Author: Damian Goebel

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“Rep who Raps” readies for album release, return to session

Better known to some by her stage name, Maria Isa, and by others as Representative Perez-Vega of House District 65B, Maria Isa Perez-Vega has a lot on her plate this February.

“The Rep who Raps” is more than living up to her nickname this year as she is releasing her latest album, “Unlock the Chamber,” on February 12, the same day that Minnesota’s legislative session kicks off in St. Paul.

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St. Paul’s historic City Council sworn in

On January 9, St. Paul’s next City Council was sworn in at a ceremony at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. 

With four new members, the council is going to look different in years past in more ways than one. In a historic election by St. Paul voters, for the first time in St. Paul, or any major U.S. city, our city council consists of all female members. What’s more, all seven members are under 40 years-old and six of the seven identify as people of color.

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