Marjorie Otto

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

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Looking at Indian Mounds Regional Park differently


Marjorie Otto/Review The native community and the City of St. Paul are working together on a cultural landscape study of Indian Mounds Regional Park with the goal of creating a shared vision that respects the sacredness of the land. As part of the project, a series of community engagement meetings are being held so community members can learn from each other about the significance of the park.

Native community and city work on cultural landscape study

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Dec

Construction season planning underway in West St. Paul

 

The cold weather means Minnesota has moved out of construction season and into winter. That doesn’t mean cities aren’t looking ahead to next year’s season change. 

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Dec

Garlough Elementary School improvements get the go-ahead


courtesy of City of West St. Paul As part of a bond that was approved earlier this year, Garlough Elementary School will be getting two new classrooms as well as a new front entry and an expanded kitchen/cafeteria.

Concerns about parking almost stall project

 

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Shooting on Payne leaves 1 dead, another injured

 A shooting near the intersection of Payne and Jessamine avenues Dec. 9 left one person dead and another injured.

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Railroad Island man dies weeks after house explosion


John Lundahl

After his home exploded last month in the Railroad Island neighborhood, John Lundahl, 80, died the night of Dec. 11 due to his injuries from the explosion. 

He’d been pulled from the rubble of the home in critical condition.

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Dec

Rotary fights to eradicate polio


submitted photo Bill Kiehnbaum, president of Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary Club, presents a check for worldwide polio eradication to Gary Campbell, Rotary Foundation chair for Rotary District 5960.

Polio Plus, the global polio eradication initiative of Rotary, World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is close to eliminating polio worldwide.

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Dec

‘Adopted East Sider’ coming back for comedy show


courtesy of Davey Wester Comedian Davey Wester, an “adopted East Sider,” will return to the neighborhood for two shows at Caydence Records and Coffee on Dec. 15.

Comedian Davey Wester, who calls himself an “adopted East Sider” — a nickname given to him by his East Side friends — will be coming back to the neighborhood Dec. 15 for two comedy shows at Caydence Records and Coffee.

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Dec

More Maryland Ave. construction coming in 2 years


courtesy of Ramsey County Coming up in 2020, Maryland Avenue between Edgerton and Clark streets will be reconstructed to add turn lanes at Maryland and Edgerton and to widen the lanes from 10 to 11 feet wide. Plans also include sidewalk improvements and updates to city water and sewer infrastructure.

If it seems like Maryland Avenue is always under construction, it might be because it nearly is.

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Dec

Railroad Island home explodes


courtesy of Twin Cities Fire Wire A home in the 600 block of Payne Avenue in the Railroad Island neighborhood exploded Nov. 23, seriously injuring an occupant and damaging nearby homes and businesses. East metro social media users said they could feel and hear the explosion as far away as Woodbury, White Bear Lake and Roseville.

Fundraisers established to help those affected

 

East Side neighbors were shocked on the sleepy, post-holiday morning of Nov. 23, when a house in the 600 block of Payne Avenue exploded.

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Planning continues for new apartments on Payne Avenue lot


courtesy of Schafer Richardson Real estate developer Schafer Richardson plans to build a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, with retail space on the ground-level, on the vacant lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant, off Payne Avenue.

The project manager working to create a 99-unit apartment building on the vacant lot at 848 Payne Ave. stopped by a Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting to share a few updates on the project.

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