St Paul

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02
May

Two East Side teachers finalists for Teacher of the Year


Ong Xiong, a kindergarten teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, teaches in a dual immersion Hmong classroom, where 90 percent of the students’ materials are taught in Hmong and the other 10 percent are taught in English.

Phalen Lake teacher finds passion in protecting Hmong language

Walking into her kindergarten classroom at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, Ong Xiong laughs about how busy her students keep her.

Mon
24
Apr

Residents chat with Chief Axtell


St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell spoke about the department’s challenges, the main one being an increase in gun violence, at the District 2 Community Council’s Annual Meeting on April 19.

District 2 Community Council holds annual meeting​

“We’re here as neighbors concerned about our neighborhood,” said Gary Unger, a District 2 board member, kicking off the District 2 Community Council Annual Meeting.

Mon
24
Apr

St. Paul Art Crawl: what’s what on the East Side


Artist Emily Gray Koehler will be showcasing her woodcut prints at J.A. Geiger Studio during the St. Paul Art Crawl, April 28-30.

The crawl expands its reach east​

The St. Paul Spring Art Crawl is April 28-30 and the East Side’s footprint in the crawl has grown quite a bit since last year. 

Mon
24
Apr

Eastview Recreation Center reopens to the public


The Eastview Recreation Center, which had been closed to the public for almost 10 years, reopened the first week of April under the management of St. Paul Urban Tennis, also known as SPUT.

Center was closed for nearly a decade​

After closing almost 10 years ago, the Eastview Recreation Center is reopening to the public under the management of St. Paul Urban Tennis, commonly referred to as SPUT.

Sun
26
Feb

Rush Line route to be finalized this spring


Final route decisions will be made this spring for the Rush Line transit corridor between downtown St. Paul and downtown White Bear Lake. There are four route options for downtown St. Paul and Rush Line project planners are deciding if they should make a deal with BNSF Railway company to use their railroad right-of-way north of Interstate 694.

Multiple options for bus rapid transit route on the table

The Rush Line project is chugging along as final route decisions will be made this spring. 

Sun
26
Feb

Nation’s first sepak takraw courts to be built on East Side


The Southeast Asian game of sepak takraw is played by using only the head, feet, or knees to knock a plastic ball back and forth. Hands cannot be used and players go to gravity-defying measures to ensure the ball does not fall on their side.

Soccer-like game is a tradition for Southeast Asian cultures

Sun
26
Feb

East Siders march from Mexican Consulate to capitol on ‘Day Without Immigrants’


On Thursday, Feb. 16, marchers gathered at the Mexican Consulate along East Seventh Street to march to the Minnesota State Capitol on the “Day Without Immigrants.”

Businesses close as the community marches

Sun
12
Feb

Week of gun violence rattles East Side

Within four days the East Side saw two people killed by gun violence. 

Sun
12
Feb

Fourth East Side teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year award


Ong Xiong

Ong Xiong teaches at Phalen Lake magnet

St. Paul Public Schools announced a fourth teacher from the East Side has been nominated for the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Sun
12
Feb

St. Paul celebrates positive impact from neighbors


Ahmed Hersi, middle, is pictured with St. Paul City Council president Russ Stark, left, and District 1 Community Council president Paul Sawyer, right.

On Friday night, Jan. 27, St. Paul residents gathered to celebrate neighbors and organizations that had been nominated by St. Paul’s 17 district councils for the annual Neighborhood Honor Roll. 

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