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Residential property values increases vary widely in St. Paul

Posted on 08 November 2016

Differing values make effective property tax increases range between .4 to 13.5 percent By JANE MCCLURE The owner of a median-value home in St. Paul could see a property tax increase of about $99 in 2017, under the levies adopted this fall by the St. Paul City Council, St. Paul Public Schools, Ramsey County Board […] Continue Reading

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CIB recommendation process changed by St. Paul City Council

Posted on 08 November 2016

By JANE MCCLURE Hoping for a new bicycle route, a tot lot or park redesign? Your wish will likely have to wait, at least until 2020. How St. Paul funds its playgrounds, fire stations, recreation centers, and other public facilities is changing, as a result of City Council action earlier this fall. The 45-year-old Long-Range […] Continue Reading

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Prepare + Prosper seeks hundreds of volunteers

Posted on 08 November 2016

Prepare + Prosper (P+P), 2610 University Ave. W., is looking for hundreds of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. P+P trains all volunteers who in turn put their skills to use throughout the Twin Cities by preparing taxes, working one-on-one with customers to discuss their individual financial goals, and providing customer support and service for […] Continue Reading

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Como students dive into the middle of the school year

Posted on 08 November 2016

News from Como High School Compiled by ERIC ERICSON, Social Studies Teacher Photo right: Como Park’s Academy of Finance (AOF) students met with Federal Reserve Bank employees who led breakout sessions as part of Financial Literacy Day on Oct. 25. (Photo submitted) • Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon visited Como during the school-wide mock […] Continue Reading

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Preventing food waste while feasting

Posted on 08 November 2016

Ready and Resilient Hamline Midway By TRUDY DUNHAM Food! Glorious food! November is traditionally a time of feasting and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. But it is also a time to highlight the downside: one in five children in Minnesota goes hungry every day. About 50 million Americans, or 1 in 6, live in food […] Continue Reading

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District 10 News

Posted on 08 November 2016

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director Struggling with a neglected property, absentee landlord, or problem tenant on your block? Then find out how to effectively minimize their impact during a District 10 community forum on problem properties. The free forum is Thur., Nov. 10 at 6:30pm at the Como Park Streetcar Station. The forum’s goal: get […] Continue Reading

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Funds sought for three local projects

Posted on 08 November 2016

Development Roundup By JANE MCCLURE The long-awaited redevelopment of the northwest corner of University and Fairview avenues is starting to take shape. Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota is seeking $50,000 in Metropolitan Council funds, to start exploring site conditions. The project was one of three submitted in late October by the City of St. Paul. Goodwill-Easter […] Continue Reading

Como by the Lake apartments obtains $80 million in funds

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Como by the Lake apartments obtains $80 million in funds

Posted on 08 November 2016

MONITOR IN A MINUTE By JANE MCCLURE The Como by the Lake apartment (file photo right) complex’s elderly and disabled residents worried several months ago that they could lose their homes when the property went up for sale. Purchase by nonprofit housing provider Aeon staved off that possibility, and the property will remain Section 8 […] Continue Reading

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Candidates sought for HMC Board of Directors

Posted on 08 November 2016

By MELISSA CORTES, Community Organizer Represent your neighborhood, run for the HMC Board of Directors. Declare your candidacy by Wed., Nov. 30. Hamline Midway Coalition is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors. Anyone age 16 or older that resides within, owns property within or owns a business that is headquartered and principally operates within […] Continue Reading

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Virtual Reality Arcade opens its first TC location in Vandalia Tower

Posted on 08 November 2016

Voxel announces the opening of its first Twin Cities location, which offers a high-end, curated experience for a special event or an unforgettable night out. The Voxel team, headed by three Minnesota locals, will hold a public open house on Sat., Nov. 12, from 6pm until midnight at its newly renovated space in Vandalia Tower, […] Continue Reading

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