East Side Newsbriefs

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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

Sun
05
Jul

Frustrated neighbor paints SOS sign on house

Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Gary Rosenbaum is proud of his Victorian-style home in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
05
Jul

Wilder and City Academy poised for roof updates

Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Deteriorating building to get a bit of love, but was it snubbed of more?
Thanks to some city funds, City Academy, the nation’s oldest charter school, looks poised to have a new roof over its head.
The school is located in a portion of the city-owned Wilder Recreation Center building, which is in need of some rather urgent upgrades. Last year, the sewer system backed up, releasing raw sewage into the basement of the building, near where classes are held. And it wasn’t the first time it had happened.

Mon
29
Jun

Dry Bones Blues Festival celebrates sobriety

Mary Elias and Tim Jenkins play for a crowd at the 12th annual Dry Bones Blues Festival at the Minnesota Music Cafe on lower Payne Avenue.

Mon
29
Jun

Booster club helps out Duluth & Case

Thanks to the efforts of the Duluth & Case Recreation Center’s Booster Club, the kids who play at the rec center will have some more gear to try out.

Mon
29
Jun

State legislature throws $50k towards Chinese garden at 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)
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)

On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park.

Mon
29
Jun

People’s Inc. struggles for approval

People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

City staff approves zoning requests, district council, neighbors oppose

Mon
29
Jun

New city ordinance means take-home beer on Sundays

Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side brewers to sling growlers starting in July
Starting in July, beer drinkers won’t need to stock up for Sunday — instead, they can just go pick up a beer from their nearest brewery, and take it home to imbibe.
Thanks to a state law and a subsequent city ordinance signed into St. Paul law in late May, East Siders can buy beer to take home on Sundays from two nearby breweries, as well as any others in other parts of the city.

Sun
21
Jun

Nienstedt quits after charges against Archdiocese

Following the criminal charges filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop John Nienstedt has announced he’ll step down.

Sun
21
Jun

Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

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