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Banfield Pet Hospital has purchased and plans to expand an existing veterinary clinic on Larpenteur Ave. just west of Lexington. Banfield has acquired Larpenteur Animal Hospital, 1136 W. Larpenteur. … more
Whether working for the state, the city or on the front lines, workers addressing the homeless situation in Minnesota strongly agree on two things: affordable housing is desperately needed, and the … more
What St. Paul’s residents pay for trash collection will increase in 2021. But the usually contentious issue of organized collection drew fewer than half a dozen public comments during a … more
Between the months of March-September on a clear, moonless night, it’s easy to find astrophotographer Mike Shaw. He will be in his car heading north.In August 2019, he was doing just that. … more
Hamline Park playground fundsNew playground equipment for Hamline Park is getting a boost in the form of a grant. On Nov. 18, 2020, the St. Paul City Council authorized the Department of Parks and … more
During the intensity of the 2020 General Election, many Como students took it upon themselves to participate in our democracy. Very few high school students are eligible voters, the exception being a … more
The Como Community Council is looking for the best holiday decorations in the neighborhood. Here’s how it works.1. Now: Sign up you house or a neighbor’s by filling out the form at … more
The historic brick mansion on Como Ave., one block east of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, has stood guard on its corner for more than 100 years. Designed by Minnesota state architect Clarence … more
Some St. Paul homeowners could get a break in 2021 after years of property tax increases. That’s because St. Paul and Ramsey County are holding their 2021 property tax levies flat and St. Paul … more
Paul Kotz, a writer living in the Como neighborhood, knows that everyone at some time goes though crises. He is hoping his latest book, “Profiles in Kindness: Stories of Servant Leadership and … more
1825 UniversityA 243-unit affordable housing complex at the northwest corner of Fairview and University avenues is moving toward a 2021 construction start. The St. Paul City Council, acting as the … more
Auto repair business can openA former Frogtown creamery can be reused as an auto repair business, with approval of a conditional use permit Oct. 16 by the St. Paul Planning Commission. The commission … more
Distance learning has entered its third month of the 2020-2021 school year. St. Paul Public Schools announced that high schools will continue with the format until at least January.One of many … more
Nonpartisan group informs and engages citizens for a healthy democracy Members of the St. Paul League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years. (Photo submitted) By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The League of … more
Zoning changes could bring more density The revamp of St. Paul’s multi-family residential zoning is seen as a way to add housing density, with a focus on affordable housing, … more
Neighborhood STAR fund allocated for area projects Twenty-one small businesses, housing providers and community organizations are recipients of 2020 Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) … more
    The Como Marine Corps JROTC held a socially-distanced outdoor ceremony to celebrate recent awards and the changing of the guard to the class of 2021’s senior … more
Series emphasises equity   Richard Lemore II will speak about “Our Justice System and Racial Equity” during the Sunday Series on Oct. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. via video conference or … more
Artika Tyner (Photo submitted) The 2020 U.S. Census is of critical importance. It will shape the future of our community. To raise awareness about the Census, Planting People Growing Justice in … more
Metro Transit says it is a good thing fewer people have been using light rail since March By CHLOE PETER Since opening in 2004, the Blue Line has offered folks an alternative way to get to … more
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