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In the 20th century, we made major public investments to transform the metro Mississippi River for commercial and industrial purposes. However, some of that old infrastructure is no longer useful, … more
Two weeks ago our community learned that St. Paul Public Library (SPPL) is considering two options regarding the future of the Hamline Midway Library: a renovation and expansion design that SPPL is … more
The Minnesota Twins recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball. Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute was represented during the … more
The rise of school shootings and school shooting threats within the last five years in the United States has left school officials and law enforcement in a state of perplexity in attempting to … more
You may have heard the phrase from a certain famous local singer that sometimes it snows in April (and if you haven’t, check your social media feed literally every time a snowflake falls this … more
Inclusive leadership is more important than ever, and includes more than recognizing cultural, ethnic, and gender differences. It is critical for companies and organizations that want to attract and … more
“Studies show that have three options to a problem yield better results, than having only two.” This admonishment from one of my professors, when I was studying for my MBA, came to mind … more
In the midst of winter, I discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus Black on Black crime is the result of self-hatred. Self-hatred is a result of our oppression. … more
I often tell people that I came into my current work in community newspapers as the “Intern Who Never Left.” The statement usually draws a smile and perhaps a look of surprise since most … more
Many of the famous awards shows occur around this time of year. There are the Grammy awards for music, the Oscars, Emmy, and Tonys in acting. At the Midway Chamber, this is the time of year we also … more
In January 2022, the Saint Paul City Council declared that we are in the midst of a climate emergency. Within this declaration, the city points out how we are already feeling the effects of our … more
I’m a Hamline Midway resident and have read a couple of articles in the Monitor’s Voices Against Violence series this past year. I just wanted to say thanks to you and staff for making … more
Intergenerational reading programs have numerous benefits. It is a method that is the basis of the Justice and Friends Reading Circle. This program was recently launched by the Planting People … more
Nearly a year after the Hamline Midway community was given just weeks to provide input about the fate of our beloved library, St. Paul Public Library (SPPL) leadership and the city of St. Paul are … more
What does it mean to be impartial? Unbiased? Credible?Is a juror unable to be impartial if they have family or personal experience with police brutality?Or, does having experience with something give … more
For the past year, the Midway Chamber of Commerce has been working on an initiative called Reimagine Midway. The thought behind this effort came after civil unrest in May 2020, as we looked at … more
Black History Month provides an enriching learning opportunity for children, families, and the community. The month of February can serve as a catalyst that sparks a daily leadership challenge to … more
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