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Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival takes center stage July 20

Posted on 10 July 2018

Lyngblomsten, a senior care organization serving older adults since 1906, invites the community to attend its annual Mid-Summer Festival on Fri., July 20, 2-8pm, on its St. Paul campus, 1415 Almond Ave. The festival is a day to celebrate how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults every day of […] Continue Reading

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The Lexington Boulevard Beautification Project takes root

Posted on 10 July 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Quentin Nguyen bought his home just north of the Como Golf Course four years ago, and he has a vision for his neighborhood. He calls this vision, “the Lexington Boulevard Beautification Project.” It will extend along Lexington Pkwy. between Larpenteur and Montana avenues, and he is ready to get it growing. Nguyen […] Continue Reading

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Midway residents build St. Paul’s first Accessory Dwelling Unit

Posted on 10 July 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. It’s a familiar acronym in many parts of the country, especially in the big cities of the Pacific Northwest where housing costs are soaring. Midway residents Chrissi and Eric Larsen started thinking about building one shortly after they bought their 1922 home two years ago. The […] Continue Reading

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Como exhibits ‘Art to Save the Sea’ sculptures made from beach debris

Posted on 10 July 2018

“Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” a massive, colorful, traveling art exhibit is now showing at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. The Washed Ashore exhibit features giant sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the plastic pollution found in our oceans and waterways. Photo right: “Priscilla,” a […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School – July 2018

Posted on 10 July 2018

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • For the second consecutive year, four cadets from the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Como traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl. Out of 240 other MCJROTC schools in the nation, the Como team qualified during the […] Continue Reading

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Three candidates vie for Ward 4 council seat in special election

Posted on 09 July 2018

A special election on Aug. 14 will fill Ward 4 seat vacated by Russ Stark; will serve till next Ward 4 election in 2019 By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Three candidates are vying for the Ward 4 city council seat vacated by Russ Stark when he took a job in Mayor Melvin Carter’s administration as the […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute

Posted on 09 July 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Changes to permit parking eyed Proposed changes to St. Paul’s residential permit parking system are on hold until Wed., July 18. After public hearings on the changes on June 20, the St. Paul City Council laid the matter over for additional feedback. Most concerns about the changes were heard from neighbors of […] Continue Reading

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Controversial Long Ave. project can move ahead

Posted on 09 July 2018

By JANE MCCLURE A controversial rezoning proposal in the West Midway/South St. Anthony Park area won St. Paul City Council approval June 13. The council voted to rezone 2330 Long Ave. from traditional neighborhoods two to traditional neighbors three use, to allow for redevelopment. The zoning change was sought by developers to allow more building […] Continue Reading

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At 65, one St. Paul woman is still winning roller skating gold

Posted on 09 July 2018

By STEPHANIE FOX Benita Warns wasn’t involved in organized sports when she was young. She had already graduated high school when Title IX became law. Title IX was one of the Educational Amendments passed by Congress in 1972, prohibiting discrimination of girls and women in federally funded education. Title IX opened up opportunities girls never […] Continue Reading

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Neighbors upset; freeway berm ripped out for second time

Posted on 09 July 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Interstate 94 neighbors in part of Merriam Park are eager to have more than $10,000 worth of trees, shrubs and plants replaced as quickly as possible. But they also want assurances from Xcel Energy and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that sound-muffling plantings won’t be ripped out and bulldozed for a […] Continue Reading