A Ramsey County Sheriff squad car crashed into a building at Willow Lake Boulevard and Labore Road while pursuing another vehicle, igniting a gas fire that burned for two hours. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
The squad car cracked a segment of the curb as it left the road, on the west side of the intersection of Willow Lake Boulevard and Labore Road. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
A Ramsey County Sheriff's squad car crashed into a building while pursuing another vehicle in Vadnais Heights the evening of May 29, hitting a gas line and igniting a fire that burned for nearly two hours until Xcel Energy cut off the line, police
Review and permitting processes to speed up
President Barack Obama has fast-tracked the review and permitting process of the Gateway Corridor Project, along with 10 others nationwide that he saw as necessary to “cutting bureaucratic red tape that stalls good projects from breaking ground.”
Organizers seek public input for name
With a station manager lined up and some funds in order, the East Side’s own community radio station, 104.7 FM, is gaining some solid ground.
Kathy Harris, an East Side radio veteran, has been hired as the station manager, and the station is closing in on a location.
Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Head brewer Kathleen Culhane is doing practice batches of her beers in her basement, and also trying out a new India Pale Ale recipe at the request of friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.
Students at Harding High School and members of the American Indian tribe Ho-Chunk Nation got together to build a traditional “ciiporoke” wigwam in the school’s courtyard on Friday, May 16. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
On a mild Friday at Harding High, a group of American Indian men could be seen erecting a structure the size of a small garage, made of bent tree branches tied together to form a sturdy oval-shaped hut.
The structure will be used to tie in with Harding’s cultural studies classes, as part of St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Month. The hut can be seen out the window of the school’s cafeteria, in the courtyard.
The large community room at the new Arlington Hills Community Center will play host to two free daily meals for kids during the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Arlington Hills Community Center features a double gym with a divider, and a running track sits above it. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The teen center has books and media specifically for teens, in a room that has an interactive computer display, floor to ceiling whiteboards, a recording studio and a performance area. (submitted photo)
The main stairway leading from the main floor into the basement features wood paneling from Wood from the Hood, and minimalistic hanging lights. The stairway leads down into the teen center and to the facility’s double gym. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
New community center will open May 22
The Arlington Hills Community Center, a first-of-its-kind public building for St. Paul, is just about ready to swing open its doors for visitors.
Staff are placing furniture as it comes, preparing for the grand opening on May 22 and the end of the school year, when, if things go as planned, kids will begin pouring in to the new building.
The Gateway Trail pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Interstate 35E will be removed with the widening of the freeway for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s MnPass project. East Side officials have been pushing to replace the pedestrian crossings that were last due to freeway construction, and have struck a deal with the county and MnDOT. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Local officials tout it as a win for the neighborhood
After a lengthy process and months of neighbors putting pressure on MnDOT, East Side pedestrians’ freeway woes have at least partially been answered.
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted to spend up to $175,000 for improvements to pedestrian walkways along the I-35E corridor. MnDOT will match that amount, for a total of up to $350,000 to be put towards East Side pedestrian improvements.