Marjorie Otto

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

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18
Feb

County works on upping pedestrian safety after tragic crash on McKnight Road


courtesy of Google Maps Following a Jan. 4 crash that killed one pedestrian and critically injured another on McKnight Road near the Villages on McKnight apartments, Ramsey County engineers held a community meeting to discuss short-term and long-term changes to improve safety on the busy throughway.

Following a fatal crash at the beginning of January on McKnight Road, Ramsey County engineers met with the community Feb. 11 to talk about short-term and long-term changes to McKnight.

Mon
18
Feb

Photo exhibit features East Side Hmong-American experience


courtesy of Bockley Gallery Pao Houa Her, an East Side-raised photographer, has been taking pictures for years that focus on the Hmong-American experience. A never-before-seen set of photos, which focuses on her childhood home near Lake Phalen, will be on display at the East Side Freedom Library Feb. 22 through March 17.

For Pao Houa Her, photography is like writing. 

Wed
13
Feb

St. Paul Youth Services celebrates 45 years of youth support

An East Side organization, St. Paul Youth Services, will be spending 2019 celebrating 45 years of serving youth. 

Mon
11
Feb

Ward 6, meet your new city council member


submitted photo Kassim Busuri will serve as the city council member for Ward 6 through the end of 2019.

Kassim Busuri, the new Ward 6 St. Paul City Council member, was officially inaugurated on Feb. 6.

Mon
11
Feb

St. Paul Youth Services celebrates 45 years of youth support

An East Side organization, St. Paul Youth Services, will be spending 2019 celebrating 45 years of serving youth. 

Mon
04
Feb

Community asked to help create new Lake Phalen mural


file photo A mural will be installed at Lake Phalen this summer and the process is being lead by artist Liv Novotny, who helped with the Urban Roots Youth Council’s mural at Phoenix Market in Dayton’s Bluff last year.

A mural will be installed at Lake Phalen this summer and organizers are asking the community to help brainstorm ideas for it. 

Mon
04
Feb

Trail to be constructed along Johnson Parkway


courtesy of the City of St. Paul As a part of the St. Paul Grand Round project, a two-mile trail will be constructed in 2020 along Johnson Parkway between Phalen Regional Park and Indian Mounds Regional Park, filling in missing pedestrian and bicycle connections.

As part of the St.

Mon
04
Feb

2 shooting deaths mark cold days on the East Side

Despite frigid temperatures, the East Side saw an uptick in violent crime over the past week.

Wed
30
Jan

Rush Line planning adds 2 new stations


courtesy of Ramsey County The Rush Line bus rapid transit project will run between downtown St. Paul and White Bear Lake, using buses on dedicated lanes. A few stops — at Cook Avenue and Buerkle Road — were added following community input over the past few months.

As the Rush Line transit project continues though its environmental analysis and collects community input about stations, a few stops have been added to the route. 

Mon
28
Jan

Train fuel leaks into Battle Creek and Pig’s Eye Lake

A train derailment that occurred in the rail yard near Battle Creek and Pig’s Eye Lake spilled fuel into both bodies of water Jan. 14.

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