Marjorie Otto

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

Sun
20
Aug

East Siders running for St. Paul school board, mayoral candidates line up

While elections may not be on everyone’s mind during this off-year, it’s a big year for St. Paul. 

Sun
20
Aug

Big changes coming to the Sam’s Dairy site


The owner of the old Sam’s Dairy site in the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue plans to break ground on an expansion of the building this October. The expansion will include a larger laundromat, deli and small grocery store, along with fuel pumps, among other changes. Marjorie Otto/Review

Owners hope to better serve the community and cut down on crime

Fri
11
Aug

Librarians mark a 100th anniversary by returning to their former home

As part of the year-long centennial celebration of Carnegie libraries in St. Paul, the East Side Freedom Library hosted a librarian reunion Aug. 8.

Fri
04
Aug

Indian Mounds Park death compounded by social media


Micheal Bringle, 50, was found hanging at Indian Mounds Regional Park the morning of Aug.1. His family said he struggled with his mental health for many years. After someone took pictures of his body hanging and spread them on social media, inciting rumors about the man’s race and means of death, the family decided to share this photo of Bringle, asking that others take down the disturbing images. Courtesy of Micheal Bringle family

A man was found hanging from a tree by a passerby in Indian Mounds Regional Park the morning of Aug. 1. According to St. Paul police, officers responded to the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood park at about 5:40 a.m.

Fri
04
Aug

The end of an antiquing era


From left to right, Dave, Connie and Lonnie Piche are closing up J & E Antiques after more than 42 years of calling Arcade Street home. Marjorie Otto/Review

J & E Antiques closes its doors, the last antique shop from an era

“I spent my life here,” said Lonnie Piche as he, his wife Connie and brother Dave sorted through more than 42 years worth of antique treasures.

Sun
30
Jul

Teen wants others to love libraries like she does

“Libraries are actually a pretty big part of my life. My mom has been taking my sisters and I since we were super small,” said Destiny Walker, the intern at Arlington Hills Community Center this summer, before reassessing.

Sun
30
Jul

East Side neighbors starting peaceful traditions


Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli kicked off the celebration with a peace dance. Marjorie Otto photo/Review

“Look around you, see whoever is sitting next to you, turn around and say ‘Hi.’ That’s how peace gets built,” said Amin Omar during the inaugural East Side Peace Celebration on a hot July 22 at the Battle Creek Recreation Center.

Mon
24
Jul

Body found in East Side garage


John Michael Erickson

Man charged with murder

 

Mon
24
Jul

Teaching new Minnesotans an old tradition


Members of the Karen community, many of them recent immigrants, headed out to Lake Phalen on July 19 for a lesson on a Minnesota tradition: fishing. Marjorie Otto/Review

“If you have 10,000 lakes and no one fishing, it doesn’t make sense,” said Sen. Foung Hawj, who represents District 67 on the East Side. 

Tue
18
Jul

Bike lanes: coming to an East Side street near you


The City of St. Paul is planning to add bike lanes to Stillwater Avenue following the resurfacing of the street late this summer or fall. Bike lanes will also be added to Hazel Street to provide a connection to the Furness Parkway trail. Stillwater Avenue and Hazel Street will have marked bike lanes and parking on one side of the street will be removed. On the connecting routes of Ruth Street, Algonquin and Case avenues, shared lane markings will be added with no loss of parking. courtesy of the City of St. Paul

The city of St. Paul is continuing to expand bike infrastructure and this time it’s in the greater East Side, specifically in the Beaver Lake neighborhoods.

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