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Study underway on how to minimize traffic hassles from stadium

Posted on 11 December 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Getting to and from the Allianz Field Major League Soccer stadium, and minimizing impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods, is the focus of an upcoming gameday transportation management plan. City officials will sign a contract this month with SRF Consulting for the initial phase of transportation planning. But members of the St. Paul […] Continue Reading

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News from Como Park High School

Posted on 11 December 2017

Career development, technology apps, celebrations and D.C. fundraising Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Academy of Finance (AOF) students at Como welcomed Wells Fargo employees to school last month for an all-day networking event. Leaders from Wells Fargo guided AOF students from each grade level in small group discussions, mock interviews, resume building […] Continue Reading

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Teenagers dive in to the themes of Shakespearean Theater

Posted on 11 December 2017

Photo left: Core ensemble and Artistic Director Logan Verdoorn discuss the text and themes of Twelfth Night for their Fall 2017 production.(Photo by Maria Signorelli) By JAN WILLMS Nearly 14 years ago, a couple of moms were looking for a program in which their teenagers could work on Shakespearean plays. They looked around and could […] Continue Reading

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City Council votes another $4 million for Stadium infrastructure

Posted on 11 December 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Transformation of part of Midway Center into Major League Soccer’s new Allianz Field continues, with $4.057 million in infrastructure improvements approved Nov. 15 by the St. Paul City Council. The council also adopted a final plat for the stadium property. That in turn allowed for the start of structural steelwork and for […] Continue Reading

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Local group instrumental in gift to great Alexandria Egypt library

Posted on 11 December 2017

A piece of Midwestern literary culture now resides in one of the world’s oldest libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, thanks to a joint effort by nonprofits Books For Africa (635 Prior Ave. N.), Little Free Library, Minnesota Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Minnesota Book Awards program. Patrick Plonski, Executive Director of Books For Africa, […] Continue Reading

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Businesses close, buildings demolished; stadium project moves into next stage

Posted on 11 December 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Part of Midway Center is gone to make way for the Allianz Field Major League Soccer stadium. Demolition of storefronts west of Family Dollar began in late November. By month’s end, the wrecking crew had reached the old Rainbow grocery store, which was built in the 1950s as Murphy’s Department Store. In […] Continue Reading

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Getting books into the hands of students and their families

Posted on 11 December 2017

By JESSICA KOPP After months of conversations and planning, Hamline Elementary is excited to announce its partnership with a growing local organization—Children’s Book Express. Founded by Phil Martin, a retired Minneapolis Community and Technical College English instructor, its mission is to help families build their home libraries through community book donations. According to Martin, there […] Continue Reading

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St. Paul City Council approves organized trash collection

Posted on 11 December 2017

After 40+ years of homeowner’s choice, city will now decide who picks up your garbage and how much you pay By JANE MCCLURE A five-year contract for residential garbage collection in St. Paul means a new system could be in place as soon as October 2018. In some neighborhoods, it’s hoped that the change puts […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute

Posted on 11 December 2017

By JANE MCCLURE Historic properties survey moves ahead Work continues to survey and preserve historic properties in the neighborhood around Hamline University. The St. Paul City Council Nov. 1 accepted a $25,000 grant for historic survey work. The grant, from the United States Department of the Interior Certified Local Government Grant Program, is overseen by […] Continue Reading

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No lack of excitement at the library!

Posted on 11 December 2017

The Hamline Midway Library, 1558 West Minnehaha Ave., is offering a wide array of programs this December and January, from learning about owls to trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy. Come to the library to check out books, magazines, CDs, and movies, enjoy free Internet access and find a cozy, peaceful respite from the holiday […] Continue Reading

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