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Tue
11
Apr

Rush Line route draft approved, public hearing set

During its March 23 meeting, the Rush Line Corridor Policy Advisory Committee approved the Alternative 1 route, a 13-mile bus rapid transit route operating in a dedicated guideway generally along the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority right

Tue
11
Apr

South St. Paul road projects given the green light


The Rush Line Corridor Policy Advisory Committee approved a draft of a route for the bus rapid transit line. The downtown St. Paul part of the route will run from Phalen Village to the Union Depot in downtown St. Paul via Phalen Boulevard, Pennsylvania Avenue, Jackson Street and Robert Street. It will then follow the Bruce Vento bike trail in the Ramsey County Railroad Authority right-of-way. North of Interstate 694 the route will run along Highway 61 in its own dedicated lane.

 

Hannah Burlingame
Review staff

Tue
11
Apr

143-year-old church changes name with changing times


Marjorie Otto/ Review "I feel like Vanna White," laughed Joe Stodola, manager of building and grounds for what will now be called LifePoint Church, as he took down the church's old signage. The church, located at 2220 Edgerton St. in Maplewood, was called Trinity Baptist Church until April 1.

 

Marjorie Otto
Review staff

Trinity Baptist Church, a longtime community member of both the East Side of St. Paul and, within the past 50 years, Maplewood, has changed its name. 

Thu
30
Mar

New Rice Street retail includes a Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut shop.


A new multi-tenant retail space is being built at 2158 Rice St., the site of a former Sinclair gas station. One tenant will be a Tim Horton's, a Canadian-based chain known for its coffee and doughnuts. The new retail space in Maplewood is estimated to open around June 1. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Development located at the corner of Rice Street and County Road B.

Marjorie Otto
Review staff

Wed
01
Mar

John Glenn Middle School calls astronauts at International Space Station


John Glenn Middle School and ham radio volunteers made history Feb. 22 by speaking with Commander Shane Kimbrough, commander of the International Space Station. Sixth-grader Andrewon Xiong wanted to know, “How important is team work to the mission of the ISS crew?”

Students ask Commander Kimbrough about life in space

“NA1SS, KOJDD calling for a scheduled contact. Do you copy? Over.”

“NA1SS copies loud and clear. Over.”

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

Read Across South St. Paul

 

Sun
26
Feb

Rep. Rick Hansen appointed to the Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government

 On Friday, Feb. 17, Speaker Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) appointed Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul) to the Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government.

Sun
26
Feb

Neighbors, Inc. announces new executive director

Neighbors, Inc. has announced that Charles D. Thompson will be the organization’s next executive director. Thompson will join Neighbors in March, working with current executive director John Kemp until his retirement on April 15.

Sun
26
Feb

Changes come to South St. Paul softball league


The new fields at Kaposia Landing are set to be open by the start of the 2017 softball season.

For first time in 26 years, there will be a new director

As softball season draws closer, the South St. Paul Softball Adult League will see some changes this upcoming season, and it’s not just a change of venue. 

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