East Side Review

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Planning moves ahead on West St. Paul trail projects


submitted graphic • Trail and sidewalk work is proposed to take place on both Oakdale Avenue and Marie Avenue in West St. Paul in 2019. Both stretches of roadway are listed as high priority on the city’s bike/pedestrian plan.

Marie and Oakdale avenues set to become more pedestrian friendly.

On Feb. 20, residents of West St. Paul had a chance to look at the proposed plans that will make two busy sections of town more walkable. 

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26
Feb

Eggroll Queen’s trailer burns, neighborhood rallies to to get it rolling again


file photo • Mai Vang and her son Kevin made and sold egg rolls during the 7th Street Live festival in 2016. Vang’s food trailer was destroyed by a fire on Jan. 14 and friends have set up a GoFundMe fundraiser webpage to help get her mobile businesses back up and running.

Many East Side neighbors know Mai Vang as the Eggroll Queen. She and her family park their food trailer at various sites across the East Side, selling her locally-famous egg rolls. 

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River Heights area Chamber awards Rep. Rick Hansen Excellence Award


submitted photo • Rep Rick Hansen was awarded Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence

The River Heights area Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Rep. Rick Hansen its 2017 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award.

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26
Feb

Visitation fifth-graders attend annual Hubb’s Children’s Literature Conference


submitted photo • Left to right from back: fifth-grade teacher Steve Wright and author Matt de la Pena, Liam Edel, Ian Lloyd, Charlie Schubert. Gabi Leon, Marin Kinsella, and Eleanor

Visitation fifth-graders Liam Edel, Ian Lloyd, Charlie Schubert, Gabi Leon, Marin Kinsella, and Eleanor DuBois attended the 26th annual Hubb’s Ch

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19
Feb

Changes to Margaret Street planned for this summer


courtesy of City of St. Paul • The City of St. Paul is planning to add features to Margaret Street to help slow down traffic to make the street safer for all modes of transportation. The street is already a marked bike boulevard, meaning that cars and bicycles share the same space. In addition, an off-street trail will be added along McKnight Road between Minnehaha Avenue and Hudson Road.

Project aims to improve bike and pedestiran safety in the corridior.

 

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19
Feb

Spreading a little bit of kindness


Hannah Burlingame photos/Review • A gym at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights was turned into an assembly line Feb. 14 as students filled sack lunches for a pop-up homeless shelter that will be in West St. Paul.

Somerset Elementary students participate in Kindness Day.

In a loud, packed gym, students at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights had a different kind of Valentine’s Day. 

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19
Feb

Dayton’s Bluff fifth-grader wins state-wide essay contest

Rachel Jeong, a fifth-grader who lives in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, is one of three winners of the League of Minnesota Cities “Mayor for a Day” essay contest.

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19
Feb

South St. Paul pot dealer charged for allegedly shooting man who robbed him


Pierre Raymon Mack

A South St. Paul man who was robbed at gunpoint in his South St. Paul home and then shot the robber following a botched drug deal was charged for the Feb. 12 shooting.

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Feb

Mendota Heights council greenlights 2018 roadwork


courtesy of City of Mendota Heights • While the Mendota Heights City Council approved a number of road projects Feb. 7, including work on Mendakota Drive, it scrapped planned work on Mendakota Court because the road’s pavement is still viable for five more years.

Council pushes back work on road with still-viable concrete.

 

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Feb

Local dancers to perform in original production at The O’Shaughnessy

Out On a Limb Dance Company will be performing its new production, “Once Upon a Dream,” Feb. 23 and 24 at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University. 

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