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Funding finally secured for soccer stadium site cleanup

Posted on 10 July 2017

Complex technical maneuvers with TIF districts and funds come up with the last $875,000 By JANE MCCLURE With site work in full swing on a Major League Soccer stadium at Snelling and Interstate 94, it’s time for community members to get an update. Union Park District Council (UPDC) is hosting an informational meeting at 6:30pm, […] Continue Reading

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Lyngblomsten certified as a Service Enterprise

Posted on 10 July 2017

Lyngblomsten, 1415 Almond Ave. W., has been certified as a Service Enterprise, a designation given to a small percentage of nonprofits nationwide for their exceptional volunteer programs. Lyngblomsten is the first senior care organization in Minnesota to become a Service Enterprise. “In my estimation,” said Jeff Heinecke, President and CEO of Lyngblomsten, “our volunteer program […] Continue Reading

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West Midway bikeway approved by Council; parking to be lost

Posted on 10 July 2017

By JANE MCCLURE St. Paul’s first-ever two-way, separated bikeway will be installed this summer on Pelham Blvd. in Desnoyer Park neighborhood and Myrtle St. in the West Midway. On June 7 the St. Paul City Council approved the Pelham plans, which also include connections along Myrtle and Raymond avenues in the West Midway. The project […] Continue Reading

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Hamline Midway Mural project needs a Kickstart

Posted on 10 July 2017

The Burlesque Public Works Division, an offshoot of Minneapolis-based creative studio Burlesque of North America, is planning to design and paint a massive series of murals spanning nine garage doors on the side of the former American Can Company building on Prior Ave. They have a Kickstarter campaign to raise the remaining funds needed for […] Continue Reading

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Another attempt to connect Greenway over the river to St. Paul

Posted on 10 July 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Another effort is underway to kick-start a Midtown Greenway extension into St. Paul. This summer St. Paul and Minneapolis community and bicycle advocacy groups are forming the “Extend the Greenway Partnership” Coalition. The coalition organizers are also seeking a cost estimate to complete a feasibility study of the Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Short […] Continue Reading

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Micro apartments on Territorial Road scheduled to open in August

Posted on 10 July 2017

With construction underway since January, RAY, a new “smart living” micro-unit apartment complex at 2326 Territorial Rd., is on track to welcome residents on Aug. 1. The project, owned and developed by Brad Johnson, principal of RAY Residential and one of the owners and developers Carleton Place Artist Lofts and The Lyric Apartments, builds on […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 10 July 2017

By ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Four cadets from the Marine Corps JROTC at Como traveled to Washington D.C. with Senior Marine Instructor Major John Foley to compete in the National Level Junior Leadership Academic Bowl. Out of 240 other MCJROTC schools in the nation, the Como team qualified during the school year to […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute

Posted on 10 July 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Gun violence in St. Paulgenerates concern Gun violence is a “public health crisis,” according to St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell. Upticks in 911 and gun violence calls are stretching the city’s police resources. Strategies to address the trends were discussed by Axtell and St. Paul City Council members during two presentations […] Continue Reading

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Rihm Kenworth to leave the Midway after 85 years

Posted on 10 July 2017

DEVELOPMENT NOTES by JANE MCCLURE West Midway is losing one of its longtime trucking businesses. Rihm Family Companies, Inc., which is one of the world’s oldest Kenworth truck dealers, has announced plans to build new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapid. The company will leave its longtime location southwest of the Cleveland-University intersection. […] Continue Reading

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Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 10 July 2017

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director Annual Ice Cream Social scheduled for July 14 It doesn’t get any better than this: A night to enjoy free ice cream, lawn games, live music, and the best neighbors in the city. It’s District 10’s annual Ice Cream Social on Fri., July 14, 5:30-8pm, at the Como Park Streetcar […] Continue Reading

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