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Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. Their success is the foundation for their communities and a core element of the Black ecosystem. They are creating job opportunities, … more
A recent Gallup study showed that America’s confidence in the national mass media has reached a near record low. While that’s disturbing, it’s not unexpected.  The digital age … more
This fall, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul all used ranked choice voting for their municipal elections and were among 21 cities in seven states using ranked choice … more
The St. Paul Area and Midway Chambers have reservations about St. Paul’s 1% sales tax referendum, which we’re voting on in a week. While the intention is commendable — funding road … more
As a current SPPS board member, I know how important it is to have experienced leadership fighting for the educational opportunities our students deserve. I’ve worked with Zuki Ellis for 6 … more
Planting People Growing Justice™ Leadership Institute (PPGJLI) is commemorating its 7th anniversary with a community fundraising event and award ceremony. The celebration will take place on … more
Saint Paul resident The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse community. However, beneath the surface lies a growing concern among its … more
MINNESOTA PEACE ACTION COALITION HOLDS OCT. 12 PROTEST AT WEAPONS MANUFACTURER This May, the State of Minnesota quietly announced that $1.3 million Minnesota taxpayer dollars would be handed over to … more
If you’re reading this right now, we have won. Every week, our newspapers struggles to cover local issues. We are limited by staffing, time and newsprint space, and we struggle to pay bills to … more
Saint Paul resident and Saint Paul Public Schools employee This summer, we have seen a glimpse of the frightening future we face with runaway climate change. Extreme heat waves, horrible air quality, … more
Members of the Midway Area Chamber of Commerce Board volunteered at the school supply sorting event for Keystone Community Service on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 at Merriam Park Community Center. Keystone … more
Dramatic Change: Demo Of Bethesda The demolition of Bethesda Hospital on University Avenue eastern end is a dramatic visual of all the changes everyone has experienced in their lives. Yet, … more
In the August edition of the Monitor on page 5, Tom Goldstein’s column, “The decline of the Midway,” was missing a paragraph and another ran twice. Here is what was missed: Venture … more
August marks the 11th anniversary of Black Philanthropy Month. This annual celebration focuses on uplifting the Black community and building a more vibrant, sustainable ecosystem. The theme for Black … more
It seems whenever I go out of town, especially to a smaller community but even to a surrounding suburb, I get asked about crime. From the perception some have of Saint Paul, Minneapolis, or the … more
In nearly every issue of the Monitor appears a guest column by Chad Kulas, Executive Director of the Midway Chamber of Commerce. The columns are almost always upbeat, often highlight unique … more
Across many cultures and generations, storytelling has played an immense role in our understanding of the world. It is the tradition of storytelling in all its unique forms that connect us all. … more
  When I founded the Sanneh Foundation in 2003, I knew we had the chance to make a real impact in our communities. And along the way, it’s become increasingly clear that a … more
Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom. This momentous occasion is an opportunity to pause, reflect, and grow, while renewing our commitment to the pursuit of liberty and justice for all. Fact … more
One of the biggest challenges facing employers over the past few years has been finding employees. This has been true for employers of all sizes and in most industries. The Midway, a community with a … more
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