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By Casey EkA  collection of West 7th area businesses and property owners has sued the City of St. Paul and the Listening House, the organization that runs the Freedom House, over issues they believe are linked to the homeless day shelter located at 296 West 7th St. The suit filed by Tom Reid's and...
District Perspectives By Sen. Sandy PappasInvesting in creative solutions to Minnesota’s housing shortageHousing is a human right. But too many of our neighbors in St. Paul and across Minnesota are struggling to afford their rent, pay their mortgage or even find stable housing. We can fix Minnesota’s housing shortage, but it will take a series...
Celebrating 50 years: 1971-2021  Editor’s Note: In the last issue of the Community Reporter, Margaret Kinney gave us a look at the first five years of our new century. Today, we focus on just three major stories that the Community Reporter covered in the latter part of that decade. By Paul Bard The...

Federation Update

fortroadfederation.org Wanted: West 7th RecipesWe're collecting recipes of West 7th, from you, for a West 7th / Fort Road Federation cookbook which will be sold as a fundraiser for the organization. Tell us about your recipe for consideration to be in the neighborhood cookbook at fortroadfederation.org/cookbook. Upcoming Meetings, via Zoom Info: fortroadfederation.org/calendar•...
by Greg StruveIn the recent Policy Advisory Committee meeting and subsequent public presentations, the Riverview Corridor Plan has gone from bad to worse. In determining that the existing tunnel on Highway 5, under Fort Snelling, is the only route available, either one or two tracks will be added to the tunnel. This tunnel is now a four lane 50...

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken is the song and refrain that played in my mind on a continuous loop as my siblings, my wife and I stood together at the cemetery near our hometown. Generations from great-grandparents to a brother killed in a farm accident at the age of 4 are buried here. A few weeks prior, I had...
By Jonathan Dickman, MD  At the end of October, my family lost our matriarch as my grandmother died from complications following a car accident. My grandmother would have been the first to tell you that she never had any groundbreaking accomplishments in life. And yet, physicians, lawyers, teachers and scholars kept coming to mourn the loss of Miriam Dickman. In...
Join U of M anthropologist Kieran McNulty and explore the world of our earliest ancestors of apes and humans, using one of the most prolific fossil sites: Rusinga Island, Kenya. The event will be held Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at smm.org/tickets.