Students from Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center transformed the duplex on Sixth Avenue in North St. Paul into a single-family home during the 2014-15 school year. Above is after, below is before. (file photo/Linda Baumeister)
North St. Paul now marketing ‘new’ single-family home near Webster School
The transformation of a duplex into a single-family home located across the street from Webster Elementary School in North, St. Paul, is nothing short of amazing, and it is even more amazing that all the renovation work was done by high school students.
After a prior resident had to be evacuated using teargas and arrested for criminal acts in 2013, the duplex at 2001 Sixth Street, North St. Paul, was boarded up and fell into foreclosure. The dwelling soon became a blight that the neighborhood was eager to change.
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A few days before the Super Bowl, Ecumen chef Bill Evanoff was manning the kitchen at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Actually, he was helping build the kitchen in preparation for “Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose,” a charity event held th
Lake Elmo Bank has announced the addition of Dick Plummer as chief financial officer effective Feb. 1, upon the retirement of Tom Pearson. Plummer spent 29 years as the CFO at Voyager Bank. With a B.A.
The 4th annual Crazy Classic, five rounds, was underway at Northwood Park’s hockey rink during Hockey Day Minnesota Feb. 6. The local graduates, guys and gals, enjoy getting together for some old-school boot hockey.
Washington County has proposed renovations for Olson Lake Trail/Ideal Avenue. (submitted graphic)
County Road 13 renovations will affect Oakdale/Lake Elmo residents
Olson Lake Trail/Ideal Avenue is in rough shape and needs attention. That’s the assessment of Washington County traffic engineers, who say patching the busy thoroughfare, also known as County State Aid Highway 13, is no longer cost-effective.
They’ve drawn up several options that they believe would address city, county and residents’ concerns. The plans call for resurfacing and possibly reconstructing about 1.7 miles of the road bordering Oakdale and Lake Elmo.
On the left is the original proposal for upgrading the primary runway at Lake Elmo Airport. On the right is the revised proposal. (submitted graphic)
Aging runway needs to be lengthened
Lake Elmo Airport’s primary runway must be lengthened to meet current Federal Aviation Administration criteria for the aircraft already using the airport. But even if there weren’t new standards, airport officials say the existing pavement is at the end of its useful life, and it needs to be reconstructed.
Lake Elmo Airport is located on Manning Avenue just south of the Washington County fairgrounds and serves personal, recreational and some business aviation users in the eastern portion of the metropolitan area. The Metropolitan Airports Commission owns and operates this airport along with five others.