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Eight years ago, environmental activist Erin Pavlica was looking for a used, rideable stuffed horse for her young daughter’s Christmas present. These toys are expensive, and Pavlica had no … more
Between the months of March-September on a clear, moonless night, it’s easy to find astrophotographer Mike Shaw. He will be in his car heading north.In August 2019, he was doing just that. … more
By Rennie GaitherThe legendary chestnut tree, once dominant in the ancient forests from Connecticut to eastern China and Japan, stands firmly among the pantheon of classic American trees. This forest … more
When Hamline-Midway artist Suyao Tian thinks back on her childhood, she remembers the freezing cold of winter. Tian grew up in a province of Northern China, near the border with Tibet. Her city, … more
  Coleen Gregor (left) and Joan James (right) with one of their signature garden beds. The co-owners of “A Backyard Farm” are dedicated to growing healthy food in the city. … more
Take a self-guided tour of Monarch City Flowers, butterflies, and bees: oh my! For a fun ending to a warm August, visit Monarch City and take a self-guided tour. Butterflies and bees love this … more
  ReUSE Minnesota Board President Jenny Kedward said, “We are leading the effort to collect, store, and distribute plywood used in the Uprising for reuse. We respect all artwork and … more
Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) and the city of Saint Paul began construction on a clean water project at Como Golf Course on July 6 that is expected to capture and clean 11 million gallons … more
Senior checks, healthy meals, implicit bias trainings and more offered for free; childcare and fitness options available Children enrolled in school-aged childcare at the Midway YMCA enjoy swimming … more
Program offers healing interactions with police Keep those car lights in working order! Previously, a broken head light, tail light, or brake light could spark a downward economic spiral that, for … more
PCs for People diverts electronics from waste stream, promotes digital inclusion PCs for People Tech specialist Chang Yang tests more than 100 donated computersevery day. If a computer can’t be … more
Tara Nielson (left) is one of the two mosaic artists who will teach the community workshops at Mosaic on a Stick. Lori Greene (right) will design the mosaics. The monarch design for the first … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Erin Pavlica, co-founder of Zero Waste St. Paul and longtime Midway resident. During a recent Intro to Zero Waste training, she said, “We’re not expecting anybody to be … more
Homeowners may be eligible for funding to help boost Rusty Patched Bumblebee population Staff from the partner organization Blue Thumb led a Lawns to Legumes workshop at North Regional Library … more
CRWD building showcases native plantings, pocket park, rain gardens, tree trenches, permeable pavement, and more By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Midway resident Anna McLafferty said, “We can’t survive … more
The Mississippi River looks tranquil as it flows through Hidden Falls Regional Park, where people come to fish, hike, and relax. Just a few yards north of where this was taken, a cyclone fence … more
Catholic Cemeteries begins offering natural burials in three-acre restored prairie   Executive director Joan Gizek stood on top of the plot she has already purchased in the natural burial … more
By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Anyone who has walked or biked around Como Lake this summer has got to wonder, “What is that smell?” The short answer is decomposing curly-leaf pondweed. The long answer is … more
Surprise - there’s Pierce Butler Meadows just before the Snelling Ave. crossing By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Pierce Butler Route is known as a short cut through the Midway and Central neighborhoods … more
By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Seven years to the day they bought the house at 1012 Grotto St., Emily and Jesse and their 10-pound Chihuahua Buster Busta held a party. Their home – which they lovingly … more
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