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Upgrade of University Ave. Fire Station 20 delayed yet again

Posted on 08 October 2018

By JANE MCCLURE The long-awaited replacement of the West Midway’s Fire Station 20 (2179 University Ave.) will wait for a few more years. A proposed $1 million allocation to start the station relocation and replacement process has been zeroed out of the city’s 2019 Long-Range Capital Improvement Budget (CIB). The change, proposed by Mayor Melvin […] Continue Reading

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AP Scholars, Election Season, and Como Homecoming History

Posted on 08 October 2018

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • The national Advanced Placement (AP) Exam results administered by the College Board were released to school coordinators in September. The information revealed that Como students earned hundreds of college credits. AP scores are categorized on a five-point scale for each test taken in a specific subject, with […] Continue Reading

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Little Grocery on University turns tobacco shop, seeks variance

Posted on 08 October 2018

The Little Grocery, 1724 University Ave., has applied for a variance of 40’ to become a “tobacco product shop” this fall. Tobacco products shops in St. Paul need to be at least one-half mile, or 2,640 feet apart. The Little Grocery is 40’ short of the half-mile limit and have asked for a variance. (Photo […] Continue Reading

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Mending and sustainability go hand-in-hand for Mobile Menders

Posted on 08 October 2018

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN When Como resident Jenny Losey learned about Mobile Menders in August 2017, she quickly signed on as a volunteer. “I thought it sounded like a really unique way to do something I enjoyed while helping out the community,” recalled Losey. Today, she serves as the group’s Community Outreach Coordinator and also […] Continue Reading

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Proposed Snelling development west of stadium is further refined

Posted on 08 October 2018

Five-story development could house 18,000-sq-ft of retail, and about 200 residential units, 200 parking spaces By JANE MCCLURE Wellington Management’s hope to build a five-story mixed-use development west of the Allianz Field Major League Soccer stadium needs support from Union Park District Council (UPDC) and city officials, if the project is to expand to its […] Continue Reading

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Cooperative workspace energizes both brain and body

Posted on 08 October 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN There’s nothing unusual outside the tidy, brick building at 635 Fairview Ave. N.—but inside, dozens of people are working in a way that is anything but ordinary. Businesswoman Anne Hendrickson bought that building in 2017, replaced the roof, added an elevator, four bathrooms, two showers, and a full kitchen, to make her […] Continue Reading

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Innovative entertainment/art space adds state-of-the-art ‘tap wall’

Posted on 08 October 2018

By JAN WILLMS Can Can Wonderland, the first arts-based nonprofit in Minnesota, is remodeling and adding space to its location at 755 Prior Ave. Opened in January 2017, the festive venue offers food and drink, mini-golf, a boardwalk of arcade games, and live music. The arts-based entertainment center is adding 10,000 square feet, renovating its […] Continue Reading

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St. Paul Central going strong into boys soccer postseason

Posted on 08 October 2018

By MATTHEW DAVIS Even when his team had a 13-0-1 record going into the final week of the boys soccer regular season, St. Paul Central coach David Albornoz didn’t want his team to be satisfied. “We have done nothing,” Albornoz said. “I try to keep the boys thinking one game at a time. The worst […] Continue Reading

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Hamline Elementary News

Posted on 08 October 2018

Community Partner Spotlight: Reading Partners Hamline Elementary is home to the largest Reading Partners program in St. Paul serving nearly 60 students last year. Reading Partners starts with a simple, powerful belief that all students are 100% capable and have the desire to succeed in reading. Their program offers an extra scoop of reading help […] Continue Reading

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District Council’s News

Posted on 08 October 2018

Como Community Council Special election for Board vacancy set Oct. 16 The Como Community Council is seeking candidates to fill a board vacancy from South Como and Energy Park. Any renter, homeowner, or community member who is age 18 or older and lives in Sub-District 4 is eligible to run. So are authorized representatives from […] Continue Reading

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