Letters to the Editor, June 22, 2022

River road to ruinA beautiful new tunnel and path on Mississippi River Boulevard at Hidden Falls is almost complete. While the city spent millions on this project next to the Highland Bridge development, the existing path on river road under…

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UST athletic director has busy summer ahead

The Wright Call By Dave WrightIt’s June and Phil Esten can finally catch his breath. It’s been a wild ride for the University of Saint Thomas athletic director for the past year. At this time in 2021, Esten was juggling…

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Saint Thomas looks to build on Division I grid success

The Wright Call By Dave WrightBy just about any standard, the University of Saint Thomas’ first season playing Division I football was a success. The Tommies went 7-3 overall and held their own in the Pioneer League, winning six of…

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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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Timberwolves showing correct mindset

The Wright Call By Dave WrightBy the time you read this, you’ll probably know if the Minnesota Timberwolves succeeded in their first-round NBA playoff series against Memphis. The armchair analysts were in rare form, praising the Wolves after Game 1…

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Johnny Allen’s JK Movement takes over the operations at Jimmy Lee

JK Movement, a nonprofit  organization for youths, will now be managing operations and providing some of the programming at the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center under an agreement approved on March 16 by the Saint Paul City Council at the recommendation…

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Letters to the Editor, March 30, 2022

Our place in the sun I read with interest your article about plans for a solar array atop Area C at the former Ford Plant (MyVillager, March 9). Hopefully, the array would not inhibit the necessary cleanup of the toxic…

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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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Calling a foul on fans’ comments

The Wright Call By Dave WrightThe Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team welcomed their Central High counterparts to the Scots’ gym on February 28. Though neither team was in contention for the Saint Paul City Conference title, the stands…

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