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Plaza memorializes destruction of Rondo community 60 years ago

Posted on 06 August 2018

Looking at panels of Rondo history in a memorial park at 822 Rondo Ave. (Photo by Jan Willms) By JAN WILLMS The community known as Rondo may have been physically destroyed in 1959 to make way for Interstate 94, but its spirit continues to thrive. This was reflected most recently as Rondo Plaza, a neighborhood […] Continue Reading

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NAMI provides hope for those dealing with mental illness

Posted on 06 August 2018

Minnesota NAMI office moves near Fairview/University light rail station By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN A new location means the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Minnesota has more space for classes and training to help people dealing with mental illness. NAMI moved its offices from 800 Transfer Rd. near the Amtrak train station to 1919 […] Continue Reading

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Fundraiser growing with the help of neighborhood businesses

Posted on 06 August 2018

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Emily Zoltai will be in her third year of graduate school this fall at Concordia University, St. Paul (1282 Concordia Ave.), working toward her MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Orthotics and prosthetics are devices that help people who have missing or under-functioning limbs achieve fuller mobility and greater independence. Zoltai is passionate […] Continue Reading

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Wabash development dropped; Historic Places nomination moving forward

Posted on 06 August 2018

By JANE MCCLURE An ambitious proposal to redevelop a century-old West Midway meat packing plant at 2103 Wabash Ave. into apartments has been shelved. But, the property still is eligible for historic designation and possible use of low-income housing tax credits for a future developer. The St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) July 26 reviewed […] Continue Reading

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First look at JA of the Upper Midwest’s new St. Paul headquarters

Posted on 06 August 2018

The first floor of the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest’s new headquarters will include a reception area, co-working space, a boardroom, the Shiller Training Room, and a grand staircase. (Photo provided) Office opens in November; innovative experiential learning facility will open in January 2019 Business leaders, educators, and state and city officials received the […] Continue Reading

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After six years vacant, is 694 N. Snelling finally getting fixed?

Posted on 06 August 2018

By JANE MCCLURE The owners of a longtime Midway nuisance property have until early December to get the building rehabilitated. On July 25 the St. Paul City Council gave the building owner more time to get the work done at 694 N. Snelling Ave., allowing a standard 180-day compliance period. Such a period is allowed […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 06 August 2018

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher Photo right: Como MCJROTC cadets Philip Chervenak, Charvaye’ Williams, Joseph Newman, Millet Mendoza, Liam Driscoll, Jenna Clayton, Natalie Swenson, and Kao Zong Yang attended a leadership retreat this summer. (Photo submitted) • Cadets from the Como Marine Corps JROTC have been active during the summer. Several seniors gathered […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute Aug. 2018

Posted on 06 August 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Historic Resources Survey The Hamline-Midway Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey has won a nod from the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). The commission reviewed and made comments on the report, and then sent it on to state historic preservation officials for further review. The study, which was reviewed at a neighborhood meeting […] Continue Reading

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Development Roundup Aug. 2018

Posted on 06 August 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Aeon gets funds to rehab Como by the Lake Work to retain affordable housing at Como by the Lake continues. The affordable housing complex for senior citizens and people with disabilities at 901 E. Como Blvd. is being purchased and rehabilitated by nonprofit housing provider Aeon. The St. Paul City Council July […] Continue Reading

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Como Community Council Corner Aug. 2018

Posted on 06 August 2018

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director Can you get around the Park? District 10 is asking what it is like to get around Como Regional Park when you’re walking, bicycling, rolling, or traveling in some way other than in a motor vehicle. Our survey asks about signs, paths, and generally getting from one part of the […] Continue Reading

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