There’s so much going on lately in St. Paul that I couldn’t figure out what to write about. Hodgepodge is a good word for this week’s post. Read on for bits and pieces of St. Paul news with an event or two thrown in for fun.
Get Totally Grossed Out on Halloween
Even the name is creepy: The Butcher Shop House of Gore. If your idea of a good time on Halloween is to get totally grossed out then you must go to this event. A den of murderers, dead people, dead people decomposing, rats, body parts, mummies and “gallons of shocking bloody gore” all await you.
The haunted house’s website warns that the venue is for adults only because the monsters within WILL attack, even kids, so expect some heavy interaction with them. They won’t deny kids entry, though, if they’re accompanied by a parent.
The Butcher Shop House of Gore is at 1444 E. Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. It’s open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Halloween night.
St. Paul Hospitals Tapped as Ebola Treatment Centers
You’d have to be living under a rock to not notice the absolute panic over the ebola virus here in the U.S. Poor Texas experienced baptism by fire by being the first state with a case of the nasty virus. Since then, lots of work has been done to get up and running and organized in case there’s a patient right here in Minnesota. The St. Paul campus of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been named as a treatment center for any confirmed ebola cases in our state.
It’s actually one of four hospitals in Minnesota that have been so-designated.
It pays to get Pregnant if you Work for the Government
If you work for the City of St. Paul and you get pregnant, there’s good news coming out of the mayor’s office – paid leave when you give birth. In fact, the city wants to grant four weeks paid for mamas that work for the city and two weeks off for dads.
The city will hold two more hearings and a final vote. If it passes, it will go into effect on January 1 of 2015.
Ooo La La
You know that parking lot across the street from the Xcel Energy Center? The city just gave preliminary approval for plans to build luxury apartments, a hotel and retail shops on the site. The development will be called “Seven Corners Gateway,” and final approval won’t happen for another 18 months. You'll find a photo rendering of the project above.