Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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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.

 

Mon
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.

Mon
12
Feb

Free dental clinic moves to Dayton’s Bluff

Hope Dental Clinic, the largest free dental clinic in Minnesota, has moved to the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood. 

Tue
06
Feb

A hidden addition


courtesy of John Vaughn • The final steps of installing a cell tower atop East Immanuel Church took place Jan. 29. The church is leasing space on the top of its bell tower to Verizon for a cell phone antenna.

Passing by East Immanuel Lutheran Church along Payne Avenue, one might notice that something seems different, or maybe not. It’s not very noticeable, and that’s the point. 

Tue
06
Feb

East Side sees two homicides, two days apart

The East Side was shaken by two homicides on near back-to-back days during the last week of January.

Tue
06
Feb

Neighbors honored for serving their neighborhoods


submitted photos • From left, District 1 Community Council staff member Chia Lor with Shaquonna Jackson and Hafsa Mohamud.

The annual St. Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll award dinner took place Jan. 26 as a way to celebrate neighbors and their commitment to their neighborhoods. 

Mon
29
Jan

Make way for the bikeway

The City of St. Paul and Ramsey County are working together to create a bikeway that would connect Larpenteur Avenue to Maryland Avenue via Prosperity Road, Hazelwood Street and Prosperity Avenue.

Mon
29
Jan

Despite protests, Dayton’s Bluff fire engine replaced with medic unit


Marjorie Otto/Review • Residents from Dayton’s Bluff, along with St. Paul City Council members Jane Prince, Ward 7, and Dan Bostrom, Ward 6, gathered at Fire Station 7 on Jan. 22 to protest the replacement of Engine 7 with a medic unit.

On a snowy Jan. 22, about 20 Dayton’s Bluff neighbors, along with St.

Mon
29
Jan

East Side teachers nominated for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

A near-record 167 teachers have been nominated for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, as announced Jan. 18. 

Mon
22
Jan

Railroad Island man hikes donations to homeless neighbors


submitted photo • Sam Young has been spending much of this winter collecting, organizing and delivering donations for homeless neighbors living near the East Side. Young himself had been homeless when he was younger and says he wants to offer help like he received when he was struggling.

When Sam Young was a teenager, he spent about eight months homeless, moving from one wooded area in St. Paul to another, occasionally sleeping on friends’ couches due to a “volatile home life.”

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