’s mother passed away over a year ago, it was a defining moment in his life. 

Sun
02
Oct

High school girl murdered during armed robbery in alleyway

A 16-year-old girl was killed Sunday morning, Sept. 25, in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.

The shooting occurred near 737 Sims Ave. at about 7:30 a.m. 

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