St Paul

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03
Jan

City Adds Multi-Lingual Alerts for Snow Emergencies

Saint Paul Public Works announced today that it has expanded its snow emergency alert system to included text notices in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

Sun
03
Jan

St. Paul publishes Karen/English children’s books

St. Paul has birthed what are perhaps the first bilingual Karen-English children’s books.

Sun
03
Jan

Dayton’s Bluff elections bring in record votes

Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
Eleven new Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board members were elected in late December. (photo courtesy of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Though modest, 170 ballots cast shows a big uptick in community engagement for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, says the council’s director, Deanna Abbott-Foster.

For the first time in years, the council’s seats will all be filled.

Sun
20
Dec

Holiday helpers

Members from the St. Paul Police and Fire Departments volunteered to help students from Highwood Hills Elementary and Hazel Park Prep Academy to shop for free holiday meals for their families at the Heroes and Helpers Event on December 12.

Sun
20
Dec

Very end of the road for ‘Arjo’ Adams

Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)
Ronald “Arjo” Adams’ house at 676 Wells St. was demolished in March on orders from the city of St. Paul. Adams appealed the decision, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals determined the city was not in the wrong. (file photo)

His house is demolished, his art park is demolished, and now, in a final conclusion, his appeal is...demolished.

Sun
20
Dec

Sanneh eying Conway Rec upgrades

Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)
Two years after moving into Conway Recreation Center, the Sanneh Foundation is considering investments to upgrade the rec center building and the fields around it. (file photo)

About two years into their lease with the city, the Sanneh Foundation are looking to cement their future at Conway Recreation Center.

Sun
20
Dec

Teeny shop celebrates 60 years

Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kay Sandeen, the owner of Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts, is proudly carrying on a tradition that her parents started. The small gift shop, in the basement of the Sandeen family home, is celebrating 60 years in business. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Sandeen’s still selling Scandinavian specialties

At Sandeen's Scandinavian Gifts, Kay Sandeen gracefully explains a myriad of candle choices to a customer while simultaneously battling with her half-century-old cash register, which won't add up the total.
"You've just got to talk to it nicely," she says of the cash register while repeatedly tapping a button and smiling.
Finally, it dings triumphantly, and the customer, in no hurry at all, gets her change.

Sun
13
Dec

East Sider hopes to bring holiday cheer to less-fortunate

Larson-Allen using social media to spearhead gift giving campaign

While some families may already have bought a myriad of gifts for the largest retail season of the year, LeeAnn Larson-Allen's mind is on those who might not be exchanging any gifts at all.
To that end, she's been running a small-time, East Side-based effort to get holiday gifts in the hands of East Siders who can't afford them for the past four years. Starting small, her first year she helped out three fellow East Side families, and it grew from there. This year, she's helped connect 40 families with sponsors, who help out strangers with Christmas gifts, and she's not through yet — she's hoping to surpass that by Dec. 25.

Sun
13
Dec

Nonprofit company pilots new East Side outreach to upgrade housing

Hoping to improve housing on the East Side, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has set up a satellite office in the East Side's Payne-Phalen neighborhood, for a trial run.

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.

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