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It is time to revoke the license to kill. HUH?? That is the direction the Saint Paul City Council is going with their comprehensive new tobacco ordinance. The reasons for taking such an aggressive … more
Three Saint Paul library branches, Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights, and Riverview, none of which have been renovated in more than 30 years, sought library improvement funds for needed upgrades. Of the … more
It is my profound honor to serve on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners representing District 3, which includes much of the Midway and Como. This has been a challenging few years for local … more
Eyes darting from news story to blog post to social media message, but nothing looks any different. The same text flashes before your eyes. The St. Paul Mayoral election race has a pre-determined … more
As the holidays are coming, many naturally think about how to give back. We think about ways to do this financially with end-of-year giving and we think about volunteering our time. Families, … more
As the St. Paul Public Library (SPPL) prepares to select a consulting firm to do outreach and listening sessions around the future of the Hamline Midway Library, neighborhood residents deserve to … more
Through the years, I have heard the excitement from people when they talk about their organization’s new website. Well…now I understand why! The Midway Chamber of Commerce has built a … more
Hi neighbors. On Nov. 2, St. Paul voters will vote to fill four seats on the St. Paul school board. Three of those seats are for a 4-year term and one seat is for a 2-year term. I’m writing to … more
There is a lot of discussion across the state — and the country — about how to help people experiencing a mental health crisis. There is general consensus — even among police … more
Writing is a powerful tool for planting seeds of social change. Throughout history, writers have shined a light on injustice and unleashed their moral imagination in creating a brighter future. … more
Youth can make a difference in the world. They can lift their voice for justice and build a vision for the future of the betterment of society. Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute … more
Fall is upon us. The leaves change, the days get shorter, and the weather cools. But in and around the Midway this year, we are also excited at the number of openings and re-openings.The past year … more
Like all parents, I wanted better for my children. When I was growing up, I was always the new kid. Because of my dad’s job, my family had moved seven times across five different states by the … more
Perhaps you’ve been noticing in the past year or so that email signatures, introductions, and name tags more frequently include both a person’s name and their pronouns - most commonly … more
MY CAUTIONARY TALE: It was August 1954 in St. Paul, Minn., and it was hot, very hot. My friend’s mom felt sorry for us hot, sweaty kids and offered to take us to a wading pool to cool off. How … more
With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world has again received another stark warning. Act now to reduce emissions or plan for an uninhabitable planet and … more
You’re smart.You’re curious.You’re interested in your community.And you’re reading the Midway Como Frogtown Monitor.We’re so glad you are.We did our first ever … more
I just completed reading the recent edition of the Monitor. What a wealth of positive information about our neighborhood! Would there be more like it. I live at Cornelia House at Episcopal Homes and … more
Have you ever watched a movie where it seems like its coming to the end of the story- everything is working out perfectly – but you realize there’s 45 minutes left so you know it … more
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