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Global Recycling Day

Letter to the Editor March 18th is Global Recycling Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the role recycling plays in promoting a more circular economy that reduces our reliance on finite natural resources. As we celebrate the benefits of recycling, we should also consider other steps that can be taken to securing our planet’s future, including...
The tradition has remained open throughout the pandemic, connecting customers with fresh mushrooms and micro-greens, root veggies, humanely raised meat, farm fresh eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, and many other specialty foods. Open Saturdays, 9am-1pm, 290 5th St
Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL) has led 24 members of the Senate DFL caucus in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Senator Warren Limmer, urging them to take up Senate File 1512, a bill to end the LGBTQ+ panic defense.  In addition to the letter, Sen. Pappas (DFL–Saint Paul) released the following statement: ...
by David LambIn many of the histories of the period that mention her name, Nellie Francis, the subject of a new exhaustive biography by William D. Green (Degrees of Freedom, Children of Lincoln), is identified only as the wife of William "Billy" T. Francis, the U.S. minister to the Republic of Liberia and the first Black diplomat in Minnesota....
by MIMI ROTHSTEINChris Bremicker is a West End writer who resides at the Montreal Hi-Rise. He has now published his third book, Eagle Claw and Other Stories, a work of true stories well told. Before the pandemic, in the days when he was writing theater reviews for the Community Reporter, you might have run into Bremicker working on his...
GARDEN VIEWSBy Kent PettersonA reader named Paul sent me a question about the grass on his boulevard—or should I say lack of it.  As he noted and many other readers will find, Kentucky Bluegrass is not the best choice of plant for the inhospitable environment at the edge of our streets. In Paul’s case, living on a major...

Snakes

BEING WELLErin Brandel Dykhuizen, MA, MSW, LICSWcolumnistThere are snakes inside my walls! I wake up some mornings with the thought, wishing it was merely a metaphor. But the snakes are real. At least the one skin we found recently was all too real, when it plopped to the floor from a hole our plumber had cut in the...

Echo

BEA'S BOOKS(5 out of 5 stars)  BEATRICE COSGROVE, reviewerEcho by Pam Muñoz Ryan starts off with a story about a boy named Otto playing hide-and-seek with his friends. Then the story branches into three parts about three kids: Friedrich is a boy in Nazi-occupied Germany, Mike an orphan in America living with his brother Frankie,...