Marjorie Otto

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

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Minnesota State Fair to host job fair June 28

The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host a State Fair Job Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, in the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. That evening, more than 600 fair-time positions will be available.

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26
Jun

Mother strikes and kills 3-year-old

A 3-year-old was hit by a car driven by his mother on Saturday, June 17., in the parking lot of Harding Senior High School.  

The boy, Hsa Kpaw Moo Ku, later died from his injuries. 

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26
Jun

Dayton’s Bluff arts community awarded $100,000 NEA grant

Collective seeks art and culture addendum to city’s comprehensive plan

 

The Dayton’s Bluff community has been awarded a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.

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19
Jun

Smaller homes trying to be big on the East Side


A new development, a tiny home community called The East Yard, will be located at 627 Bush Ave., on a strip of land between Bush Avenue and the railroad tracks in the Railroad Island neighborhood. Marjorie Otto/Review

The East Side appears to be a popular spot for small-to-tiny home developments.

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19
Jun

Tuskegee Airman’s legacy lives on at Farnsworth Aerospace


After hearing about the Col. Kenneth Wofford mural at Farnsworth Upper Campus, LaVone Kay, center, from the CAF Red Tail Squadron, contacted upper campus Principal Hamilton Bell, left, about donating Wofford’s uniform to be on display at the school. Keith Baker, right, was a family friend of Wofford’s and took care of the uniform after the Wofford family donated it to the CAF Red Tail Squadron. Wofford was a Tuskegee Airman who flew missions in the Korean and Vietnam wars; in his post-U.S. Airforce life he visited Farnsworth many times and interacted with students. Marjorie Otto/Review

Uniform donated to honor late pilot

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May

Progressive Baptist Church pastor retires after 48 years


Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller, pictured here with his wife Eunice Miller, is retiring after 48 years in ministry, 24 of which were spent with Progressive Baptist Church on the East Side.

Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller’s son will take over leadership of church

 

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22
May

Mural unveiled at Farnsworth Aerospace School


The mural celebrating Tuskegee Airman Col. Kenneth Wofford, who often visited the Farnsworth Schools, was originally commissioned by the Air Force Association, Rawlings Chapter. The association decided to house the mural at Farnsworth after the mural’s original home was abruptly closed

Celebrates late Tuskegee Airman Col. Kenneth Wofford

A piece of history has found a home at the Farnsworth Aerospace School Upper Campus.

Mon
15
May

Orchard planted at Village on Rivoli funded by $50,000 Super Bowl grant


Volunteers from Pentair, Urban Roots and City Academy planted some 60 fruit trees May 9, creating an orchard at the Village on Rivoli housing development. The orchard was paid for with a $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

 

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee awarded Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services a $50,000 grant to create a long-dreamed-about orchard at the Village on Rivoli housing development.

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08
May

The prevailing Windigos


The Windigos wind energy team from Farnsworth 5-8 school is currently raising funds for a trip to Anaheim, California, to compete in the National Renewable Energy KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association’s conference at the end of the month.

Farnsworth team invited to national wind turbine competition

 

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08
May

A home to connect to culture


Indigenous Roots/Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, a Mexica-Nahua dance group, has performed on the East Side for about 10 years.

New Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center opens May 13

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