Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

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20
May

Huffman resigns from Ramsey County board following conflict of interest investigation


Blake Huffman (file photo)

Blake Huffman is stepping down from the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners.

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20
May

City plans trail work at Indian Mounds Regional Park


The City of St. Paul is planning to improve and alter trails at Indian Mounds Regional Park. Some trails will be removed out of cultural sensitivity due to their proximity to burial mounds. This project differs from the Cultural Landscape Study, a collaboration between the city and indigenous community that’s working to create a more culturally sensitive plan for the park. (courtesy of City of St. Paul)

The City of St. Paul plans to improve and adjust trails at Indian Mounds Regional Park.

Mon
13
May

Karibu celebrates grand opening


Karibu Grocery and Deli, located at 719 Payne Ave., celebrated its official grand opening May 3, after a soft opening this past fall. The new business is run by the Ali family, East African community members who have lived in the Railroad Island neighborhood for some 20 years. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

After a soft opening last fall, Karibu Grocery and Deli celebrated its official grand opening on May 3, recognizing all who were involved in the process of making the business happen.

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13
May

St. Paul working on climate change resilience plan; seeks feedback


The City of St. Paul is working on a draft Climate Action and Resilience plan to help prepare it for extreme weather events and to make the city carbon neutral by 2050. A part of the plan identifies neighborhoods and communities in the city that are at various risk levels of vulnerability to climate change. (courtesy of City of St. Paul)

To prepare for climate change and to curb its impact on the environment, the City of St. Paul is creating a draft Climate Action and Resilience plan. 

Mon
06
May

Help guide the Swede Hollow master plan

The City of St. Paul is working to create a master plan for Swede Hollow Park that will help guide future programming or improvements at the park. 

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06
May

Look for new public art, immigrant stories, on East Seventh Street


Carryon Homes, a public art installation that made its debut in Minneapolis last summer, will spend its summer and fall in Hamm Park off East Seventh Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (photos courtesy of Carryon Homes)

A new public art installation is coming to Hamm Park May 9 and 10. 

The park, which has undergone some recent “reactivating” by the City of St. Paul, will house the Carryon Homes art installation this summer and fall. 

Mon
29
Apr

Farnsworth students off to Houston for engineering comp


The Farnsworth 5-8 Campus wind team has been invited to its fourth national competition due to team members’ strong engineering skills. The students will be heading off to Houston May 21-23 for the national KidWind competition. (courtesy of David Barrett)

Trip marks team’s 4th invite

 

It’s a habit they can’t break — the Farnsworth 5-8 Campus wind team has once again been invited to the KidWind national competition, held this year down in Houston, Texas. 

Mon
29
Apr

2 East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Bernetta Green

The East Side has two teachers who are among the nine finalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award: Bernetta Green, a fifth-grade teacher at Eastern Heights Elementary and Eugenia Popa, an English as a second language teacher at Harding H

Mon
29
Apr

Sharing a springtime meal


Marjorie Otto/Review

Neighbors in the Highwood Hills area stopped by Highwood Hills Elementary School on April 23 to share a community meal.

Mon
22
Apr

Man shot by resident after fleeing police


courtesy of St. Paul Police Department After police tried to pull over this stolen vehicle April 16 it was involved in a crash. Its alleged driver fled the scene and was shot by a homeowner a few blocks west of Payne Avenue.

A man was shot and injured off Payne Avenue by a homeowner after fleeing police April 16. 

The homeowner was charged with second-degree assault.

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