Marjorie Otto

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

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15
Apr

More East Side road projects planned for 2019


graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul Margaret Street is a bike boulevard, meaning the road is meant to be shared between cyclists and drivers without separate, marked bike lanes. Work along the street this year will include the installation of traffic circles and curb bump-outs to serve as traffic-calming features to slow down vehicles on the street.

The City of St. Paul has a number of construction projects it will be managing on the East Side this summer.

Mon
08
Apr

Larpenteur to be resurfaced, bike lanes added


courtesy of Ramsey County Following resurfacing work taking place on Larpenteur Avenue between Hazel Street and Century Avenue, bike lanes will be added between Hazel and Beebe Road, while parking will remain on both sides of the road through that stretch.

The section of Larpenteur Avenue that forms the border between St. Paul and Maplewood is planned for resurfacing work this summer.

The project area runs from Hazel Street in St. Paul  to Geneva/Century Avenue in Maplewood.

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08
Apr

More than a decade later, Highwood Hills rec reopens


Marjorie Otto/Review After more than 10 years of being closed, the Highwood Hills Recreation Center reopened April 1.

The Highwood Hills Recreation Center reopened on April 1, no fool’s joke after more than 10 years of being closed.

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01
Apr

GROW-IT Center to start construction in coming weeks


courtesy of 292 Design Group Due to unexpectedly high construction costs, plans for Metropolitan State University’s GROW-IT Center have been altered. The addition to the front of the building will now have a flat, rather than peaked roof, and large windows rather than an all-glass front wall. The project will be done in phases, with renovations to the existing greenhouse starting in a few weeks, with the addition most likely being built in 2020.

Unexpected high costs alter plans

 

Metropolitan State University’s GROW-IT Center has hit a couple snags on its way to opening up as an educational tool for the university and community.

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01
Apr

Banking through local nonprofits seeks to make it more ‘FAIR’

Equity in financial access — being able to build credit and save money — can be more difficult to come by than some may realize. Bad credit or predatory financial institutions can make it difficult to break into the financial mainstream.

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27
Mar

‘Why Treaties Matter’ coming to East Side Freedom Library

Exhibit opens March 24

 

Treaties are a large part of historical and modern Minnesota, but often aren’t well understood. 

Mon
25
Mar

2 East Siders among 2019 Bush Fellows


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Fellowship helps leaders continue to grow and serve

 

The Bush Foundation on March 19 announced the 24 winners of its Bush Fellowship program, which include two East Siders. 

Mon
25
Mar

‘Why Treaties Matter’ coming to East Side Freedom Library

Exhibit opens March 24

Treaties are a large part of historical and modern Minnesota, but often aren’t well understood. 

Mon
18
Mar

Payne Avenue home explosion determined to be accidental


courtesy of the St. Paul Fire Department The home at 672 Payne Ave. was leveled Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, by an explosion that could be heard and felt across east metro communities. Fire department investigators said the explosion, which killed the 80-year-old man who lived in the home, was likely caused by a gas leak.

Investigators say most likely due to natural gas leak 

 

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18
Mar

Harding High School choir part of Mexican composer residency


Marjorie Otto/ Review Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan came by the East Side Freedom Library March 8 to talk about their state budget proposal, specifically on how it will support indigenous peoples and communities of color.

Students helped compose new song to be premiered at Ordway

 

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