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)
A creepy troll greets visitors of the haunted house.
Skeletons surprise a guest at the haunted house.
A spinster sits in the gory butcher's room.
A decrepit looking skull is just one of a plethora of fine-crafted creepy items at the haunted house.
Mike Etoll, with a died green goatee, has loved haunted houses his whole life.
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.
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)
393 Bates is surrounded by construction. Metropolitan State University had to build a retaining wall just to keep one side of the house’s yard from eroding into the construction site. (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.
The South St. Paul city council race features three available seats and six candidates running for those seats. All three incumbents whose terms are up — Todd Podgorski, Marilyn Rothecker and Tom Seaberg — are seeking re-election.
A Ramsey County grand jury indicted Neal Zumberge, the New Brighton man accused of shooting two of his neighbors, one fatally, on the evening of May 5, on four counts including first-degree premeditated murder.
The competition for two council seats in North St. Paul includes two incumbents, Terry Furlong and Candy Norgard-Petersen; one former council member who hopes to return, Dave Zick, and perennial candidate Bob Zick.
A mob of primarily juveniles beat and shot at a 17-year-old boy, pictured here receiving treatment at a hospital, and his friend in South St. Paul Oct. 19. Two teens were arrested in the incident, and police are searching for more suspects. (Courtesy photo)
A large group of primarily youths beat and apparently shot at a 17-year-old boy and his friend in an aggravated robbery at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in South St. Paul, authorities say.
The city of Shoreview continues to plan for its pending breakup with the North Suburban Cable Commission and CTV, which currently broadcasts and web streams the city’s various public meetings and events.