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Council Perspectivesby Rebecca Noecker City Council Member, Ward 2columnist “Man plans, and God laughs.” As I looked back at the column I wrote this time last year, this old Yiddish saying came to mind. At times, it has felt like the mantra of 2020. My final column for...
The following letter, signed by the board of directors of the West 7th Business Association, was sent on December 8 to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, the City’s seven councilmembers and Ramsey County’s seven commissioners: Honorable Public Servants, It should be no secret to you that the West 7th Business Association...

Federation Update

882 West 7th, Suite 6fortroadfederation.org Board UpdateAt the Dec. 14 meeting, it approved some updates to the strategic plan, a 2021 budget and updates to the personnel policy. Planning for board recruitment began as well as discussion about the Annual Meeting in 2021. In lieu of the traditional holiday party in January, the board...
West End Healthline by Courtney Klinkhammer, MD Among all the surprises 2020 brought us have been new challenges for getting the care we want. Every morning, as I walk into the hospital and report to work, I pass a sign on the entrance — “No Visitors Allowed.” Like other healthcare...
Letter to the EditorBy James Schoettler, Citizen Advocates for Regional Transit (C-A-R-T.org) Kent Petterson made a number of good points in the December issue of the Community Reporter. In particular, he cited the need for both local and regional transit service in the Riverview Corridor. He recognized that these two service needs require different...
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Keystone Community Services is proud to announce that one of our staff, Ed Steinhauer, was inducted into the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame on December 4. The annual award is presented by the Youth Intervention Programs Associations (YIPA) and honors individuals for their work with vulnerable youth. “We know how hard our Keystone team...
Halle O’Falvey Columnisthalleofalvey@gmail.com The waters of the lakes and rivers are open in many places yet. Lake Phalen, in St. Paul, is one, as is Bass Ponds in Bloomington. Trumpeter swans and goldeneyes are plentiful. There were many mallards, as well as a few pairs of hooded mergansers hanging around each other.