East Side Review

Mon
27
Oct

Residential haunted house is a real scare


Mike Etoll has been a haunted house lover his whole life. The East Side haunt he’s created packs an impressive punch, especially for being in a detached garage. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

A creepy troll greets visitors of the haunted house.

Skeletons surprise a guest at the haunted house.

A spinster sits in the gory butcher's room.

A decrepit looking skull is just one of a plethora of fine-crafted creepy items at the haunted house.

Mike Etoll, with a died green goatee, has loved haunted houses his whole life.

Garage comes to life for Halloween spectacle
Mike Etoll, proprietor of the East Side's own residential butcher-shop-themed haunted house, might be considered by some to be an eccentric, an oddball, or a quirk.
That's probably just fine with the man, who confidently wears a goatee that's dyed green.

 

Mon
27
Oct

Lone home stands surrounded by construction


The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. Though the school would like to purchase the house, the owners say they have no interest in selling. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

393 Bates is surrounded by construction. Metropolitan State University had to build a retaining wall just to keep one side of the house’s yard from eroding into the construction site. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Will Metro State employ eminent domain? Build around it?
If ever a house could be lonely, the one at 393 Bates Ave. might be.
The one-story adobe home sits naked amidst an entire block's worth of construction for a new parking ramp and student center on the east end of Metro State University's campus.

Wed
22
Oct

Maplewood man charged in St. Paul rape and burglary incident

Jeffray Leallen Walker
Jeffray Leallen Walker

Maplewood resident Jeffray Leallen Walker, 25, faces rape and aggravated burglary charges following an attack in St. Paul Oct. 8.

Mon
20
Oct

Metro State breaks ground on new science center

Construction started last week on a new science center at Metro State University. The 65,712 square foot building has been in the works for over a decade.
Construction started last week on a new science center at Metro State University. The 65,712 square foot building has been in the works for over a decade. (Submitted graphic)
The new science center at Metro State should be completed in time for the schools 2016 spring semester.
The new science center at Metro State should be completed in time for the school's 2016 spring semester. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

More research labs, faculty coming
It took 10 years, but Metro State University will no longer be the only school in the MnSCU system without proper science facilities.
"Today is the awakening of a new chapter of the university's history," said Dr. Devinder Malhotra, the school's interim president.

Mon
20
Oct

Mounds Park playground getting a major re-do

A new playground should be ready to go next spring in Indian Mounds Park. The rendering shows the new equipment which is designed to look like the surrounding environment of the park.
A new playground should be ready to go next spring in Indian Mounds Park. The rendering shows the new equipment which is designed to look like the surrounding environment of the park. (Submitted graphic)

Next spring, kids near Indian Mounds Park should have some new playground equipment that is designed to encourage learning, exercise and fun.

Mon
20
Oct

All-woman brew team making headway

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015.
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, has been working hard to get the fledgling brewery open. If things go well, Sidhe Brewing will soon be operating one of the smallest beer taprooms in the state.

Sun
19
Oct

East Side Review police reports Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 25 - Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

Tue
14
Oct

Ramsey County Commissioner District 3 candidates talk transit, juvenile corrections

Up for election for spots on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners are two incumbents and two challengers in District 3.
Candidates were asked questions about county priorities, transit projects including the Rush Line and Gateway Corridor, and about a proposed plan to combine juvenile detention services with Hennepin County.
Ramsey County's third district includes Falcon Heights, the Payne/Phalen neighborhood, North End/South Como, Como Park, Frogtown, Summit-University and Hamline-Midway.

Mon
13
Oct

Forgotten gem? 3M headquarters may be headed for historic register


Built in 1940, the old 3M headquarters was surrounded by other 3M buildings which have since been demolished. (Submitted photo)

A marble stairway connects the building’s lobby with the second floor. (Submitted photo)

A conference room at the old 3M headquarters featured marble trim and mahogany paneling. (Submitted photo)

After buying the vacant former 3M headquarters building at 777 Forest St. two years ago from the St. Paul Port Authority, Exeter Group has been trying to fill the place with tenants.

Pages