Marjorie Otto

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

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.

Mon
28
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

Harding High School has multiple Teacher of the Year candidates

In its 55th year, the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program has the third highest number of candidates in its history. 

Mon
21
Jan

East Side city council races shaping up to be busy


Courtesy of the City of St. Paul Both seats for East Side St. Paul City Council wards 6 and 7 are up for election this year. Ward 6 will have a guaranteed new face following former council member Dan Bostrom’s resignation and retirement. In Ward 7, incumbent council member Jane Prince and community organizer Mary Anne Quiroz have announced their intentions to run.

The turn of the New Year kicked off a number of city council campaigns on the East Side. This year the neighborhood will see elections for both of its St. Paul City Council seats, in wards 6 and 7.

Mon
21
Jan

In discussion of City Hall murals, many ask for them to go


courtesy of Jane Prince The East Side Freedom Library held a community conversation about murals in St. Paul City Hall on Jan. 10. The murals have raised concerns for a number of years due to their depiction of African American and indigenous peoples in relation to white men. More recently, residents have wondered if the murals should continue to be on display in what is considered a democratic space.

Community members gathered at the East Side Freedom Library Jan. 10 to discuss murals inside St. Paul City Hall and whether the city council chambers is an appropriate place for them to be on display.

Mon
21
Jan

Lower Phalen Creek Project hires interim executive director


Jacob Jurss

The Lower Phalen Creek Project announced via an email newsletter Jan. 9 that its board had hired an interim executive director for the organization. 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Marjorie Otto
Comment Here