Marjorie Otto

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

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.

Fri
20
Oct

Residents sit down to chat with St. Paul mayoral candidates


East Side and other St. Paul residents were able to sit down and chat with St. Paul mayoral candidates Oct. 17 during a League of Women Voters candidate forum at the Minnesota Humanities Center. Marjorie Otto/Review

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Sat
14
Oct

St. Paul Public School Board candidates discuss school safety, enrollment and a new vision

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The St. Paul Public School Board has three seats up for grabs this year. Two incumbents, John Brodrick and Jeanelle Foster, are running for reelection, leaving one spot open for a new face.

Sat
14
Oct

St. Paul mayoral candidates address neighborhood inequities, subsidies and education

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It would be an understatement to say the ballot for the St. Paul mayoral race is little full. 

Fri
13
Oct

Man shot and killed by St. Paul police following domestic violence call

A man was shot and killed by St. Paul police officers Oct. 5 after officers responded to reports of shots fired and domestic violence in the 400 block of Earl Street in the East Side neighborhood of Dayton’s Bluff.

Fri
06
Oct

From the East Side to Puerto Rico


Volunteers sorted donations for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center on Oct. 3. Marjorie Otto/Review

If you walked into the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center anytime the first week of October, the atmosphere felt very much like a beehive, with volunteers buzzing about with cases of food and water.

Fri
06
Oct

The sights and sounds of the St. Paul Fall Art Crawl come to the East Side

The St. Paul Fall Art Crawl is Oct. 13, 14 and 15, and if you’re looking to stay local, the East Side will have quite a few stops. At all the locations below, the crawl runs 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 12-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-5 p.m.

Fri
29
Sep

SNAPSHOT: Payne Avenue Poet Project unveiled


The Payne Avenue Poet project, a partnership between the East Side Arts Council and East Side poet Saymoukda Vongsay, wrapped up with a Sept. 15 poetry party and mural unveiling. The mural, which features people Vongsay met along Payne Avenue during the summer, is on the side of the arts council building located at 977 Payne Ave. The mural includes portraits and snippets of poetry created by Payne Avenue dwellers and visitors. More poetry can be found inside the East Side Arts Council’s office. Vongsay, who wrote her own poetry about Payne Avenue, said she’s still processing the experience, but said it was an honor to talk with people about their Payne Avenue stories.
Fri
29
Sep

St. Paul mayoral candidates discuss East Side issues

Six of the 10 St. Paul mayoral candidates discussed issues related to the East Side during a forum at Metropolitan State University on Sept. 22. 

Fri
29
Sep

SNAPSHOT/GALLERY: Payne Arcade Harvest Festival


While the Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival is usually a kick-off to fall, this year’s festival was much more summery, with the Sept. 23 parade taking place in 90-degree heat. This year’s festival had a cultural performance stage that included a lion dance, pictured above. Marjorie Otto/Review

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