Marjorie Otto

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

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Jun

More businesses set to fill ‘old 3M site’


submitted photo • Vomela will be building a roughly 300,000-square-foot building on the vacant lot near the corner of Arcade Street and Minnehaha Avenue. The company does “large format printing,” meaning it prints things like signs for retail stores or decals for fleet vehicles.

Beacon Bluff, also known as the “old 3M site” to most East Siders, is going to look a lot different by the end of the year. 

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18
Jun

Nonprofit collaboration makes East Side employment easier

Marjorie Otto

news editor

 

To make it easier to connect employees with East Side employers, nearly a dozen nonprofits are working together in a network to share resources, rather than compete. 

Mon
11
Jun

SNAPSHOTS: Rain can’t stop the art

Art in the Hollow, the art festival that takes place annually on the first Saturday in June in Swede Hollow Park, has a mantra of taking place rain or shine.

Mon
11
Jun

Eastview Rec to get a little community flair


submitted photo • Community leaders are helping to create a mural on the northwest and southwest walls of Eastview Recreation Center. The concept of the mural is flowing rivers, particularly the Mekong, Rio Grande and Mississippi, representing the different cultures of the neighborhood. Within the rivers there will be painted fish, which neighbors are asked to help design and paint.

In an effort to turn a drab wall into a community connection, a number of community partners are coming together to create a mural at the Eastview Recreation Center. 

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11
Jun

Look for a new mural in Dayton’s Bluff


Marjorie Otto/Review • Phoenix Market, located near the corner of Third Street and Maria Avenue in Dayton’s Bluff, will soon feature a mural on the building’s southern wall. The mural’s creation was organized by the Urban Root’s Youth Council and should be installed by the end of the month. Urban Roots’ oldest garden is also located next to the neighborhood convenience store.

Urban Roots leaves its mark on the neighborhood through a series of gardens across the East Side. Soon, the organization can add murals to the list. 

Mon
11
Jun

Filing closes, leaving East Side voters with lots of options

Early filing for the 2018 midterm elections in Minnesota closed on June 5, leaving voters with a plethora of choices to make in the upcoming Aug. 14 primary and on Election Day in November.

Mon
04
Jun

Bringing shock and surprise, Ward 6 restaurant closes


Marjorie Otto/Review • During the afternoon of May 30, a line of people waited to be seated at Ward 6 restaurant for what could be their last meal there. The restaurant announced May 28 that it would be shutting its doors, serving its last meals during brunch on June 3.

After five and half years of calling Payne Avenue home and becoming a staple of the neighborhood, Ward 6 restaurant announced May 28 that the eatery would serve its last meals during brunch on Sunday, June 3. 

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04
Jun

East Side Freedom Library co-founder to be celebrated in symposium


file photo • The former students and mentees of Peter Rachleff, one of the co-founders of the East Side Freedom Library, have organized a symposium in his honor, which will take place June 8 and 9. The event is open to the public and will take place at the library.

A tradition in academia follows that when a professor retires or reaches a milestone, his or her mentees or former students often come together to share their own academic work in celebration of their mentor. 

Mon
28
May

Cookie Cart opens to embrace of the East Side


Marjorie Otto/Review • St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter helped cut the ribbon during the May 17 grand opening of Cookie Cart, a new St. Paul bakery at 946 Payne Ave.

After nearly a year of construction, the much-anticipated Cookie Cart bakery at 946 Payne Ave. opened on May 17. 

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28
May

Metro State home to Minnesota’s first ‘cyber range’


Marjorie Otto/Review • Metropolitan State University held a grand opening celebration May 16 for its new MN Cyber Range, which will be based in the university’s Jason R. Carter Science Education Center. The cyber range, the first of its kind in Minnesota, is described as a “flight simulator for cyber attacks.” Cyber security professionals will use the range to practice how to react to and stop cyber attacks. Instructors demonstrated how the training simulator works during the grand opening.

Range will be used to train for cyber attacks

 

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