Dayton's Bluff

Fri
25
Sep

In wake of murder, family searches for healing


Ramona Turner, a victim of domestic abuse, was killed by her long-time partner in their Dayton's Bluff home. Family members are hoping to focus on the positive in the wake of the tragic event. She's shown above with her two sons, one of whom reportedly witnessed the murder. (Submitted photo)

John Weisner
Ramona Turner's sons raise funds for her funeral; focus on positive memories  In the wake of the death of their mother, who was murdered by their father after years of abuse, Joshua Weisner and his older brother are hoping to turn focus away from the tragic death and celebrate her life.
Joshua describes her as an East Sider with a passion for flower gardening and music, who loved to dance.
She was an upbeat force for the family, and a focal point for family gatherings and connectivity, he said.
"She loved family being together."
Sun
30
Aug

WEQY hits the airwaves

The East Side’s new community radio station, WEQY 104.7 FM, has hit the air, broadcasting out of a studio in Dayton’s Bluff. Calling itself “the voice of the East Side” the mostly volunteer-run station has about 30 hours of weekly programming scheduled. Organizers are hoping to attract more people interested in creating programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
The East Side’s new community radio station, WEQY 104.7 FM, has hit the air, broadcasting out of a studio in Dayton’s Bluff. Calling itself “the voice of the East Side” the mostly volunteer-run station has about 30 hours of weekly programming scheduled. Organizers are hoping to attract more people interested in creating programming. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Soft broadcast kicked off at East Seventh Live
"We're here to get some starch in your slacks... to tell you the best of what's going on on your block," spits out DJ Huh What on a new radio show called New Lens.
The two men behind the show are hoping to air twice weekly, showing off fresh hip hop tunes on a new East Side radio station.

Sun
16
Aug

60 years in, Parkway Little League adds a fourth field

Parkway Little League will be adding a fourth field to what was once a hill and a grove of trees just south and east of where the current fields lie along East Third Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Parkway Little League will be adding a fourth field to what was once a hill and a grove of trees just south and east of where the current fields lie along East Third Street in Dayton’s Bluff. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Parkway Little League, the East Side’s long-running Little League baseball organization, is adding a field to its complex along East Third Street near Earl Street in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
16
Aug

Housing non-profit hopes to lower electric bills in Railroad Island

Railroad Island has always been distinctive, but some differences you can be proud of. Data that indicates both energy and money may be going to waste in area homes garners a different type of attention.

Sun
09
Aug

Updates on the way for Margaret Park

After some perserverance from neighbors, Margaret Park will be getting $500,000 worth of new facilities, including a permanent restroom facility. Planning is underway and St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are seeking input from nearby residents. (file photo)
After some perserverance from neighbors, Margaret Park will be getting $500,000 worth of new facilities, including a permanent restroom facility. Planning is underway and St. Paul Parks and Recreation staff are seeking input from nearby residents. (file photo)

Slowly but surely, updates are on their way for Margaret Park in Dayton's Bluff.

Sun
19
Jul

Community meal to offer glimpse of incubator kitchen project

Tracy Sides and Bridger Merkt from the East Side catering and food education company Urban Oasis are hard at work getting the soon-to-open commercial incubator kitchen up and running.

Sun
19
Jul

Senior housing project breaks ground

(Patrick Larkin/Review)
(Patrick Larkin/Review)

Crews officially began construction on Monday, July 13 on “The Cambric,” an affordable-rate senior apartment building on East Seventh Street at the corner of Bates Avenue in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
19
Jul

Mississippi Market teams up with community orgs to hire local

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)
The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, in partnership with Mississippi Market food co-op and the East Side Enterprise Center, have been doing job skills training in advance of an upcoming hiring fair for Mississippi Market’s new East Side Store. (photo courtesy of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council)

Part of pilot program for Dayton’s Bluff council
If you’ve driven down East Seventh Street recently, it’s hard not to notice the prominent new construction that’s coming along.
Starting at the bottom end of the hill, there’s Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp and student center. Just up the hill from there, crews just broke ground on a new senior housing project, and capping it off, the new Mississippi Market Food Co-op is looking nearly complete, with an opening scheduled for Sept. 2.

Sun
05
Jul

Frustrated neighbor paints SOS sign on house

Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Gary Rosenbaum is proud of his Victorian-style home in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

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