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e-Edition, IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Posted on 18 October 2020

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COMO, FROGTOWN, HAMLINE-MIDWAY, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Take action with League of Women Voters

Posted on 18 October 2020

Nonpartisan group informs and engages citizens for a healthy democracy By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The League of Women Voters St. Paul works to make voting less intimidating for people. It is part of the larger national organization, the League of Women Voters, a civic organization in the United States that was formed in 1920 to […] Continue Reading

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FROGTOWN, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Celebrating peace

Posted on 18 October 2020

Peace bubbles By Melvin Giles peacebubbles@q.com Hello Hamline/Midway, Como, Frogtown, and Rondo Midway Monitor Readers, It’s a refreshing and uplifting pleasure to share with you this month a few reflections from the innovative Drive-In Peace Celebration that was held on Sept. 19th at the intersections of the Rondo, Frogtown, and North End Communities near the […] Continue Reading

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OPINION

Letters to the Editor October 2020

Posted on 18 October 2020

Justice for Midway? Dear Editor: Good news: Noticed Dey Appliance, Regina Vacuum Repair, Taco Bell, Apollo Lock, Holiday gas, Black Sea, Target and Cub restored, Goodwill, YMCA (partially), Lloyd’s satellite opened, Discount Tire, and Caesar’s Pizza have opened. Yea! Probably missed some. We try to patronize these local businesses whenever possible – been to most […] Continue Reading

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HAMLINE-MIDWAY, OPINION

We need your voice on HMC

Posted on 18 October 2020

By Mike Reynolds, HMC Board Secretary The Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC) engages the voice and power of the community to serve the neighborhood. HMC plays a specific role representing the Midway in the City of Saint Paul, but we also collaborate on numerous initiatives with community organizations and businesses, and seek always to support and […] Continue Reading

HAMLINE-MIDWAY, OPINION

Reopening and rebuilding update

Posted on 18 October 2020

By CHAD KULAS, Midway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director chad@midwaychamber.com As we fully embrace the fall season, two statements about the rebuild of University Avenue appear true: 1) Progress has been made; and 2) We still have a lot to do. Going up and down University Ave., one still sees the boarded-up buildings and rubble […] Continue Reading

Vote 2020: Let your voice be heard

OPINION

Vote 2020: Let your voice be heard

Posted on 18 October 2020

By Dr. Artika Tyner, dr.artikatyner@gmail.com Voting is how you use your voice in a democracy. Here are a few practical tips for getting ready for the 2020 General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. Who can vote? You can vote if you are: o A United States Citizen o At least 18 years old on Election […] Continue Reading

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HOME & GARDEN

ON THE JOB with Minnehaha Falls Landscaping

Posted on 17 October 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Russ Henry started gardening with his mom when he was a kid. His first job was pushing the lawnmover around the neighborhood when he was 10. He has worked in the landscape industry his entire career, starting in plant nurseries as a teen, and then moving on to landscaping companies. “Eventually […] Continue Reading

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HOME & GARDEN, IN OUR COMMUNITY

ON THE JOB with Hamernick’s flooring

Posted on 17 October 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Facing a global pandemic, Hamernick’s has shifted its business model to add a flooring superstore across the street from its main design headquarters (1392 Rice St.). They were listening to customers who have shifted their focus to improving their homes instead of traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hamernick’s has been a […] Continue Reading

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HEALTH & FITNESS, HOME & GARDEN, IN OUR COMMUNITY

URBAN FORAGER

Posted on 17 October 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN As people use public land more and family budgets get skinnier, Tim Clemens of Ironwood Foraging is helping build more resilient communities. He does that by sharing knowledge about plants that everyone used to know but has been lost. “Learning the lifeways of trees, herbs, mushrooms, and animals used to be […] Continue Reading

HAMLINE-MIDWAY, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Taco Bell can’t rebuild, operations can continue

Posted on 17 October 2020

By Jane McClure Taco Bell cannot replace its longtime restaurant at 565 N. Snelling Ave. On a unanimous vote Sept. 16, 2020, the St. Paul City Council upheld an appeal by Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC) and overturned an August Planning Commission decision approving the planned new restaurant’s needed conditional use permit. The current restaurant, which […] Continue Reading

HAMLINE-MIDWAY, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Midway United Fund ready to disburse grants

Posted on 17 October 2020

Debate over who serves on committee and whether there should be paid staff continues By Jane McClure The Midway United Fund is accepting applications for small economic justice grants in the Hamline-Midway and Union Park areas. Grants are available until Dec. 20 or until funds are exhausted. The grants offer two opportunities, a damage recovery […] Continue Reading

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HAMLINE-MIDWAY, IN OUR COMMUNITY

Rebuilding University

Posted on 17 October 2020

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The damage in the Midway during the civil unrest in late May 2020 was expected and unexpected, according to St. Paul Fire Safety Manager Angie Wiese. “We knew it was coming but not what form it would take,” said Wiese during a tour of damaged buildings organized by the Midway Chamber […] Continue Reading

Development Roundup, IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Posted on 17 October 2020

By JANE McCLURE Zoning changes could bring more density The revamp of St. Paul’s multi-family residential zoning is seen as a way to add housing density, with a focus on affordable housing, throughout the city. The St. Paul City Council Sept. 9 adopted sweeping changes to residential multi-family or RM zoning on a 6-1 vote. […] Continue Reading






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