UST hopes to acquire Summit Avenue house

The University of Saint Thomas’ bid to own another house on Summit Avenue and include it within the campus boundary is meeting a mixed reaction from neighbors. The current owner of the home at 2037 Summit Ave. approached university officials…

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Town & Country Club declines UST’s offer to purchase golf course

Town & Country Club’s storied 18-hole golf course will not be sold to  the University of Saint Thomas to expand its campus and accommodate upgraded athletic facilities. The club’s board of directors on February 22 rejected UST’s unsolicited $61.4 million…

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St. Thomas exploring several area sites for new sports facilities

A new hockey arena, baseball and softball fields, a practice facility, public plaza and parking ramp are all included in the University of Saint Thomas’ preliminary plans for a portion of the Highland Bridge site in Highland Park. Representatives of…

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Students evicted from illegal rental

A Merriam Park landlord will not be allowed to use a Cleveland Avenue home as student rental housing. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted 8-6 on February 7 to deny Jim Eischen’s request for a zoning variance…

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Interesting MIAC farewell for UST

The Wright Call By Dave WrightThe University of Saint Thomas’ final days of playing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) are proving to be a mixed bag. The good news is that its baseball and softball teams advanced to…

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Turning a loss into a positive

The Wright Call By Dave Wright February 4 was an interesting and instructive day for the Cretin-Derham Hall boys’ hockey team. In the afternoon, the Raiders got the word that they—and the rest of the state—were hoping to hear. The…

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