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Rank-choice race is in full swing, early voting is openSt. Paul’s ranked-choice mayoral race is in full swing with eight candidates vying for the seat, including incumbent Mayor Melvin Carter. Already, St. Paulites have been casting early votes as of Sept. 17, either in person or by mail. As the Nov. 2 election day approaches, here’s a brief look...
Celebrating 50 years: 1971-2021 Another look back: News from the 1990sEditor’s Note: In the last several issues of the Community Reporter, we’ve looked back at events that shaped St. Paul’s West End over the last 50 years. This is not purely an exercise in nostalgia. We’re still feeling the repercussions of decisions that were made and events that took place...
County PerspectivesRamsey County's big new priority: hunger by Ramsey County Commissioner, District 5Rafael OrtegacolumnistRamsey County, in response to COVID-19 in 2020, took on a big new priority: addressing hunger. The federal government allocated $10 million in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) funding, and we created the Food Security Committee. I chaired the committee,...

Let your voice be heard

Building an Antiracist Community Let your voice be heard By Tim Johnson You never know when people might listen to your voice.  Often, the teenage boys in my charge ignored whatever it was I had to say. The group home that hired me as a childcare worker was begun by well-intended members of...

It’s Time for a Flu Shot

By Tim Rumsey, MDOctober to May, every year, is influenza time. Even in this era of COVID-19, we need our flu shots.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months or older get vaccinated each flu season. Children, 6 months through 8 years may need two doses during a single flu season because of a less...

Humanism in Medicine

West End Healthline Humanism in Medicine By Himanshu Sharma, MDSometimes in medicine it is easy to get caught up in lab numbers and current practice guidelines. I learned early in my career, however, that patients are so much more than the test results. My wonderful mentor, who passed away many years ago, taught...

Federation Update

fortroadfederation.org  At the September meeting, the board approved the following: • Annie Reierson to fill the Area 2 Coordinator vacancy for the remainder of the term• Travis Temke, owner of A-Side Public House, extension of liquor license to the parking lot for a one-day event in October, sponsoring sound level variance• Two recommendations of the Transportation...
Have some in-person spooky fun, without the fright, at the kid friendly Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival Oct. 24, 1-3pm. Free event is meant for costume-clad attendees of all ages and features a kids DJ, crafts, treats, and a costume parade.  On Oct. 28, 6-9pm adults and older kids can enjoy a gangster ghost tour. Groups are guided through the...