Rondo receives trifection of good news from state, federal and Met Council
Twelve years after the initial idea to physically reconnect the Rondo neighborhood took root, three milestones were met in July at the state, federal and regional levels that improve the …
Investing in Resiliency
If you thought the 350 or so Minneapolis and St. Paul small business owners on Lake Street and West Broadway in Minneapolis, and University Avenue in St. Paul’s Midway who watched their …
Four sue after eviction from Midway Center
Customers have flocked to Peking Garden since spring, happy that the Midway Center mainstay has reopened at University and Western avenues. Owners the Lau family were pleased to find a new …

Rebuild, Repair, Recycle
Located in the Midway Area, Midway Peace Park (416 N Griggs St.) is the newest completed component of the city of Saint Paul’s vision to create vibrant outdoor gathering spaces that strengthen …
Trudy Dunham and Miriam Friesen are on a mission: they want to replace the nearly 100 ash trees removed from the Hamline Midway neighborhood faster than city officials are proposing. Last month, the …
The Lily Pad is an emerging community garden and gathering space on the southwest corner of Dale Street and Lafond Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood. The Hmong Funeral Home occupied that space from …
Aging Well
The Hamline Midway Elders Knitting and Crochet Group is live on Zoom for two hours every Monday afternoon. The 6-8 members who have stuck with it have gotten used to this new kind of knitting …
Business owners who want to retire have two options. They can sell or just shut down.Christina Nicholson of Nexus Community Partners (2314 University Ave. Suite 18) wants to let people know there is …
To a cross country skier, there are few sounds more magical than the swoosh of their skis on a freshly groomed trail – and Minnesota has no shortage of these.According to Gail Lundeen Brand, …
HOME & GARDEN
Do-It-Yourselfers love ReStore
Local Do-It-Yourselfers head to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 510 County Road D West or 2700 Minnehaha Ave. to get inspired.The outlet sells new and like-new furniture, appliances and building …
Garden questions welcome
Connect with Ramsey County Master Gardeners online every Wednesday and Saturday from 12-1 p.m. May 26 through Sept. 29. Get advice for your garden problems, identify plants or insects (such as the …
Watch out for jumping worms
Why be concerned about jumping worms?Jumping worms (Amynthas spp.) are an invasive species native to eastern Asia. In fact, no earthworms are native to Minnesota.Jumping worms contribute to major …
Thriving places, thriving lives
How does the design of your house or apartment help you live a healthy and connected life? Minneapolis resident Tasoulla Hadjiyanni has been studying this through her work as Northrop Professor of …
Part II: The Twin Cities housing market
In last month’s article about the Twin Cities housing market during COVID-19, real estate professionals characterized the market as “frenzied.” A picture emerged of Minneapolis and …
Opinion

Read in Color: summer reading challenge

Summer reading can help to foster academic success and promote community building. Our nonprofit, Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, is excited to announce our partnership with …

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Voices Against Violence
'She must have done something wrong'
Because fit mothers are losing custody and children are being harmed, supporters of Safe Child Act want to make sure family court focuses on child safety over parents rights domestic violence …
You don’t have to leave to seek help
    Local and national staff, along with Carmen Yulín Cruz (mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Teresa Rodriguez, from Univision, who served as the emcee of Casa de …
Assume mothers get custody of kids in domestic abuse cases? Think again.
Violence Free Minnesota Executive Director points out abuser more likely to get custody in contested cases than mom By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Over the past 40-year history, the Minnesota Coalition for …
Four murdered in Twin Cities
19 killed in intimate partner homicides in 2019 On Thanksgiving Day 2019, Raven B. Gant’s ex-boyfriend shot and killed her in front of her minor daughter in North Minneapolis. Later, over the …
‘It should never have happened’
St. Paul mother warned officials ex-husband was dangerous before he killed child and himself   Leigh Ann Block visits the bench in Mattock's Park in St. Paul dedicated to her daughter, Mikayla …
Hamline-Midway
Discover the people, places, and murals near Raymond and University avenues at a free, outdoor event on July 24. This family-friendly midsummer “happening” will celebrate the 2021 Chroma …
The section of Larpenteur Avenue where Philando Castile was killed by a St. Anthony police officer just five years ago has been renamed. Signs marking Philando Castile Memorial Avenue were placed …
St. Paul could spent $14.168 million in 2022-2023 on capital improvement projects if the city’s proposed Long-Range Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) wins mayoral and city council approval. …
Frogtown
Hags, crones, cunning women and witches – terms that have been used throughout the ages to describe women of power, of honesty and mystery. Frogtown author Kathryn Nuernberger, who teaches …
“Dreams and expectations are two very different things. Dreams call for a leap of faith, trusting that Spirit is holding the net, so that you can continue in the re-creation of the world with …
Reparations committee formedThe St. Paul City Council June 16 appointed its Reparations Legislative Advisory Committee.In January, the city Council issued an apology for its role in institutional …
Uprising & Unrest
Forging community at George Floyd Square
At the start of the Derek Chauvin trial, visitors from the Metro area of Detroit, Mich., approached the south gate of George Floyd Square at 39th and Chicago. They had just one day left in …
Crowd at George Floyd Square jubilant, resolute as Chauvin found guilty
Hundreds of people poured into 38th St. and Chicago Ave. anxiously awaiting the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial with the whole world watching. As Mileesha Smith, standing in front of Peyton Scott …
Is Round Two coming?
Minneapolis and St. Paul are braced for civil unrest as the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin commences. City councils in both cities have been receiving updates on plans to …
Seeking justice, caring for people:
As the criminal trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin begins, the Twin Cities will once again be front and center in confronting the trauma of racism, police brutality, and White supremacy.To …
Through Their Eyes
Origin of Racism
By JAN WILLMSFloyd Williams describes himself as a student of life, a revolutionary on many different levels: mentally, spiritually and socially. “I am definitely a person who is about my …
Help kids through trauma
Telling his own children about George Floyd’s death was one of hardest things Rev. Ronald Bell ever did Reverend Dr. Ronald Bell Jr. with his wife, Dr. Eboni Bell, and his two sons. Bell encouraged …
How to shrink the racial divide?
A conversation with the Truce Center’s Miki Lewis Miki Lewis is the founder and director of the Truce Center in St. Paul. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin)[/caption] By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The first …
Through East African eyes
Unrest painful reminder of violence immigrants left behind Youth & Family Circle Eexecutive Director Mahmud Kanyare helps during a food give-away for hundreds of East African families at the …
Arts
When Art to Change the World director Barbara Bridges saw all the new construction of apartment buildings going up in her Northeast neighborhood she saw potential art buyers and collectors moving in. …
ReConnect Rondo (RCR) is leading the effort to revitalize St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood. The non-profit organization and its partners propose building a community land bridge that would cap …
In a year that has seen its share of trauma with the ongoing pandemic and the tragedies of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) has reached an …