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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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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HDC urges Ramsey County to purchase 4.5-mile CP Rail spur

A tentative proposal by the University of Saint Thomas and master developer Ryan Companies to build a new hockey arena and two ballfields on the site of an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway yard adjacent to the former Ford Plant has…

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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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Five-story expansion of Saint John Vianney set to begin

An artist's rendering of the five-story addition on the north side of Saint John Vianney College Seminary on the University of Saint Thomas' main campus, as viewed from Selby Avenue. The renovation and expansion of Saint John Vianney College Seminary…

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Merriam Park student rental denied

A Merriam Park landlord will not be allowed to use a Cleveland Avenue home as a registered student rental dwelling. The Saint Paul Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) voted 8-6 on February 7 to deny the request for 346 N.…

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City considers ways to allow more homes on single-family lots

A new strategy to address Saint Paul’s housing shortage by making it easier for property owners to add one- to four-unit dwellings in single-family neighborhoods attracted more than 50 people to a virtual meeting on February 1. Hosted by the…

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