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Violence Free Minnesota issued the following statement on Tuesday, Feb. 20 to call attention to the full circumstances around Shannon Cortez Gooden's murder of two police officers and an EMT in … more
Play ball! A group of dedicated Como area volunteers want young baseball and softball players to get onto the diamonds this season. The nonprofit Como Ball Youth Baseball and Softball … more
In 1952, Salvador “Sam” Battisto started a vacuum shop in his basement. Today, his son Russ and granddaughter Gina are continuing to operate A-1 Vacuum Cleaner Company (2575 Fairview … more
Kendall Crosby remembers being at a conference in Atlanta, Ga. and sharing the mission statement for his St. Paul hardware store: “To go above and beyond customer expectations.” The … more
Newly elected St. Paul Public School Board members Yusef Carrillo, Carlo Franco and Erica Valliant, and re-elected member Chauntyll Allen, were sworn in on Jan. 9, 2024. They join returning members … more
With much of the former Midway Center superblock now owned by one party, redevelopment is moving ahead. The sale of more shopping center property to Snelling Midway Redevelopment LLC in late January … more
Back in November, our Frogtown household got a letter from the city’s water agency – Saint Paul Regional Water Services – that suggested we should be concerned about lead in the … more
Como Community Blood Drives D10 Como Park partners with the American Red Cross and the Como Zoo & Conservatory to host community blood drives at the zoo. Drives are held from 9 a.m. to 3 … more
Despite a lack of snow this season, the Cougar Nordic ski team has been able to compete in meets on courses where snow-making machines are utilized. The Twin Cities Nordic Conference Meet took place … more
HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP CLUB Highland Friendship Club (HFC), a St. Paul-based nonprofit that provides social and learning opportunities for teens and adults who have disabilities, has created a new … more
Rosie Jablonsky brushed out the curly hair of a young girl, as stylists in the Mall of America salon gathered around. “She looks like a lion,” one stylist said. “She hates her … more
Kao Lee (at right with Lisa Sanderson) is a Frogtown native and the first member of the Hmong community to design the Winter Carnival buttons. “The Winter Carnival is a fond memory from my … more
Had a tough day at work and don’t feel like cooking, but don’t want to pay the price for the family to eat out? Too Good to Go (TGTG) may solve your problem, and enlist your help in … more
From Amy Brendmoen’s e-newsletter: Thursday (Dec. 28, 2023) = in city hall, Jessica (Larson Johnston) and I met with Councilmember-elect Hwa Jeong Kim and future Legislative Aide, … more
A massive loon taking flight – the emblem of the Minnesota United soccer team – will soon land at the corner of University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul. The loon statue, a … more
The battle over boulevard landscaping on Sherburne Avenue is over – for now. But ordinance changes to help boulevard gardeners citywide take effect this month. More changes could be on the way, … more
The world is awash in plastic. Every day, the equivalent of 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes. Beyond the aesthetic mess of plastic … more
Hamline University is breathing new life (and plenty of simulated death) into a house on Holton Street in St. Paul. The Hamline-owned property was repurposed this fall semester to be a lab for Dr. … more
High school seniors across the country confront challenging decisions while simultaneously navigating the present and their future. Finding the right balance between keeping up with current … more
Hamline Elementary is proud to invite prospective families and the community to join us at our annual Open House and Winter Warm-up! Current families and staff will be there to share with you why … more
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