Marjorie Otto

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

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Aug

A day in the life of a Payne Avenue restaurant owner


Marjorie Otto/Review • When business picks up during the lunch rush, Eddie Wu steps in to help cook. On this particular Tuesday, it was just Wu, one cook and one server.

There’s a sense of magic when eating at a restaurant — your order goes in and a bit later, a warm meal comes out. 

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20
Aug

Carter shares budget proposal, addresses East Side projects


Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter shared his priorities for the 2019 St. Paul Budget during an address at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School on Aug. 9.

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20
Aug

East Side primary round-up

In what was one of Minnesota’s largest primary election turnouts ever on Aug. 14, East Siders had few local elections in which to have a say.

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20
Aug

Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School


Malik Dontarius Turner

Man charged with second-degree murder.

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left a man dead near Harding High School.

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13
Aug

Shooting leaves one dead near Harding High School

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating an Aug. 12 shooting that left one man dead near Harding High School.

The deceased man was identified as 21-year-old Devon L. Goode, of St. Paul, according to police

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13
Aug

Artist tells Payne Avenue stories through portraits


courtesy of Stephan Kistler • Photographer Stephan Kistler spent much of early 2018 going up and down Payne Avenue taking portraits of business owners, residents and visitors, like the one seen above. His portraits and stories about the subjects will be on display at the East Side Arts Council office, 977 Payne Ave., starting in September.

During much of this last long and cold winter, St. Paul photographer Stephan Kistler spent time on Payne Avenue taking portraits of the people who live, work, and visit one of the East Side’s main streets.

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13
Aug

St. Paul working to create master plan for Swede Hollow Park


Marjorie Otto/Review • The City of St. Paul was recently awarded an $80,000 grant to create a master plan for Swede Hollow Park. Much of the work that has occurred at the park over the years has been guided by the local Friends of Swede Hollow group, as well as other neighbors of the park, who will have a chance to provide input on the city’s new master plan.

The City of St. Paul was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the McNeely Foundation to fund the work of creating a master plan for Swede Hollow Park. 

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06
Aug

CLUES expansion to start this month, will wrap up in the spring

Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, also known as CLUES, celebrated the groundbreaking of an expansion of its headquarters at 797 East Seventh St. in Dayton’s Bluff on Aug. 1.

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06
Aug

Former Merrick head dies, leaves behind legacy of kindness and care


Fran Ivory

When friends and acquaintances of Francis Ivory — better known as Fran — think back to their memories of him, they all say the same thing: he was a gentleman.  

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Jul

Affordable housing building slated for vacant Payne Avenue lot


file photo • The lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant building, 848 Payne Ave., is currently being developed by Schafer Richardson to become a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, which will include street-level retail space.

The empty lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the now-closed Ward 6 restaurant has been vacant for more than a decade, but that’s about to change in less than a year. 

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