Patrick Larkin

Mon
08
Dec

Developer moving forward with rehab of historic apartments

The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants.
The handsome Euclid View Flats, a vacant city-owned building now on the National Register of Historic Places, should be getting a full renovation starting in late January or early February. By fall 2015, the apartment building should be ready for tenants. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A handsome brick building that’s a prime example of blight in Dayton’s Bluff may soon be restored.

Mon
01
Dec

I-94 westbound to close this weekend

Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul between Highway 61 and I-35E will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge, MnDOT announced on Monday, Dec. 1.
Mon
01
Dec

Dayton’s Bluff library celebrates 10 years


The Dayton’s Bluff Library, a facility shared by Metro State University and St. Paul Public Library, celebrated its ten-year anniversary in November. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Staff reflect on unique city-college library partnerhsip
Ten years ago, the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood had no library to speak of.
And Metro State University, known then as “a school without walls” for its lack of facilities, hardly had a bookshelf—it was for a while the only college in the MnSCU system that didn’t have a proper library.

Mon
01
Dec

Harding grads have college in the bank

“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.

The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.

Mon
01
Dec

After delay, holiday lights show up and running

Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1.
Volunteers with the Holiday Lights in the Park work on setting up the more than 60 themed holiday sculptures and animated displays at Phalen Park Nov. 23. The new LED lighted displays debuted Nov. 25 and runs through Jan. 1. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

After snow-related hickup, holiday lights are up and running at Phalen Regional Park

Wed
26
Nov

Harding High student arrested for threats

A 15-year-old Harding Senior High School student was arrested after another teen noticed a post she had made on Facebook, which included a picture of her holding a handgun accompanied by a threatening message directed at Harding High School. 

Tue
25
Nov

Conway Recreation Center still in transition

Soccer games filled the Conway Recreation Center gymnasium on a recent Saturday afternoon. During the week, basketball is a popular sport.
Soccer games filled the Conway Recreation Center gymnasium on a recent Saturday afternoon. During the week, basketball is a popular sport. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Added hours, heavy gym use bode well for the city facility
Walk into Conway Recreation Center on a Monday afternoon, and you'll see dozens of teenagers playing basketball, which is more or less what you might have seen a year ago, when it was St. Paul Parks and Recreation managing it, rather than a private company.

Mon
17
Nov

I-35E trail plans are a win for East Side

A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway.
A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway. (submitted graphic)

With $470,000 earmarked for bike and pedestrian trail improvements along the east side of Interstate 35E, nearby residents are celebrating the success of their efforts to improve pedestrian facilities along the freeway.

Mon
17
Nov

Ramsey County would like to see coordinated trail system


Just a couple days before the region was covered in a blanket of snow, joggers, walkers and bicyclists could be spotted using Vento Regional Trail on a brisk autumn afternoon Nov. 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

With St. Paul’s citywide bike plan in the final draft stages, Ramsey County is looking to draw up a plan of its own to connect existing clumps of bike trails throughout the county’s 19 cities.

Mon
10
Nov

Group looks to bring Chinese garden to Phalen


A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)

Will hold community meeting Nov. 18
Linda Mealey-Lohmann has for years imagined putting in a Chinese garden in a St. Paul park.
Founder of the Minnesota-China Friendship Group, she’s been advocating for introducing Chinese gardens into the Twin Cities for well over a decade.

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