East Side Review

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02
Sep

The dirty work must be done


Sewer rehabilitation work will start this month in neighborhoods east of Johnson Parkway between Case Avenue and Beech Street. A second project area will be south of Interstate 94 along Highway 61 and Warner Road. The sewer lines will have a resin layer added to the inside to combat corrosion.

In a continuation of repairing and rehabilitating sewer lines in St. Paul, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services will be starting sewer work this month in neighborhoods near Interstate 94 on the East Side. 

Sun
02
Sep

East Siders pedal across country, raising funds for nonprofits along way


submitted photo • Whitney and Ben Greilanger, a couple from the East Side, will be wrapping up a four-month bike trip across the U.S. later this month when they ride into Maine. The couple raised money for bicycle nonprofits in each state through which they pedaled.

Two East Siders spent their summer biking across the U.S. 

 

Sun
02
Sep

Grocery store employee retires after 50 years of fun


Aundrea Kinney/Review • Dave Wachholz retired from Knowlan’s Fresh Foods grocery store Sept. 3, after 50 years with the company. Although he has worked at many of the Knowlan’s locations over the years, Wachholz retired from the South St. Paul store, located at 225 13th Ave. S.

When 26-year-old Dave Wachholz, who at the time was fresh out of the Navy, started working as a daytime stock boy for Knowlan’s Fresh Foods on Sept. 3, 1968, he had no way of knowing he would be with the company for the next 50 years.

Sun
02
Sep

From silver screen to graphic novel

South St. Paul alum publishes his first graphic novel.

 

Sun
02
Sep

SNAPSHOTS: One last summer fling

The West St. Paul Police Department hosted COPS in the Park at Southview Park Aug. 23. Residents came out for this end of summer celebration — kids like 6-year-old Olivia got to climb in a helicopter.

Sun
02
Sep

SNAPSHOTS: Celebrating strong women

Community members in South St. Paul came together Aug. 27 to honor the women who voted for the first time on Aug. 27, 1920, following the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Tue
28
Aug

Safety concerns call for railroad changes near Pig’s Eye Lake


courtesy of Google Maps • Neighbors and businesses near Pig’s Eye Lake and the Red Rock barge and railroad terminal are dealing with a complex problem involving worker safety and preserving natural resources caused by trains blocking access to the area for hours at a time.

Neighbors worry about maintaining access to natural resources

 

Tue
28
Aug

Local music education nonprofit eyeing Payne Avenue for new venue


file photo • The nonprofit Twin Cities Catalyst Music is looking to use the basement of the Old Swedish Bank building for a new all-ages and alcohol-free music venue. Twin Cities Catalyst Music teaches youth about various aspects of the music business — composing, recording, operating a venue and other skills.

Group plans to have after-school music programs.

 

Payne Avenue is being eyed up as a spot for a new all-ages and alcohol-free music venue. 

Tue
28
Aug

‘Unapologetically butter, sugar, gluten’


Hannah Burlingame photo/Review • Ka Small, a transplant from Georgia, operates the Sassy Pecan in South St. Paul's Bridgepoint Business District. The business has expanded to include a variety of sweet treats, including the signature Sticky Doohickey.

Sassy local business debuts as official new food at State Fair

 

When Ka Small was growing up, food was a reason to get together and a source of community.

Tue
28
Aug

Woman dead, husband arrested for murder


Dah Eh Ray

Killing caps a week of homicides on the East Side

A woman is dead and her husband was arrested and charged with murder after police responded to what was originally a fire call the morning of Aug. 18. 

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