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2020 might become known as the year of the pivot.In the newspaper business, we’ve been zig-zagging for years now, since the Internet changed the business we knew. In some ways, that prepared us … more
In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions among Americans can seem to easily overwhelm the bonds … more
Dear Editor:Since the beginning of this year we have been fighting an ever-changing battle to protect our families, our neighbors and our communities at large. Our foe in this battle is a virus. A … more
We are now about nine months into the pandemic. Many have tried to maintain sanity by making jokes (today is the 265th day of March) as we all hear the same phrases used over and over (“in … more
Season greetings, Monitor readers,This has been the most strangest, weirdest, and craziest Leap Year I have experienced since 1984; instead of having national leadership in deep denial of HIV/AIDS, … more
It was with great sadness that I read the announcement from the Southwest Journal this month that the longtime Minneapolis newspaper will be shutting down operations at the end of this year. Their … more
Dear Editor:Your October 2020 article about 2 Scoops Ice Cream was uplifting and moving to read. Thanks for sharing about a local business that is doing good work in the community. I look forward to … more
Dear Editor:We have lived in the Hamline-Midway for approximately 40 years and have always enjoyed the Monitor. However, we must say that the new look/content is an improvement. Nice color … more
Does anybody remember the old Midway Shopping Center sign at the corner of Snelling and University, looking like a rooster until more careful study? It had no words, only bright colors – and it … more
School has started. For some students, the excitement of the beginning of a new school year is dampened by the dread of an Individualized Education Program, (IEP) meeting. I was one of those … more
Our friends on Saint Paul’s East Side like to remind us the sun rises in the East, as a way to playfully tell us their neighborhood is blessed and full of opportunities. And it is fitting, as a … more
Mike Reynolds By Mike Reynolds, HMC Board Secretary The Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC) engages the voice and power of the community to serve the neighborhood. HMC plays a specific role representing … more
By CHAD KULAS, Midway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director chad@midwaychamber.com As we fully embrace the fall season, two statements about the rebuild of University Avenue appear true: 1) … 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
Melvin Giles Progress in the struggle Hello Midway Como Frogtown Monitor readers, This month I’m sharing two proverbs and words of encouragement and wisdom that I find helpful in … more
The year 2020 has been an absolute insane ride, especially here in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area. It’s felt like a seemingly relentless torrent of negativity, disasters, frustration, and … more
Summer is winding down again, but this year it probably feels different. While many rejoice at cooler temps and yearn for the crispness in the air, in a year where a pandemic is causing people to go … more
Thanks for reporting Dear Editor: Your article, “Provide repair vouchers instead of tickets” was wonderful - if not voucher - I wish the police would approach the driver with a little more … more
By REV. DR. RON BELL, ronaldbelljr@gmail.com Dr. Ronald Bell When morning comes and the lingering stench of teargas burning wood and burned rubber fills the air Will you remember … more
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