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St. Paul may soon have a smattering of new river-oriented  projects that span the city's 17 miles of the Mississippi River thanks to the efforts of the Great River Passage Conservancy and its many partners, including the City of St. Paul.  Great River Passage Conservancy Founding Executive Director Mary deLaittre spoke with the Community Reporter...
by Casey EkThose who know Kevin may have seen him in their backyards in the West 7th Neighborhood. Sometimes he’s alone; other times he will be accompanied by others just like him—perhaps they are also named Kevin. For many in the West 7th area, Kevin is a symbol of belonging, and spotting him and subsequently sharing the photo evidence...
Building an Antiracist CommunityOne of summer’s joys is going for a walk in the neighborhood and appreciating the variety of gardening being done on city boulevards. On some blocks, one encounters raised gardens with things like green beans, tomatoes and peppers ripening on the vine. On other blocks, one encounters flowers, shrubs, and various blossoming plants adding beauty...
West End Healthlineby Brittany Mccosh, DO  With outdoor activities in full swing and temperatures climbing, it is important to know how to manage those extra hot days and recognize signs of heat illness. Believe it or not, exertional heat illness (EHI) is among the leading causes of death in young athletes each year. Anyone who exerts themselves in...
Dear Editor,I agree with the letter by Don Grundhauser regarding his letter entitled Our Voices Should Not Go Unheard published in last month’s Community Reporter. There is no excuse for our elected officials (Sandy Pappas in his case) ignoring our letters and emails. Who do they think they are? I have had the same experience regarding my letters...
The Minnesota State Fair is returning once again from Aug.25- Sept. 5, and with it will come a showcase of Minnesota’s culture and talent. To celebrate, the Community Reporter is inviting our readers who are participating in the state fair to show off to fellow readers in the form of video via our newly launched YouTube channel: bit.ly/3yTwUJa. Are...
State primaries are on Aug. 9. Most local for West 7th area voters, Charles Barklind, who worked with the city’s District Planning Council, and Bill Hosko, a local business owner, who most recently ran for mayor, are looking to unseat longtime Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega, who represents District 5.      U.S. District 4 Rep. Betty McCollum will...

Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Summer Beer Dabbler, set for Aug. 26 on Harriet Island from 6-9:30 p.m. With more than 130 breweries sampling over 400 beers, this premier summertime craft beer festival is not to be missed. Sample the best craft beer has to offer and take in the sights of the mighty Mississippi...