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With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world has again received another stark warning.  Act now to reduce emissions or plan for an uninhabitable planet and suffering for our children and grandchildren.  From the report we also see how unfortunate it is that as a planet we have not appropriately responded to earlier calls for...
By Deanna Plant, MDOver my years of practice, I’ve had many people ask me when they hear that I’ve attended a birth if I am either an OB-GYN or midwife by training.  When I tell them that I am a family doc, they are often surprised that this is part of my practice.  This brings me to my topic...

American Rescue Plan

county perspectivesRebecca Noecker City Council Member, Ward 2columnist The city of St. Paul has been allotted an extraordinary $166 million from the American Rescue Plan. This dramatic expansion of federal funding presents us with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and an immense challenge to use these dollars wisely.Over the next few months, we’ll need to decide as a...
By By Max NesterakMinnesota ReformerMinnesotareformer.comThe St. Paul City Council unanimously approved the rent control ballot language that will be put to voters this November. If passed, the measure would institute one of the country’s most rigorous rent stabilization policies and the state’s first.The ballot language — drafted by city staff to reflect a citizen-led petition — would limit landlords...

A $100 Covid Shot

By Tim Rumsey, MDCOVID-19 is not yet done messing with us. The new Delta variant is more infectious, can be more severe, and has proven to be harmful to children under the age of 12 and adults with chronic health conditions.An overwhelming majority of U.S. COVID-19 deaths in the intensive care unit are now unvaccinated persons.Sick of hearing...

Soul of a City

Tim Johnsoncolumnist The Children dancing to the sound emanating from the stage likely knew nothing of the brick buildings which housed the sponsors of the music they enjoyed.  All the children knew or at the very least cared about was that the grassy space beneath their feet provided a place for them to run, jump, spin...
by Paul BardAnother 19th century home in the West End has been saved from likely demolition, thanks to efforts of the Little Bohemia Association and Historic St. Paul. The Galvin–Shearen House, a one-story cottage-style home at 47 Douglas St., has been vacant for several years and owned by St. Paul’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)...
Thanks to the NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul, the Minnesota Museum of American Art made a return to in-person showing with their latest Exhibit Many Waters. Based at the Gallery and at the M’s Robert Street location and surrounding skyway and running through Oct. 2, the museum’s latest exhibit is likely to have something for everyone.Many Waters, inspired in part...