Patrick Larkin

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21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

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21
Jun

Food truck hopes to fill gaps and stomachs

St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

District launches food truck to serve kids during summer months

Adding to its array of summer food options, St. Paul Public Schools has gone the way of the startup restaurant—to food trucks.

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21
Jun

Sex trafficking ‘ringleader’ gets 20 years

Thomas  William Evans
Thomas William Evans

After pleading guilty to selling young female victims for sex, Thomas William Evans will likely face 20 years behind bars.

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14
Jun

Archdiocese charged with failing to protect children in Wehmeyer case

Curtis Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer

Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”

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14
Jun

East Sider wants Payne Ave. visitors to have eyes for Swede Hollow

Crystal Passi wins $5k grant for Swede Hollow history viewer
East Sider Crystal Passi is hoping that people traveling on lower Payne Avenue will take notice of Swede Hollow Park.
The park, which sits just down the hill from Lower Payne Avenue, is barely visible for pedestrians and motorists on Payne, who pass within feet of the lush, wooded hollow.

Sun
14
Jun

After 4 decades, East Side vet scaling back

Dr. J. Patrick Ryan, long-time veterinarian has had a clinic on Arcade Street for 40 years, will be stepping back from his practice starting July 1. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dr. J. Patrick Ryan, long-time veterinarian has had a clinic on Arcade Street for 40 years, will be stepping back from his practice starting July 1. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Patrick Ryan has cared for generations of pets
For over 40 years, Dr. J. Patrick Ryan has known his modest veterinary clinic, the Arcade Animal Hospital, as a second home.
He’s proud of the place, where he’s built up a loyal following of pet owners who swear by his clinic, and where the staff know the names of the dogs and cats that come in, as well as their owners.

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07
Jun

Metro State pursues eminent domain for holdout house

The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Meanwhile, owner sells 393 Bates to new buyer for $525,000 About 20 feet from the front steps of the odd house at 393 Bates Avenue, cars will soon be parking on the third level of Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp. The one-story adobe home, with its symmetrical facade, is the only holdout on a square-block development project the university is doing. The construction project includes a new student center as well as a large parking ramp, which will replace what was previously a surface-level parking lot in the same location.

Sun
07
Jun

Conway gets greened up

The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)
The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)

Group hopes to engage kids with nature
Some nature-oriented programming is coming to Conway Park and the Sun Ray Library, along with some trees and a new garden, thanks to efforts from the Children & Nature Network.
On Friday, June 12, corporate volunteers from Wells Fargo are coming to the park to plant a variety of trees and other plants provided by St. Paul's Forestry Department.
Then, the following day, a kick-off event takes place in the park which will launch a variety of initiatives that Children & Nature Network, a national non-profit organization that promotes connecting kids with nature, have been developing.

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07
Jun

New sound, new lights: Historic Mounds Theatre will get updates

Thanks to a $55,000 St. Paul Neighborhood STAR grant, the Historic Mounds Theatre's new stewards will be able to bring the place some needed updates.

Sun
31
May

Neighbors file appeal against Freedom Works zoning decision

Some Dayton’s Bluff neighbors have filed an appeal against the city of St. Paul’s zoning decision that would allow Freedom Works, Inc., to move into a vacant former convent building at 869 Fifth St. E.

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