East Side Review

Wed
05
Nov

Ramsey County commissioners hold onto seats

The incumbent Ramsey County commissioners easily held onto their spots on the board after Tuesday’s election.

Wed
05
Nov

Tour ‘3M fire station’ Nov. 15


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it will look from McKnight Road. (submitted graphic)

A open house and ribbon cutting ceremony are scheduled for the new Maplewood Fire and Police South Station, located on the 3M campus east of McKnight Road and south of Minnehaha Avenue, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Tue
04
Nov

Finding a fit for autism in the work world


Chelsea Schwartz of Roseville works at the Roseville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership as a file clerk. Schwartz is autistic, but staff says she's the best file clerk the dealership has ever had. (submitted photo)

Schools, employers join forces
22-year-old Chelsea Schwartz works more than 30 hours a week at two part-time jobs. She's interned at one of the largest and most well-known companies in Minnesota. She's saving up for a car, or maybe a trip to visit a friend. And she certainly doesn't let having autism slow her down.

Tue
04
Nov

Man attacks nurses, dies in police custody in bizarre Maplewood case

A St. Paul man is dead, four hospital staffers are injured and three law-enforcement officers are on leave after the man fought his way out of St. John's Hospital in Maplewood in the early hours Nov. 2.

Mon
03
Nov

Coats pour in for Dayton’s Bluff kids Firefighters’ efforts a success

Third graders at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School got to be the star of the show on Friday, Oct. 24 when they received brand new coats in front of the whole school, plus St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
Third graders at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School got to be the star of the show on Friday, Oct. 24 when they received brand new coats in front of the whole school, plus St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. St. Paul firefighters raised $20,000 to give all the kids at the high-need school new winter coats. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Thanks to the diligent work of some St. Paul firefighters, every student at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School has a new coat to wear this winter.

Mon
03
Nov

After 50 years on East Side, devoted secretary retires

East Side law firm looks back on 5 decades and three generations
Wendy Kurka, now 79, recalls the first time she met Marie Hitchcock, when she came in for a job interview at Hitchcock’s law firm on Payne Avenue, back in February of 1963.
“When can you start?” were the first words out of the attorney’s mouth, Kurka says.
 

Sun
02
Nov

East Side Review police reports Oct. 9-15, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 9 - Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Tue
28
Oct

Man arrested in Rice Street shooting death released; help asked from public


This vehicle was caught on surveillance tape outside Merwin's Liquors, in the strip-mall parking lot on 1700 Rice St. Anyone who saw the vehicle or its occupants between 8 and 8:35 p.m. Saturday is asked to contact police. The men in it were reportedly asking people to purchase alcohol for them.

On Monday, authorities released a 19-year-old Maplewood man arrested on suspicion of homicide. The man had been detained shortly after a shooting incident the night of Sept. 25 outside Merwin's Liquors on Rice Street in Maplewood.

Mon
27
Oct

Residential haunted house is a real scare


Mike Etoll has been a haunted house lover his whole life. The East Side haunt he’s created packs an impressive punch, especially for being in a detached garage. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Garage comes to life for Halloween spectacle
Mike Etoll, proprietor of the East Side's own residential butcher-shop-themed haunted house, might be considered by some to be an eccentric, an oddball, or a quirk.
That's probably just fine with the man, who confidently wears a goatee that's dyed green.

 

Mon
27
Oct

Lone home stands surrounded by construction


The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. Though the school would like to purchase the house, the owners say they have no interest in selling. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will Metro State employ eminent domain? Build around it?
If ever a house could be lonely, the one at 393 Bates Ave. might be.
The one-story adobe home sits naked amidst an entire block's worth of construction for a new parking ramp and student center on the east end of Metro State University's campus.

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