Solomon Gustavo

Fri
15
Mar

Lake Elmo approves 300-unit apartment plan, braces for higher-density future

The Lake Elmo City Council approved preliminary plans for a 300-unit apartment complex at its Feb. 19 meeting.

Fri
15
Mar

Fatal freak accident temporarily closes 694 in Oakdale


courtesy of Washington County Washington County’s Hadley Avenue/Highway 36 interchange redesign aims to alleviate congestion from traffic going to and from popular Oakdale places like Marcus Cinema. Construction will begin at the end of the month and run through 2020.

A semi driver’s load broke through his cabin and killed him while on Highway 694. 

Nelson Masse, 26, was driving south on I-694 in Oakdale hauling a load of steel beams during the late morning hours of March 2. 

Fri
15
Mar

Highway 36 interchange construction begins in Oakdale


courtesy of Washington County Washington County’s Hadley Avenue/Highway 36 interchange redesign aims to alleviate congestion from traffic going to and from popular Oakdale places like Marcus Cinema. Construction will begin at the end of the month and run through 2020.

Washington County’s plan to alleviate congestion at the intersection of Hadley Avenue and Minnesota Highway 36 in Oakdale with an overpass bridge and interchange ramps will begin construction at the end of March. 

Wed
06
Mar

622 superintendent on changing perceptions, growing enrollment


file photo Osorio in 2015

The people of the tiny, sunny island Republic of Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, like most places in the world, taught their children English. The teachers taught the language through memorization. 

Wed
06
Mar

District 622 asking for $275 million for new schools, improvements


courtesy of ISD 622 Tartan High School has become too congested, as well as the rest of School District 622, according to the school board, which agreed to ask residents to vote on a $275 million referendum for facilities improvements.

At its Feb. 26 meeting, the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale District 622 School Board agreed to ask residents for $275 million to build two new schools and renovate five, while closing three schools in the process.

Wed
06
Mar

Lake Elmo Coffee closes


Solomon Gustavo photos/Review

A couple guys talk at Lake Elmo Coffee on Lake Elmo Avenue March 1, enjoying the last friday the shop will be open. On Facebook, with “deep sorrow,” the owners of Lake Elmo Coffee announced it would close March 3.

Wed
06
Mar

Classic barber to be bumped from Seventh Avenue for development


Solomon Gustavo/Review Clay Rivera, owner of Clay’s Barber Shop on Seventh Avenue, will have to move to make way for a new North St. Paul development. He’s looking for a new space on main street and a partner to build it with him and work at the shop.

Clay’s Barber Shop on Seventh Avenue is one room with two chairs, a little waiting area and a big window. People driving by see the shop, sense the simple charm of a classic barber and cant help but take a look inside. 

Tue
05
Mar

North St. Paul is over the empty-lot look


The empty former city hall site on Seventh Avenue East in North St. Paul could be replaced with a three-story, 87-unit apartment complex with a restaurant on the first floor with outdoor seating.

City has numerous housing development in the works​

 

Being quaint no longer cuts it for North St. Paul brass. The days of maintaining low density are over. 

Tue
05
Mar

North St. Paul wind turbine turns 10, is shut down for maintenance


Solomon Gustavo/Review The North St. Paul turbine, a city icon, has been shut down for repairs.

It’s been a decade since the city began building the wind turbine towering over the North St. Paul electric utility building at 2400 Margaret St. 

In that time, the turbine has become a city icon. 

Tue
05
Mar

Searching for preservable North St. Paul before things change

North St. Paul is going to change in major ways very soon.

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