Marjorie Otto

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

Sat
14
Oct

St. Paul Public School Board candidates discuss school safety, enrollment and a new vision

ELECTION 2017


The St. Paul Public School Board has three seats up for grabs this year. Two incumbents, John Brodrick and Jeanelle Foster, are running for reelection, leaving one spot open for a new face.

Sat
14
Oct

St. Paul mayoral candidates address neighborhood inequities, subsidies and education

ELECTION 2017


It would be an understatement to say the ballot for the St. Paul mayoral race is little full. 

Fri
13
Oct

Man shot and killed by St. Paul police following domestic violence call

A man was shot and killed by St. Paul police officers Oct. 5 after officers responded to reports of shots fired and domestic violence in the 400 block of Earl Street in the East Side neighborhood of Dayton’s Bluff.

Fri
06
Oct

From the East Side to Puerto Rico


Volunteers sorted donations for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center on Oct. 3. Marjorie Otto/Review

If you walked into the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center anytime the first week of October, the atmosphere felt very much like a beehive, with volunteers buzzing about with cases of food and water.

Fri
06
Oct

The sights and sounds of the St. Paul Fall Art Crawl come to the East Side

The St. Paul Fall Art Crawl is Oct. 13, 14 and 15, and if you’re looking to stay local, the East Side will have quite a few stops. At all the locations below, the crawl runs 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 12-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-5 p.m.

Fri
29
Sep

SNAPSHOT: Payne Avenue Poet Project unveiled


The Payne Avenue Poet project, a partnership between the East Side Arts Council and East Side poet Saymoukda Vongsay, wrapped up with a Sept. 15 poetry party and mural unveiling. The mural, which features people Vongsay met along Payne Avenue during the summer, is on the side of the arts council building located at 977 Payne Ave. The mural includes portraits and snippets of poetry created by Payne Avenue dwellers and visitors. More poetry can be found inside the East Side Arts Council’s office. Vongsay, who wrote her own poetry about Payne Avenue, said she’s still processing the experience, but said it was an honor to talk with people about their Payne Avenue stories.
Fri
29
Sep

St. Paul mayoral candidates discuss East Side issues

Six of the 10 St. Paul mayoral candidates discussed issues related to the East Side during a forum at Metropolitan State University on Sept. 22. 

Fri
29
Sep

SNAPSHOT/GALLERY: Payne Arcade Harvest Festival


While the Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival is usually a kick-off to fall, this year’s festival was much more summery, with the Sept. 23 parade taking place in 90-degree heat. This year’s festival had a cultural performance stage that included a lion dance, pictured above. Marjorie Otto/Review

Check out a gallery of SNAPSHOTS from one event!

Fri
22
Sep

SNAPSHOT: A little bit of school spirit


Above, a photo booth was used by many at the Warrior Rally, including a a few members from the Henry Sibley Pom Squad. Right, Dodge Nature Center had a booth at the event where attendees got a chance to hold chickens. photo courtesy of ISD 197

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos courtesy of ISD 197)

Fri
22
Sep

Harvest Festival medallion found in Swede Hollow Park


From left to right, Harvest Festival medallion hunt clue-writer Ed Brodie, and medallion hunting team Matt Koskie, Skylar and Steven Sanfter, were recognized at the Harvest Festival kick-off dinner on Sept. 20. Koskie and Sanfter found the medallion in Swede Hollow Park on Sept. 17. Marjorie Otto/Review

First year of medallion hunt is a success.

 

For Matt Koskie and Steven Sanfter, the Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival medallion was their tenth medallion find this summer.

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