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My name is Vanna Contreras and I am currently pursuing my undergraduate communications degree at Bethel University. I grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from Saint Louis Park High School. I … more
I would like to suggest we consider all the options for the Hamline Public library.Before that I would like to commend Jane McClure for a great article on the current options. I recall filling out an … more
Community voices shape the future. Each voice is essential for preserving cultural heritage, exploring historical roots, and reimagining the future. At Planting People Growing Justice Leadership … more
As the Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) Committee prepares to make a decision that will affect the future of the Hamline Midway Library, neighbors continue to discuss their hopes and dreams for this … more
It felt like some sort of twisted New Year's countdown. The breath the world was collectively holding all weekend was about to be set free, let loose. She was on her daddy’s shoulders, craning … more
On May 7 of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The Hastings Independent was published in 1857, a year before Minnesota gained … more
Twelve years ago, amidst a budget crisis in St. Paul, the Hamline Midway Library Association (HMLA) formed to advocate for our library. Year after year, we’ve pushed officials to invest in our … more
Spring is in the air. The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and plants are blooming. Between that and more people getting vaccinated, many of us are ready to get out of the house … more
On April 20, 2021, CAIR-MN was at the Justice for George Floyd Coalition headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, watching with our coalition members as Judge Cahill read the verdict in the case against … more
Black dolls make a difference in the world.This statement is a reminder of the importance of developing self-identity, embracing cultural heritage, and fostering self-awareness. As early as three … more
How our energy is created and distributed impacts us all. It impacts our health and it impacts our wallets. That said, it does not impact us all equally. First, let’s look at energy and health. … more
The New York Times covers it thoroughly, half the channels on tv are covering it, the community is buzzing loudly. Funny how 365 days can change the world so surprisingly, so drastically.One piece at … more
Midway Como Frogtown Monitor staff attended the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention (MNA) back in February from the comfort of our respective homes. As many events these days, it ended up … more
In a world where we depend on our computers, phones, tablets and so much of our lives is run through screens and virtually, is there now more importance on the traditional ways of life? Trends have … more
Children are the hope for the future. History has shown us that youth have been at the forefront of social change movements. Whether it be the Freedom Riders of the past (who fought against racial … more
After reading Dr. Artika Tyner’s column (March 2021 issue), not once was it mentioned that students are responsible for their own actions. Schools, staff or teachers don’t make students … more
After years of driving past the caged black rocks in Dickerman Park on Fairview and University Aves., I simply must discover their purpose. Available online plans mention only park development … more
The fate of the Hamline-Midway neighborhood library building is uncertain. The Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) is seeking Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) funding to either fully renovate the … more
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