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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
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
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
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
One of Hamline-Midway neighborhood’s most colorful and distinctive sites is changing, and many neighbors don’t think the change is for the better. Sherburne Avenue resident Iris Logan … more
“If you’re life has become like a shoe that pinches, try EA.” That advertisement brought Marilyn* to Emotions Anonymous 40 years ago.  The St. Paul resident had a … more
Terrell Woods, who goes by the stage name of Carnage the Executioner, took some time recently to reflect on his career as a beat box artist and rapper. The Saint Paul musician has built a … more
When 2024 “truth in taxation” notices start hitting mailboxes Nov. 11 and 24, St. Paul home owners could see a break. That’s even if their values increase. Property tax shifts and … more
A new high school program brings professionals from high-demand industries into the classroom for project-based learning and case studies. Called 3DE by Junior Achievement, all ninth-grade students … more
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a Minnesota judge ordered a victim to jail for not forcing her daughter to see her father. Dani* was ordered to serve 30 days in jail on Oct. 2, 2023 or … more
Arnée Martin wanted 100 rejections.  “The worst they can say is no,” Martin said.  As an artist applying for grants and scholarships, the TikTok trend of … more
Best friends Adam Kado and Hosie Thurmond of Slice Brothers Pizza join Tommie Daye of Tommie’s Pizza as Black owners of St. Paul pizzerias. Slice Brothers Pizza officially opened at Dale and … more
  The former Minnesota Chemical Company complex in West Midway could become home to almost 150 households, as a major redevelopment project moves ahead, but the quest to find a new use for … more
Thi Synavone came to the U.S. in 1979 as a Laotian refugee. After living in many states, her family settled in Minnesota in 1988. Synavone said that growing up, domestic and sexual violence was never … more
Generative AI has captivated the world since the launch of Chat GBT on Nov. 30, 2022, observed Ron Lancaster of Structural, an Augeo company, but AI has been around much longer than that.  … more
A brick building sits sedately along a quiet street in Saint Paul. Along the side of the building, plants are growing in small garden beds. Lawn chairs rest on the patio and there is a table with … more
    A mix of skepticism and cautious optimism are greeting the talk of a fresh start for redevelopment of the longtime Midway Center superblock.  More than 60 people … more
Community members smiled as they tasted different dishes and snacks from local businesses of the Little Mekong cultural district on University Avenue on Sunday, July 2, 2023. The event was artist … more
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