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Local journalism is facing an existential crisis because of Big Tech's abusive business tactics.   In the early days of the internet, the news was something you had to go out of your way … more
We’re all coming out of the pandemic a little worse for wear after so much isolation and struggle with changes in our society. I have noticed as a St. Paulite that there has been a huge … more
It was the summer before my junior year at Hamline University in 1977. I had already been named the editor of the Hamline Oracle, Hamline’s student newspaper, for my junior year, and I decided … more
The Hamline Midway Library and the neighborhood received welcome news in October that will hopefully lead to the building receiving designation on the National Register of Historic Places (NHRP). The … more
As many employers struggle to find workers, one group often gets overlooked: the disability community. Why does this group get overlooked, and how does it benefit employers who hire disabled … more
Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute is celebrating six years of making an impact in the community. We seek to plant seeds of social change through education, training, and community … more
If you were to travel back in time five or 10 years ago and walk around the Midway, it may feel like traveling back much farther. In a mere 10 years, we have gone from having initial construction … more
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide rates in Minnesota declined slightly in 2020, but it’s important to remember there were a record number of suicides in 2019, and this is … more
Stories center the cultural experiences of diverse authors. While, writers shape the course of history by reimagining the present and constructing a new future filled with infinite possibilities. … more
As the weather cools down, not much sounds better than a warm cup of coffee on a patio. And lately, there’s been a lot more options in and around the Midway. Here are some new (and old) places … more
Regardless of if the Ren Fest ticket opportunity still exists, I wanted to pass along some thanks. Many thanks for all your work to get local stories and events out to our communities! I moved to the … more
The article regarding what happens when you remove I-94 seems to be based on fiction. The pictures show I-94 in definitely a non-rush hour period with even fewer cars in the new reimagined eight … more
Concerning the future of the Hamline Midway Library, I do not understand the purpose of surveys and public  engagement if SPPL director Catherine Penkert can simply ignore the results.In March … more
Two months ago, the Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) announced its plans to demolish the historic Hamline Midway Library, claiming that the decision was the result of “extensive work with … more
In Saint Paul, we know that libraries are about people. They are community gathering spaces, safe havens, and places where access, connection, and opportunity merge together. Whether you’re … more
Black Philanthropy Month is an invitation for our community to engage in Harambee which means “let’s pull together.” Together, we can have a great impact on our local community and … more
One of the best things about the Midway is that is has always been a melting pot. University Avenue, like so many Main Streets throughout the country 100 years ago and now, has been a home to … more
“It is not that I belong to the past, but the past that belongs to me.” ~ Mary Antin “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of … more
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