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Hot time in the city!

Posted on 20 July 2016

By TRUDY DUNHAM Climate change means we are experiencing more extreme weather. In the summer, we will experience more days that are hotter than average, and more nights that don’t cool down. Those of us without air conditioning, and those of us who usually work and play outdoors, are likely to suffer. We will need […] Continue Reading

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Butterfly exhibit opens at Como

Posted on 11 July 2016

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN It’s a flutter fest at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, where the popular “Blooming Butterflies” exhibit opened in June. Hundreds of butterflies from Africa, Asia, and the Americas are flying freely in an indoor garden environment filled with tropical plants. Up to 400 butterflies will be released each week. Every day […] Continue Reading

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St. Paul Public Schools embarks on five-year renovation plan

Posted on 11 July 2016

By MARIA HERD Interactive classroom projectors, security cameras, a remodeled cafeteria and a new artificial turf field are a few of the improvements public schools in the Hamline Midway and Como neighborhoods will see in in the next few years. Construction will begin this month for the Saint Paul Public School’s (SPPS) five-year facilities master […] Continue Reading

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Five performances of ‘Frame Works’ slated during Fringe

Posted on 11 July 2016

By JAN WILLMS Dance has been a part of Chloe Sekhran’s life since she was three. Raised in Como, and now a junior at the University of Iowa, Sekhran is performing in a Fringe presentation choreographed by her former dance teacher, Margaret Marinoff. Five performances of the dance presentation, called Frame Works, will be offered […] Continue Reading

Soccer stadium project delayed, waiting for state to act

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Soccer stadium project delayed, waiting for state to act

Posted on 11 July 2016

As plans and approvals continue forward, June construction start date passes waiting for tax bill By JANE MCCLURE Plans for a Major League Soccer stadium and redeveloped Midway Center are set to go to the St. Paul City Council for a public hearing at 5:30pm, Wed., Aug. 3 at City Hall. The ambitious projects are […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 11 July 2016

Compiled by ERIC ERICSON, Social Studies Teacher • Cadets from Como Park’s Marine Corps JROTC began their summer with a week of activity and training in Wisconsin. The Cadet Leadership Course was held at Fort McCoy from June 13-17. Participants spent time hiking, rappelling, and competing in obstacle course challenges. They also gained experience in […] Continue Reading

Blackhawks soccer club head to USA Cup

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Blackhawks soccer club head to USA Cup

Posted on 11 July 2016

By MATTHEW DAVIS A girls 16-and-under soccer team from the Blackhawks youth soccer club in the Midway Como area will carry memories of a late teammate at the USA Cup on July 19-23. Fischer Anderson, a St. Paul Central student and a defender for the Blackhawks U16 girls team, passed away in January. Blackhawks U16 […] Continue Reading

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Organics recycling site opens in Como Park

Posted on 11 July 2016

By MICHAEL KUCHTA Recycling your food scraps and other household organic waste just got easier. District 10’s new organics recycling site in Como Park is now open, on Beulah Lane just north of the Humane Society. The District 10 site is closer and more convenient than most county yard waste sites: in fact, it’s available […] Continue Reading

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Building projects explode around light rail line

Posted on 11 July 2016

Compiled by JANE MCCLURE Apartment projects are again popping up in neighborhoods along Green Line light rail. Here’s an overview of what’s coming to a vacant lot near you: Thomas Ave. site in play again 1500 Thomas Ave. is again being considered for redevelopment. MWF Properties has been working with St. Paul Planning and Economic […] Continue Reading

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Officials laud new A Line for economic and business benefits

Posted on 11 July 2016

First Twin Cities Bus Rapid Transit line expected to help riders get to school and work faster By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN A Line buses are rolling between the 46th St. light rail station in Minneapolis and Snelling Ave. in St. Paul, offering residents a quicker, more convenient ride. The Twin Cities’ first arterial bus rapid […] Continue Reading

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