Metro State University will break ground this summer on its new science building, thanks to state bonding funds. A rendering of Metro State University’s new science building shows how it will connect to the rest of the campus via skyway over East Sixth Street. (submitted graphic)
Will mean a busy summer of construction on East Side campus
Well, the funding’s lined up, and the contractor’s picked -- Metro State University will begin work this summer on a new science education building.
Construction is slotted to start in August, and will go through winter 2015.
Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.
Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.
Students at Harding High School and members of the American Indian tribe Ho-Chunk Nation got together to build a traditional “ciiporoke” wigwam in the school’s courtyard on Friday, May 16. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
On a mild Friday at Harding High, a group of American Indian men could be seen erecting a structure the size of a small garage, made of bent tree branches tied together to form a sturdy oval-shaped hut.
The structure will be used to tie in with Harding’s cultural studies classes, as part of St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Month. The hut can be seen out the window of the school’s cafeteria, in the courtyard.
The large community room at the new Arlington Hills Community Center will play host to two free daily meals for kids during the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
New community center will open May 22
The Arlington Hills Community Center, a first-of-its-kind public building for St. Paul, is just about ready to swing open its doors for visitors.
Staff are placing furniture as it comes, preparing for the grand opening on May 22 and the end of the school year, when, if things go as planned, kids will begin pouring in to the new building.
The Gateway Trail pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Interstate 35E will be removed with the widening of the freeway for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s MnPass project. East Side officials have been pushing to replace the pedestrian crossings that were last due to freeway construction, and have struck a deal with the county and MnDOT. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Local officials tout it as a win for the neighborhood
After a lengthy process and months of neighbors putting pressure on MnDOT, East Side pedestrians’ freeway woes have at least partially been answered.
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted to spend up to $175,000 for improvements to pedestrian walkways along the I-35E corridor. MnDOT will match that amount, for a total of up to $350,000 to be put towards East Side pedestrian improvements.
Police officers followed a trail of blood from the living room of an apartment into the bedroom.
There they found Towanda Harris, 46, lying dead on the floor of her own bedroom in a pool of blood in an apartment on the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10.
As her 10-year-old niece described it, Harris' eyes were "floating backwards."
The vacant building at 871 Payne Ave. could be bringing in a new tenant, a pre-paid cell phone store, if the building owner gets his way. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Prospective cell phone storefront looks to skip parking requirement
Steve Rorem, a real estate investor based in Eden Prairie, wants to dodge the Payne Avenue parking bullet.
In order to bring in a tenant to the former furniture warehouse at 871 Payne Ave., he has to convince the St. Paul Board of Zoning Appeals to give him a variance on the property.