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Happy grateful New Year Monitor readers, I started writing this month’s column full of hope and gratefulness for surviving 2020. However, I can’t recall ever wanting a year to end and … more
Homeless camps to close The push to close homeless encampments and relocate people goes on this month. St. Paul and Ramsey County officials are trying to get the homeless into shelter and out of the … more
Dale St. work pausedRamsey County’s Dale Street reconstruction project in Saint Paul All I-94 entrance and exit ramps at Dale St. and Interstate 94 opened to traffic on Nov. 19 at the … more
The children’s book, “Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire,” has been selected as the winner in the first annual Minnesota Author Project … more
Whether working for the state, the city or on the front lines, workers addressing the homeless situation in Minnesota strongly agree on two things: affordable housing is desperately needed, and the … more
What St. Paul’s residents pay for trash collection will increase in 2021. But the usually contentious issue of organized collection drew fewer than half a dozen public comments during a … more
According to Rondo resident, educator, and artist Ericka Dennis, most children she meets don’t know the real story of the historic Rondo neighborhood. Dennis currently works as a Family Liaison … more
By Rennie Gaither The legendary chestnut tree, once dominant in the ancient forests from Connecticut to eastern China and Japan, stands firmly among the pantheon of classic American trees. This … more
Season greetings, Monitor readers, This has been the most strangest, weirdest, and craziest Leap Year I have experienced since 1984; instead of having national leadership in deep denial of HIV/AIDS, … more
When Murray and Olive Goff noticed the billboards for real estate agent Kris Lindahl popping up around the Twin Cities, they wanted to know how he got them.So they invited him onto their Frogtown … more
Mychal Batson (who goes by MycDazzle, or Daz, for short) is a young artist with a bucket load of skills, and a growing resume of projects anchored in St. Paul’s Central Corridor. His work … more
Some St. Paul homeowners could get a break in 2021 after years of property tax increases. That’s because St. Paul and Ramsey County are holding their 2021 property tax levies flat and St. Paul … more
Need a new job?Check out a Career Lab at a library near you if you’ve experienced impact from COVID-19 such as job loss or loss of income.Zip code 55104 is one of the hardest hit for … more
Lizzy Carson, Bethel University sophomore nursing major and reconciliation minor, was recently named a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow for her community engagement on Bethel’s campus and in the … more
For over 10 years, community members have rallied around an abandoned silent movie theater at 825 University Ave. Their plans: to purchase and renovate the space into a community and arts center for … more
The Minnesota School Social Workers Association proudly announces the selection of Tabitha Wheeler as the Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year for 2020.  Wheeler has been a school social … more
1825 University A 243-unit affordable housing complex at the northwest corner of Fairview and University avenues is moving toward a 2021 construction start. The St. Paul City Council, acting as the … more
Nonpartisan group informs and engages citizens for a healthy democracy Members of the St. Paul League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years. (Photo submitted) By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The League of … more
Frogtown Community Center rebuilt into one of city’s best Ayanna Jones, age seven, and Mayor Melvin Carter III cut the ribbon at Frogtown Community Center during the official opening of the $2.1 … more
Why he does it, and why he won’t ever stop By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Melvin Carter founded SOS (Save our Sons) in 1991. He knew that the detention system wasn’t working for young Black men and that, … more
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