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Ten candidates file for St. Paul ranked-choice mayoral race

Posted on 10 October 2017

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Instead of seeking a fourth term, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has decided to run for governor. Ten candidates have filed for the mayoral race. The ranked-choice election is set for Nov. 7, 2017. Sharon Anderson sharon4mayor2018.blogspot.com Anderson ran unsuccessfully for the mayor’s office in 2005, 2009, and 2013. In the […] Continue Reading

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Six running for three open at-large school board seats

Posted on 10 October 2017

By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN In the St. Paul School Board race, two incumbents face four newcomers. There are three at-large seats available. The Saint Paul school board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms. Elections are held at large on a staggered basis so that three or four seats are up for election every […] Continue Reading

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Community Engagement Forums series begins Nov. 4

Posted on 10 October 2017

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1636 Van Buren, has joined with members of the surrounding community to create a series of community engagement forums dealing with racial, ethnic, and cultural understanding and reconciliation. This project, “Community Conversations for Racial/Ethnic Reconciliation and Understanding,” stemmed from the realization that communities throughout our country are looking for ways to […] Continue Reading

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Midway Center site redevelopment financing moves steadily forward

Posted on 10 October 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Tax increment financing (TIF) is poised for use in Midway Center site redevelopment. The St. Paul City Council, acting as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board Sept. 13, voted 5-2 to make findings needed for building demolition and a future TIF district on the shopping center property. Council member Rebecca Noecker and […] Continue Reading

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Lyngblomsten’s Heinecke named 2017 recipient of 50 for the Next 50 award

Posted on 09 October 2017

Lyngblomsten President and CEO Jeff Heinecke (photo right) has been named a recipient of LeadingAge Minnesota’s 50 for the Next 50 award. The award honors leaders who pursue innovation and advance excellence in aging services, make forward-looking changes in their organization, serve as motivational leaders and mentors and empower Minnesotans to age well and live […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 09 October 2017

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Como senior Keleenah Yang (photo right) wrote an award-winning essay in a state-wide contest sponsored by the BestPrep Program. Yang will present her essay at the BestPrep Educational Forum on Oct. 24 at the St. Paul RiverCentre in front of an anticipated audience of 700 guests. The […] Continue Reading

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Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 09 October 2017

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director Want to make the park better? District 10 is looking for community members who want to keep Como Regional Park on the right path. Here are two opportunities: • Dockside: We’re looking for one community member to serve on the restaurant’s evaluation committee. Committee members will assess quality, customer service, […] Continue Reading

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News from Hamline Midway Library

Posted on 09 October 2017

The Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave. is providing a wide variety of arts, science, and literary programming for all ages this October and November. Stop by to check out books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines or to surf the Internet in one of our neighborhood’s coziest, most welcoming spots! Preschool Storytimes in English happen […] Continue Reading

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Monitor in a Minute

Posted on 09 October 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Max property tax levies are set St. Paul’s property tax picture is coming into focus, with St. Paul School Board and City Council adoption of 2018 maximum property tax levies. The City Council approved city levies Sept. 20. The St. Paul School Board adopted its levy Sept. 19. The Ramsey County Board […] Continue Reading

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Pierce Butler basin fall planting underway

Posted on 09 October 2017

Pierce Butler basin fall planting schedule — Sun., Oct. 15, 9am-1pm: Pierce Butler Meadows Community Planting Day. In partnership with Capital Region Watershed District, Ramsey Conservation District, and Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hamline Midway Coalition will host a Community Plant Day with a celebration walk and parade on Sat., Oct. 21. — Mon., Oct. 16: […] Continue Reading

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