Patrick Larkin

Mon
20
Oct

Metro State breaks ground on new science center

Construction started last week on a new science center at Metro State University. The 65,712 square foot building has been in the works for over a decade.
Construction started last week on a new science center at Metro State University. The 65,712 square foot building has been in the works for over a decade. (Submitted graphic)
The new science center at Metro State should be completed in time for the schools 2016 spring semester.
The new science center at Metro State should be completed in time for the school's 2016 spring semester. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

More research labs, faculty coming
It took 10 years, but Metro State University will no longer be the only school in the MnSCU system without proper science facilities.
"Today is the awakening of a new chapter of the university's history," said Dr. Devinder Malhotra, the school's interim president.

Mon
20
Oct

Mounds Park playground getting a major re-do

A new playground should be ready to go next spring in Indian Mounds Park. The rendering shows the new equipment which is designed to look like the surrounding environment of the park.
A new playground should be ready to go next spring in Indian Mounds Park. The rendering shows the new equipment which is designed to look like the surrounding environment of the park. (Submitted graphic)

Next spring, kids near Indian Mounds Park should have some new playground equipment that is designed to encourage learning, exercise and fun.

Mon
20
Oct

All-woman brew team making headway

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015.
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, has been working hard to get the fledgling brewery open. If things go well, Sidhe Brewing will soon be operating one of the smallest beer taprooms in the state.

Tue
14
Oct

Ramsey County Commissioner District 3 candidates talk transit, juvenile corrections

Up for election for spots on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners are two incumbents and two challengers in District 3.
Candidates were asked questions about county priorities, transit projects including the Rush Line and Gateway Corridor, and about a proposed plan to combine juvenile detention services with Hennepin County.
Ramsey County's third district includes Falcon Heights, the Payne/Phalen neighborhood, North End/South Como, Como Park, Frogtown, Summit-University and Hamline-Midway.

Mon
13
Oct

Forgotten gem? 3M headquarters may be headed for historic register


Built in 1940, the old 3M headquarters was surrounded by other 3M buildings which have since been demolished. (Submitted photo)

A marble stairway connects the building’s lobby with the second floor. (Submitted photo)

A conference room at the old 3M headquarters featured marble trim and mahogany paneling. (Submitted photo)

After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.

Mon
13
Oct

Social Security and immigration focal points for U.S. Congress - District 4

This year’s matchup for the Fourth Congressional District seat features three candidates from major parties. The district covers all of Ramsey County. The candidates running for federal office were asked about their positions on the future of Social Security and Medicare, immigration reform, and what their legislative initiatives and priorities are.

Mon
13
Oct

Ramsey County Commissioner candidates talk transit, juvenile corrections

Up for election for spots on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners are two incumbents and two challengers in District 5. Jim McDonough is running unopposed in District 6. Candidates were asked questions about county priorities, transit projects including the Rush Line and Gateway Corridor, and about a proposed plan to combine juvenile detention services with Hennepin County. Ramsey County's District 5 includes a variety of St. Paul neighborhoods: Capitol Heights, Dayton's Bluff, Downtown, Highland, Macalester Groveland, Railroad Island, West Seventh, West Side.

Mon
13
Oct

Minnesota House of Representatives candidates address MNsure and transportation infrastructure

Minnesota House members serve two-year terms. Candidates were asked about the MNsure health exchange system, transportation infrastructure projects, and their legislative priorities.

Mon
13
Oct

Social Security and immigration focal points for U.S. Congress District 2 candidates

Congress people serve two-year terms. The candidates were asked about their positions on the future of Social Security and Medicare, immigration reform, and what their legislative initiatives and priorities are.

Mon
13
Oct

East Side Freedom Library picking up steam


The East Side Freedom Library, formerly the Arlington Hills Library, should be getting a new roof in short order. The building’s stewards, Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary, have begun running programming out of the library, and have more arts programs in the works thanks to a Knight Foundation arts grant. (submitted photo)

Peter Rachleff has been working tirelessly to get the former Arlington Hills Library building some well-needed updates, including a new roof. The library will also hold original art, community programming, and a large collection of labor history books. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Grants kicking in, roof funds raised
After a summer of fundraising and getting off the ground, East Sider Peter Rachleff's idea to maintain the old Arlington Hills Library building is slowly but surely taking shape.
With a grant for $25,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, funds for a new roof, and a number of other improvements in the pipeline, the Carnegie library building appears to be in good hands.

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