East Side Review

Thu
20
Nov

Blue light special

A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged.
A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)

Ramsey County installs new signals to help with red light enforcement
Small blue lights are showing up on the sides of traffic signals throughout Ramsey County offering police a safer way to enforce red lights and in turn, reduce accidents.
In total, 128 blue lights will be installed at 49 intersections, according to a Ramsey County release.

Mon
17
Nov

I-35E trail plans are a win for East Side

A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway.
A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway. (submitted graphic)

With $470,000 earmarked for bike and pedestrian trail improvements along the east side of Interstate 35E, nearby residents are celebrating the success of their efforts to improve pedestrian facilities along the freeway.

Mon
17
Nov

Ramsey County would like to see coordinated trail system


Just a couple days before the region was covered in a blanket of snow, joggers, walkers and bicyclists could be spotted using Vento Regional Trail on a brisk autumn afternoon Nov. 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

With St. Paul’s citywide bike plan in the final draft stages, Ramsey County is looking to draw up a plan of its own to connect existing clumps of bike trails throughout the county’s 19 cities.

Sun
16
Nov

East Side Review police reports Oct. 23-29, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 23 - Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Wed
12
Nov

Maplewood police investigating death stemming from Rice Street bar assault

Maplewood Police are investigating the death of a 40-year-old St. Paul man after he was assaulted inside Fred's Tiki Hut, a bar at 1820 Rice Street.

Currently, a 23-year-old man is in custody, being held on suspicion of murder.

Mon
10
Nov

East Side Review police reports Oct. 16-22, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 16 - Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Mon
10
Nov

Rush Line Corridor November open houses postponed

Open houses previously scheduled in November for the Rush Line Corridor Pre-Project Development Study have been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for the open houses will be forthcoming.

Mon
10
Nov

Teen will stand trial as an adult in Widstrand beating

After an unsuccessful appeal, Charles K. Redding, 17, will stand trial as an adult in the East Side beating of Ray Widstrand, now 28.

Mon
10
Nov

Group looks to bring Chinese garden to Phalen


A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)

Will hold community meeting Nov. 18
Linda Mealey-Lohmann has for years imagined putting in a Chinese garden in a St. Paul park.
Founder of the Minnesota-China Friendship Group, she’s been advocating for introducing Chinese gardens into the Twin Cities for well over a decade.

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