Marjorie Otto

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

Tue
05
Mar

Ward 6 candidates talk city issues at forum

All five St. Paul City Council Ward 6 candidates got together for a forum Feb. 27 at the East Side Freedom Library. 

Tue
05
Mar

4 East Side teachers among Teacher of the Year semifinalists

A panel of community leaders has narrowed 168 candidates down to 40 semifinalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. 

Among the semifinalists are four East Side teachers from Harding High School and Eastern Heights Elementary.

Tue
05
Mar

St. Paul’s Urban Roots celebrating 50th anniversary


file photo Urban Roots has partnered with numerous St. Paul organizations, including Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services. That particular partnership includes an urban farm at the Village on Rivolli housing development in Railroad Island, where the high tunnel seen above was installed in 2018.

East Side St. Paul youth nonprofit Urban Roots will spend 2019 celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Mon
25
Feb

Urban Roots celebrating 50th anniversary


file photo Urban Roots, the East Side youth urban agriculture nonprofit, will be spending 2019 celebrating its 50th anniversary. The organization has a number of gardens across the East Side, including its original garden on the corner of Third Street and Maria Avenue, which it established in 1996.

East Side youth nonprofit Urban Roots will spend 2019 celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Mon
25
Feb

East Side legislators sit down for community town hall

More than a month into the legislative session, East Side legislators held a town hall with community members to talk about priorities at the Minnesota Capitol and to hear what constituents had to say.

Mon
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. 

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