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By Casey EkGean, one of St. Paul's unhoused residents took cover under a bridget near Shepard Road as nickel-sized hail pelted the city on May 19. An encampment along the roadway where some of his friends were posted up would soon be covered in the white spheres. A fire pit where those sleeping in the encampment burn trash would...
by Casey EkApril 26 marked the Fort Road Federation’s first in-person meeting of its type since the pandemic. The meeting, held at Summit Brewing, celebrated a year’s worth of efforts from the federation and saw the launch of the group’s cookbook, which assembled recipes, both modern and legacy from the neighborhood. Most substantially, the meeting served as the welcoming platform...
county perspectivesLet me introduce 735 MargaretAs we reopen for business in many ways at Ramsey County, I was delighted to speak at an open house for a tax-forfeited house at 735 Margaret St. in Dayton’s Bluff. In a world filled with bad news, this was good news. We took a house that had been neglected and stripped of valuable...
letters to the editor  Our politicians need to take responsibility By Bill HoskoThe cadence of City Councilmember Rebecca Noecker’s May Community Reporter column, ‘Let’s lead the way, families deserve better’ closely followed State Senator Sandy Pappas’ April Community Reporter column, ‘Addressing Minnesota’s Public Education Crisis'. In essence, we're lectured that we need to do more, and we are going to pay...
West End Healthline A prescription for all things in moderation: Finding balance in lifeby Brooke Gensler, MD  Thirteen thousand. This is the number of new words that any medical school graduate will have learned, or at least encountered, by the end of medical school. As most physicians (and patients) would agree, it’s best that 12,000...
Building an Antiracist Community  By Tim JohnsonGray Area Words and the Shaping of CommunityMy uncle had little chance of winning the argument. There are no dinosaurs in the Bible, therefore, according to my grandfather, there were no dinosaurs. No matter how many dinosaur bones and fossils were collected and exhibited in museums, the Bible’s failure...
All performances will be free and family-friendly. Bring a lawn chair, grab a bite and beverage on-site or from a nearby dining establishment, then sit back and enjoy the syncopated rhythms of this year’s featured entertainers. Of course, dancing is most welcome, too! A variety of talented musicians from around the country and around the corner will take to...
On May 4, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced that St. Paul Police Deputy Chief Jeremy Ellison will step in as Interim Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department as Chief Todd Axtell steps down on June 1. “I’m honored for the opportunity to serve our community as Interim Chief of the Saint Paul Police Department,” said Deputy Chief...