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2015 Hamline Midway Spring Festival planned June 16

Posted on 09 June 2015

By KYLE MIANULLI Gather your friends and family and join your community for the Hamline Midway Spring Festival Tues., June 16, 4-8:30pm in the fields behind Hancock Recreation Center and Hamline Elementary, 1599 Englewood Ave. Come explore and enjoy all that makes Hamline Midway such a vibrant and thriving urban community. Fun and festivities for […] Continue Reading

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Sticker shock of street repair takes residents by surprise

Posted on 09 June 2015

By JANE MCCLURE Street and bridge work throughout St. Paul isn’t merely a hassle for anyone trying to get around. The increased costs of construction are causing sticker shock for city, county and state officials. Property owners who must pay assessments are also feeling the pain. That includes residents of the Como-Chatsworth neighborhood, who at […] Continue Reading

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Hamline University honors George Vane

Posted on 09 June 2015

Honorary degree for local resident is just the latest in long and distinguished career By JAN WILLMS Receiving an honorary degree in humane letters May 23 from Hamline University (HU) is just the latest in recognitions and awards that have been bestowed upon George Vane, who taught English at Hamline for 40 years. When he […] Continue Reading

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From student to teacher, local school has played life-long role

Posted on 09 June 2015

Once a student there, Gwen Larson will be retiring after teaching 26 years at Hamline Elementary By JAN WILLMS Hamline Elementary has played a primary role in the life of Gwen Larson, who grew up in a house four blocks from the school, located at 1599 Englewood. As a child, she walked to the school, […] Continue Reading

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Midway Rare and Used Books celebrates 50 years

Posted on 09 June 2015

“We love books” say owners Tom and Kathy Stransky Reporting and Photos by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Long before they owned Midway Used and Rare Books, the bookstore was shaping Tom and Kathy Stransky’s lives. As teenagers, the two book lovers used to go to bookstores on dates. One day they walked into Midway Books, and […] Continue Reading

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Murray Middle School works to put outdoor classroom to good use

Posted on 09 June 2015

Murray Middle School continues to develop its ability to use the local College Park space for an outdoor classroom. The staff will get special professional development on how to use the space as an effective classroom this coming fall, but for now, students are stepping up to make the park a better representation of the […] Continue Reading

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St. Paul youth take a stand against racism

Posted on 09 June 2015

Great River School students come together to raise awareness about apathy and take action against injustice By EMMA PIORIER and ANNA CLEMENTS Every spring, Great River School takes a day to talk about the effects of race and racism in our society. The IRACE Summit, which stands for Identity, Racial Awareness, and Cultural Education, is […] Continue Reading

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Midway Chamber names Chad Kulas executive director

Posted on 09 June 2015

The Midway Chamber of Commerce has announced that Chad Kulas has been hired to be its new Executive Director.  Kulas was selected from a competitive pool of candidates after an extensive search process.  He will fill the vacancy created by Kari Canfield’s departure in April. “We are extremely pleased to be able to bring Chad […] Continue Reading

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Prep Sports Notebook: Individuals take home the trophies, even if teams don’t

Posted on 09 June 2015

By MATTHEW DAVIS When state team trophies don’t roll in by the trophy case, individual athletes can still bring home state tourney hardware for their respective schools with individual-oriented sports. Badminton Kia Vang and Sheng Vang of Como Park gave the Cougars at least one state title for the spring season during May. The Vangs […] Continue Reading

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Music in the Park announces summer schedule at Como

Posted on 09 June 2015

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of musical experiences for all tastes and pleasures. Jazz, folk, blues, concert bands, world, electronic, and pop are just a few genres included feature at Music in the Parks 2015. All performances are free except for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening theater style musicals at […] Continue Reading


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