Marjorie Otto

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

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10
Nov

Johnson High School alumni donate bench to the school


The Denissons spent about 100 hours constructing the bench and donated about $4,000 worth of materials. The bench can seat some 20 people and a commemorative plaque will be added next spring. • submitted photo

As a way to mark their 50-year class reunion, members of the Johnson High School class of 1966 wanted to create or donate something to the school. 

They decided on a bench, and not just an ordinary wooden bench, but a big stone “J.”

Fri
10
Nov

Listening House dilemma to go before St. Paul City Council


Dayton’s Bluff neighbors living near Listening House, a nonprofit that operates out of First Lutheran Church at 463 Maria Ave. serving those who are homeless, have appealed a St. Paul Planning Commission decision that allows the organization to keep operating. The issue will now go before the St. Paul City Council. • courtesy of Google Maps

Dayton’s Bluff struggles with homeless service center in neighborhood

 

Fri
10
Nov

Carter grabs solid St. Paul mayoral win

ELECTION 2017


Few surprises in city’s school board election

 

Tue
07
Nov

Pedestrian killed by driver in alleged hit and run near Metro State

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian then allegedly left the scene in the early morning hours of Nov. 7, in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood just southwest of Metropolitan State University. 

Sat
04
Nov

A little bit of St. Paul halfway around the world


Marjorie Otto photos/Review • As a part of the sister city relationship St. Paul has with Changsha, China, five “Peanuts” sculptures will be sent to Changsha as a part of a gift exchange. The city of Changsha will give St. Paul a replica of its famous Aiwan Pavilion, to be installed at Lake Phalen Regional Park.

The “Peanuts” characters are going to China.

Fri
03
Nov

New St. Paul police training facility opens


The St. Paul Police Department opened its new Richard H. Rowan Public Training Center on Oct. 31 in the Railroad Island neighborhood.

Neighborhood puts mark on facility

 

The new St. Paul Police training facility opened on Oct. 31, a little more than a year after construction began. 

Mon
30
Oct

SNAPSHOT: In was a smash!

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (Miranda Otto / photo)

Mon
30
Oct

Rice Street Gardens serves to unite old and new neighbors


The Rice Street Gardens, located in the northeastern corner of Rice Street and Roselawn Avenue in Maplewood, recently received an award from the Minnesota State Horticultural Society for its work connecting the community. Marjorie Otto

The Rice Street Gardens has been operating for just two growing seasons, but the work has not gone unnoticed. 

Mon
30
Oct

Beloved Mikee the monkey, known on the East Side and beyond, passes away


photos courtesy of Roy Carlson Mikee the monkey, as he was known by many in the Twin Cities, passed away suddenly on Sept. 1. His “Papa,” Roy Carlson, said Mikee was just shy of 20 years old when he died of a heart attack.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Nov. 5

 

“The highlight of my life is gone,” said Roy Carlson, also known as “Papa” to his Mikee, who recently passed away.

Fri
20
Oct

Dayton’s Bluff celebrates another year of community organizing


Newly elected and re-elected board members of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, from left to right, include Kirstin Scanlan Madore, Dana Fitzpatrick, Erica Merritt, Quintin Kidd and Barry Frantum. Re-elected board members Osman Egal, Jeanelle Foster and Laura Kidd were unable to attend the community council’s annual meeting on Oct. 18. Marjorie Otto/Review

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council held its annual meeting and board elections on Oct. 18.

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