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.
Open houses previously scheduled in November for the Rush Line Corridor Pre-Project Development Study have been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for the open houses will be forthcoming.
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.
Golfers took advantage of a sunny October day to enjoy Phalen Golf Course. Long-time patrons of the course, they report that they’re happy with the public course’s private management, now handled by Oakdale-based Prom Catering. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
As fall transitions into colder weather, leaves are falling faster than grounds crews can clear them at Phalen Golf Course.
And that’s about the biggest problem that golfers there could point out.
Sun Ray Library at 2105 Wilson Ave. will reopen to the public on Saturday, Nov. 8. The library has been under renovation for 11 months, and now has more public space, more windows and an updated interior.
Added space, more windows, more flexibility
After nearly a year without a library, Conway residents will again be able to check out books in their neighborhood.
The Sun Ray Public Library is now so shiny and new looking, that a photograph of the facility could be easily mistaken for a digital rendering.
Statewide, GOP takes control
Incumbent Minnesota House legislators representing parts of the East Side, including District 67A and 67B, both won with nearly three-quarters of the vote.
Tim Mahoney and Sheldon Johnson’s overwhelming wins were not reflective of what happened statewide, especially in rural Minnesota where several DFL incumbents lost tight races to their Republican challengers.