Marjorie Otto

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

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14
Aug

East Side nonprofit hosts education forum


From left to right, State Rep. Tim Mahoney, State Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough and State Sen. Foung Hawj discussed their ideas to address educational disparities on the East Side.

Policy-makers talk educational disparities, new superintendent

Sun
14
Aug

Neighbors have little confidence in Whitall Street apartment development


An east metro developer is asking to have the land at 419 Whitall St. rezoned to construct an apartment building.

CPED moves forward with rezoning application

The atmosphere was tense at the Aug. 3 Payne-Phalen Community Planning and Economic Development committee meeting, the main draw being a rezoning application on the agenda.

Sun
07
Aug

Minnesota primary elections Aug. 9

The Minnesota state primary is Tuesday, Aug. 9, where voters will cast their ballots for the candidates they wish to have represent their political party in the Nov. 8 general election. 

Sun
07
Aug

Dayton’s Bluff St. Paul Saloon to reopen under new ownership


The St. Paul Saloon, located at 1045 Hudson Road, was purchased by a new owner in the late spring and will open in late August or early September. Below, Alex Rivero, the new owner of St. Paul Saloon, made some cosmetic updates by replacing the carpet and painting. He also updated appliances and the food and drink menus.

The St. Paul Saloon, a small establishment with a checkered past located next to the Historic Mounds Theatre on Hudson Road, is now under new ownership. 

Sun
07
Aug

Urban bee farm filling empty lots on the East Side


Teen volunteers work with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit helping low-income homeowners and neighborhoods, to prepare the empty lot at 499 Minnehaha Avenue for the planting of a bee garden.

Pulling up to an empty lot along Minnehaha Avenue near the corner of Burr Street on a recent muggy morning, there was a group of about 10 volunteer, high-school boys cutting down brush, screwing fencing together and mixing concrete. 

Sun
07
Aug

Bike lanes coming to Payne Avenue this fall


The Payne Avenue bike lanes will provide a north-south connection through the neighborhood, connecting to the Bruce Vento bike trail to the south and the Grand Rounds bike path along Wheelock Parkway, via Edgerton Street.

Bike lanes are a go for Payne Avenue after a St. Paul City Council vote on July 27. 

Sun
07
Aug

50 years after winning World Series, an East Sider reflects on his baseball career

The first thing Bob “Rocky” Johnson will do when you ask him about baseball is show you his baseball cards. 

Sun
31
Jul

Archdiocese admits wrongdoing, Ramsey County Attorney’s office dismisses criminal case

In a press conference on July 20, the Ramsey County Attorney announced that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis admitted to wrongdoing in the handling of the sexual abuse of three children by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. 

Sun
31
Jul

Landscaping at American Indian Magnet school calls for sound variance


The landscaping will take place in the park area in the corner of Hancock and Third streets. Facing west, the American Indian Magnet School is behind and up the hill from this park area, and the Parkway Little League baseball fields are across the street.

Neighbors to the American Indian Magnet School may need to prepare for some louder-than-average construction noise within the next few weeks.

Sun
24
Jul

Dayton’s Bluff vacant homes to receive some love


Clockwise from top left: 275 Bates Ave., built in 1884, is 1,640 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 700 E. Fourth St., built in 1879, is a two story Queen Anne style home. 737 Plum St., built in 1882, is 2,192 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 767 E. Fourth St., built in 1890, is 2,136 square foot home with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Neighborhood & city partnership prevent demolition of historic homes

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