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Insurance company Allianz Life July 14 announced it will be contributing $450,000 over the next three years to Keystone Community Services. The funds will help the nonprofit, which distributes free food to the underserved, combat the rising cost of food and increased need after years of the COVID-19 pandemic and will help the organization reach more people in need.“Keystone...
Many thousands braved the St. Paul heat to protest the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on July 17. The protest, organized by UnRestrict Minnesota and others, proceeded from St. Paul College to the Capitol. Those gathered heard from speakers including Rep. Ilhan Omar and Gov. Tim Walz. While abortion remains legal in Minnesota,...
Beatrice Cosgrove, reviewerWhat happens when we die? That is the question we have asked ourselves for centuries. There are many, many answers to that query. Beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and experiences surround those replies, but Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief provides insight into one of those answers through its narrator: Death itself. After she is put into the care of her...
After a May 1 rollout, St. Paul’s voter-approved rent control ordinance is being road tested as landlords across the city continue appealing the ordinance’s 3% annual rent increase cap. Under the new rules, landlords can apply for exemptions to the rent cap if there are increases in property taxes, maintenance needs, unavoidable changes in operating expenses, or capital improvement...
Local staple 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. Here is just one tale. By Tim...
By Terry GiintherLibrary Manager Saint Paul Public Library offers opportunities to enjoy reading and learning at home, at the beach, at the park, at the cabin, or while traveling. The library is also a cool, welcoming place to spend a hot afternoon with a book or magazine. West Seventh Library, 265 Oneida St., is one of the smaller library branches,...

Federation Update

fortroadfederation.org Fort Road cookbook now availableMonths in the making, the Fort Road cookbook is finally available for purchase. For $25, you can get a hold of about 85 recipes from your neighbors. The book features appetizers, main courses, and desserts alongside salads and other treats. The cookbook also features a 1937 West 7th community cookbook assembled by the West...
West 7th Community Center 4-6 pm Aug. 30. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St, St. Paul. This event is open to anyone needing food support. Keystone will be distributing shelf-stable groceries, produce, dairy, meat, and other items in a safe, socially distanced manner. For more information about Keystone's Foodmobile visit keystoneservices.org/food-shelves/foodmobile