East Side Review

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City officials continue to crack down on massage applicants

A Brooklyn Park woman was denied a personal massage license and thus the right to practice massage in West St. Paul upon recommendation from the police department at the city council meeting Tuesday, May 26.

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07
Jun

Metro State pursues eminent domain for holdout house

The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Meanwhile, owner sells 393 Bates to new buyer for $525,000 About 20 feet from the front steps of the odd house at 393 Bates Avenue, cars will soon be parking on the third level of Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp. The one-story adobe home, with its symmetrical facade, is the only holdout on a square-block development project the university is doing. The construction project includes a new student center as well as a large parking ramp, which will replace what was previously a surface-level parking lot in the same location.

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07
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East Side Review police reports - April 2-8, 2015

Thursday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 8, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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07
Jun

North St. Paul Lions Club celebrates 70 years of community service

Lion Donita Haack receives the International President’s Award from former International Director Debra Wasserman at the North St. Paul Lions Club’s 70th Anniversary Party May 1. (submitted photo)
Lion Donita Haack receives the International President’s Award from former International Director Debra Wasserman at the North St. Paul Lions Club’s 70th Anniversary Party May 1. (submitted photo)

This February marked the 70-year anniversary of the chartering of the North St Paul Lions Club, on Feb. 20, 1945.  

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07
Jun

Conway gets greened up

The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)
The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)

Group hopes to engage kids with nature
Some nature-oriented programming is coming to Conway Park and the Sun Ray Library, along with some trees and a new garden, thanks to efforts from the Children & Nature Network.
On Friday, June 12, corporate volunteers from Wells Fargo are coming to the park to plant a variety of trees and other plants provided by St. Paul's Forestry Department.
Then, the following day, a kick-off event takes place in the park which will launch a variety of initiatives that Children & Nature Network, a national non-profit organization that promotes connecting kids with nature, have been developing.

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07
Jun

New sound, new lights: Historic Mounds Theatre will get updates

Thanks to a $55,000 St. Paul Neighborhood STAR grant, the Historic Mounds Theatre's new stewards will be able to bring the place some needed updates.

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03
Jun

End of an era — 3M to close Tartan Park

Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan Park Golf Course and facility in Lake Elmo will be closing Dec. 18. The 452-acre scenic property has been owned by 3M since 1958. The now 27-hole golf course opened in 1963 to its employees and to the public in 2012. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Former employees reminisce about the park’s good ol’ days
An end of an era looms for the 452-acre Tartan Park recreational area in Lake Elmo.
3M Co. has owned the scenic property since 1958 and first opened the golf course to its employees in 1963.
To help bring in more revenue 3M decided to expand the private golf course’s admission to the public in 2012, but it appears the plan fell short of expectations.

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31
May

On the ground in Vietnam, with rice, not bullets

Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)
Calvin Kellerman visits with a Vietnamese farmer as she manually harvests rice. Kellerman helped introduce a new heartier variety of rice seed that allowed locals to harvest higher yields. (submitted photo)

Calvin Kellerman advised civilians on agriculture

Calvin Kellerman, 89, keeps a small brass statue of an aged Vietnamese man hauling a load of firewood for cooking on display at his residence in Mendota Heights. He's not sure who made it, but he speculates it's made of artillery shells that had been fired by U.S. soldiers — collected, melted down, and turned into a gift given to him by the local farmers he advised. 
A World War II veteran, Kellerman signed up in 1966 to serve during the Vietnam War as a civilian agricultural advisor.

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May

Neighbors file appeal against Freedom Works zoning decision

Some Dayton’s Bluff neighbors have filed an appeal against the city of St. Paul’s zoning decision that would allow Freedom Works, Inc., to move into a vacant former convent building at 869 Fifth St. E.

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31
May

East Side Review police reports - March 26-April 1, 2015

Thursday, March 26 - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

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