Dr. Anthony Iton, a national public health expert, talked about the connection between a person’s zipcode and their life expectancy as part of a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 12 at Metro State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
If you live in the Payne-Phalen or Dayton’s Bluff neighborhoods, odds are your life will be eight years shorter than someone living in Minnetonka, Edina, or Eagan.
Chia Yang demonstrates the spinning of the top in the traditional Hmong sport of Tuj Lub. The sport is gaining traction in the Twin Cities, and St. Paul Parks and Recreation will be installing two courts at Duluth and Case Recreation Center. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Traditional Hmong sport could grow
A traditional Hmong game with spinning tops might be coming to the East Side this summer.
St. Paul Parks and Recreation announced it would be exploring construcing two Tuj Lub (pronounced Do Lu) courts at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center later this summer.
The sport, which involves a sawed-off golf club with string tied to it, a spinning top, and a playing court, sometimes draws comparisons to bocce ball.
Even with a clear view of Minneapolis, sheep keep their eyes on their work, diligently grazing on invasive grass at Pilot Knob Preservation Site in Mendota Heights. (Jesse Poole/Review)
Sheep should help shear weeds, restore Pilot Knob prairie
Armed with botany guides, education and a keen eye for leaf shapes and petal numbers, conservationists can discern native from invasive plants and identify them by species, genus and family. But what then, faced with fields full of bluegrass or groves clogged with saplings?
That’s when the conservationists call in the sheep.
The billboard above the St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District building is no more — the billboard was removed on May 4th and 5th, following neighborhood pressure to see the dilapidated, empty billboard go.
Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.
Storage condos, sometimes called “man caves” like the one from Columbus, Minnesota could be coming to the East Side. Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron and Machine, is looking into putting some in on a lot he owns. (submitted photo)
Empty lot could be home to ‘man caves’
What do you do with a dirt lot across from a factory?
Scott Hamlett, owner of Northern Iron & Machine, took a good look at the ugly dirt lot across from his iron foundry, and an idea came to him.