East Side Review

Tue
22
May

My 36th Governor’s Fishing Opener


courtesy of Trish Ejnik Photography • The Willmar Lakes Planning Committee was determined to rid Spicer’s Green Lake of 25 inches of late-staying ice ahead of the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 12.

It was just a few weeks before the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener on Green Lake in Spicer when the Willmar Lakes Planning Committee came together with determination and equipment to rid the lake of 25 inches of ice in time for the big day. 

Mon
21
May

West St. Paul residents call for change following allegations of sexism on city council


Hannah Burlingame/Review • It was standing-room-only in a full West St. Paul City Council chambers May 14 as woman after woman stepped up to the podium to speak out in support of Samantha Green and Mayor Jenny Halverson, who speakers said they thought were treated in a sexist way by others on the council.

The May 14 West St. Paul City Council meeting was filled to the brim, with people standing in doorways straining to hear what was being said, while a table inside the council chambers was stacked two feet high with feminine hygiene products.

Mon
21
May

East Yard tiny home project put on hold


file photo • The East Yard, a tiny home community that would have been located on an odd strip of land just south of the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 627 Bush Ave., has been put on hold due to a variety of issues, including pollution remediation and site configuration, among other things.

Costs and configuration make it a challenge

 

After more than a year of studying and collecting feedback, work on a planned tiny home community, the East Yard, has stalled.

Mon
21
May

Little farm in the big city


Marjorie Otto photo/Review • The Rivoli Bluff Farm, located in the Railroad Island neighborhood at the western end of Minnehaha Avenue, consists of a large garden, an orchard, beehives and a gravel garden for starting trees. New this year, a high tunnel greenhouse is being constructed, which will extend the time for produce to grow. The farm is run by Urban Roots, an East Side youth organization that employs area high school students and teaches them agriculture, cooking and conservation skills.

Walking down to the Rivoli Bluff Farm, some may forget they are still in the heart of the city as they breath the smell of fresh-turned soil and watch bees whiz by. 

Mon
21
May

Teen pleads guilty to charges related to Inver Grove Heights party bus killing

A second teenage boy has pleaded guilty to charges related to the March shooting death of a 19-year-old man outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater that happened as people fought after departing a party bus.

Mon
21
May

East Side Review - Police Reports • April 26 - MAY 2 • 2018

Thursday, April 26 — Wednesday, May 2 • Police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

 

Fri
18
May

River Heights Park to stay a park


courtesy of Google Maps • Residents turned out May 14 to tell the Inver Grove Heights City Council not to sell River Heights Park. Instead of being sold, the park, inconspicuous and located at 8780 Inver Grove Trail, will be improved and marked with a city park ID sign.

IGH residents turn out against sale of their neighborhood green space

 

Fri
18
May

SNAPSHOTS: And it was just right

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • Humans and birds alike enjoyed a sunny and warm afternoon at Lake Phalen on May 15. Some chose to get out on the water, other landlubbers stayed on shore hoping luck was on their side to reel in a few fish.

Tue
15
May

Roseville firefighters learn empathy with dementia simulations


Mike Munzenrider photo • Roseville firefighter Chris Rice readied himself for a dementia simulation May 9 at Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington with help from Roseville communications specialist Carolyn Curti. Rice and 16 others from the Roseville Fire Department went through the simulation the first week of May at the senior community across the street from the city’s fire station to better understand what it’s like for people who have dementia.

The dementia simulation at Cherrywood Pointe of Roseville at Lexington is decidedly low tech, but it’s effective virtual reality, nonetheless.

Tue
15
May

Rosedale management says its options are wide open with Herberger’s closure


Mike Munzenrider • Rosedale Center now owns the soon-to-be vacant Herberger’s, and is keeping its options open for the 150,000-square-foot of space. Mall management said it could be used for retail, medical, office space, a hotel or even housing.

Despite the large “going out of business” signs on the Rosedale Center Herberger’s that catch motorists’ eyes as they pass on Highway 36, Rosedale general manager Scott Michaelis said the state of the mall is “fantastic.”

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