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by David Lamb The marriage that created the United Family Medicine (UFM) Residency Program in 1993, providing high-quality health care to a generation of Saint Paulites — including downtrodden residents on Medicaid and the uninsured — has ended in a bitter, tight-lipped divorce. On one side is Allina Health, the employer of the UFM...
by Max Nesterak A plan to save 26 crumbling buildings at Fort Snelling’s Upper Post and turn them into moderately priced apartments for veterans narrowly secured critical financing on Tuesday, with the Hennepin County commissioners voting to issue $88 million in bonds to Plymouth-based developer Dominium. The Upper Post Flats will...
by Tim JohnsonRetired Pastor of Cherokee Park United Church One might think that at the age of 72, you would no longer hear old tapes in your head of your father telling you how inadequate you are. Yet my accomplished friend acknowledges every time he starts a new project, he hears his father’s voice...
by Jim Schoettler, C.A.R.T. The Riverview Corridor project took pains to distinguish between Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Modern Streetcar (MS-LRT). They said that LRT required its own dedicated right-of-way, while MS-LRT could run in the street, along with all the other traffic. In fact, they quickly dismissed LRT on this basis and chose MS-LRT for the...

Federation Update

974 West 7thfortroadfederation.org Board UpdateAt the Oct. 12 meeting, they heard a request for support by Saint Paul 350 of their effort to support 100 percent clean, renewable energy for everyone in Saint Paul and to build no new fossil fuel infrastructure; the Board approved, supporting the statement. The Board also learned about a...

Vaccine Basics

West End Healthlineby Lily Thompson, MD With the school year in full swing and the Saint Paul Public Schools preparing for a possible transition to hybrid learning on November 16, many children will be offered vaccines during visits to the doctor. Some may wonder how these shots work, protecting us from dangerous diseases.

Voting Day

Letter to the Editorby Mary Britt Delaney Voting day is a big hairy deal! It seems, so eye opening for many of us in 2020! 40 years ago, in the Fall of 1980, I voted for the first time. I had turned 21 a few months earlier. Politics was not on my mind at...
by David Lamb When Bob Frame, an engineering historian at the engineering and architectural firm Mead & Hunt, looked across his recently re-landscaped yard at the corner of Goodrich Ave. and S. Leech in St. Paul, he knew there was something missing. A long triangular expanse, it seemed to draw the eye toward a...

Let it snow

Elisha May Jacobsen, staff photographer for the Community Reporter, captured the neighborhood’s fall colors before and after the October blizzard.