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If you haven’t had your catalytic converter stolen this year, chances are you know someone who has. The catalytic converter is a device located in the exhaust system underneath an automobile … more
In an effort to get further outside the confines of my limited perspective as a white woman in South Minneapolis, I started following the Facebook pages of a number of Indigenous tribes in Minnesota … more
It’s just another day in quarantine. The Minnesota winter feels extra cold as negative temperatures discourage walks and breaks away from laptops, people, and small spaces. She thought this was … more
Newspapers are dying.Thousands of newspapers have closed.No one reads the newspapers anymore.Only old people read newspapers.Newspaper ad effectiveness is uncertain.Newspaper ads underperform digital … more
History has shown us ordinary people can have an extraordinary impact on their community and society at large. This begins with a call to leadership. Leadership is an opportunity to leverage your … more
To the Editor:I lived in the Midway from 1978-1990, and I’ve continued picking up the Monitor regularly since moving to St. Anthony Park, so I’ve been reading the paper for a long time. … more
To the Editor:Citizens of St. Paul - we have an opportunity before us to drastically cut our carbon emissions. We have an opportunity to control how we get our power and how we use our energy. We … more
To the Editor:Thanks for sharing these articles (Monitor, January 2021, pages 7-11); it’s great to see positivity highlighted in our neighborhoods!As one of the initial members of the … more
We let insurrectionists walk away, yet arrest Line 3 peaceful protestersTo the Editor:We all watched in horror this week as insurrectionists stormed the nation’s Capitol. Many of us questioned … more
For longtime Midway residents, you may notice every spring you receive a copy of the Midway Chamber directory with one of the regular issues of the Monitor. The directory lists all Midway Chamber … more
Tensions rose as people stared at the TV screen, at each other. As eyes met, the questions began, and so did the ridicule. Comments spread like wildfire, catching everyone’s ears as they tore … more
Happy New Year! My heart is with you as we all continue to make it work in the pandemic. I’m looking to 2021 with determination to recover and rebuild.COVID has demonstrated even more clearly … more
How many of you readers have a favorite Midway Stadium memory? Some of you, I’m sure, go all the way back to the old Midway Stadium built in 1956 on a gravel pit east of Snelling. Share your … more
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
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