Teen volunteers work with Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit helping low-income homeowners and neighborhoods, to prepare the empty lot at 499 Minnehaha Avenue for the planting of a bee garden.
Pulling up to an empty lot along Minnehaha Avenue near the corner of Burr Street on a recent muggy morning, there was a group of about 10 volunteer, high-school boys cutting down brush, screwing fencing together and mixing concrete.
The Payne Avenue bike lanes will provide a north-south connection through the neighborhood, connecting to the Bruce Vento bike trail to the south and the Grand Rounds bike path along Wheelock Parkway, via Edgerton Street.
Bike lanes are a go for Payne Avenue after a St. Paul City Council vote on July 27.
Entrepreneurs Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 25, stand inside a DropHome, a mobile home their New Brighton-based company, NextDoor Housing, offers individuals who need temporary living spaces next to family members who can care for them durning illness or recovery.
A New Brighton-based start up faced big challenges its first year in business, so its two young founders took on the law, so to speak, in order to ease the red tape that makes operating their business a bit of a hassle.
In a press conference on July 20, the Ramsey County Attorney announced that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis admitted to wrongdoing in the handling of the sexual abuse of three children by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
The landscaping will take place in the park area in the corner of Hancock and Third streets. Facing west, the American Indian Magnet School is behind and up the hill from this park area, and the Parkway Little League baseball fields are across the street.
Neighbors to the American Indian Magnet School may need to prepare for some louder-than-average construction noise within the next few weeks.