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  • Monday, May 09, 2016 12:44 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Nothing could be more upsetting than what happened last Thursday to a beautiful, innocent 7 year-old child in our neighborhood.  

    On Thursday early evening around 6:45 PM a Kidnapping/Abduction of a 7 year girl occurred in the on the 300 block of Dayton Avenue. The child was found and the suspect was arrested and charged with kidnapping and first degree sexual assault. 

    There will be a public meeting for the community this upcoming week to voice our concerns and ascertain what steps need to be taken to prevent an incident like this from happening again.

    DATE: THURSDAY, May 12, 2016

    LOCATION:    Saint Paul College / cafeteria area

                           235 Marshall Avenue

                           Saint Paul, 55102

    TIME:              6:30 PM

    Media Coverage:

    Pioneer Press

    Star Tribune

    KSTP 5


    FoxNews 9

    Pioneer Press - Mental Illness Options Insufficient in Minnesota

  • Friday, May 06, 2016 1:53 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    See this important warning from the St Paul Fire Department and the National Weather Service:


  • Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:11 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Thank you to the 42 households that hosted our four course progressive dinner and a big "cheers!" to the 103 people that participated in the event!

    The feedback has been overwhelmingly warm, kind, and positive.  Thanks to all for being patient as we try some new ways to organize the dinner!  Here are some excerpts:

    "In a time when this country is experiencing much divisiveness and incivility, it is lovely to see our neighborhood coming together!"

    "Thank you for all of your hard work! The progressive dinner was absolutely lovely. I think everyone had a wonderful time!"

    "Just want to thank you for helping us have such a great progressive dinner. We truly enjoyed meeting so many new young people in our neighborhood."

    "Everything worked out beautifully with the progressive dinner. Thank you for all your work."

    "It took me a couple minutes to figure [the schedule] out – but now I think it is brilliant!"

    "What a wonderful and efficient schedule!  Thanks for coordinating."

  • Friday, April 08, 2016 5:42 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Washington Times Man charged with killing law clerk above St. Paul restaurant

    Star Tribune  Murder charge filed in St. Paul law firm shooting

    KARE 11 Selby Avenue murder victim identified

  • Friday, April 08, 2016 5:29 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    This is the official statement from one of our local businesses, North Star Criminal Defense, where the shooting occurred yesterday.  

    May our thoughts, hearts, and prayers be with the family, friends, and colleagues of Chase Passauer, 23, the young man who died yesterday.

  • Friday, April 08, 2016 8:32 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Suspect ARRESTED!  St. Paul Police said on Twitter this morning at 5:40am that the Suspect, a 37 year old male from Woodbury is in custody after an 11 mile chase last night near Stillwater.

    KSTP 5 story

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:29 PM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Sad news today.  Shots were reported fired in an upstairs office in the Dacotah Bldg around 4pm this afternoon that left one person dead.  

    St. Paul Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster said, "This neighborhood is a very safe neighborhood. People can feel confident coming down here.  This was an isolated, non-random incident."

    Minnesota Public Radio

    KARE 11 News

    KSTP 5 News

    Star Tribune

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:36 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    POST-PUBLIC MEETING UPDATES as of 02/11/2016:




    FDR once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  I believe this to be true.  Each of us will have our own reactions to a convicted sex offender moving into our neighborhood, based on our own experiences and lens by which we see the world, and we may not all agree.  What I hope is that we can all have as much knowledge of Mr. Dority and his situation as possible, so that our opinions are deeply informed and we can respond with prudence, wisdom, and respect.

    ----- end of update -----

    Lots of news about this lately.  Learn more at the public meeting on Dority's release from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St. N in St. Paul.

    The Pioneer Press piece is most complete:


    More facts:

    The facility is located at 532 Ashland and is called Reentry Ashland, which is run by RS Eden.  The facility was audited on Jan 20, 2015 and found to have no deficiencies.  It can house up to 38 men and has been operating at this location since 1978.

    From RS Eden website: http://www.rseden.org/index.asp?SEC=F2EE1F94-CB66-4C37-9B52-5363C670C712&Type=B_BASIC

    Some history about RS Eden and it's mission: http://www.mnmcca.com/Resources/Documents/Fall%202005%20Happenings.pdf

    More news stories:




    Fact Sheet

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:22 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Nicely done video tour highlighting some of Ramsey Hill's Historic Landmarks.  Thank you to the Minnesota Historical Society for creating this tour!


  • Friday, June 05, 2015 10:34 AM | Aaron Gjerde (Administrator)

    Each year five poems are chosen from dozens submitted to be imprinted into sidewalks in the city of St. Paul. Walking around Ramsey Hill we are fortunate to have many poems to stop and read. Take a few minutes and explore the City of St. Paul's web page about Sidewalk Poetry. On the page are a number of interesting page links including a 6 minute videoabout how the poetry is cast into the sidewalk. Enjoy! See the 2012 winners by following this link.

    Here is the first poem in the list of 2012 winners:

    Don't buy me dinner on my birthday
    and then tell me
    you're too tired
    to dance.
    by Emily Gurnon
    Emily Gurnon shares her Highland Park house with two kids and a very energetic beagle. She attended Hamline University and is proud to work as a reporter for our hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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