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By Casey EkThose in the neighborhood who miss the mission-driven Fresh Grounds coffee joint at 1362 West 7th St., which closed in the wake of the pandemic, can perk up knowing it will soon be replaced by a similar establishment. Wildflyer Coffee, a work and life skills program aimed at tackling youth homelessness that takes the shape of a café, is...
Qualis Staffing LLC is a minority-owned staffing agency based in St. Paul. The owners of Qualis have been residents of the Frogtown area for 36 years, giving them keen insights into the needs of the people and businesses in similar communities around the city.Qualis takes pride in impacting the community in a positive way, meeting practical needs of workers...
BEA'S BOOKSConnecting with Ramona Quimby through something unexpected Ramona Quimby. What do you think of when you hear that name? An annoyance? A troublemaker? A pest? (Watch out, she’ll get you for that last one). Or, do you think of something different? A kid just being a kid? It’s definitely possible that I think of all...
Local icon Tim Rumsey walked to work most days from 1987 to 2000. He began as a form of exercise but kept at it for his love of local lore harvested through his interactions with people on the street. He began documenting his musings and eventually filled 53 pocketbooks with his observations. He continues writing about his observations to this...
by Anthony Molaro, Federation treasurerOur district plan is a localized implementation of the 2040 St. Paul Comprehensive Plan. The city’s plan shapes and defines the physical development of St. Paul; therefore, a district plan shapes and defines the physical development of a neighborhood. The Planning and Economic Development Dept. of St. Paul, the Zoning Commission, the Planning Commission, the St....
By Terry GiintherLibrary Manager George Latimer Central Library, 90 West 4th St., on Rice Park, is celebrating Winter Carnival Feb. 4-5 with events to engage all ages. Warm up with hot cocoa and enjoy a slideshow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Roe Family Singers will perform a family-friendly show in the youth service area...

Federation Update

FEDERATION UPDATE fortroadfederation.org  Join our board The West 7th / Fort Road Federation welcomes new board members: Ruthanne Atkinson (secretary), Jessica Nelson (area I coordinator), and Lynne Rollins (area III coordinator). We are currently seeking board candidates for our annual meeting in April. Positions on the ballot this year include: president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and area coordinator. If you are...
The story reflects the beauty and hardships of Dorothy Molter’s solitary, yet satisfying life, in the Boundary Waters. The play, funny and passionate, explores her independence, fortitude, love of nature and pushes back against the premise that her time in the North Woods made her the “Loneliest Woman in America,” as the Saturday Evening Post claimed in 1952. Through Feb...