Patrick Larkin

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17
Jan

Kitty saved from tree

A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)
A 10-year-old girl was reunited with her pet kitty on a frigid day last week, after St. Paul Firefighters came to the rescue to remove it from a tree. (photo courtesy of Lisa Andrews)

Firefighters block Minnehaha to prevent cat-sicle

On a particularly frigid January day, a small, 6-month-old gray tabby cat named Foxy was inspired to escape out the front door of its home in the 900 block of Minnehaha Avenue.

Sun
17
Jan

East Side, you’ll be missed

Patrick Larkin
Patrick Larkin

East Side Review readers: I am quite sad to be announcing that I will be moving on from the East Side Review, after three years of dutiful service.

Sun
17
Jan

Grand jury: Tolkinen’s death justified use of police deadly force

Shots took down heavily armed, drunken man with mental health issues
A Ramsey County grand jury has found that two St. Paul police officers will face no charges after shooting a man to death during a tense standoff at his rental house on the 400 block of White Bear Avenue last March.
“The Grand Jury determined that probable cause did not exist to charge either Saint Paul police officer with a crime,” a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office reads. 

Sun
17
Jan

Young Mentors Group cuts to the chase with black Twin Cities cop

How do you act when confronted by a cop? How do police think of their job since police brutality has become such a hot topic? Do police treat black teens fairly?

Sun
17
Jan

Six Dayton’s Bluff properties get six months of air

Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)
Six properties in the Dayton’s Bluff historic district, including 737 Plum St., have been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for now. (file photo)

Jane Prince helps broker deal
In her first week on the job, Ward 7's new council person, Jane Prince, has already helped cut a deal to give six properties in Dayton's Bluff's historic district a fighting chance.
The solution, she said, was simple: get the interested parties together for an in-person discussion.

Sun
10
Jan

East Side youth nonprofit gets a Wild nod

Urban Roots interns got to promote the organization at a Minnesota Wild game on Thursday, Jan. 7. The team has named Urban Roots as the charity of the month. (photo courtesy of Urban Roots)
Urban Roots interns got to promote the organization at a Minnesota Wild game on Thursday, Jan. 7. The team has named Urban Roots as the charity of the month. (photo courtesy of Urban Roots)

East Side youth-based farming nonprofit Urban Roots will get a big nod this month from the Minnesota Wild, the state’s professional hockey team.

The organization applied for and won a grant to be the team’s “Charity of the Month.”

Sun
10
Jan

Red Rock Corridor plans coming along

The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)
The proposed Red Rock Corridor bus rapid transit line would connect southwest suburbs as far out as Hastings to St. Paul. The route would link up with the Gateway Corridor’s stops in Dayton’s Bluff before continuing on into downtown St. Paul. (submitted graphic)

East Side stops added to plan
East Side residents could one day use a bus rapid transit line to go to jobs in Cottage Grove.
By the same route, southwest suburbanites from Newport all the way down to Hastings could easily travel into the East Side to visit restaurants or go to school at Metropolitan State University, or commute to work in downtown St. Paul. And from there, they could link up with other transit lines such as the Green Line light rail route between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sun
03
Jan

St. Paul publishes Karen/English children’s books

St. Paul has birthed what are perhaps the first bilingual Karen-English children’s books.

Sun
03
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff elections bring in record votes

Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Though modest, 170 ballots cast shows a big uptick in community engagement for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, says the council’s director, Deanna Abbott-Foster.

For the first time in years, the council’s seats will all be filled.

Sun
03
Jan

Prince takes the throne

Mounds Park resident Jane Prince will be St. Paul’s new city council member for Ward 7, which includes  the neighborhoods of Dayton’s Bluff, Mounds Park, Battle Creek, Highwood, Hazel Park, Conway, Scenic Hills, and Sun Ray. (photo courtesy of Jane Prince)
Mounds Park resident Jane Prince will be St. Paul’s new city council member for Ward 7, which includes the neighborhoods of Dayton’s Bluff, Mounds Park, Battle Creek, Highwood, Hazel Park, Conway, Scenic Hills, and Sun Ray. (photo courtesy of Jane Prince)

New Ward 7 council member’s eyes are to children
Starting this week, a significant chunk of the East Side will have a new city council representative.
Long-time Dayton’s Bluff resident Jane Prince will step into the shoes that were for over 17 years filled by Kathy Lantry, who’s now the city’s Public Works director.

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