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HAMLINE-MIDWAY, IN OUR COMMUNITY, NEWS, Uprising

Q&A with Otis Zanders of Ujamaa Place

Posted on 25 June 2020

By Elena Vaughn Otis Zanders has had enough. “As the CEO of an organization that serves the most marginalized population in society, African American men, aged 18-30, Ujamaa Place (1821 University Ave. W. n187, St. Paul) serves on the front lines of the war on injustice by helping men navigate systemic poverty and racism, connection […] Continue Reading

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HAMLINE-MIDWAY, NEWS, Uprising

Ron Johnson remembers Lloyd’s

Posted on 09 June 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Ron Johnson was working at Target when he heard Lloyd’s Pharmacy was for sale in 1974. He headed to the longtime pharmacy at Snelling and Minnehaha to meet Lloyd Jensen, the 25-year owner. “He was one of the nicest people I’d ever met,” recalled Johnson, who is 74 years old now. […] Continue Reading

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NEWS

School board chair dies of COVID19

Posted on 09 June 2020

Marny Xiong, 31, the St. Paul School Board Chair, died on Sunday, June 7 of COVID-19. Xiong is the sister-in-law of Ward 1 Council Member Dai Thao. “Marny will be remembered as an inspiring community organizer, a courageous leader and a fierce champion for education, gender equity, and racial justice,” according to Thao. “She was […] Continue Reading

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FROGTOWN, OPINION

Frog Food: Fight for Justice

Posted on 09 June 2020

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AGING WELL, NEWS

THE TORTURE DOCTORS

Posted on 09 June 2020

Medical ethics professor documents worldwide problem in book By JAN WILLMS In his recently published book, “The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice,” Steven Miles, MD, explores the paths of physicians who stray from their Hippocratic Oath and collaborate with dictatorships as well as democracies across the world to mete out […] Continue Reading

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NEWS, REBUILD REPAIR RECYCLE

Community partnership provides repair vouchers instead of tickets

Posted on 09 June 2020

Program offers healing interactions with police By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN It’s been nearly four years since African American motorist Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer. In the 14 years since he started driving, Castile was pulled over by law enforcement 46 times for alleged violations. On the night of his […] Continue Reading

MONITOR IN A MINUTE, NEWS

{ Monitor in a Minute } June 2020

Posted on 09 June 2020

By JANE McCLURE COVID-19 measures continue St. Paul city officials were working to help restaurants open for outdoor dining June 1. It’s the last effort in a flurry of activities since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. St. Paul City Council members and Mayor Melvin Carter’s administration discussed next steps May 27. City officials are […] Continue Reading

Development Roundup, NEWS

{ Development Roundup } June 2020

Posted on 09 June 2020

By JANE McCLURE How will fires affect Midway Center ‘superblock’? Development at the Midway Center “superblock” is moving toward a fall groundbreaking for new construction on the western part of the site. But how a devastating fire in the remaining part of Midway Center will affect redevelopment remains unclear. Much of the remaining shopping center […] Continue Reading

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COMO, Education, NEWS

Eight Como staff members retire

Posted on 09 June 2020

Como Park Senior High School By Eric Erickson Social studies teacher The 2019-2020 school year has concluded. Distance learning during the coronavirus became even more challenging following the fear and destruction in the community surrounding the death of George Floyd. The Class of 2020 endured a teacher strike, global pandemic, economic collapse, a societal tragedy […] Continue Reading

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COMO, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Dock & Paddle open at pavilion

Posted on 09 June 2020

District 10 Como Community Council By Michael Kuchta, Executive Director district10@district10comopark.org Dock & Paddle The restaurant in the Como Lakeside Pavilion opened June 5 with a new name – and at least one feature that doesn’t exist anywhere else. Dock & Paddle (which is under the same management as last year’s version of Spring Café) debuted […] Continue Reading

FROGTOWN, OPINION

Do not look away

Posted on 09 June 2020

by Dr. Ronald Bell, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church pastor My city is burning, but not in the way the media is showing. Did you see the fire, not the one burning down the precinct but the one burning in the hearts of the wounded in my community? The grieving mothers and grandmothers recalling the […] Continue Reading

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HAMLINE-MIDWAY, OPINION

Rebuilding a strong Midway

Posted on 09 June 2020

By CHAD KULAS, Midway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director chad@midwaychamber.com Without question, these past few weeks have been some of the most stressful and difficult days in the history of the Midway. Following the horrific murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, civil unrest came to the Midway. We saw buildings burn to the ground, and […] Continue Reading

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OPINION

Thanks for supporting your local newspaper

Posted on 09 June 2020

Too much coffee By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN, Owner & Editor Tesha@MonitorSaintPaul.com Newspapers have your back. We really do. Now more than ever, local is important. Who is open? Who is sick? Who is helping others? Who can you turn to for inspiration and encouragement? As small businesses take a hit, we’re working to keep bringing […] Continue Reading

IN OUR COMMUNITY

Tree Frogs, 2020 elections

Posted on 09 June 2020

‘Tree Frogs’ aim to plant 1,000 trees Did you know that by planting a tree, you can increase your home’s value by up to 20%? That’s a fact, according to the US Forest Service. “A mature tree also can also improve your health by cleansing the air you breathe; lower anxiety; and produce more sociable neighborhoods,” […] Continue Reading




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