Downtown Household Electronics Recycling Event

On Saturday, November 2nd from 8-noon, the CapitolRiver Council is partnering with Tech Dump to hold our first ever electronics recycling event in Mears Park.  We’ll take things like TVs and monitors, laptop and desktop computers, game consoles, cell phones and PDAs, and various cords/cables/mice.

AND … We need volunteers!  See the attached flyer for more information: Cleanup Flyer!

I-35E Weekend Closure scheduled for Oct. 18-21

Next weekend crews for the I-35E Cayuga construction project are planning on installing a pipe beneath I-35E, and will be closing I-35E between Hwy 36 and I-94 from 10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 18) until 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 21). Though the detour will direct motorists to use Hwy 36, I-694 and I-94, certain portions of I-35E and ramps within the general closure are will remain open to traffic.

Please note that this work is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather. Updates will go out next Friday (likely around noon) if the decision is made to reschedule the closure.  35EWeekendClosureMap_Oct18-21

Lane Closures on October 8th

From the City of Saint Paul…

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 8, WE DAY will be bringing together 17,000 students, educators, social activists, cultural icons and musicians to Xcel Energy Center to celebrate the power of youth to create positive change.  The majority of these attendees will arrive by bus.  This event will happen during the daytime hours and we want to ensure downtown businesses, residents and event attendees are aware of this event so they can plan appropriately for un-traditional traffic patterns on October 8.

Effective Tuesday, October 8 from 7:00am – 9:30am AND 1:30pm – 4:00pm, the following roads will be closed or have lane closures:

  • 5th Street will be closed between West 7th Street and Washington Street
  • Kellogg Blvd will be reduced to one lane between Washington Street and 7th street
  • West 7th street will be reduced to one lane between Kellogg Blvd and 5th Street

Additional Information / Tips:

  • All downtown parking facilities, with the exception of the 7 Corners Lot, will still be open.
  • ADA drop off location for event attendees will be located at the Rice Park Entrance of Saint Paul RiverCentre – Washington Street & 4th Street
  • If parking at the RiverCentre Parking Ramp, entry into the ramp will be less congested at the lower entrance, located off of  Shepard Road at the intersection of Eagle Street & Chestnut
  • While the Kellogg Parking Ramp will remain open, access into the ramp may be congested between the hours of 7:00am – 9:30am and 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Allow extra time to get in and out of downtown Saint Paul between the hours of 7:00am – 9:30am and 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Electronics Recycling Event November 2nd

On Saturday, November 2nd from 8-noon, the CapitolRiver Council is partnering with Tech Dump to hold our first ever electronics recycling event in Mears Park.  We’ll take things like TVs and monitors, laptop and desktop computers, game consoles, cell phones and PDAs, and various cords/cables/mice.

More information will be available in the coming days, including a complete list of acceptable items, but for now please mark your calendars and get ready to dispose of your old TVs and other clunky electronics!  (Please note this is for residents only.)

For those who might want to volunteer at the event (and earn a credit toward disposal), please email Melissa at the CRC office: melissa@capitolrivercouncil.org.  The shifts are only two hours and we’ll have food and drink for the volunteers who help us pull this off!

Host Your Own Listening Session!

Thanks to those of you who attended the community listening sessions last week – we got some great information about what you want from your downtown neighborhood organization!

Because this information was so valuable, we’re looking to expand on the idea and support neighbors in hosting listening sessions of their very own.  If you are a downtown resident who might be willing to pull together a small group of your neighbors (6-10 people), we’ll help you organize the gathering and provide some resources for refreshments.  Then you just have to get together with some neighbors, talk about what you want from your district council, and report back to us.  We absolutely promise it’s easy (even fun!), and could be a meaningful conversation for us *and* you!  Want more information?  Please contact Melissa at the CRC office!  melissa@capitolrivercouncil.org or 651-221-0488.