Payne Phalen’s Lockwood Park will be getting some modest upgrades before early next year. St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are in the planning process for the upgrades, and are reaching out to community members for input. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Planning is underway to upgrade Lockwood Park, the small, square park located at the corner of Cook Avenue and Mendota Street, not far from the Church of St. Casimir in the Payne Phalen neighborhood.
Entrepreneur Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou stands inside of 871 Payne Ave., which he hopes to turn into a concept restaurant. He decided to invest in Payne Avenue after reading news articles about the commercial corridor’s restaurant happenings. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Picks up two buildings, hopes to open new businesses ASAP
It seems trend-piece articles about Payne Avenue have paid off, at least for two vacant buildings on the commercial corridor.
For it was after Dimitri Hatzigeorgiou heard the buzz about restaurants popping up on Payne from a radio news segment and some newpaper articles that he decided he'd better get in on the action.
A group of friends and family greeted Pete Mogren (wearing the helmet) in downtown Stillwater July 2 to celebrate him reaching the halfway point of a planned 4,250-mile fundraiser. Mogren, of Oakdale, took a few days to rest before continuing his journey. (Submitted photo)
Pete Mogren rides 3,000 miles to raise funds for MS
It’s been over a month since Oakdale cyclist Pete Mogren dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the chilly Pacific waters off Washington State and embarked on a cross-country adventure he hoped would take him to the opposite coast in northern New England.
As of July 16, Pete, an Oakdale resident, had completed over 70 percent of his 4,250-mile ride from the town of Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Maplewood detectives urge caution
Scam artists have long preyed on the elderly — threatening legal action for tax evasion, promising lotteries worth millions of dollars, and posing as grandchildren in need of bail.
But those apt to keep a landline home phone aren't the only ones being targeted these days.
Young adults who use online classified sites like Craigslist and Care.com are also falling victim to theft by swindle.
The League of Minnesota Cities honored the city of Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable Cities Award at its annual conference June 26. Oakdale’s senior community development specialist Jennifer Hassebroek presented the award to the city council July 14. Pictured from left, Council member Paul Reinke, council member Lori Pulkrabek, Jennifer Hassebroek, mayor Stan Karwoski, council member Krinten Cici and council member Bill Rasmussen. (Submitted photo)
The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth.
After several years spent developing a plan for the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site, now known as the Rice Creek Commons, the Arden Hills City Council gave shakey approval to the site’s Master Plan, though the council may face more w