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County PerspectivesCombatting the housing crisis from all angles In the Ramsey County government, we have been addressing the housing crisis for decades. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people experiencing homelessness – and many of them are still navigating these challenges today. Over the past year, the county invested millions in providing food, counseling,...
Listening House, a nonprofit based in St. Paul that provides hospitality and resources to homeless people during the day, a time when most shelters shut their doors, opened in a new location last January in the St. Paul Fire Department’s “Freedom House” building (296 W. 7th St.)  Molly Jalma, executive director of Listening House, joined the organization in 2020 after...

Defunding History

Building an Antiracist Community Defunding HistoryThe life of Emily Goodridge Grey and the many other women who had an outsized influence in Minnesota and its communities are stories that most folks have never heard. Grey is the first person one encounters in the new Minnesota History Center exhibit, Extraordinary Women.   In 1857 Grey traveled by train, stagecoach and steamboat to...

Federation Update

Board UpdateAt the Board’s June 14 meeting, they appointed co-chairs to committees: • Transportation & Land Use: Casey Carmody• Community Engagement & Outreach: Tanya Beck and Julia McColley• Fundraising & Development: Sara Fleetham West 7th Discussion and Recommendations: Homeless Services Zoning ProposalJoin your neighbors for a facilitated discussion resulting in recommendations to the City about...
Congrats to St. Paul Public Schools’ class of 2033. The class of 2033 just finished what was for many their first year of school and did so in the face of numerous challenges.  Let’s just for a moment look back at their first year. The class of 2033 faced near constant changes in how their learning was provided (virtual...

Home Sweet Home

By himanshu sharma, MDAs a family physician who specializes in geriatrics, one of the most valuable services that I offer is the home visit. This provides more information than a clinic visit as a home visit allows the physician to gain a better understanding of what affects patients’ health and what is most important to those individuals. To illustrate...

Food Truck Festival

The popular Minnesota Food Truck Festivals roll back into St. Paul’s Union Depot July 17, 11am-9pm in Lot D. New offerings: traditional New Orleans favorites ranging from beignets to gumbo; Spanish paella; Salvadoran pupusas; and Ethiopian heritage-infused Nashville hot chicken. Live music and non-food trucks with fashion, men's grooming and salon services, vintage vinyl, a photo booth, and a Mobile...
Each Sunday, July 4-Aug 22, Keg and Case (928 7th St. W.) will feature comedy and music series made by women for everyone. This series is produced by Rock What You Got, a social enterprise that elevates female voices in the Twin Cities. It is named the Pay Gap because women still earn only 80% of what men do...