East Side Review

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20
Apr

Young company faces big hurdles


On behalf of their New Brighton-based company and many interested in their idea, Jesse Lammi and John Louiselle, both 24, helped draft a bill in the Legislature that would make it easier for tiny homes to be utilized as temporary dwelling spaces for the elderly, injured and disabled and located near the homes of their loved ones. (Jesse Poole/Bulletin)

Local entrepreneurs seek legislation to ease restrictions on locating tiny homes

The tiny house movement isn’t only for the young and sprightly. 

A New Brighton company is fielding another path for it, but to make it work, the company’s two young business partners are first wading through the waters of passing new legislation at the state Capitol. 

Wed
20
Apr

Ramsey County agrees to believe


At a launching event for the Ramsey County: A Start by Believing Community initiative Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell said, “As friends we can believe and support these victims. As criminal justice system providers and others we can believe and ensure that good solid investigation occurs.” (Aundrea Kinney/Review)

Communities unite against sexual violence

One in six women and one in 33 men are victims of sexual assault, and only a fraction of sexual assault cases are ever reported, according to John Choi Ramsey County Attorney.

“Just in Ramsey County alone, two-thirds of all the cases that are investigated by police agencies never even come to the county judge’s office or prosecution to deal with,” Choi said.

Sun
17
Apr

Bald eagles move across lake


The new nest can be viewed from the southernmost park and pavilion area on Keller Lake. The nest is in the large tree to the right (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Highway 36 nest abandoned for new spot on Keller Lake

It seems as though a change in scenery is a need shared by both humans and bald eagles.

Sun
17
Apr

East Side Review police reports - March 17 — March 23

Thursday, March 17 — Wednesday, March 23 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Sun
17
Apr

Edgerton Street open house


courtesy of Ramsey County and City of St. Paul

Ramsey County is planning to resurface Edgerton Street between Maryland and Larpenteur avenues;

Sun
17
Apr

Ash tree removal

Dayton’s Bluff residents along Gotzian Street, between East Third and Margaret streets have recently seen about 60 trees being removed by the city during the past couple weeks.

Sun
17
Apr

Nominations being accepted for 2016 Veterans’ Voices Award

The Minnesota Humanities Center is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Veterans’ Voices Award, recognizing Minnesota Veterans who served honorably in the military and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their communities, in their pr

Sun
17
Apr

East Side Lions Club donates baby monitor to couple


Starting in the back row, from left to right Tim Triplett, Tom Casperson, Stu Sonnee; front row, left to right Kathy Hofmeister, Khou Thao, Magdelene Xiong, Chai Xiong, and Chue Fang. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Khou Thao and Chai Xiong, a Hmong couple living on the East Side, had their first daughter, Magdalene Xiong, on April 4. 

She’s a healthy, alert baby, and the family is happy. 

Sun
17
Apr

Johnson High to undergo internal, external construction


The new entrance and addition will be made of glass and metal to reflect Johnson High School’s aerospace program. (courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)

The changes will take place during the summers of 2016 and 2017

Clogged toilets, wandering visitors and a gloomy entrance that’s not handicap accessible are just some of the building-related issues that have plagued Johnson High School. 

However, long-awaited building improvements are finally on the horizon. At a District Five Committee for Planning and Economic Development meeting on April 5, community leaders learned of some changes coming to Johnson High School. 

Wed
13
Apr

More road construction coming to East Side


courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced road construction that will start this spring on Interstate 94. 

The construction will occur between East Seventh Street and Highway 120/Century Avenue in Maplewood.

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