Marjorie Otto

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

Sun
13
Nov

Popular pizzeria opens second location on Payne Avenue


The East Side Pizzeria recently open a second location along in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 1050 Payne Ave.

Richard Finch likes to tell everyone that the East Side has the best pizza in all of St. Paul. 

He has lived on the East Side his whole life and says he has always felt it was the place to find delicious pizza.

Thu
10
Nov

Payne Avenue serial rapist caught


Larry Donnell Griffin

38-year-old man faces multiple counts of criminal sexual assault

A St. Paul man has been charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree in three separate rape cases along Payne Avenue.

Wed
09
Nov

Incumbents successful, but face challenges next session


Tim Mahoney

State senate and house will now both be Republican majority

Sun
06
Nov

Girl Scouts making a difference through books


Julia McKenzie, left, and Violet Schafer, right, are Girl Scout Cadettes who are working to make sure books and reading are accessible to everyone, no matter their income levels.

Teens want everyone to have access to reading

Violet Schafer and Julia McKenzie, both 14, are working on the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve: the Silver Award. 

Sun
06
Nov

Dayton’s Bluff elections sees new and familiar faces


From left to right, the newly elected board members include Barry White, Holly Windingstad, Crystal Norcross, Rasheed Wade, Tamara York-Tallman, Kirstin Scanlan Madore, Yingya Vang and Micheal Boyd. Newly elected candidates not pictured include Elizabeth Matakis and Henry Garnica.

“Let’s create a paradigm that changes the East Side,” said Jesus Ramirez, Dayton’s Bluff resident, artist and keynote speaker for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council’s annual meeting on Oct. 27.

Sun
30
Oct

Opera commemorates 60-year anniversary of burning of Swede Hollow


Joe Sanchelli, a former resident of Swede Hollow, said his house can be seen in this picture in the bottom, right corner with the picket fence. He said his dad built the fence to keep their chickens from roaming the Hollow.

Former Swede Hollow residents share their memories

Sun
30
Oct

On the eve of elections, candidates discuss the issues


District 67 candidates participated in a League of Women Voters forum on Oct. 24, moderated by Sarah Risser. Candidates participating were, left to right, Foung Hawj, Sheldon Johnson, Andrew Livingston, Joseph Weverka and Tim Mahoney.

Voting rights, public transit and educational disparities were among some of the questions posed at the League of Women Voters District 67 legislative candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 24. 

Sun
30
Oct

Haunted house operator cries ‘boo-hoo’


The Butcher Shop House of Gore, located at 1444 Reaney Ave., was operated by Mike and Eva Etoll.

Popular East Side House of Gore shut down by city

St. Paul has said no more to cheap scares and thrills along the East Side’s Reaney Avenue.

Sun
23
Oct

Redevelopment and attracting new businesses focus of South St. Paul races


Tom Seaberg

Full ballot in race for South St. Paul mayor and council

Sun
23
Oct

Inver Grove Heights candidates focus on public safety and growth of the city


George Tourville

With two seats up for election, an incumbent on the Inver Grove Heights City Council hope to hold on to his seat.

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