Marjorie Otto

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

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From homemade to community anchor


Marjorie Otto/Review • Mañana Restaurant’s new location more than doubles its seating — from 30 seats at the old restaurant to nearly 90 at the new spot, which includes an outdoor patio.

Mañana Restaurant makes the step to full ownership

 

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Dayton’s Bluff homeless shelter controversy far from over


file image • In April, First Lutheran Church, which houses Listening House homeless day shelter, sued the City of St. Paul in federal court over conditions imposed by the city on how the shelter can operate out of the church. The conditions followed months of complaints from First Lutheran neighbors about people who use the shelter defecating, urinating, and trespassing in the neighborhood, among other issues.

Federal judge eases restrictions on church that houses it

 

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SNAPSHOTS: A dash of color

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • A new mural designed by the Urban Roots Youth Intern program made its debut during a July 11 celebration at Phoenix Market.

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SNAPSHOT: Summertime tradition

Marjorie Otto/Review • Most years the White Bear Avenue Parade is a toasty and humid event and this year followed the pattern.

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Tiny East Side gift shop closing after more than 60 years


file photo • Sandeen describes the items at the shop as things you’d find at “grandma’s house” — traditional decorations and gifts.

Sandeen’s Scandinavian Gifts will close at the end of August

 

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Met Council study shows region needs more housing

The message from a recent Metropolitan Council study is that the metro region needs more housing. 

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02
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Mayor calls off St. Paul Fourth of July fireworks

The City of St. Paul won’t be hosting Fourth of July fireworks this year due to budget concerns. 

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the decision via a Facebook post on June 27. 

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Marchers go from East Side to City Hall condemning separation of children


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of about 100 community members gathered at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center in Dayton’s Bluff and marched to St. Paul City Hall June 20 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from families after being detained at the U.S. southern border.

St. Paul City Council passes resolution against administration policy

 

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Construction finally starts at 208 Bates


Marjorie Otto/Review • Construction has finally started on 208 Bates Ave., a historic apartment building in Dayton’s Bluff. The building was a part of the 2016 Vacant Home Tour that was organized by Dayton’s Bluff neighbors to save historic buildings from being torn down.

Just over two years ago, six Dayton’s Bluff homes were in the shadow of the wrecking ball.

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Forest Street may receive bike lanes, further connecting bike infrastructure


courtesy of City of St. Paul • Forest Street is scheduled to be resurfaced this fall. As a part of the construction, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

Continuing the expansion of St. Paul bike infrastructure, the City of St. Paul is planning to add marked bike lanes on Forest Street between Maryland Avenue and Margaret Street.

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