East Side Review

Tue
14
Jul

East Side National Guard member helps rebuild in Croatia

East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photos courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)
East Sider Blong Kong, 21, has been spending a good part of the summer helping rebuild a community center in the small rural town of Racinovci, Croatia. The National Guardsman says it’s a welcome break from his job as a security guard at Target. (photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard)

As it’s been sunny and humid here in the Midwest, so too has it been in Racinovci, Croatia, reports East Sider Blong Kong, 21.

Tue
14
Jul

East Side Freedom Library growing, bustling

Bountiful books, plenty of programming fill the unique building  Things are coming along at the East Side Freedom Library, the Carnegie library building that was the Arlington Hills Library and a part of the St. Paul Public Library system for decades. For one, it's got a new roof, and grants coming in helping the organization get a foothold. With books on the shelves, people in the building, and a variety of programs happening out of the facility, it's taking on some of the life that its co-founder Peter Rachleff imagined it would have.

Sun
12
Jul

State reps call for railroad transparency

Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, speaks before a group of reporters, with a rail safety advocacy group alongside him showing support. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Meeting at the edge of a the parking lot at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where railroad tracks are in plain view just a few hundred feet away, some Minnesota state legislators and local government officials called for greater transparen

Wed
08
Jul

LUV Ice Cream to open manufacturing facility in downtown North St. Paul

Co-owner of LUV Ice Cream, Susanna Gorodisher, 50, stands in front of the company’s new manufacturing building at 2590 E. Seventh Avenue, North St. Paul. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Co-owner of LUV Ice Cream, Susanna Gorodisher, 50, stands in front of the company’s new manufacturing building at 2590 E. Seventh Avenue, North St. Paul. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

Owners blend passion for sweets with healthy living

Tue
07
Jul

SWAT team called in for man with shotgun

Shortly before 8 p.m. July 4 North St. Paul police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Fourth Avenue.

Sun
05
Jul

Gateway Corridor to regroup after no $ comes through

A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)

Well, the Gateway Corridor did not get the $3 million it requested during the state Legislature’s special session in June.

Sun
05
Jul

2014 Ramsey County Fair winners share their enthusiasm

Barbara Callahan took home a Grand Championship purple ribbon along with a first-place blue ribbon for her photo of a polar bear.  (submitted photo)
Barbara Callahan took home a Grand Championship purple ribbon along with a first-place blue ribbon for her photo of a polar bear. (submitted photo)

What can a photo of a polar bear apparently bored with his own celebrity get you? Or those flowering herb plants thriving in your back garden?

Sun
05
Jul

102nd annual Ramsey County Fair­— a longstanding tradition

The petting zoo — and so many other events — help reintroduce fairgoers to a centuries-old way of life. The Ramsey County Fair itself is more than a century old!
The petting zoo — and so many other events — help reintroduce fairgoers to a centuries-old way of life. The Ramsey County Fair itself is more than a century old!

Every family has its own traditions — traditions for celebrating the holidays, birthdays and special events. County fairs have been a longstanding tradition in the community.

Sun
05
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

Students from Academia Cesar Chavez were bright forces to be seen at last year’s White Bear Avenue Parade. (submitted photo)
Students from Academia Cesar Chavez were bright forces to be seen at last year’s White Bear Avenue Parade. (submitted photo)

After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she’s done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense

Sun
05
Jul

DNR accepting applications for 2015 Camp Ripley archery hunts

Hunters can apply starting Wednesday, July 1, for the 2015 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 14.

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