East Side Review

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06
Dec

East Side Review police reports - November 12-18

Thursday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
06
Dec

Moonshine back on the market

A buyer that has been in talks with the Moonshine Saloon’s de-facto owner backed out recently, prompting the two-story brick building at 1179 East Seventh St. to be re-listed on real estate websites. (file photo)
A buyer that has been in talks with the Moonshine Saloon’s de-facto owner backed out recently, prompting the two-story brick building at 1179 East Seventh St. to be re-listed on real estate websites. (file photo)

Deal falls through; no buyer yet

Mike Kalis has been eager to sell the property most recently known as the Moonshine Saloon, but luck just won't have it.
A buyer that has been in talks with Kalis, the building's de-facto owner, backed out recently, prompting the two-story brick building at 1179 East Seventh St. to be re-listed on real estate websites.
Kalis chalks it up to financing issues.

Sun
06
Dec

Girl Scouts learn gift of giving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new East Side Girl Scout troop organized a collection drive to donate food to the Salvation Army on Payne Avenue. The girls were able to give away nearly 440 pounds of food. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new East Side Girl Scout troop organized a collection drive to donate food to the Salvation Army on Payne Avenue. The girls were able to give away nearly 440 pounds of food. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A newly formed East Side Girl Scout troop is off to a strong start.

Sun
06
Dec

New “workforce housing” apartments imagined

The Wilson Ridge Apartments building was bought by Minneapolis-based deloper The Wall Companies last year. Now, they’re renovating the place, and have plans to build a 100-unit building beside the current structure. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The Wilson Ridge Apartments building was bought by Minneapolis-based deloper The Wall Companies last year. Now, they’re renovating the place, and have plans to build a 100-unit building beside the current structure. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Owner of 100-unit low-rise wants to build

A little over a year after buying a 100-unit apartment building, prolific Minneapolis-based developer The Wall Companies is planning to double its property ownership on the East Side.
The company bought what's known as the Wilson Ridge Apartments, near the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Johnson Parkway, just north of Interstate 94, in June 2014. The company paid $4.9 million for the building, according to tax records.

Wed
02
Dec

Parks and Recreation confronts accessibility issues

The Ramsey County Parks and Recreation department has invested in new handicap accessible playground structures over the years.

Wed
02
Dec

Officers ‘in the right’ for using deadly force against Johnathon Mar last December in Shoreview

Two police officers who shot and killed an 18-year-old male suspect in Shoreview last year will not be charged with any crime, after a Ramsey County grand jury concluded last week that the officers' use of deadly force was justified because it fit

Wed
02
Dec

Citizen Academy will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of sheriff’s department

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that it will be hosting its annual Citizen Academy in January.

Wed
02
Dec

Richardson students deliver busload of gifts to Toy Shelf

Richardson Elementary fifth-grade leadership group students collected toys from all the classrooms Monday afternoon. The first year of the toy drive was very successful. Pictured from left are Gift Naador, Jayden Stein, teacher Marissa Jagger, and Tammy Liu. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Richardson Elementary fifth-grade leadership group students collected toys from all the classrooms Monday afternoon. The first year of the toy drive was very successful. Pictured from left are Gift Naador, Jayden Stein, teacher Marissa Jagger, and Tammy Liu. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Heading into holiday season, some might envision Santa's elves in the North Pole making shiny new toys for all the good little girls and boys.

Tue
01
Dec

Roseville gives final OK to Rosedale expansion

Roseville approved plans for the addition of 141,000 square feet of retail space at Rosedale Center, which will house a new anchor tenant. The more than half-square-mile addition, along with more changes, should be complete by late 2017 or early 2018. (submitted graphic)
Roseville approved plans for the addition of 141,000 square feet of retail space at Rosedale Center, which will house a new anchor tenant. The more than half-square-mile addition, along with more changes, should be complete by late 2017 or early 2018. (submitted graphic)

A large planned addition to Rosedale Center has made it past the city planning stages.

Sun
29
Nov

Craving more nutritious options

A new video produced by Ramsey County Public Health highlights recent trends in supplying fresh food for county residents who need it most. (photo courtesy of Ramsey County Public Health)
A new video produced by Ramsey County Public Health highlights recent trends in supplying fresh food for county residents who need it most. (photo courtesy of Ramsey County Public Health)

Ramsey County video explores food shelves' move to fresh produce

Depicting the challenges and success stories of food shelves, shelters and the like, a new video produced by the Ramsey County Public Health Department highlights recent trends in supplying food for county residents who need it most.
Airing throughout the holiday season on Twin Cities Public Television, the video emphasizes a recent trend towards providing fresh produce and whole-grain foods for people using food shelves and pantries, and eating at shelters.

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