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By Patricia Ohmans, Frogtown Green The news about climate change tends to focus on the economic impact of wildfires, floods and devastating droughts around the world. It’s hard to feel like … more
“These days, a premium is being placed on whether White kids might feel bad about their own heritage after learning about things like American genocide, slavery or internment. But no one asks … more
Many months after civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic upended St. Paul retail districts, more relief is on the way. Whether it will still benefit businesses damaged or destroyed in 2020 remains to … more
New regulations for religious uses in St. Paul look very different than they did a few months ago when they provoked outcry throughout the city.Adoption of the new regulations will clarify and … more
In November, District 10 Como Community Council invited community donations to once again support their Thanksgiving meals drive. Over $2,200 was donated by the Como community! Your generosity made … more
Spring musical The spring musical at Como will be an adaptation of the Disney film “High School Musical.” Performances are scheduled to run on March 18 and 19 in the Como Park Auditorium. … more
Representatives from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation were part of the Nonprofit Expo on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Hamline University. The 2021 Celebration of Nonprofits organized by the Midway Area … more
‘Slow show’ on Lake ComoDancer/choreographer Dimitri Chamblas’ Slow Show is a 20-minute collective dance whose visible repercussions are minute, precise, and concentrated. In this … more
MatasCastillo elected ChairThe Ramsey County Board of Commissioners elected Trista MatasCastillo as Chair of the Board for 2022. Since 2019, Commissioner MatasCastillo has represented Ramsey County … more
Lyngblomsten, a senior care organization serving older adults in the Twin Cities since 1906, is launching a new educational enrichment class called the Memory Collective for adults living at home and … more
Mekonnen Dori was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in his home country of Ethiopia. An opponent of the military-led communist government there, he spent two years in an Ethiopian jail for … more
After 111 years in the Midway, Galtier Elementary will close its doors at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. So will Jackson Elementary, a Frogtown mainstay since 1880, and three other schools on … more
She has been through it all. The isolation, the grooming and the manipulation, offers of fancy clothing, cars, and a place to live that led her down the path to prostitution. But Flora Whitfield … more
The impact of COVID-19 on children with special needs and their parents is immense. Jerrod Brown, a Concordia professor who is the program director for the Master of Arts degree in human services … more
In 1986, Ronald Reagan was president. Six astronauts and teacher Christa McAuliffe were killed when the Challenger space shuttle disintegrated 73 seconds after launch. Halley’s Comet visited … more
Since late 2020 Mayor Jacob Frey has made known his intent to reopen the intersection at 38th St. E and Chicago Ave. S. When interim design surveys were returned in spring 2021, he and city leaders … more
Sometimes a revolutionary act is quiet, unseen. Sometimes it’s loud and worn on a shirtsleeve. At The People’s Closet at George Floyd Square, it’s a little bit of both.Born out of … more
The Hmongtown Market is located at 217 Como Avenue in Frogtown. Fresh, reasonably priced garden produce arrives daily at the garden stalls. There are Asian varieties of vegetables, such as the … more
Artist and business founder Kristen McCoy has been rethinking the future of fashion for years. Along with her staff at RETHINK Tailoring & Sewing Lounge (3449 Bloomington Ave. S.), she offers an … more
“Now I’m the villain in your history...I should’ve known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me.” ~Aaron Burr“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier”. ~ … more
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